Trowel Challenge set for February at World of Concrete exhibit
Wacker Neuson will erect an obstacle course on a 1,750-square-foot concrete slab that competitors must navigate effectively and efficiently using a ride-on trowel.
“The intent of the trowel challenge has always been to test the operator’s troweling skills,” Matt Basky, concrete product solution specialist for Wacker Neuson, said. “This year we have reworked the course to slow the speeds down, but emphasize precision finishing skills using an 8-foot mechanical steer ride-on trowel.”
The competition usually draws hundreds of competitors and thousands of onlookers. The qualifying rounds will be held at Wacker Neuson's exhibit booth during the exhibit's opening days, with a final round for the top 10 contenders on Feb. 4.
The official ride-on vehicle is a CRT 48. It features a torsion assist steering system, rigid frame, ergonomic twin level controls, and the highest blade speeds in its class. The challenge winner will win a customized version of the CRT 48 complete with a special Vanguard BIG BLOCK V-twin engine.
The World of Concrete is an international showcase of innovation and information for the concrete and masonry industries. The 2016 event will run from Feb. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.