Turf Magazine - September, 2011

GIE+EXPO AND HARDSCAPE NORTH AMERICA PREVIEW

You're Invited

Our advertisers have a lot in store for you at this year's GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America show. Take a look at what these companies will have at their booths right from the senior executives themselves!

Gary Davis, EVP

Sunrise Global Marketing

"GreenWorks, the best choice in gas-free yard care, invites you to visit us at booth 11182 at the 2011 GIE+EXPO and see our innovative new 24-volt and industry-leading 40-volt lithium ion battery-powered hand-held tools. GreenWorks products are the most advanced, emissions-free choice available for anyone who wants a rugged, reliable and superior alternative to gas-powered tools. Plus, they're ergonomically designed with unique, user-friendly features.

"Also visit us outside at booth 7630D with our entire lineup of PowerWorks and GreenWorks brands on display. We'll feature hands-on demonstrations and a chance to win a GreenWorks cordless trimmer."

James Day

Turf Teq

"Traveling to a trade show as an attendee or an exhibitor is a financial commitment that shows you are serious about the future of your company. GIE+EXPO continues to play a critical role in the growth of our company since our first show in 2003. Over the past eight years, we have increased our product line from a self-propelled Power Edger to include Power Brooms, Power Rakes, Brush Cutters and Plows. Most of the ideas for new products are based on direct feedback from current and future customers we speak to at GIE+EXPO. Please take a minute to visit the Turf Teq indoor (11042) and outdoor (6456D) booths to see our full line of commercial-grade power equipment. All of our products are proudly manufactured in the United States of America."

Paul Mullet, president

Excel Industries

"Stop by indoor booth 7034 to see the four new families of BigDog Mowers including high-performance models, and the new PowerBar steering.

"Visit the Hustler Turf Equipment indoor booth and check out all the latest products. See the new X-ONE with Hustler's innovative VX4 deck technology and famous SmoothTrak steering. Check out the Next Generation Super Z, featuring the VX4 deck and HyperDrive Industrial Hydro System. Also on display will be the TrimStar walk-behind, ZEON all-electric zero-turn and many more. Test-drive a Hustler at our outdoor booth and experience for yourself why Hustler is a leader in the industry."

Roy Willis, president and chief executive officer

Propane Education & Research Council

"I'm looking forward to meeting lawn and landscape contractors in the Propane Pavilion at GIE+EXPO 2011 to talk about the growing use of propane-fueled mowers and how they could be a fit for their business. At the Propane Pavilion, contractors can learn about more than 30 models available from industry-leading brands that can help reduce costs and operate a streamlined, environmentally friendly business.

"I also invite them to take part in PERC's in-booth seminar series. Contractors will discuss why they transitioned to propane-fueled mowers and their selected refueling approach. Visit www.poweredbypropane.org or the Propane Pavilion for a seminar schedule."

Ken Hutcheson

U.S. Lawns

"Visit our booth and see why this is the time to join the U.S. Lawns team. There are exciting opportunities in your market today.

"U.S. Lawns provides existing landscape businesses with a professional image and credible national name so they can pursue commercial customers with confidence. Additionally, we supply the tools and resources necessary to meet the needs of professional commercial customers: a proven bidding and estimating system, a safety program, proposal and contract templates, employee training programs, and much more."

Jim Coker

Metro Lawn

"Metro Lawn Propane Conversions offers anyone operating gasoline-powered equipment the opportunity to convert to propane. Propane is an American fuel with lower emissions and less cost to operate. The Metro Lawn Program will evaluate your fleet and recommend the best and most efficient conversion kit, offer hands-on training, provide brackets and cylinders, provide propane suppliers who will support you in the infrastructure of cylinders and fuel at a commercial price, and ongoing technical support. Metro Lawn offers you one source for propane conversions from start to finish. With the Metro Lawn Program, we will truly help you 'Go Green. Save Green.'"

Stan Guyer, president

Grasshopper

"Learn how Grasshopper is 'so much mower' and can help you meet your year-round business goals at GIE+EXPO. You'll see the new, long-requested diesel model with an extra-deep, 48-inch deck; a full range of air-cooled and liquid-cooled mowers with PowerVac collection systems; and labor-saving implements, including the Snow Performance Package with lever-mounted joystick control that lifts the DriftBuster snow thrower and rotates its spout, as well as lifts and angles the CleanSweep rotary broom. Grasshopper works hard to design mowers and implements that save time, labor and fuel to help you work smarter, not harder, as you strive to 'improve the view' for your customers."