Just demoed a CAT 272c with mulcher. Very impressed with improvements over the B series. I am making a direct comparison to my s300k series and a 272c both set up for mulching. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to demo my CAT mulcher but they had the bradco/magnum. It performed better than I had expected. I really think the CAT hydraulics beat my Bobcat hands down. Need to grind something real quick with s300 to compare again. Both milled stumps about the same but the CAT did recover much quicker and I felt I had power to spare. Could move the machine and keep mulcher RPMs up. Can't do that with my Bobcat. It seems to take a lot to move the S300 with a heavy head on it. I have run 2 s300k's with mulchers and both seem like dogs compared to the 272c. Felt clean after an hour of mulching. CAT cab is sealed up well though I haven't figured out how they achieve "sealed and pressurized". The windows and door seal up very similar to the Bobcat but with dust blowing towards the door, nothing entered the cab whereas on my Bobcats you can see dust particles in the cab in most instances. The 272c seemed more stable on slopes and the air ride is much better than mechanical suspension. I braced myself for areas that would hurt my back in the s300 only to find out the CAT bounced but the seat absorbed all the impact. Good idea CAT. It is easier to engage the hydro system in the CAT and though I like the bobcat's instrument cluster, the CAT is simple and effective. Cab seems small for a big man, however and leg room isn't all that great for a 6' person but not having to use my feet seemed to be a plus. Time will tell and I am going to schedule a longer demo where I can dig and compare the power. Too wet yesterday to move dirt but my first impressions were that this was a machine that I could enjoy operating. Anyone else have similar experiences?