Here is the problem that I am having right now: I am in the market for a new or slightly used bobcat skid steer. It will be used for moving pallets of sod around (3000-3500 lbs.) using a Harley Rake, some landscaping, irrigation trenching, and some grading. I went to the local dealership and told him all of this and asked him which one was the best skid for me. Oh, I want tires and not tracks. He tell me that any of them will work except for the sod. Then he says that the S-250 is the smallest one that will lift that much off of a trailer. The S-220 might move it around on the ground but it wont lift it up very high. I have read all the specs but different people have told me that those numbers are very low for safety aspects. I have used a friends S-250 and it worked great but I'm just wondering if the 220, 205, or the 185 will work for my needs? Any of them will load into my dump truck so the radial vs. vertical is not an issue. What say all ye skid streer gurus?