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Ring Power Cat® Operator Challenge Puts Operators to the Test

 Equipment operators from across Ring Power’s North & Central Florida territory competed in regional events at Ring Power’s St. Augustine branch on Wednesday, April 27, and Ring Power’s Riverview branch on Wednesday, May 4. 

A total of 66 operators from 44 companies competed during the two events. 

Operators were scored on safety, speed, accuracy, and operating best practices on three different challenges. They were encouraged to use the latest Cat Payload and Grade technologies featured on the equipment to assist them in hitting the targets faster and more accurately. 

Challenges included: 

Load Me Up 
Operating a Cat 972M Wheel Loader, operators were challenged to load 19 tons of dirt into a Cat 725 Articulated Truck, without going over…or under. 

The Big Dig 
Using a Cat 330 Excavator, operators were tested on speed, productivity, and accuracy, while digging a trench 1 bucket wide x 4’ deep x 25’ long. 

Stay on Track 
While maneuvering a Cat 279D2 through an obstacle course full of “ups” and “downs”, Operators completed a series of skills tests while also battling the clock. 

The Grand Prize Winner was determined by calculating the contestants’ scores for all three challenges. 

The Operator with the best score was named the winner and was awarded $500 and a Cat cooler. 

Name: Trey Reynolds 
Company: SiteWorks of Southwest Florida, Inc. (Myakka City, Fla.) and Reynolds Heavy Hauling (Sarasota, Fla.) 

Name: Matthew Doleski 
Company: MD Constructors, LLC (Odessa, Fla.)

Name: Jason Henderson 
Company: Infrastructure Site Development (Geneva, Fla.) 

The local event champion, Trey Reynolds will advance to the North American Regional Finals in Clayton, North Carolina, October 17-19, 2022. 

The Regional champions will then advance to compete against operators from around the world, 23 countries, at the Cat Global Finals at ConExpo, Las Vegas, NV in 2023! 

See more Operator standings and more at 

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