Turf Magazine - September, 2011

GIE+EXPO AND HARDSCAPE NORTH AMERICA PREVIEW

GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America Show Information / Exhibitors

Louisville, Ky., October 27-29

Two tradeshows co-located in one central location provide your first opportunity to see what the industry will be buzzing about in 2012. The 19-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, within easy walking distance of the 750 indoor exhibits, and the New Products Arena make GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America an exceptionally efficient, productive marketplace.

From October 27 through 29 in Louisville, see outdoor power equipment, along with products for landscapes, gardens, outdoor leisure, hardscapes and light construction.

GIE+EXPO 2011 offers:

  • Excellent timing for manufacturers to show their completed new lines
  • 500 exhibiting companies throughout 500,000 square feet inside the Kentucky Exposition Center
  • 19 acres of outdoor demonstrations and test driving, adjacent to the indoor exhibits
  • Seminars to boost your efficiency and bottom line
  • Convenient mid-America location within driving distance of 60 percent of America's population
  • Networking opportunities

For complete show information, visit www.gie-expo.com.

Arctic Snow & Ice Control     -    Booth #7052

Compact-Duty Sectional Sno-Plows are compatible with small skid steers, compact tractors and small wheel loaders, and feature the patented Slip-Hitch system.

www.sectionalplow.com

BackSaver     -    Booth #10140

The Gorilla-Lift trailer tailgate lift assist works on open utility trailers with side rails 12 to 24 inches tall and tailgates 4 to 6 feet tall. Prevents injuries and property damage.

www.gorilla-lift.com

BigDog Mowers     -    Booth #7034 inside, #6022D outside

R-Series and X-Series mowers have been designed with upgraded features. The R-Series Power Bar allows users of any skill level to feel comfortable operating a zero-turn.

www.bigdogmowers.com

Billy Goat     -    Booth #10170 inside, #7400D outside

Offers a full line of property cleanup solutions, including aerators, sod cutters, power rakes, overseeders, lawn and brush mowers, blowers, vacuums and debris loaders.

www.billygoat.com

CLIP Software     -    Booth #1018

CLIP software provides the ability to route, schedule and estimate projects and optionally bill directly through QuickBooks. CLIP2Go is bilingual mobile software.

www.clip.com

Cub Cadet Commercial     -    Booth #5116 inside, #605D outside

The TANK S comes in a liquid propane version with an 852 or 999cc Kawasaki engine and a diesel-powered version with a 31.2 hp Yanmar engine.

www.cubcadetcommercial.com

E-Z Trench Mfg.     -    Booth #9201 inside, #6256B outside

Making mini trenchers since 1982. Groundsaw trenchers, Bedscaper and Edge Artist bed edgers, and Cable Installers are built to perform for years of service.

www.eztrench.com

Earth & Turf Products     -    Booth #10032

Showing the new Heavy-Duty Rubber Drag Mat, measuring 6 by 6 feet and .75 inch thick, and the push-type compost spreader, with a 3.5-cubic-foot capacity.

www.earthandturf.com

EarthWay Products     -    Booth #9140

Will show the full line of professional, commercial and high-output broadcast spreaders and Spray-PRO ground-driven sprayers, including model S15.

www.earthway.com

Ecolawn Applicator     -    Booth #11213

The Ecolawn Applicator is a multipurpose, motorized applicator for topdressing, spreading compost, turf renovation and seeding organic matter.

www.ecolawnapplicator.com

Fluid Film     -    Booth #10153

Fluid Film penetrates rust and metals on contact, actively spreading to provide an airtight, uniform layer of protection that stops or prevents corrosion.

www.fluid-film.com

Grasshopper     -    Booth #9130 inside, #7542D outside

Offers a full line of mowers and year-round implements for turf care, debris management and snow removal. Demo new equipment and see the latest innovations.

www.grasshoppermower.com

Gravely     -    Booth #7120

The Pro-Master 260 is now available with a new rear-discharge deck. The mower features a 60-inch cutting width, 13.4-gallon fuel capacity and 13 mph ground speed.

www.gravely.com

Ground Logic     -    Booth #5019

Ride-on equipment features Honda engines, stainless steel construction, spreading capacities from 120 to 220 pounds and spraying capacities from 12 to 16 gallons.

www.groundlogicinc.com

Husqvarna     -    Booth #9094

Displaying the 570 and 580 Series backpack blowers, PZ zero-turn mowers, P-ZT zero-turn mowers and the 562 XP chain saw.

www.husqvarna.com

Hustler Turf Equipment     -    Booth #5070 inside, #6046D outside

The Hustler X-ONE features VX4 deck technology, SmoothTrak steering, heavy-gauge rectangular tubing for strength and deck sizes from 48 to 60 inches.

www.hustlerturf.com

John Deere     -    Booth #1116

See the new ZTrak PRO Z925 EFI mower, walk-behind and stand-on mowers, the new Gator XUV 550 utility vehicle, compact tractors, skid steers and more.

www.johndeere.com

JRCO     -    Booth #8054 inside, #6017D outside

The full line of heavy-duty attachments includes the Tine Rake Dethatcher, Zero-Turn Sprayer, Hooker Aerator, Leaf Blade Plow, Electric Broadcast Spreader and more.

www.jrcoinc.com

L.T. Rich Products     -    Booth #10034

Exhibiting the lineup of zero-turn sprayer/spreaders, ranging from the Junior-36 to the Z-Max, and the Z-Plug aerator, a stand-on, zero-turn unit.

www.z-spray.com

Magna-Matic     -    Booth #4031

Products include the MAG-12008 mower blade cleaner, a solution for fast, safe, clean removal of dirt, rust and vegetable material from mower blades.

