I bought my Bobcat CT230 in Dec. and have put over 50 hours on it. I use it for snow removal, grading, hauling mulch and firewood. I built an extension to the bucket out of wood and really pack it full.
I also use a flail mower, and three point hydraulic log splitter. I use this tractor hard and it has never let me down. It fires right up in all weather. It works all day. I use a 16 ton log splitter and it splits fast using only the idle 1100 rpm's. This tractor uses the same amount of fuel as the tiny 22 hp Kubota I used to own.