What happens when the two most successful industry events get together? Perfection. The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) have joined forces this year to produce the largest, most in-depth industry event ever.
GIE+EXPO will provide the largest showcase of outdoor power equipment distributed through dealers, retailers, and distributors for consumer, professional and retail use. In addition, lawn and garden products, outdoor leisure items distributed through home centers, dealers and retailers will be represented. More than 650 exhibiting companies will cover more than 458,000 square feet of space inside the Kentucky Expo Center with an adjacent 20-acre outdoor demonstration area. Outdoor demonstrations and test driving will be available every day of the event.
PLANET’s Green Industry Conference (GIC) and the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS’) School of Grounds Management will be held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO, bringing more than 80 professional educational sessions, networking receptions and popular events, such as Breakfast With Champions.
GIC will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Expo Center from October 24 to October 27. GIE+EXPO hours for indoor exhibits will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 25 and October 26, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 27. Outdoor demonstrations will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 25 and October 26, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 27.
For more information, visit LandcareNetwork.org, or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522. Advance registration is recommended to ensure available space in events such as Breakfast With Champions.
PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the quality of life in communities across America. With more than 4,200 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.
Self-propelled topdresser designed to handle any terrain
Earth & Turf Products introduces the new 100SP self-propelled, walking topdresser. The 100SP has a struck-level capacity of 10 cubic feet to permit fewer loads per job. A 10.5-horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine powers the 100SP, and four-wheel stance and a hydrostatic drive increase stability on uneven terrain.
Earth & Turf Products
Grasshopper debuts new power tilt collector
Grasshopper introduces the 16FM power tilt collector for its 700 and 900 series mowers. The 16FM’s PowerVac system is designed to pick up grass clippings, leaves, pine straw and other debris. For easier cleaning, the 16FM has a removable sight window and debris screen.
Booth # 9130
Compact tractor operates with ease on sloped terrain
The 4231 TD compact tractor, manufactured by Ventrac, features an articulating and oscillating frame that allows for greater maneuverability and stability to help mow hills, ditches or barn banks. The 4231 TD is equipped with the Vanguard 31-horsepower turbo diesel engine, all-wheel drive and hydrostatic drive, and is compatible with more than 30 attachments.
Collection system added to mid-mount ZTR mower
Wright Manufacturing now offers a powered grass collection system designed specifically for its mid-mount, zero-turning radius commercial mower. The system holds up to eight bushels of clippings for 48-inch models and 12 bushels for 61-inch models. A choice of eight- or 12-bushel systems is offered for the 52-inch models.
Zero-turn mower is loaded with features
Husqvarna’s LZ6127 commercial zero-turn mower features a 61-inch TunnelRam cutting deck, a 27-horsepower Kohler Command V-Twin engine, a full suspension seat with a retractable seat belt, rubber discharge shield and Hydro-Gear pumps.
Large cutting deck improves cut quality
As Dixie Chopper’s first mower in the King Arthur series, the Xcaliber 3374 was designed with speed, quality and reliability in mind. A 33-horsepower Generac engine powers the mower. The new 74-inch cutting deck with enhanced overlap improves cut quality, and is also the widest deck in the zero-turn lawn mower industry.
Finn to showcase hydroseeding technology at GIE+EXPO
Finn, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, labor-saving hydroseeding technology, offers nine different models of hydroseeders ranging from 300 gallons to 4,000 gallons. All units are 100-percent hydraulically driven and mechanically agitated to enhance loading, mixing and discharge.
Walk-behind trencher can be tested at GIE+EXPO
Barreto Manufacturing’s new zero-turning radius steerable 1324 ST walk-behind trencher is ideal for landscape contractors who are looking for a way to trench sprinkler grids, electrical lines or similar applications. The 1324 ST offers maneuverability and is designed to easily turn corners.
Booth # 6020
Blizzard introduces the versatile Speedwing
Blizzard’s new Speedwing combines unique multi-position blade design with the ease of control that comes with a straight-blade snowplow. The Speedwing defaults to a scoop position for straight-ahead plowing. When angled, however, the trailing wing falls in line with the blade while the leading wing maintains its forward position.
