Turf Magazine - September, 2012

FEATURES

GIE+EXPO and Hardscape NA Exhibitors

Two tradeshows - GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America - co-located in one location, provide you with your first opportunity to see what your industry is buzzing about. The 19-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area is located within easy walking distance of the indoor exhibits, and the New Products Showcase makes these prestigious shows an efficient, productive marketplace.

See outdoor power equipment, along with products for landscapes, gardens, outdoor leisure, hardscapes and light construction.

For a complete guide to GIE+EXPO and Hardscape NA, go to www.gie-expo.com.

Booth #10195 BackSaver

The Gorilla-Lift is a two-sided lift assist for utility trailers. It can handle up to 300 pounds, works on tailgates up to 6 feet long and mounts on the floor or side rails.

www.gorilla-lift.com

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

Force wheeled blowers are up to 30 percent lighter and offer up to seven times the productivity of a backpack blower. Self-propelled models are also available.

www.billygoat.com

Booth #10140 Bri-Mar Mfg.

The low-profile, heavy-duty trailer is easy to use and can haul construction materials as well as equipment. Perfect for landscapers as well as contractors.

www.bri-mar.com

Booth #5015 CDS-John Blue Co.

CDS-John Blue Co. will show diaphragm and 12-volt pumps and accessories, along with the VisaGage II Flow Monitor and fumigant flow monitor.

www.cds-johnblue.com

Booth #5116 Cub Cadet

The new TANK LZ and TANK SZ are designed for professionals who demand the most for their investment in a premium-quality, commercial-grade zero-turn rider.

www.cubcadet.com

Booth #5019 Earth & Turf Products

The Model 220 MultiSpread is a ground-drive unit that takes power from both of its wheels. It has a capacity of 15 cubic feet and spread width of up to 60 inches.

www.earthandturf.com

Booth #9140 Earthway

Stop by the booth and check out the hand-held, push, tow, and 12-volt EV-N-SPRED granular spreaders and the latest in Spray-Pro push sprayer technology.

www.earthway.com

Booth #290 inside, #6133D outside efco

See a full line of hand-held outdoor power equipment. The outdoor booth will feature the DS 2200 and DS 2400 trimmers, as well as the new MT 4400 chain saw.

www.efcopower.com

Booth #9201 E-Z Trench Mfg.

E-Z-Go has been making quality trenching machinery since 1982. E-Z-Go will feature Bedscaper bed edgers and Groundsaw mini trenchers at GIE+EXPO.

www.eztrench.com

Booth #8062 Go iLawn

Go iLawn is the green industry's go-to resource for online property measurement, with high-resolution photos, easy-to-use measuring tools and integrated Proposal Builder.

www.goilawn.com

Booth #9130 inside, #7542D outside Grasshopper

Demo the latest gas and diesel-powered equipment. Test-drive mowers and year-round implements for turf care, debris management and snow removal.

www.grasshoppermower.com

Booth #4000 inside, #6125D outside Ground Logic

Ground Logic makes Honda-powered ride-on spreading and spraying equipment. Spreading capacities up to 220 pounds; spraying capacities up to 16 gallons.

www.groundlogicinc.com

Booth #256 The Grounds Guys

Pro landscaping franchise with about 90 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and over 20 years of landscaping expertise to offer to franchise owners.

www.groundsguys.com

Booth #9116 Hurricane

Offers the 314 for smaller LCOs and the 425 for larger LCOs. The X3, new this year, allows the user to choose three directions, blowing left, right or forward.

www.hurricaneblovac.com

Husqvarna Booth #9094 inside, #7800D and #7801D outside

The HU800AWD mower has all-wheel drive for maneuverability, steel deck, powerful engine, grass collection, mulching and side bumper that doubles as a grass rake.

www.husqvarna.com

Booth #8054 inside, #6017D outside JRCO

JRCO displays a full line of attachments, including the Tine Rake Dethatcher, Zero-Turn Sprayer, Hooker Aerator, Leaf Blade Plow, Electric Broadcast Spreader and Transporter.

www.jrcoinc.com

Booth #4031 Magna-Matic

Manufacturer of balancers, sharpeners and cleaning machines for rotary lawn mower blades. See live demonstrations at the booth, indoors all three days.

www.magna-matic.com

Booth #11190 Metro Lawn

Metro Lawn and AmeriGas Autogas promote the use of propane-powered engines in landscaping equipment and provide a full turnkey program for going green.

www.gogreenmetrolawn.com

New Peco,Booth #384 Inc.

