there is a couple different skid steers i have in mind and probaly will be purchasing one within the next week or two.looking for a tire machine w/ tracks that will lift atleast 2800 pounds easily. I have operated many different types of skid steers such as bobcats, asv, cat but never a gehl or takeuchi. so, there is a 2006 model s300 w/ 1040 hrs i am looking at. has hvac cab, hi flow and comes with a set of metal tracks. also has 90 day warranty. asking price $25k. i looked at the machine today and it is in immaculate condition. barely a scratch on the original paint and no oil at all on the engine. there is also a 2006 model gehl 7810 w/ 70 hrs on it. comes with metal tracks, 2 buckets, forks, hvac cab, hi flow and i think a 2 yr warranty or something. asking price is 35k. dont know if i wanna spend this much yet also looking at a 06 model ctl80. has 1200 hrs, hvac cab, decent set of rubber tracks on it asking price $22,500. dont really want a track machine though im leaning towards the s300 here but still undecided about my decision. so to you guys, whats the best tire machine out there and is the s300 above worth 25k? i will only be putting about 500 hrs or so a yr on a machine and dont really wanna be replacing parts all the time. any help would be appreciated and if anyone has a machine for sale in the 15-25k range let me know. Thanks!!