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How Difficult Is Loader Training?

A question that is frequently asked is how difficult is it to learn to operate loaders; or excavators, bulldozers and so on. The answer often surprises many people. Heavy equipment operator training doesn’t concentrate on just the one piece of machinery. Students at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools are trained on a range of equipment that could include:

  • backhoes
  • wheel loaders
  • scrapers
  • excavators
  • bulldozers
  • road graders
  • rock trucks
  • Skid Steers
  • All-Terrain Forklifts

Learning how to operate a range of heavy equipment provides the student with an understanding of how they operate and what sort of skills are required. While you may want to work as a loader operator, having excavator and backhoe skills gives you more options in the work place. That, however, is only part of the training. Knowing how to operate heavy equipment will not make you a good operator. There are others skills and knowledge that must be learned as well. For example, we also train our operators in:

  • grade reading
  • laser levels
  • soils
  • safety
  • site layouts
  • heavy equipment maintenance

Learning safety issues is now a requirement in all training. In fact, in most work sites you cannot be employed unless you have undertaken some safety training. One of the benefits of training through ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools is that our training is nationally accredited. This means your training is recognized throughout the country providing you with work opportunities nationwide.

Loader operator training is just one component of a heavy equipment operator training program. Yet, you can complete your training in as little as three weeks. If you want to fast track your way into a loader operator’s job, give us a call at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools – we have over ten training centers spread across the nation.

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