Wacker Neuson’s sixth annual Trowel Challenge competition was held at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas Jan. 21 to 24, 2014.
Each year, the manufacturer’s competition featuers 150 trowel operators testing their ride-on trowel operating skills as they maneuver around an obstacle course. The grand prize is a custom 48-inch CRT 48-35VX ride-on trowel powered by a Vanguard Big Block V-twin engine.
Located at Wacker Neuson’s outdoor booth, the preliminary competitions were held Tuesday through Thursday during the show. The finishers with the top 10 fastest times advanced to the finals held Jan. 23. The top 10 finalists each had one run through the course and that time was added to their preliminary time.
The 2014 winners were David Ray, Molzahn Construction Inc., Worland, Wy. (first place); Greg Geiger, On Demand Concrete Solutions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (second place); and Douglas Garber, B Concrete Inc., Brookville, Ohio (third place).