Wacker Neuson this week announced its World of Concrete booth will feature the third annual Trowel Challenge competition. Concrete finishers can participate in the challenge Jan. 18-21, 2011, in Las Vegas. The grand prize, a customized Wacker Neuson CRT 48-35VX ride-on trowel powered by a special Vanguard BIG BLOCK V-twin engine, will be awarded to the fastest finisher.
Held in Wacker Neuson’s outdoor exhibit, (#O30247, silver lot) the ride-on challenge tests the operator’s entire range of skills as the participant maneuvers around an obstacle course that weaves throughout a 2,400-square-foot slab. The 2010 winner, Lee Hadenfeldt, H&H Concrete and Construction, Doniphan, Neb., finished with a two-run combined winning time of 68:16.
Preliminary trowel challenge competitions will be held at the World of Concrete during show hours on Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 18-20. The top 10 times from the preliminaries will advance to the finals Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m., to compete for the grand prize. All registered World of Concrete contractor attendees are eligible to compete on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 2011 ride-on concrete trowel grand prize was donated as a joint venture between Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power and Wacker Neuson. Contractors in select U.S. cities can see this special edition trowel as it follows a tour route to World on Concrete. The ride-on trowel will be on display at dealer open houses until it reaches Las Vegas in January.
Wacker Neuson will offer free exhibits-only admission information to World of Concrete during the dealer events. Additionally, one contractor per event will be registered as a semifinalist to win a free WOC package including airfare and hotel stay in Las Vegas during the show.
For more about the Wacker Neuson Trowel Challenge, visit www.trowelchallenge.com.
Wacker Neuson is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis.