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GIE 2019

Discussion in 'Trade Shows Forum' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. OP
    OP
    DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,788

    I agree with you about too much email and snail mail. My wife and I ARE going but they continue to mail me general info???
     
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  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 17,641

    You’ve got me at a disadvantage
    What did/does dirt monkey do at GIE?
    I’ve literally never seen him there
    But I do happen to avoid the demo yard on day one like the plague.
     
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Messages: 17,641

    Which machine?
    I didn’t see in back posts about which scag you’re taking about?
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,579

    Greenworks battery Z.
     
  5. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,595

    25 grand for the greenworks, no thank you sir.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,579

    For an inferior machine no less.
     
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  7. Locke Lamora

    Locke Lamora LawnSite Member
    Male, from MA
    Messages: 132

    Guys the thing with the battery stuff is that we NEED early adaptors to buy these greenworks mowers or similiar to show that there could be a space for them. If some people actually buy them and can offer good feedback, and keep the companies investors happy, then they will improve and costs will come down as more people get in the game.

    I wouldn't buy one, but I hope there are a lot of crews in big liberal cities and other areas that will start requiring crews to run these either for noise or gas pollution crap. Then in 5-10 years, I can buy one for the same price, or a very small price bump as a gas counterpart, that is way better than what it is now.

    We started with an electric Prius, and now have an electric Porsche.

    Give it time and we won't have to ruin our hearing, and will be able to mow whenever you want. You southern guys can get out early in the summers with these things!
     
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  8. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,191

    Mark the trouble with the greenworks machine was more related to machine layout not so much issue with power source right?
    I agree with Locke, some need to buy and use the new tech in order to keep the industry moving forward.
     
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  9. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Fanatic
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    They better not make it a law, not many crews can afford a 25k mower. And your whole example about electric cars is kinda dumb considering gas powered cars are still 3x as good.
     
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  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 17,641

    I used to mow my grandmothers lawn with an electric mower in 1985
    It was like vacuuming
    Every time you turned to go the other way you had to flip the cord.
    That’s pretty acceptable for under 12,000 sf

    Most people don’t even fathom your profession
    What’s entailed or what amount of time/effort.
    They’re just thinking about my grandmas lawn and a plug in mower and don’t know why you’re so worried at all?
     
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