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    hydraulic license

    am looking at some work in mass and need to get my hydraulic license. does anyone have any info?

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    re: hydraulic license

    you need to contact the mass.dept.of public safety then they will send you a packet with app. you send them a passport pic copy of dot health card check off what class license you want and a check for i think 75 dollars
    then they will send you a location where a scheduled exam i being offered
    usually takes about 4 to 6 wks if i remember correctly

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    You guys need a license to run something hydraulic?

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    In mass you do. thanks for the info.

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    A licenses to run anything hydraulic? That is outrageous. I am glad that down here in the south we don't have to worry about that - yet.

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    I've had my hydraulic license 25 yrs or more. I have 1C, 2A, and 4A.. 4A is unrestricted and the hardest to obtain, 99% get the 2A which is crawler or rubber tired excavators, loaders or backhoes.It probably goes back to some state senator or representative that went home one day and there was no gas to cook with, because someone ripped a line by accident in front of the guys house., A light bulb lit up, hey, more revenue for the state if we ahve everyone get a hydraulic license,:-)
    this morning I woke up with nothing to do. It is now afternoon and I have over half of it done..

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    Wow I have never heard of such a licnese, glad the morons in the IL leg, havent thought of this one yet, how long before they do who knows.

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    One question about the hydraulic license - what do rental stores do when a homeowner wants to rent a bobcat? Do they have to have a license?

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    The rental stores give a "temporary" license good for a few days and a little training on the basics of the equipment.

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    Is it just a written test? What type of questions are on it? What good has it done if any? I look for OSHA to make it mandatory for crane operators to get certified within a year or two. Personally I don't see that as a bad thing.

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    They don't call it Taxechusettes fo nothing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Frazier View Post
    They don't call it Taxechusettes fo nothing!!

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    hydraulic license

    dissafe colors hand signals state laws general operating questions i think my test had 75 questions not hard if you have knowledge just a way to for the state to get their cut of the action

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    A lot of the test was hand singals. The crane part was the hardest of the whole test. I have a 1B 2A 4B

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    if i'm not mistaken I only need 2a. correct me if I'm wrong but that covers earth moving equipment?

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