We are looking into doing skidsteer work. We currently have 2006 Cat 287b and know how too run if fairly well. We were looking at the cat 287c and also considering they have 0% interest for 48 months. Just trying to crunch numbers and see if it would be a profitable business. We are close too Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, IA and wondering what the going hourly rate is for doing skidsteer work with a operator?? The cat service rep was saying in cedar rapids guys are charging (i think he said $150, seems kinda steep) with a operator. We already have a truck and trailer so that wouldn't be problem. The reason for going new would be because of the warranty etc. Any input into this would be much appreciated.