Even something as simple as filling a tire can be dangerous. During filling, stand to the side and use an automatic shutoff system.
"Safety is a conscious effort to make sure you're doing everything correctly," says Hughes. "Like any piece of construction equipment, if you follow the rules, read the operator's manual and operate in a safe and productive manner, you will help ensure a safe jobsite. When operated properly, a skid steer will be a very productive, money-making machine."