2022 CAT GLOBAL OPERATOR CHALLENGE

SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS

The Cat Global Operator Challenge is back! Once again we're on a quest to find the best equipment operator in the world. Come compete in a local challenge at Empire in Eloy, Arizona for a chance to win a trip to the Regionals in North Carolina in October 2022.

    Empire Operator Challenge

   
September 15-17, 2022
    6am – 12pm (1-hour time slots)

    3501 W. Houser Rd. Eloy, AZ 85131

    EVENT HAS ENDED

 

FINAL RESULTS

Thank you to all our competitors and congrats to our overall winner Matt Ferris!

Updated Saturday, September 17, 2022

      • Chad Randall 17:40
      • Tanner Smith 17:47
      • Cory Skogen 18:12
      • Shane Pollard 19:25
      • Collin Primm 20:05
      • Tony Lowrey 20:12
      • Dawson Buckley 20:19
      • Lincoln Johansen 21:27
      • Matt Ferris Jr 22:15
      • John Cason 22:21
         

    COMPETE IN ALL 4 CHALLENGES

    Operators must compete in four different machine challenges. Each challenge is scored based on speed, accuracy and operating best practice. Penalties will be imposed for errors. The operator who achieves the best overall score will be crowned the local Empire winner.

    THE BIG DIG

    EXCAVATOR

    "The Big Dig"
    Dig a trench to grade using 2D technology with a medium excavator

    THE LOAD & GO

    WHEEL LOADER

    "Load & Go"
    Load, dump & return to hit payload/pass count with a wheel loader

    PRECISION TRACKTOR

    DOZER

    "Precision Track"
    Maneuver a dozer through a pre-set course

    STAY ON TRACK

    COMPACT TRACK LOADER

    "Stay on Track"
    Showcase balance & material control skills in a compact track loader

    MEET THE JUDGES

    The Empire event will be judged by our team of Certified Operator Trainers. Each trainer is a Cat Certified Dealer Instructor (CDI) and has extensive experience in all facets of machine operation.

    At Empire, we believe in Safety First. Trainers will work one-on-one with each competitor to complete a safety briefing, gain familiarity with the machine controls, and understand the challenge rules. This will ensure each participant has fun, stays safe and receives their best possible score.

    Operator Challenge Judges
    2022 CAT OPERATOR CHALLENGE

    HOW IT WORKS

     

    COMPETE:
    Come show off your skills! Results will be posted daily, and the competitor with the best overall score will be announced the local Empire winner on September 17, 2022, by 3pm.

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    REGIONALS:
    The Empire winner will win a trip to compete in the North American Regional Finals in Clayton, NC on October 19-21, 2022.

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    CHAMPIONSHIP:
    Regional winners will advance to compete against operators from around the world at the Global Finals at CONEXPO in Las Vegas in March 2023. There Caterpillar will crown one World Champion. 

    CONTACT US

    Did you miss out on this year's event but want to learn more about Operator Training? Reach out to our team to learn more.

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