Wacker Neuson’s ride-on TROWEL CHALLENGETM competition draws big crowds at World of Concrete
Better Roads Staff | February 24, 2010
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin – The final results are in for the 2010 Wacker Neuson ride-on TROWEL CHALLENGETM competition held at World of Concrete, Las Vegas. Lee Hadenfeldt, from H & H Concrete and Construction, Doniphan, NE came in with the winning time and won Wacker Neuson’s customized CRT 48-35VX ride-on trowel powered by a special VanguardTM BIG BLOCKTM V-twin engine.
Held in Wacker Neuson’s outdoor exhibit at World of Concrete, the challenge tested the participants’ entire range of skills as they maneuvered around an obstacle course on the 2,000 square foot slab. Preliminary competitions were held Tuesday through Thursday during the show. The contestants with the top 10 times from the preliminaries advanced to the finals held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4. The top 10 finalist each had one run through the course and that time was added to the preliminary time.
Hadenfeldt’s combined winning time was 68:16. Runner up, Ricky Ruiz, Slater & Son Concrete, Sacramento, CA, was mere 0:03 seconds behind with a total time of 68:19.
Wacker Neuson’s 2010 Ride-on TROWEL CHALLENGE competition started as a three month, cross-country road show that covered nearly 15,000 miles, dozens of dealer events and contractor job site visits. Hundreds of World of Concrete spectators watched the challenge throughout the three days and toured Wacker Neuson’s exhibit that showcased a complete line of concrete and construction products.
Lee Hadenfeldt will be able to defend his title at the 2011 World of Concrete Wacker Neuson Ride-on TROWEL CHALLENGE contest.
For more information about the complete TROWEL CHALLENGE tour, the 2010 World of Concrete competition results and future information on the 2011 challenge, please visit www.trowelchallenge.com.