Register for the Operator Challenge

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Compete in the local Ziegler Operator Challenge at one of our five event locations. Operators will be put to the test in a range of machines and tasks. Each challenge is scored based on speed, accuracy and operating best practice. Penalties are also imposed for errors.

Thursday, August 1 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lieber Construction Dirt Borrow

4825 Frelon Drive
Sioux City, IA 51108

Tuesday, August 6 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ziegler CAT

1500 Ziegler Dr NW
Altoona, IA 50009

Thursday, August 8 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Schumacher Excavating – Sand Pit

43703 165th Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992

Tuesday, August 13 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Canterbury Park

1100 Canterbury Access Road
Shakopee, MN 55379

Thursday, August 15 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Central Lake College, West Campus

10004 255th Ave
Staples, MN 56479

The top champion from our challenge will win an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the Regional Caterpillar Operator Challenge in Clayton, North Carolina on October 21 – 23, 2019 for a chance to compete at the Global Cat Operator Challenge in 2020 at ConExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Operators will need to run a 299D2 Compact Track Loader through an obstacle course. The operator will need to pick up a bar in the bucket and navigate through the course, while avoiding obstacles. Penalties will be assessed for knocking over cone markers, hitting obstacles or dropping the bar from the bucket during the course.


Operators will be maneuvering a 310/308 Mini Hydraulic Excavator to reach different heights and depths, while hooking items to be properly placed. Operators will be judged on time, safety, and technique. Penalties will be assessed for incorrectly placing items, hitting obstacles, or dropping items.

New Next Gen Machines

Demo the Difference

With the release of the all-new, first ever electric drive, Cat® D6 dozer and the new Next Generation Excavators, you can come and experience the difference for yourself at our upcoming demonstration events.

Our events will include live demos and stick-time, special machine pricing, food and beverages, in-cab technology, and the new Cat UTV showcase.



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