What does it take to be a champion of the Global Operator Challenge? Patrick Doheny's attention to detail and love for high-stakes work certainly helps.
"I am beyond thrilled to have earned the title of the best Caterpillar machine operator on the planet. Kudos to Caterpillar for hosting such an incredible event to highlight the importance of our profession. It is truly a dream come true to see your life’s passion be rewarded in such an amazing way."
- Patrick Doheny, 2023 Global Operator Challenge Champion
Finalists hauled two loads before testing their precision and placement skills.
Winner: Patrick Doheny from Australia
Time: 8 minutes 45 seconds
Finalists crossed a trench, opened a CVA-themed box and loaded it with filters.
Winner: John Schiedeck from the United States
Time: 5 minutes 46 seconds
Finalists dug a profile trench and placed balls into a barrel without breaking them.
Winner: Lukasz Mokrzynski from Poland
Time: 7 minutes 53 seconds
Competitors show off their skills
at a local dealer event.
Those who win move on to
the regional finals.
The top nine finalists from around the
world compete for the title.