Caterpillar’s 2019/2020 Global Operator Challenge Competition will feature the company’s job-site productivity tools as operators “test their agility, mental toughness, and versatility.” Contestants will also be judged on their competence using machines’ integrated technology.
Operators will qualify in local heats conducted by Cat dealers, then compete in regional semi-finals competitions held in Japan, Brazil, Spain, and the United States during October and November 2019.
Regional winners will travel to Las Vegas for the global finals during Conexpo in March 2020. The will receive an all-expenses paid “VIP” trip for two to a global Caterpillar facility of their own choice.
“Through the Global Operator Challenge, Caterpillar wishes to celebrate the diversity and skill of all operators around the world who use construction equipment every day and contribute to the success of our industry,” said Jessica Nunley, global marketing innovations manager for the Global Construction & Infrastructure division, in a press release. “This competition will highlight the Cat Next Generation machines that are transforming job sites by increasing productivity to new levels, providing a new experience of comfort, and ease of operation through technology. We hope the Global Operator Challenge will attract more individuals to join our industry.”