Regardless of where you live, If you are using regulated equipment in Massachusetts, you need either a Hoisting Engineers License or a Temporary Hoisting Permit.
Some common equipment that this regulations governs includes:
Skid Steers (aka Bobcats)
If you have not read our page on the law, you can read it here.
This page will explain how to get a Temporary Hoisting Permit
Option 1: Temporary Permit
You can get a Temporary Hoisting Permit which is relatively quick and fairly painless. It involves taking a 45 minute on-line course and an additional 15 minutes (or more) of hands-on training when you come to rent. Typical cost is $20-60 depending on the classifications you need. Robinsons Hardware and Rental gets no portion of this money.
A few things you should know about Temporary Hoisting Permit:
A Temporary Hoisting Permit is only good for the classifications you get it for (Loader, Excavator and/or Backhoe). If you are going to need to rent more than one machine, you must get all classifications at the same time.
If you want to use our Compact Loader (aka Dingo) you need a Skid Steer Temporary Hoisting Permit, NOT a Mini-excavator permit!
A Temporary Hoisting Permit is valid only at the rental facility it was issued by, is valid for 14 consecutive days and you can get one Temporary Hoisting Permit per 45 day period.
You can take the on-line course anytime in advance (even months!) and the permit will be activated (and your 14 days will start) when you come in for the hands-on training.
To get a Temporary Hoisting Permit you must be over 18 and have a valid drivers license to operate a motor vehicle and you must have your drivers license and Permit on your person when operating the equipment.
To take the on-line course, click here and when it asks for the Rental Facility ID Number enter 0177317
If you want to use our Compact Loader (aka Dingo) you need a Skid Steer Permit, NOT a Mini-excavator permit!