Cat's challenge to operators
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
AccuGrade machine control technology is one of Caterpillar's latest developments
In November, for the 11th consecutive year, Caterpillar's Demonstration and Learning Centre in Malaga, Spain, will again become the stage for the Caterpillar Operator Challenge.
"Throughout the years this competition has followed the same successful concept: the competitor skills will be tested and scored in different machines, ranging from large to mini size-class equipment and the one with the best total score is the winner. This year, we will have nine challenging tests carried out with the latest Caterpillar equipment. Many of the tests will also be completely new, so it will be interesting to see what kind of results we'll see.
I'm sure we will again have an exciting competition between the greatest operators", says Malcolm High, event manager at Caterpillar's Malaga Demonstration and Learning Centre.
The Caterpillar Operator Challenge, from 2-7 November, is said to be the world's only international competition bringing together construction equipment operators from very different backgrounds and specialties into a standardised contest that measures operator skills.
"The Caterpillar Operator Challenge focuses on productivity, accuracy and safety through tests run with new machines. This gives the participants the opportunity not only to experience the latest equipment and technology, such as the AccuGrade machine control and guidance system, but also to learn about efficient, safe operating that they can implement in their daily work," Malcolm High adds.