Digging Vegas

 
  Justin Ried, Larry Oleck, Renee Bagshaw, Amy Smith, Craig Smith, Pete Welch

Justin Ried, Larry Oleck, Renee Bagshaw, Amy Smith, Craig Smith, Pete Welch

HD Expo in Las Vegas is a must attend event every year not only for seeing product but to reconnect with industry friends. A group of us took some time to do something a little different this year - play in the dirt! A group including Portfolio, Continental Contractors and Host Hotels got together at a place called Dig This Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground to learn to operate Caterpillar D5G bulldozers and Caterpillar 315CL hydraulic excavators. Everyone got to use each machine (air conditioned!) to dig holes and move mass quantities of dirt, coached through headsets by the Dig This staff. What a fun time with a great group pf people!

Now every time we see a machine at a site we mention that we can do that! 

  Justin and Larry digging deep trenches.

Justin and Larry digging deep trenches.

  Excavator competition - who can dig the biggest hole.

Excavator competition - who can dig the biggest hole.