Our advertisers have a lot in store for you at this year’s GIE+EXPO show. Find out what these companies will be showcasing at their booths right from the senior executives themselves!

Mike Rorie, Owner and CEO

Go iLawn

Booth #9055

Visit the Go iLawn booth to see our online property measuring tool in action. It’s great for measuring properties for landscaping, irrigation, turf application, snow removal and just about anything you can think of.

Go iLawn is more than just a measuring tool. We’ll be showing off our Lawn and Snow Proposal Builders, a great complement to our online property measuring system.

All of this and more will be on display at our GIE booth. Plus, we will be giving away free trials of the Go iLawn software, tote bags and smiles. Stop by to collect all three!

Tom Jessen, President


Booth #1030

The 2014 PermaGreen Triumph Spreader Sprayer features improved, extra-easy power steering technology for better control. A dropdown handlebar system and articulating joints give better maneuverability. The unit treats up to an acre per fill, resulting in less trips to the truck. You’ll love your PermaGreen or we’ll buy it back!

Ryan Schroeder, General Manager

Parker Hannafin, Pump Motor Division

Booth #10132 (Inside), #6700D (Outside)

The next generation of Parker’s Integrated Hydrostatic Transmission for commercial mowing machines are now available in three models.

The HT Series transmission combines the legendary Parker Torqmotor paired with the Parker closed-loop piston pump. Mowers powered by Parker HT Series hydrostatic transmissions get more done in less time, with less fuel and less maintenance.

Husqvarna Professional Products

Booth #9094 (Inside), #7800D (Outside)

Husqvarna introduces the latest generation in professional hand-held landscaping equipment, the 500 series. The 525L, 525LS and 525LST trimmers will be the core of our pro landscape line and will feature XTorq engine technology, two-stage air filters, improved steel inner shafts and more. This complete professional package exemplifies Husqvarna’s commitment to being the leader in productivity, durability and innovation. The 500 series will be further complimented with the introduction of a new extended reach fixed hedge trimmer, the 525HF3S. A true innovation, the gear box is designed from the ground up for rugged professional use and is positioned in-line with the shaft for superior balance. The 500 series of professional landscape equipment is only the tip of the iceburg for what you’ll see this year at GIE+EXPO. Other major equipment launches will include a complete range of battery products for the professional and homeowner; the new, more powerful 129 series of homeowner trimmer; and the revolutionary Smart Switch push button start ignition on select homeowner tractors and zero-turn mowers.

Chuck Mattes, VP of Sales & Marketing

Chapin International

Booth #11136

Visit the Chapin booth to see our innovation first hand … you won’t be disappointed.

We’ve taken over 129 years of design, manufacturing and marketing expertise to the next level to launch our line of Chapin SureSpread Spreaders. Our push spreaders are truly all-season with the ability to spread seed, fertilizer and salt/ice-melt with a simple gate adjustment.

Come by to see the demo of our commercial-duty backpack sprayer with dual-displacement pump, which incorporates piston and diaphragm technology to provide increased pressure.

Jeri Lamerton, Public Relations/Advertising Manager

Ditch Witch

Booth #1096 (Inside), #7634D (Outside)

Find out how operators are getting more jobs done in less time, because at Ditch Witch we know that time is money.

The Ditch Witch SK750 and SK755 mini skid steers are built to outperform on any jobsite, and the line of compact and powerful Ditch Witch RT12, RT16, RT20 and RT24 walk-behind trenchers are an exceptional return on investment for small business owners, particularly equipment rental companies.

Alan Avant, Regional Sales Manager

First Products

Booth #9197

The New UA-60T is a self-contained tow-behind Universal AERA-vator designed for schools, municipalities and sports complexes. The UA-60T is road ready and comes equipped with DOT approved transport wheels for easy hook-up and transport between facilities without loading and unloading on a trailer. The unit is powered by a 27 hp Honda engine and operated by a remote hydraulic lift to raise and lower for continuous operation without leaving the tow vehicle. The UA-60T uses an offset hitch for enhanced visibility of operation and is capable of operating all five universal shafts with optional new sports field grooming brush.

Dallas Steiner, President


Booth #3112 (Inside), #7730D (Outside)

We invite you to visit our booth to see why a Ventrac compact tractor is “Your One Tractor Solution.” The New RV602 Vacuum Collection System will be featured along with the Ventrac 4500 and 3000 Series tractors. Ventrac offers over 30 attachments to help you get work done year-round. The patented comfort controls make operating a Ventrac easy and fun. When equipped with dual wheels, the Ventrac 4500 is capable of consistently operating on slopes up to 30 degrees. Mow, mulch, plow snow, trench, aerate, grind stumps and so much more with a Ventrac.

Jeff Williams, VP Sales and Marketing

OTR Wheel Engineering

Booth #8224

OTR wishes to welcome you to come by our booth to view our tire and wheels products designed for equipment, including lawn and garden and turf and ATV/UTV units. OTR will be displaying a range of tires to include Grassmaster, Garden Master, Litefoot, Lawn Track, Semi-Pneumatic, 22 MAG, 350 MAG, 440 MAG and 38 Special tires along with assorted wheels. OTR will also be showing its now multi-piece aluminum wheel and run-flat assembly. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sam Gayman, Manager of Sales & Marketing

Bri-Mar Mfg.