www.magna-matic.com

Metro Lawn     -    Booth #11190

Displaying the first Roush Clean Tech Mustang Dragster driven by Susan Roush-McClenaghan. Metro Lawn and Heritage Propane are sponsoring her to promote propane.

www.gogreenmetrolawn.com

Monster Power Equipment     -    Booth #8038 inside, #6371D outside

Introducing a new series of leaf and debris solutions. The new Truck Loader series blends the latest in technology in design and manufacturing efficiency.

www.monsterpowerequipment.com

Onyx Environmental Solutions     -    Booth #11198

EnviroGard propane engines reduce fuel costs, reduce maintenance and lower emissions. Available from 6 to 37 hp in horizontal and vertical shaft configurations.

www.envirogard.com

PECO     -    Booth #8212

Exhibiting PTO and engine-driven blower systems, Pro 22 bagging system, Brush Blazer, Power Sprayer, Z-Trimmer, Typhoon Blower and Trailer Vac.

www.lawnvac.com

PermaGreen Supreme     -    Booth #1030

The 2012 Triumph Spreader Sprayer features a 150-pound hopper, 10-gallon liquid capacity and Honda engine. Maximize production and decrease labor fatigue.

www.permagreen.com

ProLawn     -    Booth #10061

The model EMS3053 shielded sprayer/PLSS220 spreader features attachment hardware for most mid-mount, front-mount and stand-on mowers, and utility vehicles.

www.prolawnsprayshields.com

Propane Ed. & Research Council     -    Booth #11198, Propane Pavilion

Multiple propane-fueled commercial mower models will be displayed, along with propane cylinder exchange program information. Learn about advantages of propane.

www.propanecouncil.org

PSB Co.     -    Booth #9211

The PS 200 has a 200-pound hopper, 12 to 14-foot effective spread pattern, front-wheel drive, continuous rotation impeller and optional side deflector.

www.prizelawnspreaders.com

QXpress Scheduling Software     -    Booth #4041

QXpress adds scheduling, job costing and invoicing capabilities to existing QuickBooks software, allowing users to take advantage of industry-specific features.

www.qxpress.com

Real Green Systems     -    Booth #10176

Sales Assistant provides turn-by-turn directions with optimized stops. Collect information about the property, as well as quote and print accurate estimates.

www.realgreen.com

RedMax     -    Booth #9094 inside, #7801D outside

With indoor and outdoor exhibits, RedMax will showcase its latest and greatest products, including the new 7500 and 8500 Series commercial backpack blowers.

www.redmax.com

Seago International     -    Booth #9178

The Masport M800AL SPV Genius features single-handle height of cut adjustment, built-in branch chipper, wash port and three-way cutting discharge.

www.seagousa.com

SourceOne     -    Booth #10210

Plugrs are reciprocating turf aerators with a cam-driven design that produces cleaner, closer holes. In walk-behind, hydrostatic and tow-behind models.

www.sourceoneope.com

STEC Equipment     -    Booth #10164

The Reist Landscaper does five steps in one pass. A patterned wheel guides the unit and leaves a hatched surface. Hardened steel harrow teeth remove stones and debris.

www.stecequipment.com

Sunrise Global Marketing     -    Booth #11182 inside, #7630D outside

GreenWorks 24 and 40-volt, lithium ion, hand-held tools offer innovative features. PowerWorks is a line of pressure washers, air compressors and generators.

www.greenworkstools.com

Turbo Technologies     -    Booth #3034

Displaying a line of jet hydroseeding systems ranging from 100 to 750 gallons. See the HM-500-T hydroseeder, ice control sprayers and compost tea sprayers.

www.turboturf.com

Turf Teq     -    Booth #11042 inside, #6456D outside

Designs and manufactures a line of self-propelled, walking forward Power Edgers, Power Brooms, Power Rakes, Brush Cutters and Plows.

www.turfteq.com

U.S. Lawns     -    Booth #2005

Provides existing landscape businesses with a professional image and credible national name so they can pursue commercial customers with confidence.

www.uslawns.com

Ventrac     -    Booth #3112 inside, #7730D outside

The Ventrac 4000 series conquers tough terrain, combining an all-wheel drive tractor with a center articulating and oscillating frame and weight transfer system.

www.ventrac.com

Wright     -    Booth #3094 inside, #7624D outside

The Stander X mower features the new AERO CORE deck design, 9.5 mph cut speed, suspension platform and height-adjustable decks in 48, 52 and 61-inch sizes.

www.wrightmfg.com

Propane Council Seminars to Highlight Mower Usage, Refueling Options for Contractors

Lawn and landscape contractors can learn from their peers about the advantages of using propane-fueled commercial lawn mowers, along with ease of refueling, in the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Propane Pavilion (booth number 11198).

Contractors from around the nation will discuss why they transitioned to propane-fueled mowers and selected the refueling approach that meets their unique needs: A propane cylinder exchange program, or a combination of cylinder exchange and on-site dispensing, with an on-site refueling infrastructure that includes a large tank and a no-spill dispenser. Those contractors, along with other green industry leaders, will explain how propane-fueled mowers provide cost savings, while meeting growing customer requests for environmentally friendly solutions.

Manufacturer representatives will speak about their propane-fueled mowers and the attributes that matter most to contractors and their customers. Multiple models of propane-fueled mowers also will be available for viewing in the Propane Pavilion, along with information on how a propane cylinder exchange program works.

Visit www.poweredbypropane.org prior to GIE+EXPO 2011 or the PERC Propane Pavilion for a full seminar schedule.