The Bobcat® compact excavator (also known as mini excavator) operator training course imparts rules and practices for safe operation. It is NOT designed to license or certify operators as skilled or factory authorized operators.
The kit includes:
Five course attendance certificates
Course Handbook Sample
View an excerpt of the compact excavator operator training course handbook.
Get a preview of the video content in the compact excavator training course.
After participating in the course, trainees will be able to:
Identify major components of the compact excavator.
Explain these operating features of the compact excavator:
House Rotation or Slew
Independent Boom Swing
Track Ground Pressure
Explain why maintenance is an important factor for safe, efficient and productive operation.
Identify the controls and their functions, and understand that the excavator will travel in the direction of the blade when the steering controls are pushed away from the operator.
Identify these safety features and explain their importance:
ROPS and Seat Belt
House Swing (Slew) Lock
Grab Handles and Safety Threads
Explain the steps of safe entry, start-up, parking and exiting.
Know the fundamentals of safe maneuvering, traveling and using the work hydraulics.
Understand the principles of rated lift capacity when lifting loads with the excavator.
Introduce Scope and Content
Purpose of the Course
Using Course Handbook
Group Exercise One: Video Presentation
Video Presentation (Part 1)
Group Exercise Two
Group Exercise Three: Video Presentation
Introduce the Video
Know Your Jobsite
Using Proper Attachment
Transporting the Excavator
Final Group Exercise
Hands on Operations
Hand Out Completion Certificates