Skid Steer Training

Delivered by Hertz Equipment Rental

Duration 6 hours
Certificate Valid 3 years

Topics Covered:

  • Discuss how weight distribution affects skid-steer loader steering and stability.
  • Explain the difference between tipping load and rated operating capacity.
  • Have an understanding of the hydrostatic transmission and that the loader will react the moment the steer levers are moved.
  • Why maintenance is an important factor for safe, efficient, and productive operation.
  • Identify the controls and their functions.
  • Explain the steps for safe entry and exit.
  • Explain the reasons for changing attachments and the use of the “Quick-Tach system”.
  • Know the fundamentals of safe and efficient maneuvering, traveling, and working with the attachment.


  • Knowledge testing, including a written exam.
  • Practical test, where participants must demonstrate the use of equipment.


  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Steel-toed boots