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Posted by: Erika Green on August 2, 2016
For many first-time DIYers, heavy equipment, like a Bobcat skid steer, can seem intimidating. We’re talking about large machinery that weighs as much as a small vehicle with the added potential to cause major damage. However, even if your riding mower is the biggest piece of equipment you’ve ever used, you’ll find a Bobcat skid steer is just as easy to operate.
Rest assured that once you learn the basics, you realize most of the buttons, gauges, and controls are for more advanced users. Here are a few other tips to keep in mind to ease concerns you may have about operating a skid steer for the first time:
Once you’ve spent some time familiarizing yourself with the equipment and practicing the basics, you’ll be ready to safely and effectively operate a Bobcat skid steer. There’s something eminently satisfying about moving a few tons of dirt without having to bribe your friends to come over and help every single time.
* Pricing subject to change at certain locations.
The documentation within this section provides general safety information and operating instructions by equipment type. Specific controls, functionality and operating instructions can vary by brand, model and year. It is up to you, the operator, to ensure your own safety. This documentation is secondary to the manufacturer’s instructions provided to you within the operations manual located on each machine. If an operations manual is not available on the machine, please contact our 24/7 Customer Care Center at 1-888-COMPACT. The manuals can also be viewed and downloaded from our website at the following address http://compactpowerrents.com/Safety/.
Product specifications and prices are subject to change without notice or obligation. The photographs and/or drawings in this document are for illustrative purposes only. Refer to the appropriate Operator’s Manual for instructions on the proper use of this equipment. Failure to follow the appropriate Operator's Manual when using our equipment or to otherwise act irresponsibly may result in serious injury or death.