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Gregory Poole Equipment Company Hosts Operator Challenge

Thu June 09, 2022 - Southeast Edition #12
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Gregory Poole Equipment Company and the other Caterpillar dealers in the country are on a quest to find the best — the best equipment operator in the world.

The local winner, Ben Sandy with Sandy's Hauling & Backhoe Service Inc. in Roseboro, N.C., showed off his agility, speed and accuracy in a series of skills-based tests. With a time of 9:32, Sandy will move on to the regional finals and from there to the Global Operator Challenge finals at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas, where Caterpillar will crown one operator world champion.

Sandy also won in 2019, when he participated Gregory Poole's first ever Global Operator Challenge. CEG

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In the “Mini Master” segment of the operator challenge, the contestant navigates the course and moves tires using a grapple mounted on a Cat 304 excavator.
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(L-R) are Phillip Walton, Mike Dawson and Leonard Lupton, all of Balfour Beatty, and Brad Rinderer of Gregory Poole.
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A contestant was navigating the “Precision Tracktor” segment in a Cat D3 dozer.
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Contestant Trish Harrell of Martin Marietta’s Fountain Quarry in Farmville, N.C., and Bryant Balentine of Gregory Poole.
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Brian Metcalf (L) of Gregory Poole and James Collopy of Providence Construction in Clayton, N.C.
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This portion of the “Stay on Track” segment required the use of a Cat 259D3 compact track loader.
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In “the Big Dig” the contestant had to dig a 25-ft.-long ditch while maintaining a 4-ft. depth within a tolerance of 2/10ths of an inch. The Cat 323 excavator was equipped with Cat Grade Control that helps operators reach grade faster.
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Gregory Poole Equipment Company and the other Caterpillar dealers in the country are on a quest to find the best — the best equipment operator in the world.
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Big winner Ben Sandy will move on to the regional finals and from there to the Global Operator Challenge finals at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2023.
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