Finning And Caterpillar's 'Operator Challenge' Goes Global In 2019

Finning UK & Ireland will host the UK heats of the ‘Operator Challenge’ event on the 23rdand 24thMay 2019 at the Caterpillar Customer and Training Centre in Desford, Leicestershire.  Following on from 2018’s event, this year expands the event to include operators from around the world, making the competition fiercer than ever.


The ‘Operator Challenge’ is an international competition that encourages operators to demonstrate their skills and prove their absolute accuracy and versatility. The previous year’s challenge was restricted to European entrants, but the 2019 format of the competition has opened the challenge up to a global field of operators, who are competing to win a place in the World Finals, held at Conexpo-CON/AGG in Las Vegas in March 2020. 

Following the same format as the 2018 “New Range, New Rules” event, Finning will be giving UK operators the chance to test their mettle by taking on a series of challenges against the clock and requires operators to show their skills behind the sticks.

Registrations for the competition are now open and are available to any qualified operator, and the event will take place at Desford on the 23rdMay between 2PM and 7PM, and the 24thMay between 10AM and 3PM. The overall winner of the Global competition will win a two person, “VIP” all-expenses-paid trip to any of Caterpillar’s global facilities that they choose.

Finning will also be bringing a range of the newest additions to the ‘Next-Gen’ range, the Caterpillar Next-Generation Mini Excavators, along to the event, allowing UK customers to see all the technology and performance benefits for themselves. In addition, Finning experts will be on hand to answer any questions about any of the machines or technology solutions that Finning offer.

If you think you have what it takes to beat out the competition and land yourself a spot in the European Grand Finals, register for the event at