Since the introduction of the first Bobcat skid steer in 1960, thousands have discovered the wonder of the machine. These trucks can be fitted quickly with tools to handle almost any soil movement or lifting, kind of work that a home owner or small contractor require. The tools can be changed in seconds allowing the operator to dig, transport, sweeping, move platforms, brush or breaking stone and concrete. Bobcat skid steer are very easy to operate.
- Grab handles that control movement of the machine. The address is covered by moving a lever, and short turns on both levers at the same time but in opposite directions. For example, to turn left you have three options: pull the left lever back, push the right lever forward or pull the left and push the right at the same time. When a lever is pulled and the other pushed, the skid steer loader can rotate on the spot without moving.
- Place your feet on the pedals. The left pedal control the lifting and lowering of the machine while the right pedal controls the tilt bucket.
- Lower the bar by pulling your legs. Hydraulic machine will not work unless the bar is low.
- Press the drive insurance.
- Increase the speed of pushing forward with the engine throttle, which is the orange lever to your right. Bobcat should be operated at maximum speed almost always, but be careful, as this make them to move very fast.
- Right handles to lift the load. Push the load forward until wheels rotate, then press the left pedal with your heel while trying to drive forward. This will fill the bucket. Push the right pedal with your heel to tip the bucket back to handle.
- The machine is operated with low load. Just lift it to a height that allows the bucket free the load. As you approach the area where you leave the load, lift it enough to get it empty. Step on the right foot with the front of your foot to tilt the bucket and remove the load. Making your heel back and forth, with the right pedal, the bucket will shake and liberate the whole load. Lower the bucket again by pressing the pedal with the left front foot.
Tips & Warnings :
Carrying a heavy load in the raised position can cause the machine to be too heavy and easy to turn. Always consider low loads.