I was considering looking for an S300 but that would have meant going at least 1000 miles south of where I'm at just to start looking. By chance an 2004 S185 with 600hrs just happened to pop up for sale right here in town. Though this machine is smaller than what I was hopping for there are many advantages / savings in cash and time to buying a machine that is already in town. As I mentioned in a previous post. I'm looking for mostly a snow removal machine with some summer contract work. Would the S185 be ok for snow removal? Also how are bobcats with extreme cold we are currently -40 today. Obviously the colder the harder on equipment but over all are they ok or do they start blowing hydraulic hoses etc. Anything specific I should look out for or ask about when I go to veiw this machine?