In the new(er) Case mini's, i.e. the CX36 and CX50, do the hydraulic pumps squeal or whine? I was talking with one of my subs the other day about purchasing a mini-ex this year (I currently rent from Komatsu exclusively on the excavators.) I mentioned that I was considering Case, Deere, or Komatsu. As one of my subs he does the heavy lifting on my large projects and owns all Komatsu equipment (excepting one Deere CT322 due to control set) but before that he owned some Case excavators. He indicated that he had several problems with Case hydraulic pumps needing repair and that they "whined" a lot. At the time he asked his Case dealer's service tech about that and he indicated that when you are moving that much hydraulic fluid you will get whine or squeal. He then said to me as his Komatsu 220 and 78 were working behind us, "funny, I don't hear those machines whining moving all of that fluid". I do not see a lot of Case mini's in my area, mostly Cat, Komatsu, or Bobcat. Deere and Case mini's are rare. I see quite a bit of Case skid steers and larger Case excavators so I know the dealer is doing something right. Case Equipment has been around a long time and overall I'm sure that its good equipment. My guys like the Komatsu excavators by the way-very smooth, strong, and good reach with being balanced. Not so much on the Cat mini's but it was only one machine and it might have not been setup properly. Any insight from Case mini owners?