I must have been really bored today, so I popped the cab up to see what and how Cat's "guts" are made of. Getting that cab up was easy, I only used one had, and it just kinda floats up like a cloud, Bobcat was a PITA, and you had to use both arms. Behold, the "guts": Fricken' huge hydraulic tank, Bobcat's is only 1/3 the size!! Neoprene spacers, 1 on top and 1 below, completely isolated from the chassis, a little more complex to remove the bolts, but better vibration control: Front view: Valve bank, it is indeed H/H controls: Main pumps: The big line coming off is the return, it uses a gravity flow for incoming oil, hence the odd shape of the tank: \ The drive hoses are on the right side, I followed them all the way to each opening in the sides of the chassis: The cab really tilts back far! All the hoses are clearly visible, no bolt heads sticking out that will cause damage to the hoses, there are some wires and plugs, but very few, and only running off the valve bank. I also took the liberty of using 3/16" nylon tie wraps around the hoses that I thought might be a problem, but there was only 1 hose that needed it, the rest are quite isolated from the other hoses. Now compare it with the Bobcat "jungle" CAT: BOBCAT: Which one would be easier to inspect, clean and do preventative maintenance?