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    Skid Steer Rental


    was thinking of renting a skid steer to move some rocks around in my yard...does anyone know if you need any type of special hydraulic or hoisting license to be able to rent one from a home depot or taylor rental?

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    i've rented 1,000lb skidsteers from Sunbelt a few times, didn't need any special license.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    i've rented 1,000lb skidsteers from Sunbelt a few times, didn't need any special license.
    perfect...thanks!

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Milford 495 Rental Center - Hoisting License Information

    What is Hoisting Machinery?
    The Mini-Excavators, Skid Steers, & Compact Backhoes we rent at Milford 495 Rental Center
    are considered to be Compact Hoisting Machinery and fall into the Class 2D license ( for professionals )
    and the Temporary Operator's Permit ( for homeowners & non-professionals ).

    Do I need a license to operate Hoisting Machinery on my own property?
    Yes you do. Homeowners & non-professionals will be required to get a Temporary Operator's Permit.

    What is a Temporary Operator's Permit?
    A Temporary Operator's Permit is a non-renewable permit for homeowners and non-professionals.
    It is issued by a state approved rental facility and valid only at that rental facility.
    Milford 495 Rental Center is a state approved facility.

    What requirements must be met to be issued a Temporary Operator's Permit?
    All persons applying for a Temporary Operator's Permit must:

    be 18 years of age & have a valid driver's license
    complete the on-line education module ($20. per module: Mini-Excavator, Skidsteer or Backhoe)
    complete the practical "hands on" Proper & Safe Operation Training at Milford 495 Rental
    A Temporary Operator's Permit will be issued to only those applicants who satisfactorily complete and pass these requirements.

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    that's bullshit, glad I don't live in MA where everything is illegal in one way or another

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    well that sucks...i'm going to ask a few places near me and see what they say...or i'll see if one of my buddies that has a license can rent it for me...not paying for a license that's only good for 14 days...i'd have no problem going for that 2d license class the contractors have so it would be valid longer depending on cost...or i'll just rent a rotary hammer and bore some holes in these things and break them with dexpan so i can pick them up by hand...or i'll pay someone to take them away if i can

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    The place on the NH border will rent to you. Pelham nh. They have a couple stores

    They are in NH and I have rented many times with my MA drivers license without any special license. If you rent from MA they will require it.

    I always pick up. They will require a 2500/250+ truck but I prove I have a 1500/150 truck with proper specs and they let me tow the unit on there trailer.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    that's bullshit, glad I don't live in MA where everything is illegal in one way or another

    Except illegals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdseven95 View Post
    The place on the NH border will rent to you. Pelham nh. They have a couple stores

    They are in NH and I have rented many times with my MA drivers license without any special license. If you rent from MA they will require it.

    I always pick up. They will require a 2500/250+ truck but I prove I have a 1500/150 truck with proper specs and they let me tow the unit on there trailer.
    thanks...that's a little too far from me to drive...if i can't tow it with a tacoma i'll see if my buddy can pick it up with his f350 or i'll have it delivered...i just need to find a place that will rent one near me without the bs license

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    that's bullshit, glad I don't live in MA where everything is illegal in one way or another
    Except casinos and the potweed.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Most places that rent them sell you a one day license.

    I rented a skid steer from home depot a month ago. No license required. Cheapest price on one I could find. Like $300 a day. Included the trailer, too. Taylor rental was going to charge extra for the trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    Most places that rent them sell you a one day license.

    I rented a skid steer from home depot a month ago. No license required. Cheapest price on one I could find. Like $300 a day. Included the trailer, too. Taylor rental was going to charge extra for the trailer.
    thanks!...this is exactly what i want to do at HD is not very far away from me

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    How big are the rocks you are looking to move?

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    thanks!...this is exactly what i want to do at HD is not very far away from me
    You can check online to make sure they have it at the location before you go. We have like 6 home depot's in our area, but only one place carries the skid steer.

    Pay the extra $13 for the insurance, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    How big are the rocks you are looking to move?
    some are pretty big...too big for a skid steer to handle...which is why i plan to drill and break them first...and move what i can with my riding lawnmower and a small trailer...i'll leave anything too big for the skid steer and dig those out so i have easy access to bar them into the bucket if need be...then i'll have a buddy come by that knows how to operate a skid steer to run it and i can get them into the bucket with another buddy...the problem is they are right next to my vinyl fence...once the rocks are gone i'm going to dig a trench and put in some perforated hdpe wrapped in filter fabric bedded in stone and pipe that into the pipe where my house foundation drain outfalls

    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    You can check online to make sure they have it at the location before you go. We have like 6 home depot's in our area, but only one place carries the skid steer.

