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Mon November 06, 2017 - National Edition
The threat of severe thunderstorms didn't put a damper on the 34th International Lineman's Rodeo, which broke attendance records on Oct. 14, 2017, in Bonner Springs, Kan. This year, more than 1,000 of the best linemen from around the world competed in team events and individual journeyman and apprentice events, demonstrating the extreme skills necessary to safely complete their jobs.
Linemen competed in pole climbing, hurtman rescue and multiple mystery events, which this year included a rope tying event. Terex and Utility One Source (UOS) sponsored the Apprentice Hurtman Rescue Competition by providing four Hi-Ranger TC55 aerial devices and one Hi-Ranger TL55 aerial device. The purpose of the Hurtman Rescue is to demonstrate speed while safely lowering an injured worker (represented by a mannequin) who is unconscious at the top of the pole.
“We wish to congratulate Kaleb Chapman of Jackson Electric Membership Corp., Atlanta, Ga., who was the fastest apprentice with a time of 00:43:33 and zero deductions,” said Paul Beck, Terex utilities strategic account manager. Chapman beat the next fastest time by four seconds. Full results can be found at www.linemansrodeokc.com. Click on the Results tab.
In addition to the aerial devices used in the Hurtman Rescue Competition, Terex also displayed a Commander C4047 digger derrick in the Terex/U1S Customer Relations Booth.
“The full pressure, hydraulic Commander 4047 Digger Derrick is one of our most popular digger derricks, with 47.4 ft. sheave height in the turret Mount [TM] Winch configuration and 46.8 ft. in the Boom Tip [PG] Winch configuration. Both configurations provide 17-26 ft. of digging radius,” said Beck.
“Terex supports the International Lineman's Rodeo because it reinforces the importance of training, for developing qualified, skilled workers. Properly trained personnel and properly maintained equipment contribute to safe, and likewise, productive work performance. Every person in the operations chain plays a critical role in achieving that goal. From stocking the right tools, to thorough inspections and maintenance, to selecting the right equipment for your fleet, each is equally important,” said Ted Barron, vertical market product manager.
“This is a great event to be a part of. We're proud to support this family-friendly outing that provides a demonstration of what our linemen do on a daily basis to keep our world working,” said Mike Pulos, UOS Lineman's Rodeo coordinator.
For more information, visit www.Terex.com.