Encompassing more than 500,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibit space along with a 20-acre outdoor equipment display and demonstration area, the trade show featured more than 1,000 exhibits presenting the latest equipment, products and services geared toward the commercial landscaping and maintenance industries.
Tree climbing demonstrations and dealer focused educational workshops were offered throughout the three-day event. While the event included a series of free concerts sponsored by Stihl and featuring such crowd pleasers as Easton Corbin, Cassadee Pope and local Louisville favorites, the Crashers appearing on the Mercedes-Benz Vans Stage, the main stars at the event were the many new products and equipment introduced at the show.
Drawing more than 20,000 professionals from all segments of the outdoor power equipment and lawn and garden industry, the show is the largest of its kind in North America. The next GIE+Expo is scheduled to be held Oct. 21 to 23, 2020. CEG
(L-R): Franklin Equipment’s Nick Chambers, Tom Barnett, Taylor McDonald, Corey Muncy, Tony Repeta, Scott McDonald, Marshall Garcia, Aaron Pennington, Tom Richardson and Jennifer Rindt welcome attendees to try out the company’s line of Wacker Neuson compact track loaders.
Caterpillar’s Greg Worley (L) discusses features of the new 306 mini-excavator with Glen Zumstein of Zumstein Landscaping at the show.
Norman Sharp (L) of local Bandit dealership, Louisville Tractor, joined Bandit’s Bethany Lenahan at the Bandit Equipment display at the show.
Kubota owner, Russell Lyle of Galati Landscaping was impressed with the handling of this Kubota U17 mini-excavator he tried out at the show.
(L-R): Aex / Fecon’s James Loneman spoke with Chris Knight of B&G Brush Control and Jennifer Knight of Rooster Outdoor about the company’s line of land clearing and vegetation control machines.
Avant Tecno USA’s Jani Kakela (L) spoke with Robert Plasky of R&R Landscaping and Groundskeeping about the company’s new 860i, articulated loader.
Case Construction Equipment’s Garrett Campbell (L) reviews features of the CX17C mini-excavator with Morgan Wade of Charles Henrick’s Landscaping.
(L-R): John Deere’s Celeste Swanson and Piotr Lizak greet Christopher Miles and Brad Frasher of Miles Mowing and Lawn Care.
JCB Product Manager, Diego Butzke (L) talks with Richard Thieling of R&B Landscape Contractor about the company’s newly-introduced 1CXT compact tracked backhoe.
Lisa Axberg (L) and Melissa Thornton of Boss Snowplow had a wide range of snow and ice control equipment to present, including this Snowrator, sized for sidewalk maintenance.
Dave Wiley (L) and Norm Klimko of Fisher Engineering were ready to discuss the company’s recently launched 10-ft. 6-in. heavy-duty XV2 v-plow.
Multi-One’s Jahana Utchman spoke with attendees about the company’s upgrade to the company’s 2.3 series mini-loader and the launch of the company’s EZ Series 100 percent electric mini-loaders.
Brandon Mastin (L) and John Beck of Western Products were on hand ready to talk snow and ice control at the show.
Bomag America’s Tom Watson, seen here with a BPR 35 / 60 compactor, spoke with attendees about the company’s light equipment line, which includes tampers for multi-purpose compactors to vibratory rollers.
Representatives of ASV showcase the special edition Green Beast, a green and black version of the RT-120 forestry compact track loader.
Bobcat’s James Crouch was on hand to discuss the launch of the company’s sub-compact and compact tractors at the show.
Bobcat’s Marty Miller was pleased to provide attendees with a sneak peek at the all new L28, an articulated loader due on the market in early 2020.