William Bennett of Burleson, Texas, is one of 32 semi-finalists who will compete at the New Holland Construction North American Skid Steer Championship event on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the 2011 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Ky. Bennett, who works for Pave Masters Inc. in Burleson, will face off against the most talented compact equipment operators in North America in a series of skill-testing challenges using a New Holland Construction skid steer loader – a fast-moving and versatile machine found on almost every construction, landscaping and agriculture project.
From a field of more than 2,000 participants who competed in New Holland Construction Super Boom Road Show events across the United States and Canada this year, Bennett and the other semi-finalists will be vying for the title of North American Skid Steer Champion and the grand prize of a new, fully loaded New Holland Construction 200 Series skid steer loader – valued at US$35,000 – for their sponsoring company, plus US$5,000 and New Holland Construction gear for the winner. Bennett’s fans can follow his progress during the championship competition on Oct. 27 on Twitter at twitter.com/newhollandce.
The North American Skid Steer Championship event completes the year-long celebration of the launch of the New Holland Construction 200 Series skid steer loaders.
“The New Holland Construction North American Skid Steer Championship competition demonstrates the advantages of our new 200 Series skid steers. This includes outstanding control, easy attachment changes, precise maneuverability, superior visibility and best-in-class dump height and reach,” said Dave December New Holland Construction marketing manager.
Bennett won the local Super Boom Road Show competition on May 20, 2011, at Landmark Equipment, a New Holland Construction dealership located in Irving, Texas, with the winning time of 00:56:60.
Bennett has operated equipment like skid steer loaders for 28 years. The thing he likes most about his job is that every job he handles is different.
“New Holland Construction skid steer operators like Bennett are pros,” December said. “They do everything from material handling and landscaping to grading, plowing and digging. The New Holland Construction North American Skid Steer Championship event gives Bennett and his fellow semi-finalists a chance to operate the newest New Holland Construction equipment and put their skills to the test on a national stage.”