GIE+Expo Show

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tagg, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Tagg

    Tagg LawnSite Member
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    We are here for the second time, this year and last. The show appears to be of a very Low Quality compared to last years. Did anyone else go from on here and what is your response ? We attended Thurs. and Friday both. Appears attendence is way down and people are talking about the poor quality of this years show.:confused:
     
  2. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    We went Thursday and I was expecting more.
     
  3. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    i wanted to go today but maybe i am glad i didn't. was it the weather that was the problem or just other things. the last time i went was when it is columbus. is it going to be in kentucky next year again? sorry to hear it was a bad experience.
     
  4. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I wish they would move it from year to year. I love going to shows and looking at new toys, but this is a little far for me to drive.
     
  6. Grassman6

    Grassman6 LawnSite Member
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    Mark you calendar for 29-31 Oct 2009 at the same location in Louisville. Not trying to start a feud...just curious to know what you guys were expecting that you did not see at the show. I purchased a Bradley grinder, Lawnwheels deck wheels, Fred Marvin tree trimming tools, Magna Matic balancer, Jungle Jack and had an interesting conversation with Scott from the Ferris indoor booth. Really wish I had a red ZTR dealer in this area. $750 was my budget and I blew that by only three bucks. Plenty of demos outside kept us busy for three hours and two more hours to walk past every booth inside. The new Kawasaki trimmers were light weight, the Stihl display convinced me buy another chainsaw and the brats with Root Beer at the Kohler booth were good as usual. Forgot about the waffle cone ice cream.
     
  7. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds like you're an easy sell, Grassman.
     
  8. any info on the new ferris deck.
     
  9. mlyons1

    mlyons1 LawnSite Member
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    my wife and i went to the one in louisville on friday first time i had ever been it was ok alot of high tech stuff but i did get to meet art evans the founder of dixie chopper a very nice guy and and taught me some things on mulching leaves on what kind of blades to use d/c has come out with a new blade for mulching it is called the twist blade mr.evans explained to me in detail how they work so i ordered 3 fri afternoon so we will see.
     
  10. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Did any of you stop by the Fluid Film booth? We thought it was an excellent show. Attendance may have been down a bit, but overall their was a lot of interest and enthusiasm.
     

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