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National Equipment Roadeo
T-Mobile Park & Washington State Convention Center

Monday, September 9, 2019 during PWX
(Registration and mandatory competitor briefing – Sunday, September 8)



Sponsored by:          

This year’s National Equipment Roadeo will have two event competitions. Details for each event is outlined below.

Roadeo Registration

  • Participants must be properly licensed to operate equipment.
  • Competitors will need to pick up PWX badges at registration prior to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 and attend the mandatory event check-in and briefing at the Washington State Convention Center. 
  • Please enter the appropriate  “Promo Code” box in Step 3 of registration:
    • Mini Excavator Competition: MiniX
    • Technician’s Competition: Tech


Schedule

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – Washington State Convention Center

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Badge Pick-up at Registration 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Competitor Check-in and Briefing (Mandatory) 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Get Acquainted Party at MoPOP

Monday, September 9, 2019 – T-Mobile Park

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.  Check-in
7:30 a.m.  Equipment and Course Overview
8:00 a.m. – noon  Roadeo Events
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Operations & Maintenance Education Sessions at Washington State Convention Center
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Awards

Participants are also welcome to visit the exhibit floor.

Exhibits will be open noon – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, and 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9.

Technicians Competition

  • Competition will include 6 events and one written exam for each participant.
  • Max # of participants: 126 (two per chapter)
  • Due to time constraints, participants in this event will not be able to participate in the mini-excavator competition.
Individual Test Stations:  
1. Shop Safety
2. Electrical
3. Engine   
4. Hydraulics
5. Tool Identification
6. Tire Repair
7. Written Test

 

Mini-Excavator Competition

  • Competition will include two courses on the mini excavator.
  • Max # of Participants: 126 (two per chapter)

Mini-Excavator Overview

Specific Makes & Models TBA

The maximum time limit will be determined based on the number of participants. All operators will start with 200 points. The Cylinder and Tennis Balls scores will be added together to determine the champion.

  • Seat belt must be secure before the competitor begins. If seatbelt is not secure, there will be a 20-point penalty added. The judge will then stop the competitor and instruct them to secure their seatbelt. Time will continue to run during this process.
  • There must be three points of contact when entering and exiting the machine. If there are not three points of contact, a 20-point penalty will be added.
  • Avoiding any obstacles is an automatic 150-point deduction.
  • If the maximum time limit is exceeded, the operator will be disqualified.
  • If the mini excavator is moved significantly, it must stay within the markings in its original position.

Tennis Balls Event

Objective:
This event will test the operator’s skills in removal of balls from the top of five (5) stands.  The stands will be spaced in a random pattern in the mini excavator swing area.

Rules:
The bucket will be set in the resting position on the ground at the start point with blade in place and engine running. The operator signals when they are ready when the bucket moves, beginning the timed event.  The operator must then attempt to retrieve the balls from the top of each stand with the front cutting edge or teeth of the bucket. The stands will be spaced in a random pattern to match the swing radius of the mini excavator. Each ball must remain in the bucket during subsequent attempts of the remaining balls.  The operator will then attempt to place all of the balls into the garbage can without hitting the garbage can with the bucket. Contact between the bucket and garbage can will receive a twenty (20) point penalty. Any ball that is not placed into the garbage can will receive fifteen (15) penalty points per ball.

The event time will stop once the bucket has been safely placed on the ground at the designated finish point.

This event will be based on score (download the score sheet here).  In the event of a tie, the best time it takes to complete the task will be used to break the tie.

All judge’s decisions are final.

Cylinder Event

Objective:  
This event will test the operator’s skills in running a cylinder through a course of cones within the mini excavator swing area.

Rules:
The bucket will be set in the resting position on the ground at the start point with push blade in place and engine running. The operator signals when they are ready when the bucket moves, beginning the timed event.  The operator must then attempt to pick up a softball by a ring that is attached by a rod and chain. If the ring is knocked over or dropped, one reset of ring is allowed with a fifteen (15) point penalty and the time will continue to run during the reset.  The softball will then be maneuvered into a cylinder. If the cylinder is knocked over, one reset of cylinder is allowed with a fifteen (15) point penalty and the time will continue to run during the reset.  The operator must set the safety lever and hold their hands in the air to allow judge to reset.

The cylinder can then be picked up and moved through a course of safety cones matching the swing radius of the mini excavator. The chain hanging off the bottom of the cylinder must stay in contact with the ground at all times. If the chain leaves the ground, a five (5) point penalty will be added. If operator makes any contact with the cones(s) five (5) penalty point will be assessed for each cone.  If the cylinder touches the same cone multiple times, each touch is a penalty of five (5) points. The chain on the bottom of the cylinder is allowed to touch the cone.  There will not be a penalty for setting the cylinder on the ground within the course to stop the swinging.  The event time will stop once the cylinder has run through the course and has been placed back on the ground within the marked circle, the softball has been removed from the cylinder, and the operator holds both hands in the air.

Once the time has stopped, the judge will remove the ring from the bucket and the operator will be asked to place the bucket back on the ground.

This event will be based on score (download the score sheet here).  In the event of a tie, the best time it takes to complete the task will be used to break the tie.

All judge’s decisions are final.

Operations & Maintenance Training

Monday, September 9, 2019  2:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center

Full conference registrants and Roadeo participants may attend these training modules at no extra fee. For individuals who wish to attend the Monday Operation & Maintenance Day, the fee is $110 Member, $125 Nonmember. Individuals who attend the Monday Operations & Maintenance Day only will have access to the PWX Exhibit Floor, attendance at the National Roadeo, and participation in the 2.5-hour Operations & Maintenance Training on Monday afternoon.

Inspections – What to Expect

APWA has partnered with the Oregon Technology Transfer (T2) Center to offer two special sessions that both the 2019 APWA National Equipment Roadeo participants and other PWX attendees will find useful and informative. We’ll begin with a presentation on pre-trip vehicle inspection. The second presentation will describe what you can expect from an OSHA or state inspection of your operations.

2:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Pre-Trip Inspections
Operations and maintenance personnel and managers will benefit from this discussion of the pre-trip inspections required by the USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. You’ll be guided through a CDL-based checklist of the key vehicle locations that must be inspected prior to operation.

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
What to Expect from an OSHA Inspection
OSHA or state safety inspections can occur for a variety of reasons. They can be planned or random and can occur anytime during business hours at your various public works job sites and work zones, or at your facilities. Explore what to expect during an inspection, employer rights, and how to walk managers and employees through the inspection steps and components.

Instructor: APWA extends a special thank you to Sue Raynor, Trainer for the Oregon Technology Transfer Center, for providing instruction for this Operations and Maintenance Training. Sue has focused her career on the safety of others. She’s been with the Oregon Department of Transportation for 27 years and joined the Oregon T2 Center as a safety trainer in 2017.

Roadeo Headquarters Hotel – Limited Availability

Westin Seattle

(4.5 blocks from convention center)
1900 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 981010
Room Rate: $229.00

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