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Hills Machinery Hosts Triple Threat Rodeo in Columbia

Fri July 08, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Hills Machinery keeps a wide variety of Case’s top selling machines on hand for its customers and prospects to look over.  Here Mike (L) and Matt Miller of Miller Construction, Anderson, S.C., check out the Case CX 50B excavator.
Hills Machinery keeps a wide variety of Case’s top selling machines on hand for its customers and prospects to look over. Here Mike (L) and Matt Miller of Miller Construction, Anderson, S.C., check out the Case CX 50B excavator.
Hills Machinery keeps a wide variety of Case’s top selling machines on hand for its customers and prospects to look over.  Here Mike (L) and Matt Miller of Miller Construction, Anderson, S.C., check out the Case CX 50B excavator. Adam Hills (R) goes over skid steer loader competition rules with George Thomas of Thomas Construction, Sumter, S.C. Contestants had to maneuver the Case 921F loader through the Wheel Loader Roundup course and place the PVC pipe in the rack. This contractor from Columbia did not have any trouble driving the Case SV185 skid steer loader through the obstacle course. Woody Ferrell of Case Compaction Products stands with the Case SV208.  It’s a 66-in. (168 cm) smooth drum roller with a 99 hp. (73.8 kW) engine and hydrostatic drive. Jeffery Sanders of Sanders Concrete in Columbia uses the Case 580 Super N machine during The Backhoe Bronc Buster challenge. Jim Hills (L) welcomes Tom Ress of AL-Lo Enterprises, Lexington, S.C.  Ress has been running Case machines for quite a while and came to the event to test his skills. Matt Miller of Miller Construction, Anderson, S.C., moved the bucket well and scored a good time during the backhoe competition. Chris Owens of Owens Construction, Lexington, S.C., went through the Skid Steer Showdown in 99 seconds.  Owens said that the Case SV 185 hydraulic system provided a good feel and it made the machine easy to maneuver.

Hills Machinery held a Case Triple Threat Rodeo event May 20 in Columbia, S.C.

Across the United States and Canada, Case dealerships are hosting local Triple Threat Rodeos from April to 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. There, a champion will be crowned. First prize will be a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500HD pickup truck and a 2011 Case Construction TR270 compact track loader. Second and third place winners will receive a $5,000 and $2,500 CNH Capital Card, respectively.

The winning competitor at each local event will earn a trip for two to the North American Triple Threat Rodeo Championship in Las Vegas, $500 and commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle. Local second and third place finishers receive $250 and $100, respectively; a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle and a chance to become one of five Wildcard entries.

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.

Approximately 150 guests attended the event and 30 contestants participated in the Triple Threat Rodeo.

The top three finishers were:

First: Chris Owens, Palmetto Site Prep LLC, Orangeburg, S.C. Score: 448

Second: Michael Miller, Miller’s Construction Company, Anderson, S.C. Score: 489

Third: John Garrick, Palmetto Site Prep LLC, Orangeburg, S.C. Score: 553

Local Habitat for Humanity chapters receive a donation from each Case Triple Threat Rodeo event. The Columbia, S.C., Habitat for Humanity chapter received approximately $1,500 from Hills Machinery’s Triple Threat Rodeo.

During the event, Hills Machinery served hotdogs and hamburgers and distributed a host of door prizes, including caps, golf balls, golf club drivers and Wild Bee Honey.

For more information, visit www.caserodeoseries.com/.