Operators Saddle Up For 2011 Case Rodeo

Case operators and customers from across Europe are honing their skills at the controls, in preparation for the return of the Case Rodeo operator competition. Following an inaugural European championship last year, Case is extending this year’s Rodeo tour, to include local heats in a number of European countries throughout the summer.

Competitors will be expected to show off their skills in a range of machines, from skid steers and backhoe loaders to larger hydraulic excavators and wheeled loaders. In each case the operators will have to demonstrate technical skill, safe working practice and productive capability.
The heats will allow dealers and customers to take a closer look at the latest Case Construction Equipment machines that have been launched at Samoter and Conexpo this year. This will include the Construction King T Series tractor loader backhoes, C Series crawler excavators, the latest skid steer and compact tracked loaders and the new F Series wheeled loaders.
The competition kicked off Germany in May, with dealer EBB Baumaschinen welcoming more than 500 guests to its facilities in Erfurt. On a warm, sunny day, there were 30 participants for the Rodeo, each given a variety of challenges using compact wheeled loaders and mobile excavators. Many customers also took the chance to try the latest Case equipment, discussing their individual requirements with product specialists.
Spanish, Italian, Scandinavian, Polish and UK operators will get a chance to try their hand through the Summer. Finnish operators will get their own Rodeo event in September. The final heats will take place in September, before the grand final at the Case Customer Centre Paris in October.
Operators wanting to try their hand at the controls should dust off their Stetsons and contact their Case Construction Equipment dealer as soon as possible. There is also a dedicated website, at www.caserodeo.com where participants can register their interest and follow the progress of competitors in other countries.

The Case Rodeo is an increasingly popular event with operators, customers and dealers throughout Europe. By broadening the number of heats and the range of locations, Case aims to raise the level of competition even higher. With the added opportunity to see and try all of the latest equipment in one location, this year’s Case Rodeo is a must-see event for customers across Europe.
Source: Press Release New Holland Construction