Operator Challenge 2019

Gregory Poole Operator Challenge | August 27-29, 2019

Competition was stiff, but we have a winner!

Thank you and congratulations to all the operators who competed.  You really showed us how work gets done! Prizes will be delivered next week.

The winner of this local event will make their way back to Clayton, NC for the North American Eastern Regional Finals October 23-25. The regional winner will represent all of North America at the Global Operator Challenge at ConExpo 2020 in Las Vegas!

Overall Top 3

1 Ben Sandy of Sandy’s Hauling and Backhoe Service Inc – Total Time 11:42
2 Wayne Bryant of Bryant Grading, Inc.  – Total Time 11:48
3 Josh Blanton of Roadbuilders Inc. – Total Time 12:09

Compact Track Loader Top 3

1 Ben Sandy of Sandy’s Hauling and Backhoe Service Inc 03:17
2 Josh Blanton of Roadbuilders Inc. 03:23
3 Wayne Bryant of Bryant Grading, Inc. 03:26

Dozer Top 3

1 Frankie Stanley of JP Russ & Son Inc 02:58
2 Ben Sandy of Sandy’s Hauling and Backhoe Service Inc 02:59
3 Wayne Bryant of Bryant Grading, Inc. 03:04

Wheel Loader Top 3

1 Wayne Bryant of Bryant Grading, Inc. 03:11
2 Frankie Stanley of JP Russ & Son Inc 03:28
3 Josh Blanton of Roadbuilders Inc. 03:37

Excavator Top 3

1 Ben Sandy of Sandy’s Hauling and Backhoe Service Inc 01:34
2 Frankie Stanley of JP Russ & Son Inc 01:53
3 Josh Blanton of Roadbuilders Inc. 01:57
3 Travis Felts of FMC GRADING INC 01:57

Check out All the Operator Rankings!

Individual Challenges             Overall Leaders

Challenge Events

  • Excavator Trenching with Cat 2D Grade
  • Medium Wheel Loader Load & Carry with Cat Production Measurement
  • Skid Steer/CTL Operating Techniques
  • Track-Type Tractor Obstacle Course