skid steers are sold by ROC CAP. rated operating capacity which is 1/2 the tipping load. not by machine weight! current updated ROC are....... N.H. LS190 2800# J.D. 270 2800# CASE 85XT 2400# CASE90XT2450# B.C. 873 2400# the above machines are in the 2400# class. paul what area in chicago are you in N.H.is far from the leader on the NWside.