CLIP software releases newest version
CLIPxe, the newest version of CLIP software, features major enhancements including a new section dedicated to programs and rounds for the chemical applicator, a new visual interface for easy navigation and more multi-user capability.
E-Z Trench’s Groundsaw digs trenches fast
E-Z Trench’s Groundsaw is ideal for installing irrigation, gas lines and pipe with minimal turf damage. The Groundsaw allows you to dig a trench 13 inches deep and 21/2 inches wide at a rate of 20 feet per minute. The Groundsaw is simple to use, small enough to fit into standard gates and weighs only 250 pounds.
200-gallon sprayer designed to save space
GNC Industries introduces the 200-gallon Space Saver sprayer, designed for lawn care professionals with limited truck bed space. The tank is engineered to sit between the wheel wells of trucks, using only 39 inches of bed space. GNC’s P10 features a three-piston pump, PowerPro 5.5-horsepower engine.
Ditch Witch 420SX is a versatile plow
The new vibratory plow by Ditch Witch, the 420SX, mixes unique model features with the best features of the company’s walk-along 410sx. An 11-gallon fuel tank, 40-horsepower engine and a dual-speed attachment drive are all new features on the plow.
Mower makes adjustments and maintenance efficient
Snapper Pro introduces the S200x zero-turn mower featuring either a powerful 27-horsepower Kawasaki or Kohler engine with a 61-inch cutting width or a 32-horsepower Vanguard big block engine with a 72-inch cutting width.
Dolmar’s gas-powered chainsaw is lightweight, yet powerful
Dolmar’s new PS-3410 top-handle chainsaw with a 34.0 cc motor is strong enough to handle mid-size trees, but can also be used from lift buckets for maintenance, crown cleanup, trimming or dead wood removal. Its vibration dampening system helps reduce strain on the operator’s arms and joints, while an automatic oil pump supplies constant lubrication to the chain.
Dolmar Power Products
New Earthway spreader available this month
Earthway Products’ new 2600 A Plus broadcast spreader comes in a 40-pound capacity rust-proof poly hopper. It has 9-inch by 4-inch pneumatic wheels, an Ev-N-Spread three hole drop with variable settings, rate control located high on the handle, solid linkage and a heavy-duty floating gearbox.
Stump bucket great for nursery and trenching applications
GE Attachments introduces Blue Diamonds’ Extreme Stump Bucket for skid steers. The bucket, made of 1/2-inch steel, is 56 inches long. It has three replaceable pin-on cast teeth to grab aggravating roots. The stump bucket is a good choice for nursery work, leaving smaller holes to backfill. It’s also ideal for trenching.
Fluid Film lubricates, protects against rust and corrosion
The Eureka Chemical Company introduces Fluid Film, a rust and corrosion preventive and lubricant. Fluid Film contains no solvents, allowing for more usable product and longer lasting lubrication and protection. Fluid Film won’t burn greenery or readily wash off a surface.
Eureka Chemical Company
Database system combines key elements of business
Practical Solutions introduces the Service Solution, a customer and prospect database management system that allows companies to handle multiple lines of business in one database or in separate databases.
Quali-Pro offers pre- and early post-emergence weed control
Dithiopyr 40 WSB offers professionals a choice for broad spectrum pre-emergence and early post-emergence weed control. Dithiopyr is easy on turf, and it’s labeled for use with nearly 200 ornamental plants. Compatible with liquid fertilizers and other products, Dithiopyr 40 WSB can be tank-mixed for additional application flexibility.
John Deere displays construction and commercial equipment
John Deere will have its new zero-turning radius mowing machines and construction equipment available for demonstration at GIE-EXPO. They will also have a full line of commercial equipment on site including compact utility tractors, commercial mowing equipment, utility vehicles, skid loaders, portable power equipment, the 110 tractor loader backhoe and mini excavators.
Indoor Booth #7176
Outdoor Booth #7834D
Insecticide battles early and late season grubs
Bayer’s Dylox 420 SL insecticide controls early and late season white grub larva, chinch bugs, annual bluegrass weevil, sod webworms, cutworms and armyworms. Trichlorfon, the active ingredient in Dylox, inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine, disrupting the proper functioning of insect nervous systems.
Bayer Environmental Sciences