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Skid steer/ Bobcat (900-1100mm width)

This mini skid steer (proprietarily known as a bobcat) is run off of a diesel engine, with four-wheel drive control. It is ideal for spreading soil, earth moving, gardening and site cleanup, and features a 4-in-1 bucket and Full Roll Over Protection (ROPs) canopy for operator safety, this machine makes a difficult job easy to complete, while saving you time and money. Available in both 900mm and 1100mm machine width, they are large enough to help with any commercial job and small enough to fit into any tight gaps.For larger sizes, both the Huski 5 bobcat and the Gehl bobcat are recommended 

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Overall length2445mm
Overall height1825mm
Dumping height1835mm
Max load320kg
Ground clearance180mm
Machine weight 1120kg


Can Smart Hire provide other building equipment?

Yes! Smart Hire has a wide range of site & general hire equipment, going from builders toilets, temporary fencing & rubbish cages, to excavators, bobcats and scissor lifts.

Full Day: $280
Week: $900
Weekend Special: $280 (weekend only)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1.How much does it cost to rent a bobcat/skid steer?

A. The cost of rental/hire for most bobcats/ skid steers within Australia can range between $260- $500 over a 24-hour hire period, depending on the machine quality, size and rental service.

Q2. How much does it cost to have someone operate a mini loader/ dingo?

A. Generally earthmoving specialists will charge a minimum of $600, and jobs can increase past $10,000 dollars depending on the job size and difficulty.

Q3. Do I need a license for a mini bobcat/ skid steer?

A.According to Worksafe (23/10/18), a certificate is no longer required to operate an earth moving or particular crane (EPC) occupational class of machinery; meaning that anyone from the public is welcome to come and use our entire range of excavatorsmini loaderstrenchers and bobcats, without needing licensing.

Q4. What does a bobcat/ skid steer do?

A. A bobcat/ skid steer is a hydraulic construction/ digging machine that consists of a boom arm-mounted bucket, attached to a rotating cabin above driving tracks. It is used primarily for digging wide trenches, holes and general earth moving. Excavators are preferred when a wide range of motion is needed. For a smaller machine designed to move the earth, a mini loader is recommended.

Q5. How to use a bobcat/ skid steer?

A. (Please refer to the linked video) An mini loader uses a simple system of joysticks and handles to both drive and operates its tracks, arms, and attachments. The skills required to operate one can easily be learned within 10 minutes of use.

Operating Instructions

What Our Customers Say

Alexandros Antoniadis
Alexandros Antoniadis
May 5, 2024
I used this company in Carnegie and have used again for a project here in Bendigo, service has been nothing short of exceptional. I’ve been renting their toilets and some machinery and everything works perfectly. I think I dealt with Sebastian who is clearly very passionate about this industry. Very very happy.
Osama Iqbal
Osama Iqbal
May 2, 2024
Sebastian is a very honest & a reasonable man. A professional who’ll guide you & discuss whats the best fit for your needs. Smart hire have helped me though-out my construction journey in bendigo, with its wide range of new equipment varieties. I highly recommended them!
May 2, 2024
Best equipment in Bendigo! I hired a cherry picker from here and I couldn’t be more happy! The staff were friendly, the price was good and the machine was in excellent condition.
Julio Cano
Julio Cano
April 18, 2024
Great service! We’ve used smart hire regularly
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Shoaib Ali
March 27, 2024
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Tim Addison
March 12, 2024
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Alan Finkelshteyn
March 7, 2024
This place is fantastic. Best hires in Melbourne!
George Hrisovergi
George Hrisovergi
March 6, 2024
Great customer service and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable and I will gladly recommend them and hire from them again

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Contact Details

For any inquiries or to organise a hire please contact our friendly staff today! Standard delivery is with a crane truck.

Please discuss if any special delivery or positioning is required as we are able to provide additional staff and equipment in most cases.