At Case's North American Rodeo finals at Conexpo in March, Nick Market of Windsor, Ontario, beat four other finalists to win the title of Case Rodeo Series North American Champion. Along with the title, Market was awarded the grand prize — a 50th Anniversary limited-edition Case 580 Super M Series 2 backhoe loader, valued at nearly $120,000.
From a field of 4,200 loader/backhoe operators from across the United States and Canada, Market joined top-five finalists Jeff Coble, Dennis Drake, Corey Jessen and Tim Reynolds. An operator with Sherqy Contracting in Windsor, Market has been operating backhoe loaders for nearly 30 years.
The rodeo completes Case's year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first factory-integrated tractor backhoe loader manufactured by Case.