Cat announces next Global Operator Challenge

By Paige HaeffeleFebruary 17, 2022

Caterpillar is inviting machine operators around the globe to compete in the 2022/2023 Global Operator Challenge.

“Whether their expertise lies in digging a trench, moving aggregates, or managing demolition, our Global Operator Challenge will be demanding for even the most experienced operators,” said Tony Fassino, the group president of Caterpillar.

The 3-Round contest, which identifies the world’s best machine operator, will incorporate a wider range of construction machines, take place in nearly 40 countries

The first round of the international competition will be hosted by individual Cat dealers starting in March and running through September 2022. In order to qualify for the next round, operators must excel on a broad assortment of equipment.

The operators who qualify in the local dealer events will then move onto regional semi-final competitions in October 2022. Nine finalists from the regional semifinals will move on to participate in the global finals competition in March of 2023 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas. 

The 2019/2020 Global Operator Challenge champion, Jaus Neigum, 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.”

Scoring is based on the operator’s skills and efficiency, as well as his or her ability to use Caterpillar machines.

The winner of the competion will win an all-expense-paid trip to any Caterpillar facility worldwide. 

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