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is the Expo worth my time

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I have put it off for the past two years and I am wondering whether or not the Expo in November is actually worth my time, and what all FREEBIES and of course valuable information can you get from it?
  2. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    If your lookin to buy new equip.,you can try out just about anything you want.I loved it!I would go twice a year if they were closer to home.:) :)
  3. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    what expo is it, tiedeman?
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    I actually see that its in October this year.

    Its the International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo hosted by Louisville, Kentucky this year. October 18-20th.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    & the Green Industry Expo in St. Louis, Missouri in the first part of November
  6. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    I've only been to the one at the Silverdome and that was more landscaping or home exhibits. My father-in-law goes to a truck show in Louisville every year and i'd like to go to that one you're talking about
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I went to it 2 years ago and was very impressed. It was very hot and I am thinking that October should be nicer.

    You can see, touch and play with all the toys. For obvious safety reasons, no one was cutting grass so quality of cut is the only thing you won't be able to see.
    I was a little frightened because at times it was like a lawn mower expressway in some of the areas with people flying around within inches of each other.

    Sorry to drift. As stated, if you are looking to buy then that is the starting point. All of the major players are there in impressive form. The freebies kept my kids involved quite nicely. Pens, stickers, hats and goofy little toys.

    Met Lawnsite faces at the Turf booth and they gave us Tee shirts too.

    I'd say give it a try, if nothin else its a vacation.
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Yes it's worth your time. I've only been with friends for a half day before, this time I'm going to take a couple days and go on my own. :) see ya there :) :cool:
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    If you are in to equip and this business, yes it is definitly worth it. We drive 5 hours and stay two nights with the kids. Poor mans vacation. I like talking to the little guys that have new inventions.
  10. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Do you pay to get into the shows? My big gripe with some of these shows is having to pay an entrance or ticket fee. I would think that the companies displaying at these shows would want as many people as possible to attend. I see no need to pay to demo equipment. I don't go to alot of shows, so I may be wrong about admission fees. Due to a break in our work schedule, I am probably going to the Connecticut Grounds Keepers show next week with one of my guys, partly because I just got a notice in the mail that the show is free admission.

    I could be wrong about these shows, because I may be mixing them up with all the "business expos" where you have to pay to have "consultants" talk at you.

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