Ok so its down to the Cat 305 CR, Volvo EC55, and Bobcat 435. Whatever the machine it will have a hydralic thumb and a coupler of some type. Also an enclosed cab and A/C. I am renting the 435 right now and it is a strong machine. I haven't tried the other 2 yet, but does anyone have any input on them? This is our first compact excavator so were tryi ng to see what other people like. I see that Volvo has a hyd. coupler, anyone have experience with this? Anyway just looking for some help from those who have used or bought these machines.