I have been watching a project going on at one of my jobs. They are replacing some utilities. The contractor rented a brandnew Cat skid steer on tires to move material around his Cat CTL is on another job. The rubber tired machine is horrible its a typical skid steer on pavement the poor operator is bounced around. I asked him is your back sore he said yes The CTL was on the same job doing the first part earlier this year it glided over the pavement smooth as can be. The operator on that machine wasn't thrown around the cab like a rag doll. Even thou the parts on a CTL wear faster the CTL is more productive and the operator isn't bashed around in the operators seat. Even the contractor said the wheeled skid is horrible. After watching a CTL operate and a wheeled skid operate in the same conditions (dry pavement) the CTL is worth every penny and extra maintenance.