Utility Linemen: Terex Utilities Sponsors Equipment Operator's Rodeo

Utility linemen utility line construction Terex Utilities Equipment Operator’s Rodeo

Watertown, SD—Line construction: To coincide with the Electric Utility Lineman Day in Virginia, Terex Utilities sponsored the 11th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo and the Terex Equipment Operator’s Rodeo April 5-6, at the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ruther Glen, Va. Terex supplied the utility trucks, including two Terex® Commander 4047 digger derricks, one Commander 4047 digger derrick with the Terex X-Boost™ system, two TC55 material handlers, one Hi-Ranger HRX55 overcenter aerial device with the Terex HyPower™ Hybrid System, one Hi-Ranger TCX55 non-overcenter aerial device with the Terex HyPower™ Hybrid System and one Hi-Ranger LTM40 telescopic aerial device with the Terex HyPower™ Hybrid System, for operators to compete on and demo during the two-day event.

“Sponsoring these rodeos gives Terex Utilities yet another opportunity to grow and nurture relationships with our current customers, as well as increases our visibility with new customers and allows us to position our value as a supplier,” says Jim Lohan, Terex vice president of sales and marketing. “Our sponsorship of this event signals our ongoing commitment to be a vital partner and resource to customers in the electric utilities market.”

During the two-day event, more than 120 electric linemen from nine states demonstrated their skills operating Terex utility trucks and equipment. Friday’s competitions showcased operators’ abilities maneuvering Terex bucket trucks and digger derricks used to maintain electric distribution systems. Saturday’s competitions featured individual and team events in a variety of timed and scored tasks using Terex utility equipment. The rodeos were presented by the consumer-owned Electric Cooperatives of Virginia, Maryland & Delaware.

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