Saturday, August 02, 2008

Skid steer fun

Working landscaping means I get to occasionally drive a skid steer. Now, the Case POS that the landscaping crew usually uses isn't too much fun to drive, but the nice Cat and Bobcat ones that the company also owns are. Of course, I can't say that I've ever tried to do any of the stuff these guys are least not intentionally.

(death metal warning on this vid)

Now that's just impressive. (h/t: Patrick)

And that's even more impressive.

Oops. You'll notice that appears to be a Case. The thing I hate most about their skids is that the controls are all operated by the hands (unlike some Bobcats) and that both sticks control both some movement of the bucket and some movement of the vehicle, unlike Cats, where one stick controls all vehicle movement and one stick controls all bucket movement. That sort of a control setup greatly eliminates accidents like the above video.