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Landscape Show Transforms Orlando Convention Center

Mon October 22, 2018 - Southeast Edition #22
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The 2018 Landscape Show was packed with more than 800 exhibitors Oct. 4 to 6 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

The show was hosted by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), the nation's largest and oldest state nursery and landscape association, as well as the Southeast's premier landscape and horticulture conference and trade event.

Trees, shrubs, equipment and more were displayed across more than 200,000 sq. ft. — nearly 5 acres — 28 thought-provoking, and hands-on workshops kept participants up to date on industry competition.

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The Orlando Convention Center was transformed into an island paradise during The 2018 Landscape Show.
The Orlando Convention Center was transformed into an island paradise during The 2018 Landscape Show.

(L-R): Trekker Group’s Jorge Reveron, Mathew Price and Mathew Guist, first-time Landscape Show exhibitors, await the next wave of guests to stop by their Case exhibit.
(L-R): Trekker Group’s Jorge Reveron, Mathew Price and Mathew Guist, first-time Landscape Show exhibitors, await the next wave of guests to stop by their Case exhibit.

Lots of Ditch Witch machines, including the SK1550 mini-skid steer, were on display and being promoted by Gary Landry (L) and Erik Colon of Ditch Witch of Florida, Plant City, Fla.
Lots of Ditch Witch machines, including the SK1550 mini-skid steer, were on display and being promoted by Gary Landry (L) and Erik Colon of Ditch Witch of Florida, Plant City, Fla.

Mike Varela (L) and Andrew Flickinger (C) of Vermeer Southeast Orlando, Fla., conduct a Q&A session with some show attendees.
Mike Varela (L) and Andrew Flickinger (C) of Vermeer Southeast Orlando, Fla., conduct a Q&A session with some show attendees.

Rachel Boutet (L) and David Font of DFD Loaders Inc., Coral Springs, Fla., made their U.S. debut at the 2018 Landscape Show with the Schaffer compact articulated loader line.
Rachel Boutet (L) and David Font of DFD Loaders Inc., Coral Springs, Fla., made their U.S. debut at the 2018 Landscape Show with the Schaffer compact articulated loader line.

(L-R): Talking about the Finn mulch and bark blowers, Dobbs Equipment’s newest line of products, are Dan Stowe, Lake Kirkland Nursery & Tree Farm, Clermont, Fla.; and Travis Long, Ryan Rodgers and Garrett Rodberg of Dobbs Equipment.
(L-R): Talking about the Finn mulch and bark blowers, Dobbs Equipment’s newest line of products, are Dan Stowe, Lake Kirkland Nursery & Tree Farm, Clermont, Fla.; and Travis Long, Ryan Rodgers and Garrett Rodberg of Dobbs Equipment.

The Ring Power Corp. display was swamped with landscape professionals looking for more info on the latest in Caterpillar equipment.
The Ring Power Corp. display was swamped with landscape professionals looking for more info on the latest in Caterpillar equipment.

(L-R): Bandit Industries’ Kyle P. Hobbs and Dawn Cook are joined by Sean Swor of Bobcat of Jacksonville, one of their local dealer representatives.
(L-R): Bandit Industries’ Kyle P. Hobbs and Dawn Cook are joined by Sean Swor of Bobcat of Jacksonville, one of their local dealer representatives.

The Nature Boy himself gave a big “Woo to landscaping” from the Landscaper Trees & Shrubs display area.
The Nature Boy himself gave a big “Woo to landscaping” from the Landscaper Trees & Shrubs display area.

(L-R): At front and center of the show are the guys of Kubota including Justin Jones, Crystal Tractor, Deland, Fla.; Mike Stanley, Kubota Tractor Corp., Suwannee, Ga.; Jorge Ramirez, Growers Equipment, Davie, Fla.; Kevin Mason and Aaron Bunton of Agri-Con Equipment, Ocoee, Fla.; and Allan Campbell, Kubota Tractor Corp.
(L-R): At front and center of the show are the guys of Kubota including Justin Jones, Crystal Tractor, Deland, Fla.; Mike Stanley, Kubota Tractor Corp., Suwannee, Ga.; Jorge Ramirez, Growers Equipment, Davie, Fla.; Kevin Mason and Aaron Bunton of Agri-Con Equipment, Ocoee, Fla.; and Allan Campbell, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Synergy Equipment had the largest equipment display as well as, the largest machine in the show — a Doosan DL250 wheel loader.
Synergy Equipment had the largest equipment display as well as, the largest machine in the show — a Doosan DL250 wheel loader.

(L-R): April Fernandez, Billy Burr, Christian Mahrt, Austin McCoy, and Amanda Johnson, representatives of MacKinnon JCB, had a display of machines for the landscape industry.
(L-R): April Fernandez, Billy Burr, Christian Mahrt, Austin McCoy, and Amanda Johnson, representatives of MacKinnon JCB, had a display of machines for the landscape industry.

In their fourth year at the show are (L-R, front) representatives Bruce Bowers, John Roseberry and Mark Marino of Great Southern Equipment, and Dustin Hoogeveen of Hitachi, Newnan, Ga.; and David Williams (above), also of Great Southern Equipment.
In their fourth year at the show are (L-R, front) representatives Bruce Bowers, John Roseberry and Mark Marino of Great Southern Equipment, and Dustin Hoogeveen of Hitachi, Newnan, Ga.; and David Williams (above), also of Great Southern Equipment.

Manufacturers and distributors in the Flagler exhibit area included (L-R) Lars Arnold, Volvo Construction Equipment; David Willis, Flagler Equipment; Alois Fox, Volvo Construction Equipment; John Bates, Flagler Equipment; and Steve DePriest, Takeuchi, Pendergrass, Ga.
Manufacturers and distributors in the Flagler exhibit area included (L-R) Lars Arnold, Volvo Construction Equipment; David Willis, Flagler Equipment; Alois Fox, Volvo Construction Equipment; John Bates, Flagler Equipment; and Steve DePriest, Takeuchi, Pendergrass, Ga.