OK guys- this machine is not for me but for us at my full time gig. We are definately going to buy one. We have had the Cat since March and put a lot of hours on the new machine. We have paid rent...blah blah blah and thought we wanted it. Well, got the Deere a few days ago and have not used it a whole lot... We need to decide which machine we want- we like them both and can't decide between the pros and cons. I'd love some input from you guys- and please, don't suggest another brand. It's these two. Cat- Nicer cab, SMOOTH, we like the tracks better, overall appearance is better IOO, it's a high flow XPS two speed, engine service in the rear is nice, heard bad things about the undercarriage Deere- Powerful!!! A bit rough riding, seems to be a more simple design, tracks are more aggressive which might be bad, like the AC unit up top, not as smooth- almost runs like it's "grinding"... guys we know like the Deere unit, the track rollers are Strong!! Any advice would be awesome!! They are picking up the Deere tomorrow and we need to make the call.