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Eoin O'Connor wins Excavator Hero title for 2021

Eoin O'Connor leans against an excavator bucket
Eoin O'Connor, Excavator Hero 2021 winner

During October and November, 12 machine operators competed for the title of Excavator Hero 2021, which is arranged annually by Rototilt. Winner Eoin O'Connor will take home the first prize and will be rewarded with travel, accommodation and entry ticket to bauma 2022.

The 12 participants' self-produced films were published on www.excavatorhero.com, where anyone could vote for their favourite entry. Those with the most votes went on to the semi-finals after a group stage and then the final. Over 20,000 votes were received.

O'Connor works as a machine operator at John Ormonde Wexford Sand where he mainly constructs equestrian facilities and gallops. In his submission, he operates a Volvo EC140el and excavator equipped with Rototilt R5 tiltrotator. 

"It is an awesome feeling to hold the title. The support of the community and in social media was overwhelming, but especially from family and friends," says O'Connor.

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