New Peco, Inc., offers the Z-Trimmer, the Original Power Sprayer and a full line of trailer vacs with many sizes and engine options. Come see a new generator line designed for 3-point hitch PTO tractors.

www.lawnvac.com

Booth #8222 OTR Wheel Engineering

OTR Wheel Engineering will be displaying its popular line of RTV/UTV tires, turf and lawn and garden products, Grassmaster, Trac Master Semi-Pneumatic Flex and Litefoot tires.

www.otrwheel.com

Booth #9006 PEER Bearing Company

Manufacturer of deep groove ball bearings. The TurfXtreme has AgXtreme technology to seal out clippings, water and maintain seal integrity when exposed to debris.

www.peerbearing.com

Booth #10061 inside, #6122D outside ProLawn

See the full line of shielded sprayers and spreaders. Shielded spraying from 53 inches to over 12 feet. Spray stays within the spray chamber for on-target application.

www.prolawnsprayshields.com

Booth #3058 inside, #7506D outside Schiller Grounds Care

BOB-CAT mowers, Little Wonder landscaping and debris management products, Classen equipment, Mantis products, Ryan equipment and Steiner tractors.

www.schillergc.com

Booth #10090 STEC Equipment

STEC will feature seeders (walk-behind three-point hitch and tow-type), RotaDairon Soil Renovator, brush cutter for mini skid steers and tractor-drawn implements.

www.stecequipment.com

Booth #10218 Switch-N-Go

Watch a live demo of the Switch-N-Go Detachable Truck Body System, which interchanges truck bodies in a matter of minutes on any medium-duty work truck.

www.switchngo.com

Booth #11176 inside, 7740D outside Takeuchi

Takeuchi will be showcasing the new TL10 and TL12 track loaders, as well as several other pieces of advanced compact earthmoving equipment.

www.takeuchi-us.com

Booth #11040 inside, #6356D outside Turf Teq

Designs and manufactures a line of self-propelled Power Edgers, Power Brooms, Power Rakes, Brush Cutters and Plows. Featuring full attachment interchangeability.

www.turfteq.com

Booth #432 Turfco

The T3000i spreader-sprayer's intuitive upgrades include a hands-free speed control system. The TurnAer XT5 aerator now has increased speed and a new weight system.

www.turfcodirect.com

Booth #2005 U.S. Lawns

Since 1986, we have helped existing businesses become a success within our franchise network. Visit our booth to take advantage of our new offer of $0 down for qualified individuals.

www.uslawns.com

Booth #3112 inside, 7730D outside Ventrac by Venture Products

Ventrac compact tractors, with articulating frame, front-end attachments and all-wheel drive traction, and over 30 attachments are designed and manufactured in Orrville, Ohio.

www.ventrac.com

Booth #3094 Wright Mfg.

The Stander X mower comes with 48-, 52- or 61-inch decks. Height can be adjusted on the fly. The 9.5 mph cut speed increases productivity without sacrificing comfort.

www.wrightmfg.com

Make sure to stop by and see us at Turf magazine, booth #3009!


Educational Opportunities

Workshops

Attend the expanded GIE+EXPO workshops for an exciting, motivational sample of the full conference program specifically for lawn care operators and landscape professionals, grounds managers and hardscape installers. The workshops are sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.

Each session is $50 and preregistration is required.

  • Thursday, Oct. 27

10-11:30 a.m. - Hardscape Session 1: Production Management and Crew Motivation on the Hardscape Jobsite Frank Gandora, Creative Hardscape

1-2:30 p.m. - Session A: Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It Dan Gordon, Turf Books, PLANET Member Consultant

3-4:30 p.m. - Session B: Avoid Social Media Time-Suck: 21 Practical Tips for Managing Your Time Online More Effectively Chris Heiler, Landscape Leader, PLANET Member Consultant

  • Friday, Oct. 28

10-11:30 a.m. - Hardscape Session 2: Adding Hardscape Installation to your Company's Success Pat McCrindle, MPS, Inc. McCrindle Paver Systems

1-2:30 p.m. - Session C: The Lifecycle of a Landscape Business Ken Thomas, Envisor Consulting, PLANET Member Consultant

3-4:30 p.m. - Session D: Developing a Marketing Plan that Works! Lara Moffat, LM Creative Consulting, PLANET Member Consultant