Stay Safe When Operating Your Rental Excavator



Excavators are a very popular tool on any job site no matter the size. Safety is important from the smallest excavator to the largest mining excavator.

For a safe operation read and fully understand the Operation and Maintenance Manual before operation. Appropriate machine safety starts with a pre-operation walkaround before each shift. The best practice is to report any broken or non-working parts.

Follow the safety tips below for safety.

  • When raising the bucket, watch out for overhead wires and obstacles. Know where underground wires and utilities are buried before digging. Never ride or carry anyone in the bucket of the machine.
  • Mount and dismount the machine only at locations that have steps and/or handholds. Always use three points of contact. Ensure that your seatbelt is buckled. Always stay seated while operating the machine.
  • Never overload the bucket. Learn and understand the load limits listed in the Operation & Maintenance Manual.
  • Never drive along a ditch or excavation too closely due to potential collapse. Be careful to avoid any ground condition which could cause the machine to tip. Tipping can occur when working on hills, banks, or slopes and when crossing ditches, ridges, or other unexpected obstructions.
  • Never dig underneath the excavator when working on a bench or berm. Carry the load low to maintain stability and visibility. However, make sure the load is high enough to avoid contact with the ground.

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Peterson Brings Your Rental Machines to the Jobsite!



Peterson – The Cat Rental Store delivers! From earthmoving equipment to aerial lifts to water trucks, trailers, and attachments, our delivery fleet is ready to bring your rental equipment to the jobsite. Visit contact us or download the Cat Rental Portal app today!

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The Cat Rental Store Has Trailers to Move Your Equipment!



Peterson – The Cat Rental Store is your source for flatbed and dump trailers with capacities up to 16,000 pounds. Whether you're moving equipment or supplies for a business or DIY project, we have you covered! Contact us for pricing, inventory, and the full list of trailers available!

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The Cat Rental Store Delivers State of the Art Equipment



When you rent from Peterson – The Cat Rental Store, you can expect machines in optimum condition, maintained to the highest standard. This is no coincidence: we are constantly updating our fleet with the latest Cat and allied machines, and our maintenance program is run through shops staffed by Caterpillar certified technicians.

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Peterson the Cat Rental Store Has a Branch Near You



Peterson – The Cat Rental Store is convenient to where you work. We have stores throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, so you’re never far from the earthmoving gear you need. Click below to find the location nearest you. Call us at 800 RENT-CAT for help right now

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The Cat Portal Makes Machine Rental Easy!



Peterson – The Cat Rental Store makes your life easy with the Cat Portal. Reserve and cancel rentals, view invoices, and more, all from the convenience of your mobile device. Visit to download it for yourself! We have the equipment you need, ready for work today!

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The Cat Rental Store Has Safety Gear for Construction Season!






Peterson – The Cat Rental Store is your source for attenuator trucks, message boards, construction barrels, portable lighting, steel road plates, and all the safety equipment you need this construction season. Visit for pricing, inventory, and the full list of machines available. We have the equipment you need, ready for work today!

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The Cat Rental Store Is Your Source for Aerial Lift Equipment!



Ladders may be good for simple jobs, but when you’re inspecting structural components, installing signs, or performing any other kind of work feet above the ground, there is no better, safer, and more convenient option than an aerial lift from Peterson the Cat Rental Store.

Our lineup of lifts includes popular styles like the standard boom lift, z-boom, lift pod, and scissor lift. And we have a variety of choices of these in stock, all from the industry’s most notable names in aerial lift platforms.

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