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Third-generation heavy machinery operator Jack Divall from Goulburn has proven he is the best equipment operator in NSW following an outstanding show of skill at the WesTrac-hosted Caterpillar® Global Operator Challenge on Thursday 8 September 2022.
Working in his family’s business, Divall’s Earthmoving and Bulk Haulage, Jack took on 11 other finalists from across the State in a series of unique challenges and has won the right to represent NSW at the Asia Pacific Final in Japan next month. He will be joined in Japan by West Australian operator Jake Myers from MLG Oz, who took out the WesTrac-hosted WA final last week, as well as winners from other states and around the APAC region.
The winner of the Japan event will head to Las Vegas next year to vie for the title of best in the world at the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge final at CONEXPO 2023.
Involving three different challenges, each with a different Cat® machine, competitors showcased skills ranging from precision digging and loading to playing mini golf in an excavator.
WesTrac Heavy Construction Business Manager Jeff Dix said the Global Operator Challenge was launched by Caterpillar in 2019 to recognise and celebrate the skills required to perform tasks safely, efficiently, productively and precisely.
“This is the first year that any Australian Cat dealer including WesTrac has hosted the event,” Mr Dix said.
“We’ve seen that there are some highly skilled operators across the State and they’ve been able to put their talents on show today. All operators have shown outstanding operator skills, which made it hard for the judges to select an outright winner, but Jack proved he has what it takes.
“We wish him every success as he heads to Japan next month and we hope we’ll see him on the world stage in Las Vegas next year.”
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