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Old 03-27-2019, 06:55:15 PM
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My seven year old grand daughter has been pestering me to show her how to drive the skid steer loader. Being nice today, we set upon the task.

In the first video I'm not touching the controls. My hands are on my lap and this is about seven minutes after she first took the controls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBsX...ature=youtu.be

This video is a bit later when we decided to do some actual "work". My wife dragged over a small branch from a tree I'd dropped last fall and we put it back into the pile. I had to show her how to operate the controls but she basically did the work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELK...ature=youtu.be
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Looks like a quick learner, next the IH parked there.
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Thanks. Pretty sharp little girl she is. We work with her as much as possible. That tractor does not have piloted controls so operation is a bit difficult for such a young person and that was her first time in the saddle.

I've had her out steering one of my Mack trucks around the property and she was steering my Jeep Cherokee at just under three on the county roads, (with coaching) so driving is a bit familiar.
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good for you, just be careful and bring her along slow.....
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Awesome !! She will never forget that you taught her how to run it and love you for it forever. Kids nowadays are so smart. They learn very fast. My 6 yr. old grandson has a small Honda 4 wheeler that his parents got him. He rides it all over my property. One day my wife says "There goes Mason again on his 4 wheeler" I look out the window and told my wife that she better take a closer look. My 4 yr. old granddaughter Ava was on her brothers 4 wheeler. I was amazed at how well she handled that thing.
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My seven year old grand daughter has been pestering me to show her how to drive the skid steer loader...
It will not seem like very long before you will find yourself saying to her, "go get the loader and...".
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