Nine to contest Caterpillar’s Global Operator Challenge at ConExpo

Caterpillar operartor and machines Matt Ferris from the US is one of the nine finalists

Nine operators from around the world will compete in Caterpillar’s Global Operator Challenge during ConExpo in Las Vegas, US.

Around 5,500 operators entered the competition and the finals will determine the world’s best equipment operator through various challenges showcasing the ability to operate Cat equipment safely and efficiently.

The operators competing for the tile are from around the world – with three each from Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific. The three challenges and the machines involved will not be revealed to the finalists until just two days before the event.

“This competition started with thousands of operators from different industries registering for the challenge,” said Jessica Nunley, global marketing manager for Caterpillar.

“After narrowing down the contestants to just 5,500 participants in the first round hosted by Cat dealers around the world, 84 semi-finalists advanced to our regional competitions held at Caterpillar sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. We are excited to challenge the skills of the nine finalists left standing and crowning this year’s Global Operator Challenge Champion.”

To advance to the final round of competition, these finalists have executed a range of tasks using a variety of Cat equipment technology. Competitions have included digging trenches to targeted depths, hitting target material loads, and hauling or maneuvering the equipment through a variety of obstacles. The final round will be the ultimate test of their precision, as scoring is based on the operator’s skills, efficiency, and competence in using integrated technology to enhance the machine’s performance.

The final will take place at Caterpillar’s outdoor Festival Grounds exhibit F4455,on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. It will be broadcast live.  The winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to one Caterpillar location worldwide.


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