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Gary Ober

Operating Techniques for the Tractor, Loader, Backhoe

Operating Techniques for the Tractor, Loader, Backhoe


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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,
  • Book:  250 pages, 8.5" x 11", softbound
  • 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.

* A strong knowledge base of OHSA CFR1926 Subpart P, Appendix A & B is included as study materials for the Excavating License.  These materials are of no charge and available on the website at the following links:

CFR1926 Subpart P, Appendix A

CFR1926 Subpart P, Appendix B

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