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hoisting license question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by landscapingson, May 13, 2002.

  1. landscapingson

    landscapingson LawnSite Member
    from Quincy
    Posts: 2

    Im from mass. and Im wondering what is required to get a hoisting license so I can use my bobcat? Plus, where do I get it?

    thanks
     
  2. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    A WHAT?
     
  3. landscapingson

    landscapingson LawnSite Member
    from Quincy
    Posts: 2

    I think you need a hoisting license to operate a bobcat am I right
     
  4. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Never heard of anything about a liscense to operate a Bobcat, at least not in my area.
     
  5. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    i never heard of any operators license to operate a Bobcat here in NJ... sounds un heard of any wheres considering you can go to any rental store and just walk out with a Bobcat in minutes...
     
  6. Brian Logee

    Brian Logee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I'm from MA, too. I have heard of this new licensing requirment, but I have not had anybody check on it. I know ALCAM was setting up a study course and sponsoring an exam.
     
  7. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    Yes I have my Mass Hoisting license. I took a class when I went to the Aggy now known as NSCC. I 'm rated for 2 b which covers bobcats, backhoes and front end loaders. I believe the guy who gave us our test was from Tewksbury State hospital. The two things you need to do is one contact Dept. of Public safety they issue them. The second thing you need i beleve is someone who has one already that will sponser you. I don't think they really check, but it better safe then sorry. I had a friend running a front end loader moving snow and he got cot by an inspector. Then inspector made him leave the loader right where it was till he got his license.
     
  8. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Do you know what the reason for this new license requirement is? Have their been alot of accidents in Mass. operating this equipment? Just seems weird to have to be licensed for bobcats, and front end loaders.
     
  9. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    It is for hydraulic equipment that can raise an implement over 4 ft i think. That's why snow plows don't need them. this requirment has been around for sometime.
     
  10. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    Do you know what the reason for this new license requirement is?

    GENERATE REVENUE.

    jim
     

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