I may be purchasing a new ASV SR-80. I will be trading in my CAT 257B... Since moving from sea-level to 9500 feet, I've decided that a little more HP would be nice considering they say you lose 2% HP for every 1000 feet in elevation...My 60 HP 257B has become a 40 HP machine... I've demo-ed the unit twice, and today I found that my CAT BH30w backhoe will work with the SR-80 as well. Just have to shorten the mounts... The SR-80 is only 6" longer, and 6" wider than my 257B, but has 20 more HP... And, even though it is only 6" wider, the tracks are 20" wide versus 15" on my CAT... The SR-80 also has a 6" higher lift height, and 600lbs more rated capacity (6200lbs tipping load vs. 5000lbs). It only weighs 1000lbs more, but has 1.5psi less ground pressure. It is also a 2-speed w/ enclosed cab and has High Flow hydraulics... I haven't worked the whole deal, yet, but its about $15,000 less than a similarly equipped CAT 277... Any thoughts?