Wacker Neuson Corp. will hold its second annual concrete trowel challenge during World of Concrete 2010, giving away a customized Wacker Neuson ride-on trowel powered by Vanguard as the top prize.
Held in Wacker Neuson’s outdoor exhibit, the ride-on trowel challenge tests the operator’s entire range of skills as the participant maneuvers around an obstacle course that weaves throughout a 2,000-square-foot concrete slab. The 2009 trowel challenge winner, John Dekryger of Dekryger Concrete, Fremont, Mich., finished the course in less than 30 seconds.
To further test the operator’s skills in 2010, the judges have added a few more course obstacles and an impact penalty meter to reward operator finesse. All registered World of Concrete attendees are eligible to compete on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Preliminary trowel challenge competitions will be held at World of Concrete during show hours Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 2-4. The top 10 times will advance to the finals on Thursday at 4 p.m. and compete for the grand prize.
The grand prize has been donated by a joint venture between Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power and Wacker Neuson.
Contractors is select U.S. cities will be able to see the special edition ride-on trowel in person as it follows a tour route to the World of Concrete. The trowel will be on display at jobsites and during Wacker Neuson dealer events from November 2009 until it reaches its final destination at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Wacker Neuson will hand out free exhibits-only admission certificates to World of Concrete at every dealer event, and one contractor per event will be registered as a semifinalist for a free airfare and hotel stay trip package to World of Concrete. The trip package winner will be drawn Jan. 8, 2010.
Contractors can follow the special edition ride-on trowel’s journey by visiting TrowelMaster on Twitter and see photos and get more information from www.trowelchallenge.com or http://tc2010blog.wackerenews.com.
The 2010 Wacker Neuson challenge will be held at the company’s outdoor booth #O303239 in the Silver Lot next to the beer tent.