Booth #10140 (Inside), #6248D (Outside)

Bri-Mar offers a wide range of trailers for the green, hardscape, rental and general construction industries, including utility, landscape, equipment, tilt and dump trailers with top shelf components. All Bri-Mar trailers are manufactured in Chambersburg, Pa., and worked on by our in-house certified welders. Products are delivered through the company’s national dealer network.

At GIE+EXPO, we will have our popular lines of dump trailers, as well as equipment haulers on display. Please visit us during the show to learn about our line or trailers.

Walter Ewell, VP of Franchise Development

Mosquito Joe

Booth #257

At Mosquito Joe, we make outside fun again. We’d like to invite you to visit our booth to learn about the mosquito control services we provide and how our franchise opportunity is not only a great stand-alone business, but may be the perfect complement to make your existing business more profitable. Mosquito control is a fast-growing industry and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to get in on the ground floor, supported by a strong brand and team with over 80 years of franchise experience. Stop by and talk to us about how we can change your future!

Mark Dyos, Executive Vice President

Maruyama US, Inc.

Booth #7114

Since 1895, Maruyama has led the way with innovative world-recognized pump technology and two-stroke lightweight engine product.

Maruyama is now looking to celebrate 120 years in business, and as Japan’s foremost producer of brush cutter and hedge trimmer excellence, we are again introducing new and stronger more lightweight and extremely fuel-efficient products to these markets, and this to our new and extremely comfortable yet most powerful backpack blower, the BL 85, we are again setting new standards.

Will Coates, President

Billy Goat

Booth #10168 (Inside), #7400D (Outside)

Billy Goat welcomes you to this year’s GIE+EXPO to share in the premiere of an exciting 2014 new product unveil!

In addition, see the new 26-inch fixed deck Outback Brushcutter and the newly enhanced hydrostatic drive overseeder featuring foot-operated depth adjustment and new long-life, low-thatch blades. Outside, and back by popular demand, participate in pumpkin chunkin, where you can “Feed the Hungry Goat” and feel the power of over 5,000 CFM of suction and 35 hp of the recently introduced DL3500V truck loader.

Nathan Antons, National Sales Manager

SourceOne Outdoor Power Equipment

Booth #10212 (Inside), #7438D (Outside)

Come demo one of our newest PLUGR designs at the show and see for yourself how easy aeration can be with superior maneuverability, easy maintenance and no drums or weights to manage. Our new variable speed PL845 Pro VS allows the operator to adjust machine speed to allow for varying landscape features, lawn sizes, safety and productivity. Looking for slicing, seeding, overseeding, power raking or dethatching? We’ll have our SL220 Overseedr and DT220 Dethatchr available for demo in our outdoor booth as well.

Pat Capucci, President

Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

Booth #3052 (Inside), #7506D (Outside)

See the full line of BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Ryan and Steiner brand equipment at the 2013 GIE+EXPO.

New products you’ll want to see and try at the show:

  • The Ryan Lawnaire Aerator with EST (Easy Steer Technology) enables the Lawnaire IV & V walk-behind aerator to easily steer while the tines are in the ground. Intuitively responsive, the EST’s outer tines rotate faster as the operator steers left or right, embracing the turns while maintaining deep core penetration. See for yourself how easy aeration can be when you take control.
  • The BOB-CAT CRZ features all of the power and performance of a professional mower harnessed for the homeowner.
  • BOB-CAT’s XRZ for the large property owner has comfort and performance features that are attractive to the commercial cutter as well. The XRZ features a 3100 Hydro-Gear transaxle, deluxe seat for all-day riding comfort, and 22-inch rear-drive wheels for a smooth ride on undulating terrain. This product is making its debut at GIE+EXPO, be sure to try it for yourself!
  • The Classen Reciprocating Aerator is as easy to operate and maneuver as a 21-inch mower with eight core tine rods that easily penetrate even the most compacted soil. The unit features 450 tine revolutions per minute and covers up to 26,000 square feet per hour, providing more aeration holes per square foot than traditional drum style walk-behind aerators.
  • Try all of these products and more in our outside demo area booth.

Ron Madera, President

The Grounds Guys

Booth #256

With insight into the latest industry trends and developments, The Grounds Guys team members will have information regarding upcoming changes in the industry as well as valuable management assistance specifically directed towards helping landscape specialists become more successful.

We’ve had many independent landscapers look to The Grounds Guys as a way to expand and grow their current business. Our established systems may enhance your existing business by providing national brand recognition, discounts on supplies and tools, and our integrated systems tie together marketing, operations and financial reporting, and the benefits include much more!

Jane Hardy, CEO


Booth #3126 (Inside), #7715D (Outside)

Spyker Spreaders, long known as experts in broadcast spreading, are now seeder experts, too! After the successful introduction of our Ride-On Spreader, we’re unveiling our innovative new Power Seeder. With industry-leading hopper capacity and a Honda GX270 engine, the Spyker Power Seeder is packed with features the pros love. We’re also introducing a commercial-grade 36-inch Drop Spreader to complete our push spreader lineup. Come demo our new Power Seeder at our booth at GIE+EXPO.

Jukka Lyly-Yrjanainen, President

Avant Tecno USA Booth #10080 (Inside), #7720D (Outside)

Avant debuted at GIE+EXPO last year, and we’re excited to be back again with our articulated compact loaders. The compact design and hydraulic power of the Avant compact loader makes it a stronger, more lightweight option than many of its competitors. More than 100 Avant attachments easily attach to and detach from the machine, making it versatile for use on several different tasks. Test drive our units and several attachments at our outdoor booth, and stop by inside to see even more and learn about the unique benefits of Avant equipment.