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Saskatoon contractor wins New Holland skid steer competition

trevor_wehage_champion_1_smallNov. 4, 2011 - New Holland Construction announced that Trevor Wehage of Saskatoon, Sask., earned the title of North American Skid Steer Champion. Wehage, who works for Don Wehage and Sons Trucking and Excavating in Saskatoon, defeated more than 30 of the most talented compact equipment operators in the United States and Canada in a series of skill-testing challenges using a New Holland 200 Series skid steer loader. The championship event took place during the 2011 GIE EXPO show last week in Louisville, Ky.


November 4, 2011
By New Holland Construction

Nov. 4, 2011 – New Holland Construction announced that Trevor Wehage of
Saskatoon, Sask., earned the title of North American Skid Steer
Champion. Wehage, who works for Don Wehage and Sons Trucking and
Excavating in Saskatoon, defeated more than 30 of the most talented
compact equipment operators in the United States and Canada in a series
of skill-testing challenges using a New Holland 200 Series skid steer
loader. The championship event took place during the 2011 GIE EXPO show
last week in Louisville, Ky.

The field consisted of more than 2,000 participants who competed in New
Holland Construction Super Boom Road Show events across the United
States and Canada this year. Wehage, who has operated equipment similar
to skid steer loaders for 14 years, came in first place with a winning
time of 00:21.10. Along with the crown, owner/operator Wehage earned the
grand prize of a New Holland Construction 200 Series skid steer loader –
valued at US$35,000 – plus a leather jacket and a commemorative scale
model of a New Holland 200 Series skid steer loader.

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Wehage knows his way around a skid steer.


 

Coming in at a close second place in the competition was Thomas Mellott,
Mercersburg, Pa., with a time of 00:21.81. Mellott, who works for
Ken-Mel Farm in Mercersburg, earned a US$2,500 cash prize, a leather
jacket and a commemorative scale model of a New Holland 200 Series skid
steer loader for himself, and a US$2,500 parts and service reward card
for his company.
 
Third place in the competition went to owner/operator Christopher
Howlett, Marietta, N.Y., with a time of 00:23.53. Howlett, who works for
C.D. Howlett in Marietta, earned a US$1,250 cash prize, a leather
jacket and a commemorative scale model of a New Holland 200 Series skid
steer loader.
 
The North American Skid Steer Championship event completes the year-long
celebration of the launch of the New Holland Construction 200 Series
skid steer loaders.
 
“The New Holland Construction North American Skid Steer Championship
competition demonstrated the advantages of our new 200 Series skid
steers. This includes outstanding control, easy attachment changes,
precise maneuverability, superior visibility and best-in-class dump
height and reach,” said Dave December, New Holland Construction
marketing manager.
 
“New Holland Construction skid steer operators like Wehage, Mellott and
Howlett are pros,” December said. “They do everything from material
handling and landscaping to grading, plowing and digging. The New
Holland Construction North American Skid Steer Championship event gave
all semi-finalists a chance to operate the newest New Holland
Construction equipment and put their skills to the test on a national
stage.”
 
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