Wow! What a lot of information on this site. I currently have a Case 1840 which I originally bought to mow 16 acres of trees with a 5 ft mower. Its a little small for the terrain and lacks the hydraulic oil capacity to stay cool. Ive been dealing on an 1845 with the local Case dealer in the area. Well today I thought it might be smart to check the JD dealer to see if he had a Case on his lot he would want to get rid of. Currently he does not. He said that the JD 250 is a better machine than the Case 1845. Looking at the forum I dont know which way to go, Im a strong JD enthusiast buy have always been partial to Case when it came to skid steers. I have 17 years of experience operating them from past employment, renting to finally owning one of my own. The 1845 is an 88 with 3700 hrs at $10,500. The JD is 00 with 900 hrs at $14,500. Some of the other uses I have are moving hay, fencing, wood splitter, and general farm.