Operating Techniques for the Tractor, Loader, Backhoe

Gary Ober


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This book explains how seasoned operators plan a job before work begins, cutting wasted movement to a minimum.  Learn to work safely in tight situations and tackle the difficult jobs safely and effectively.  Includes specific information on the One Call System, an expanded utility chapter, an examination of the physics of operation, with Q&A questions for each chapter.

  • Available in English, Spanish, or as a PDF on CD
  • Book:  250 pages, 8.5" x 11", softbound
  • CD:  PDF format on CD
  • Over 300 photographs and illustrations
  • Question & Answer exam for each chapter

Note: This book is often included as part of the recommended study materials for excavating equipment hoisting license for several US States, including Rhode Island* and Massachusetts. Check with your exam state for a complete list of all recommended study materials for any exam/license.

*Rhode Island Exam numbers:
Exam 140 (Full License (Hoisting)
Exam 204 (Excavating Equipment)
Exam 207 (Excavating Equipment)

Type: Heavy Equipment

Vendor: Gary Ober