It seems like auction websites (particularly Iron Planet) have far more Caterpillar skid steers for sale than other brands. I would have thought that more Bobcats would show up at auction than Cats, assuming that they have more market share because of the long history they have in the business compared to Cat. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Also I notice that with the new B series Cats, the larger size skid steers (246B, 252B, and 262B) now use the Cat 3044C engine instead of the previous 3034 engine. Were there problems with the 3034 engines? Advertised horsepower is comparable between the two engines even though the displacement is about 15% less on the 3034. Finally, are there any strong opinions out there when comparing the Caterpillar 252 or 262 to the Bobcat S250. The Bobcat costs less new but, as noted above, the Cats seem far more available at least on the auction site. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.