I have owned a 2 wheeled Ramrods, and 1 1150 tracked Ramrod, they were all gas models. I've also rented diesel tracked dingos, the tx420, multiple times in between owning one myself. Even the cheaper and much less efficient Ramrods are a life saver for tight landscapes, and they're really helpful around the yard too for moving trailers, salters, attachments, skids etc. So the newer (and more expensive) machines are definitely capable. With that said 40k for a small machine is pretty crazy but if all you're doing is fitting through small gates than ya it's worth it. We need a full size skid steer to do snow so it means that we need both, that's why I've always had cheaper used machines in the past. We can't justify both at this point. But it sounds like you can justify the money.