If you are planning on a residential or commercial landscaping project and need to rent a skid steer for the job, you will have to consider whether or not you will be able to safely haul and tow the skid steer to and from the construction equipment rental company. Below are some common questions and answers about hauling skid steers in Arizona to help you in planning your heavy equipment and trailer rental needs.
Do You Need A CDL To Haul a Skid Steer in Arizona?
Probably not, but it all depends on the combined weight of your skid steer and trailer. If the combined weight of equipment and the trailer is under 26,001 lbs, you DO NOT need a CDL to haul the load. Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) are only required in Arizona for combination vehicles (truck and trailer) with a combined weight of 26,001+ lbs.
How Much Does a Skid Steer Weigh?
At Summit Rentals, we offer 2 different types of skid steers:
With an operating weight of 2,892 lbs, the Bobcat s-70 Skid Steer is a lighter skid steer compared to the John Deere 318, which is a heavier, and heavier-duty skid steer. John Deere 318B Skid Steers have an operating weight of 6,542 lbs.
Do I Need A Trailer to Haul a Skid Steer?
Yes, a skid-steer is a slow-moving piece of construction equipment and is not permitted for road travel. You will need to have your skid steer loaded onto a skid steer or equipment trailer and driven to-and-from one location to another.
Is Loading and Unloading a Skid Steer Dangerous?
For a professional who knows what they are doing, loading and unloading a skid steer from an equipment trailer is relatively safe. For someone who is not aware of safety procedures and basic precautions for using a skid steer, the loading and unloading process is where most accidents can happen.
The majority of accidents and injuries from skid steers occur when loading to and from an insufficient trailer that does not meet height, weight, and width requirements. This is why skid steer rental companies stress the importance of safety, and usually offer delivery and pickup services for skid steers.
Skid Steer Pickup & Delivery
By far, the easiest way to ensure your skid steer is safely transported from one location to another is by having the professionals deliver and pick up the equipment for you. This saves you time and headache, and makes for an overall safer project for everyone.
Skid Steer Rental Delivery in Arizona
Summit Rentals offers several models of skid steers for rent in Phoenix, Arizona and we deliver the equipment to you! When you are finished with the equipment, our pickup services will pickup and load the skid steer for return back to the Summit Rentals Equipment Yard.
Bobcat S70 Compact Skid Steer Rental:
You don’t need a commercial drivers license when you rent from Summit Rentals, we make booking, delivery, and pickup of equipment easy. Book now from your phone to start your order. Hablamos Español.