    Pay the extra $13 for the insurance, too.
    thanks...will do on the insurance...yea i noticed they have that feature on the website...i always wonder why lowes doesn't do this yet to compete

    these are the smaller ones that i moved by hand previously to hold my soil in place due to the pitch of my yard and lack of grass


    behind this tree they get much bigger






    behind the tree to the left you can see where they get bigger...the one directly behind that tree is a monster...has to be broken...

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    If you are doing all that, consider renting something like a Kubota B21. The thumb on the backhoe will make short work of picking up those medium stones up out of the ground. Digging into the ground with a FEL is NOT what it is intended for, especially once the ground is frozen.

    Posted it before, will post it again. Little useless "homeowner toy" CUT's will do what you want, and be more versatile than a skid steer. May want to look into renting a B21. THIS is the size rock that is the useful limit for moving.




    And I doubt that "monster" would have to be broken to move it. No need to lift most big stuff. A skilled operator can roll/slide. No need to pick things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    If you are doing all that, consider renting something like a Kubota B21. The thumb on the backhoe will make short work of picking up those medium stones up out of the ground. Digging into the ground with a FEL is NOT what it is intended for, especially once the ground is frozen.

    Posted it before, will post it again. Little useless "homeowner toy" CUT's will do what you want, and be more versatile than a skid steer. May want to look into renting a B21. THIS is the size rock that is the useful limit for moving.




    And I doubt that "monster" would have to be broken to move it. No need to lift most big stuff. A skilled operator can roll/slide. No need to pick things up.
    thanks!...this would be perfect!...best of both worlds...i don't want to try to rent a mini excavator with a thumb due to how slow it will be to track the rocks over to where i want to move them, wold have to do one at a time, plus would be tough on the yard with the tracks if not frozen but it would be able to pull them up and away from the fence easy...the skid steer would be quicker to move them once loaded but loading them will be the problem, i would have to strap them to the bucket to pull them out...but this would be able to pull them out away from the fence so i can scoop them easier and move them faster...closest rental for me would be mansfield...i'll def be looking into one of these instead

    did that require any special license upon rental?

    ...that 1 rock in my photo is bigger than you can tell from the photo but i probably would chain and drag it if i can...the ground would have to be frozen though or i would bury it in my yard

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    thanks!...this would be perfect!...best of both worlds...i don't want to try to rent a mini excavator with a thumb due to how slow it will be to track the rocks over to where i want to move them, wold have to do one at a time, plus would be tough on the yard with the tracks if not frozen but it would be able to pull them up and away from the fence easy...the skid steer would be quicker to move them once loaded but loading them will be the problem, i would have to strap them to the bucket to pull them out...but this would be able to pull them out away from the fence so i can scoop them easier and move them faster...closest rental for me would be mansfield...i'll def be looking into one of these instead

    did that require any special license upon rental?

    ...that 1 rock in my photo is bigger than you can tell from the photo but i probably would chain and drag it if i can...the ground would have to be frozen though or i would bury it in my yard
    This one is available to rent at the Home Depot in Somerset.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    That's a BX listed at HD, smaller than the B. Also, my L3800 will not lift a rock like the picture, maxes out about 1500 lbs before the hydraulics bypass. B series must be higher pressure.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    No need to lift. No, it wouldn’t pick it up. But if you are needing to move the rock and not stack it, you don’t need to lift it. Even a BX should be able to roll it easily.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    No need to lift. No, it wouldn’t pick it up. But if you are needing to move the rock and not stack it, you don’t need to lift it. Even a BX should be able to roll it easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    This one is available to rent at the Home Depot in Somerset.
    great!...even closer

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    That's a BX listed at HD, smaller than the B. Also, my L3800 will not lift a rock like the picture, maxes out about 1500 lbs before the hydraulics bypass. B series must be higher pressure.
    doesn't look like there are and Bs listed on the site...only BXs

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    No need to lift. No, it wouldn’t pick it up. But if you are needing to move the rock and not stack it, you don’t need to lift it. Even a BX should be able to roll it easily.
    good...but this will be more of a dragging...rock is big and somewhat flat...i just have to make sure the location i want to move them to has clearance to get this thing in there as it's a little larger than a skid steer

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    If you were in any way close to me, I'd bring mine over and show you what these little useless toys are capable of. But alas, you may as well live in Ghina.

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    was thinking of renting a skid steer to move some rocks around in my yard...does anyone know if you need any type of special hydraulic or hoisting license to be able to rent one from a home depot or taylor rental?
    @butcher bergs

    call Tiny Tractor project LLC.
    603-860-5614

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    Re: Skid Steer Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    If you were in any way close to me, I'd bring mine over and show you what these little useless toys are capable of. But alas, you may as well live in Ghina.
    yea you're a ways away but thanks

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    call Tiny Tractor project LLC.
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    nice...thanks...technically i'm moving these rocks onto state property, basically the elevated highway embankment bordering my yard through the state fence that i installed a gate on...i wouldn't want to get him jammed up and access to my yard with a dump truck to remove them is an issue

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