(L-R): Bale’s Glen Gish is joined by Case Construction Equipment’s Ion Warner, Sheri Talley and Don Miller of Bales and Case Construction Equipment’s Curtis Goettel to keep things running smoothly at the rodeo.
Bale Equipment Solutions, Case Construction Equipment’s newest dealer serving central Kentucky and southern Indiana, made a big splash at the ICUEE trade show by holding a Case Triple Threat Rodeo Oct. 4 to 6.
While the event helped introduce Bale Equipment Solutions as a local Case dealer, the rodeo also proved to be a big draw for Case Equipment Company. Along with many local contractors, equipment operators from around the country stopped by to compete in the event.
Case’s Triple Threat Rodeo consists of three events, which use the Case N Series loader/backhoe, the F Series wheel loader and the Alpha Series skid steer:
• Backhoe Bronc Buster — the backhoe is used in a series of obstacles, which includes the use of soccer and tennis balls.
• Wheel Loader Roundup — contestants use a wheel loader to pick up various transport bars off their bases and carry/move to other areas across the event space.
• Skid Steer Showdown — a bar is attached to the bucket and the contestant must carry two soccer balls (and one floating soccer ball inside of bucket) while maneuvering around cones and through F-assemblies to the final destination, without dropping the soccer balls.
The winner for the Bale Equipment Solutions’ event was Rick Greeno of Kenosha, Wis.
Case Dealers from around the United States and Canada have been holding Case Triple Threat Rodeo competitions in search of the most highly skilled equipment operators to compete in the North American Championship. The Championship is scheduled to be held at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas in January 2012.
Winning competitors from each local event are awarded a trip for two to Las Vegas, $500 and a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle.
At each Case Triple Threat Rodeo event, money also is being raised for Habitat for Humanity. Bale Equipment Solutions event raised $500 to contribute to the charity.
Bale Equipment Solutions, established in 2004 as Bale Equipment Rentals & Sales, is a full-line construction equipment dealership providing new and used construction and heavy equipment sales, rentals, parts and service in the Louisville, Ky., metropolitan area and surrounding counties.