Contestants put their speed and accuracy to the test on a 4WD loader, skid steer, backhoe, or excavator, and score points toward the top daily prize.

Congratulations to the 2016 John Deere Operator Challenge winners, which include:

Backhoe Time
Tuesday: Derek Foster, Interstate Concrete, French Camp, CA (31.6 sec)
Wednesday: Ken Jabs, Jabs Services, Inc., Olds, Alberta (35 sec)
Thursday: Charles Haddock, Walker Foundations, Columbus, NE (37.8 sec)

Excavator Time
Tuesday: Jason Wagoner, Interstate Concrete, French Camp, CA (1:07)
Wednesday: Rick Quantz, Rincon, Carstairs, Alberta (1:13)
Thursday: Clark Hill, 3H Construction LLC, Idaho Falls, ID (1:09)

Loader Time
Tuesday: Jason Buckway, Marsh Construction, Ogden, UT (1:19)
Wednesday: Lyle Grimm, Riverview LLP, Morris, MN (1:22)
Thursday: John Nix, AMAFCA, Albuquerque, NM (1:24)

Skids Time
Tuesday: Wyatt Molzahn, WMC Inc., Worland WY (1:02)
Wednesday: Rick Quantz, Rincon, Carstairs, Alberta (56.8 sec)
Thursday: Jason Knepp, Knepp Builders, Odon, IN (56.3 sec)