When I demoed a rental S175 on the Bobcat dealers lot I was very dissapointed in the reaction of the machine while making turns. It seemed to "jerk" whereas the other machines I have demoed were all very smooth while turning. When I asked the salesman about it, he said it does the same thing for him, but that the owner of the dealership can turn it smooth as silk. What I want to know, is this common, or is it just a product of inexperience? I am still undecided which way I want to go with my skid steer purchase, though I plan to make a decision this week. I am almost sold on the JD 320, but the bucket controls are incredibly stiff (they are all mechanical) which has given me a bit of apprehension, due to the fact that I have some VERY precise work that needs to be done. The Bobcat has excellent hand controls and are electrical/mechanical so they are much smoother...reminiscent of the Cat controls without being hydraulic. For the record, the Bobcat that I am interested in is the S185 but they didn't have one on the lot that had hand controls. Any other pro's or con's that you Bobcat owner/operators want to share would definately be very helpful! Thanks!