When

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Where

Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter 
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, GA 31069
 

 
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Contact

Becky Kinsey 
APWA Georgia Chapter 
404-375-6209 
bkinsey@georgia811.com 
 

2018 Inaugural APWA Georgia Chapter Equipment ROADEO 

Please join us for our Inaugural APWA Georgia Chapter Equipment ROADEO!

Held at the Mid-Winter Equipment Show - Perry, Ga - February 13, 2018 

If you are one of the best operators within your agency and you have the skills to compete among the best equipment operators throughout Georgia, then you need to come to the Mid-Winter equipment show in Perry, GA and be part of making history in the:

Inaugural Georgia Chapter APWA Equipment ROADEO 

All Competitors, Judges and Volunteers will receive a complementary commemorative tee shirt.

The top two competitors will move on to compete in the National ROADEO during the 2018 PWX in Kansas City, August 26-29, 2018

(Competition is not open to supervisors and managers)

Competition will include (2) backhoe events for each participant:
  Tennis Ball Challenge (See rules below)
   Pipe Lift Pin challenge (See rules below)

All Competitors, Judges and Volunteers MUST complete and submit an event registration form online by the deadline of January 31, 2018. (Click below to register)

Competition starts at 8AM.

All Competitors, Judges and Volunteers are asked to be at the ROADEO event area by 7:30AM

Competitors will be required to sign a release, indemnity, and hold harmless agreement the day of the competition.

Pipe Lift Pin Back Hoe Event

Objective: This event will test the operator’s skills in placing a pipe lift pin into and out of the hole on top of three (3) safety cones which will be spaced in a semi circle pattern in the back hoe swing area. 

The maximum time limit for this event is two (2) minutes. 

Rules: The bucket will be set in the resting position on the ground at the start point with outriggers in place and engine running at idle speed. The operator will signal when he is ready by blowing the horn on the backhoe, beginning the timed event. The operator must then attempt to place a pipe lift pin, which is attached to a cable on the back hoe bucket, into and out of the hole on top of each cone that is located in a semicircle pattern matching the swing radius of the backhoe.  If the operator knocks over a safety cone in his attempt to place and remove the pipe lift pin, a twenty five (25) second penalty will be assessed for each knocked down cone. The event time will stop once the bucket has been safely placed on the ground at the designated finish point.  

  • A maximum of two (2) minutes will be allowed to complete the event or the operator will be disqualified. Idle speed will remain the same for all operators. This event will be scored on the total time it takes to complete the task with the penalty seconds deducted from the score.
  • Safety cones shall not be moved outside the painted box by the operator utilizing the bucket or any other means in efforts to gain a competitive advantage. Doing so will result in disqualification.
  • If the machine being used by the competitor is equipped with a boom extension, the competitor shall not utilize that function. Doing so will result in disqualification.
  • Penalty: Twenty five (25) penalty seconds – for each safety cone that is knocked over during the event. 
  • A maximum of two (2) minutes will be allowed to complete the event. If this is exceeded, the operator will be disqualified. This does not include penalty seconds.

Tennis Ball Back Hoe Event

Objective: This event will test operator skills in removal of small objects from the top of five (5) safety cones – the object being a tennis balls. The safety cones will be spaced in a semi circle pattern in the back hoe swing area. The maximum time limit for this event is two (2) minutes.

Rules: The bucket will be set in the resting position on the ground at the start point with outriggers in place and engine running at idle speed. The operator will signal when he is ready by blowing the horn on the backhoe, beginning the timed event. The operator must then attempt to retrieve, in the bucket, a tennis ball from the top of each cone.  The cones will be spaced in a semicircle pattern to match the swing radius of the backhoe. Each tennis ball must remain in the bucket during subsequent attempts of the remaining tennis balls. If a ball is knocked off a cone, or a previously retrieved ball falls out of the bucket and lands on the ground, the operator will receive fifteen (15) seconds penalty per ball. If the operator knocks over a safety cone in his attempt to retrieve tennis balls he will receive twenty five (25) seconds penalty for each knocked down cone. The event time will stop once the bucket has been safely place on the ground at the designated finish point.

  • A maximum of two (2) minutes will be allowed to complete the event or the operator will be disqualified. Idle speed will remain the same for all operators. This event will be scored on the total time it takes to complete the task with the penalty seconds deducted from the score.
  • Penalties: Fifteen (15) penalty seconds – for each tennis ball dropped to the ground prior to returning the bucket to its safe resting position at the finish point. 
  • Twenty five (25) penalty seconds – for each safety cone that is knocked over during the event. 
  • Safety cones shall not be moved outside the painted box by the operator utilizing the bucket or any other means in efforts to gain a competitive advantage. Doing so will result in disqualification.
  • If the machine being used by the competitor is equipped with a boom extension, the competitor shall not utilize that function. Doing so will result in disqualification.
  • A maximum of two (2) minutes will be allowed to complete the event. If this is exceeded, the operator will be disqualified.  This does not include penalty seconds.