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Hi-Way Equipment Holds Two Case Triple Threat Rodeos

Wed July 13, 2011 - West Edition
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Clay Griffith of Southland Contractors, Fort Worth, Texas, maneuvers the course with a Case SV300 skid steer without losing any soccer balls, while trying to drop them in assigned containers.
Clay Griffith of Southland Contractors, Fort Worth, Texas, maneuvers the course with a Case SV300 skid steer without losing any soccer balls, while trying to drop them in assigned containers.
Clay Griffith of Southland Contractors, Fort Worth, Texas, maneuvers the course with a Case SV300 skid steer without losing any soccer balls, while trying to drop them in assigned containers. James Mora of JCM Contractors Inc., Irving, Texas, makes it look easy, placing the PVC pipe in the receptacle with a Case 721F loader. Using a Case 580 Super N loader/backhoe to drag a soccer ball balanced on a pipe over gravel and not knocking the tennis ball off the containment area seems difficult, but Kenny Thorsen of Thorsen Backhoe Services, Gary, Texas, makes it look like child Dennis Jordan (L), an independent contractor from Sanger, Texas, receives his first place prize from Hi-Way Equipment’s Euless General Manager Bev Knapp after posting a score of 457. Thomas Avalos Jr. of Bayou City Rail/TA Contractors in Houston, Texas, accepts his first place certificate from Hi-Way Equipment’s Jason Olenik, as Darren Albus (L) of Case and Steve Green of Hi-Way Equipment look on.

Hi-Way Equipment held Case Triple Threat Rodeo events — one each at its facilities in Euless and North Houston, Texas, on May 14 and May 21 respectively.

Across the United States and Canada, Case dealerships are hosting local Triple Threat Rodeo from April through October 2011. One winner from each local rodeo and five wildcard competitors will advance to the North American Championship Event to be held at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas in January 2012.

A champion will be crowned at the show and will receive a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500HD pickup truck and a 2011 Case Construction TR270 compact track loader as First prize. The second place winner will receive a CNH Capital Card with a$5,000.00 value and third place will receive a CNH Capital Card worth $2,500.00.

The winning competitor at each local even earned a trip for two to the North American Triple Rodeo Championship in Las Vegas, $500.00 and a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle. Local second and third place finishers received $250.00 and $100.00, respectively; a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle and a chance to become one of five Wildcard entries.

Case’s Triple Threat Rodeo events consist of three events using the Case N Series loader/backhoe, the F Series wheel loader and the Alpha Series skid steer loader:

• Backhoe Bronc Buster —the N Series backhoe was used in a series of obstacles including the use of soccer and tennis balls.

• Wheel Loader Roundup — contestants used the F Series wheel loader to pick up various transport bars off their bases and carry and place them on three different receptacles without dropping them.

• Skid Steer Showdown — a bar was attached to the bucket with two upright holders. The contestant had to carry two soccer balls on the holders and one floating soccer ball in the bucket while maneuvering around cones and through F-assemblies to the final destination and then attempt to tilt the bucket and drop the balls into two receptacles.

Dennis Jordan, an independent contractor in Sanger, Texas, was the first place winner at the Euless, Texas, event with an overall score of 457.

Thomas Avalos Jr. of Bayou City Rail/TA Contractors in Houston, Texas, was the first place winner at the Houston event with an overall score of 272.

More than 200 customers and their families attended the two events. Youngsters were treated to face painting, bowling, an inflatable bouncing house and balloon animals. A barbecue and hotdog lunch was served and there was fun for all.

In a community support effort, the local Habitat for Humanity chapters received $500 each plus additional donations.