The compact construction range from Caterpillar, available from WesTrac , is set to debut on the launch of the reality show ‘KingGee Jack of All Trades’.
The reality show will see the pitting of four contestants head to head in a series of building and landscaping challenges and tasks over eight fast paced episodes at a purpose built house at Silkwood Mt Cotton in Queensland.
KingGee Jack Of All Trades will see the winner crowned Australia’s best tradie and the four bedroom house auctioned with proceeds going to charity.
Caterpillar equipment with a range of compact machines will be used by the contestants. The reality show will also provide the major home viewers prize - a 226B2 Skid Steer Loader or 301.8C Mini Excavator from the Compact Construction Equipment range.
Launching on Channel 9 nationally, ‘KingGee Jack of All Trades’ will see the four finalists test their skills with a range of home handyman challenges including a series of tasks using the new Cat compact machines.
A weekly prize of a Cat Safety pack (gloves, glasses, hard hat, and vest) will also be awarded to a viewer in each state who accesses the website and registers for the competition.
The programme will showcase the Caterpillar compact range and will include a 247B2 Multi Terrain Loader (MTL), 246C Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and 303C CR Mini Excavator.
The four competing tradies will put each machine through its paces in a series of on-site challenges and identify the fastest and safest operator.
The challenges will see a selection of Cat Work Tools engaged to build fences, dig trenches, carry loads and manoeuvre through obstacle courses.
Both the 247B2 MTL and 246C SSL feature pilot operated joysticks and cabs with good visibility as well as both a hand and foot throttle, which allows tradies to tailor the machine’s performance to the task at hand.
The suspended undercarriage on the 247B2 MTL can deliver stability and low ground pressure in addition to high levels of traction.
The Caterpillar anti-stall system, which is fitted to both the 246C SSL and 247B2 MTL, ensures the performance of the machine to be maintained across a variety of ground conditions while also allowing the operator to focus on the task at hand.
The 303C CR is a compact radius mini excavator that is suitable for the tradies’ trenching and excavating tasks on the building site.