The first round of competitions for this season’s regional excavator operator competitions was kicked off at Mystery Creek at the National Agricultural Fieldays, 13 – 16 June last week. The CCNZ Waikato and Bay of Plenty Branches competed against operators in their regions, with registrations closing early to accommodate the 32 competitors over two days of competition.
Winner: Clayton Daldy (Brian Perry Civil)
2nd Rob Veltmans (Splice Construction)
3rd Mike Bowe (Bowe Brothers)
The Waikato Company Challenge for the two highest scores went to Clayton Daldy and Regan Lammas from Brian Perry Civil.
Bay of Plenty Branch
Winner: Brandon Crowley (Crowley Excavators)
2nd Craig Crowley (Crowley Excavators)
3rd Andy Morris (Higgins Bay of Plenty)
We see the Crowley father and son team were out in force again this year – with the results the reverse from last year with son Brandon pipping Craig this time!
Sincere thanks go to our fantastic national sponsors: CablePrice, Connexis, Z, Humes, Hirepool, First Gas, beforeUdig, and; branch supporters: King Drilling, Winstones, Connell Contractors, Fulton Hogan Waikato, Success Group, Hick Bros, Schick Civil, Brian Perry Civil, and Splice Construction.
You all make these competitions possible each year.
Thanks to Kade Croft from Geotechnics Ltd for permission to share these images.