Are you up for the challenge?

Wednesday, July 20 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Meadow Event Park | 13191 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA 23047

Think you have what it takes behind the controls? Sign up for our Operator Challenge and show off your agility, speed, and accuracy in a series of skills-based tests. There is no cost to compete. Our overall winner will receive the $1,000 cash prize and advance to the Eastern Regional Finals in Clayton, NC on October 17-19 to compete for best operator in the United States. Win there and you’ll be on your way to the Global Operator Challenge finals at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas, where Caterpillar® will crown one operator world champion.

What’s in it for you?

  • All operators who compete will receive a free exclusive Carter Con 2022 Operator t-shirt
  • Free 27QT Cat® Cooler for each individual challenge winner
  • Our overall winner will receive the $1,000 prize
  • Expenses paid to the Eastern Regional Finals in Clayton, NC
  • Bragging rights as best Operator in our territory

* Your company must have an operator participate in the Operator Challenge to be eligible to win.

2019 Operator Challenge Highlights


Flex your operator skills in a series of challenges that will test your agility, speed, and accuracy on a Medium Wheel Loader, Compact Track Loader, and Medium Excavator. Do you have what it takes? Fill out our simple form to start the process. When we receive your submission, we’ll send you a follow up email with next steps.

The big dig

objective // Dig a trench to grade using 2D technology 

the load & go

objective // Load, dump & return to hit payload/pass count

stay on track

objective // Showcase balance & material control skills

Your Success is Our Mission

***Operator must submit an entry application with Carter Machinery. Operator must be 21 years of age or older and legally able to travel to competition locations. Operator will be selected and nominated by Carter Machinery for participation in the Eastern Regional Finals, pursuant to the local Challenge to evaluate operator skill.

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