Hey, New member, I've been looking at this site for a week or so and love all the top notch opinions and suggestions. So my problem is this... We currently own a 2002 T190,ACS controls, 1300 Hrs. kind of a love/hate relationship with it. It lifts a ton but vibrates the snot out of me and house foundations we run beside. The machine has been somewhat of a lemon, in the shop numerous times for various electric, hydraulic, track, drive motor failures. The downtime it costs us is rather expensive as we usually have two triaxles and one mini ex with the clocks running when it decides to quit. This year we decided that it was time to invest in another machine to replace it cause our warranty is done and the drive motors failed this year and was costly to repair. The only serious companies around here are Bobcat and CAT. Our needs are very specific, vertical lift to reach into tri-axles, no wider than 68" less than 12' long. Bobcat and CAT really are the only ones who make a machine in that category.We only really use it for one thing, loading trucks all day two to three times a week. The prices we've got from both dealers is comparable, i just don,t know whats a better gamble, the Bobcat has a fairly bulletproof undercarriage but the SJC controls and other electronics seem to be unreliable. The CAT on the other hand has proven electronics but a undercarriage more easily damaged by debris. I Don't want a machine in the shop all the time with SJC issues, but the CAT will cost more in undercarrige maintenance. Our current Bobcat Dealer has a great Service Dept. but i don't know if i wanna operate another "shaker" for four more years. I know also that I will be pissed if I only get 500 hours out of Cat tracks. I don't abuse the machine but it gotta work hard and i don't always have a choice as to what I run over and across. I know you've all got opinions so let me know what you would do and why.