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Wacker Neuson Set to Hold Annual Trowel Challenge

Wacker Neuson’s booth at World of Concrete will once again be a show destination for the industry’s fastest finishers.

Wacker Neuson’s booth at World of Concrete will once again be a show destination for the industry’s fastest finishers.

Wacker Neuson's booth at World of Concrete will once again be a show destination for the industry's fastest finishers. The sixth annual Wacker Neuson Trowel Challenge competition will take place during World of Concrete, Jan. 21 to 24, 2014, Las Vegas, Booth #O30145.

The ride-on trowel challenge tests the operator's entire range of speed and accuracy skills as they maneuver around an obstacle course that weaves throughout the 2,400 sq. ft. slab.

Also this year at Wacker Neuson's booth will be an additional slab so attendees not participating in the challenge can have more time to operate Wacker Neuson's line of walk-behind and ride-on trowels.

As safety continues to be a paramount concern for job sites, contractors can see how Wacker Neuson's walk-behind trowels were built with safety in mind, according to the company.

Wacker Neuson's CT walk-behind line offers a design built to provide extra protection from an out of control spinning handle. When the operator lets go of the handle, a gyroscopic safety sensor detects the motion of the handle and stops the engine before the handle reaches a 45-degree rotation. This engages the gearbox brake which will stop the handle rotation within 270 degree rotation.

This system protects the operator from being struck by a runaway handle, according to the manufacturer.