The Green Industry's premiere annual event, GIE+EXPO, is set to take place once again in Louisville, KY, October 23-25. Equipment dealers and landscape contractors will be able to see all of the latest products and equipment, participate in numerous educational and networking opportunities, and take in some free concerts at the popular 4th Street Live outdoor entertainment venue.
If you have yet to register for GIE+EXPO 2013, visit gie-expo.com.
Trade Show Highlights
The trade show will be open to everyone—including both dealers and contractors—from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Thursday (October 24) and Friday (October 25). Attendees can walk the roughly 500,000 square feet of floor space to see products and equipment from the hundreds of manufacturers that are exhibiting. The 19-acre outdoor demonstration area will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
Below are some noteworthy exhibitors, in no particular order, that you might want to add to your must-see list.
Dosko Rebate on Wood Handlers. Dosko is offering a $150 rebate on their 200-6H stump grinder and 2000LS-H log splitter. The 200-6H is a unique unit with a fold-down handlebar. At just 134 pounds, it’s small enough to travel in an SUV or mini skid bucket. The 200-6H features Leonardi teeth that can be rotated in three 120° increments for a fresh cutting edge. The 2000LS-H is a horizontal log splitter with the ability to split in both the forward and reverse stroke. With a cycle time of just 7 seconds, it saves you time and money. Booth 10108.
Big News for Stihl Battery KombiSystem Line. Stihl launches its most powerful lithium-ion chainsaw to date, providing pros with another environmentally conscious option for big cutting tasks. Stihl says this new saw provides greater motor speed, cutting capacity and torque with no restricting power cords and zero exhaust emissions. Stihl is also launching an innovative, new battery that could be a game changer for the landscape industry, offering the battery-powered product runtimes pros have been asking for. Combined with the new and fastest charger in the Stihl line, professional users now have a viable alternative to gasoline-powered equipment, especially in noise and environmentally sensitive areas. Booth 5074.
Exmark Introducing Rear-Discharge Deck for Lazer Z S-Series. For 2014, Exmark will offer a rear-discharge deck option for its popular Lazer Z S-Series zero-turn riding mower. The new deck, available in 60- or 72-inch cutting widths, offers significant benefits including increased clipping control, reduced noise and the ability to trim on both sides of the deck. The counter-rotating blades and innovative baffle design provide uniform clipping discharge and a superior quality of cut with reduced noise, Exmark says. Reduced clipping over-processing helps the new deck easily handle tall grass with less required horsepower. The heavy-duty fabricated, welded steel deck construction features Exmark Series 6 spindles to provide years of commercial durability. Booth 7080.
Stop by Progressive’s Booth for the $50 Instant Win Giveaway. GIE+EXPO attendees will receive a flyer in their bag or at Progressive’s booth with a unique four-digit code. Enter your code along with your email address into the iPad at Progressive’s booth for a chance to win a $50 Home Depot Gift Card instantly. You can enter once per day, so if you’re attending all three days, you’ll have three chances to win. Booth 3005.
Grasshopper Enhances Fuel-Efficient Mower Line with New EFI Models. Coupling the latest engine technology with advanced drive and ergonomic systems, The Grasshopper Company has announced two new Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) zero-turn mowers that the company says will provide unparalleled performance and fuel economy. The MidMount Model 327 EFI and FrontMount Model 727T EFI are powered by enhanced second-generation, fuel-efficient 747cc Kohler Command Pro closed-loop EFI engines. Booth 9136