Hello All! I last started a thread about a noise that our machine was making when we used our tilt cylinder. our cat dealer took our machine about a month ago, and we still have not recieved our machine back(we got a 246 loaner)! I talked to the service tech and he said they have no idea what the noise is and that CAT is now involved. He also stated that there is a chance because out machine is so new (90hrs/ purchased on july 18 2005) that CAT may just give us a brand new machine. I am now wondering should I just push for a new machine? Since we got it, we had it in the shop more that on our sites. at 40hrs we had a oil leak at 20hrs the tilt cylinder valve had to be replaced because it was sagging inappropriate amounts(over 8" in 2minutes) and now at 90hrs this. -on a different note: we have had 2 246 skids on this job and 1 felt really tippsy compared to the other (it also had a widened wheel base, if that is a reason i cant understand it) The other 246 has a standard wheel base it still feels more tippsy that our 232 but not as tippsy as the widened wheel base 246, why is this? If CAT does give us a new machine we were thinking of upgrading to a 242b but we are now afraid that it will be more tippsy than our 232, is this something that we should have no worries about?