2022/2023 Global Operator Challenge
Calling all Cat Operators for the Global Operator Challenge
We’re on a quest to find the best — the best equipment operator in the world! Think you have what it takes behind the controls?
The first round of the 2022/2023 Global Operator Challenge consists of local qualifiers. Fabick Cat’s event for customers in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will be on May 6, 2022 in Fenton, MO (register now). To make this year’s competition even more challenging, local qualifiers will feature three different challenges on three separate pieces of equipment. Therefore, operators must master a broad assortment of equipment to advance to the next round.
Those who qualify locally will move onto regional semi-final competitions in October 2022. Nine finalists will emerge from the regional semifinals and participate in the final round. The global finals competition will be held in Caterpillar’s outdoor Festival Grounds exhibit F4455 during CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, March 2023. The winner of the competition gets an all-expense-paid trip for two to any Caterpillar facility worldwide.
Join the Operator Hall of Fame
More than 10,000 operators from 30 countries competed in the first-ever Global Operator Challenge in 2019/2020. Commenting on being crowned the first Global Operator Challenge champion, Jaus Neigum, owner of Industrial Backhoe Ltd. in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, said:
“I’ve been operating Cat machines for more than 15 years. Having the opportunity to demonstrate my skills and compete against peers from around the world was one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. If you’re an operator of heavy equipment, this is a contest you don’t want to miss. And, if you’re a business owner like me and my partners, I encourage you to put forward your best operators, because this competition is going to be even bigger and better than the last one.”
What Operators Can Expect
During each portion of the Global Operator Challenge, participants execute a variety of tasks, such as digging a trench, loading a precise amount of dirt, and hauling or maneuvering the equipment through a variety of obstacles. Scoring is based on the operator’s skills, efficiency, as well as their competence in using integrated technology to enhance the machine’s performance.
Cat next generation machines will allow operators to take advantage of available technologies to complete our challenges, such as Cat Payload, Grade and Command. Other features like Cat Grade Assist, rearview cameras, return to dig and return to carry will also aid the operators in qualifying for regional semi-finals.
The exact nature of the challenges operators will face at the local qualifier in Fenton, MO will remain a surprise until May 6!
For more information about the Global Operator Challenge, please visit www.cat.com/operatorchallenge. #operatorchallenge