Lawn care professionals who attend the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., will have the opportunity to learn how the complete line of fuel-efficient Grasshopper zero-turn mowers and year-round productivity solutions can make them more productive and profitable all year
Show attendees will be able to take advantage of Grasshopper’s “Fall 500” program, which includes special GIE+EXPO show pricing on a new Grasshopper power unit and $500 off of an implement — such as a PowerVac Collection System or DriftBuster snowthrower — with low-interest, low-payment financing; 0% financing options are also available in-lieu of the $500 implement discount.
The “One-Pass Perfection” theme highlights Grasshopper’s reputation for designing products that deliver immaculate results — whether mowing grass, collecting leaves, aerating soil or clearing snow — with the ability to perform those lawn care tasks and more with only one power unit and one engine to maintain.
Grasshopper, exhibiting at booths 9136 (inside) and 7542D (outside), will also showcase the following:
HighLift 15B PowerVac – The new HighLift 15B collector takes productivity to new heights. The 15-cu. ft.-capacity metal hopper can be raised easily at the touch of a switch to a maximum height of 72 inches to empty clippings precisely where they need to go in the center of a pick-up bed, trailer or other elevated space. The collector also easily clears fences and compost pile walls. The PowerVacT Collection System features a deck-driven Quik-D-Tatch vac capable of picking up virtually anything for a clean sweep on every pass — including wet grass, high-moisture leaves, pine straw and other debris — without clogging for uninterrupted productivity. Look for it in the New Products Area.
Expanded V Series – Two new mower models, 125V and 225V, offer commercial features and durability at an economical price. Specifications include a 747-cc Kohler Confidant engine with 3-year engine manufacturer warranty, fully hydraulic integrated pump-and-wheel-motor drive with greater weight bearing capacity to accommodate high-capacity grass collectors, best-in-class transmission fluid change interval with no break-in period, and 5.5-inch, extra-deep cutting decks.
Grasshopper Fuel and Emissions Calculator – This useful tool presents visitors with fuel costs and savings comparisons, greenhouse and smog-forming gas emissions per hour of mowing, and overall profitability comparisons for each of the three most popular fuel choices for commercial mowers. Available at www.grasshopperfuelsavings.com.
Grasshopper owners Freddy and Cathey Daughtrey of Daughtrey Lawn Maintenance in Paris, Texas, and Jim and Karen Marschel of Dry Fork Lawn Care in Warrenton, Mo., will be special guests at the indoor booth this year. Both couples have storied histories of putting Grasshopper equipment to work in profitable lawn care companies and will be available to answer questions about how Grasshopper has contributed to their personal
Nashville Getaway Giveaway – Grasshopper is the official grounds maintenance provider of the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. Visitors to GIE+EXPO can register to win a 3-day, 2-night stay for two at this internationally recognized hotel.
In addition, Grasshopper will be exhibiting key products including indoors and outdoors:
PowerFold Electric Deck Lift – Grasshopper is celebrating 10 years of PowerFold, the zero-turn industry’s first electric deck lift, introduced in 2004. PowerFold effortlessly raises the out-front mower deck at the touch of a switch for easier underside deck maintenance; it also provides on-the-go cutting height adjustment. PowerFold is available for 48-, 52-, 61- and 72-inch Grasshopper FrontMountT decks. MaxTorque diesel mowers, which help lawn care professionals meet emissions goals while providing convenient, cost-effective power and performance. MaxTorqueT diesel models power through the toughest of jobs with minimal fuel use and little maintenance. The fuel-injected diesel engines save up to 900 gallons of fuel over 1,000 hours of use and are powerful and agile enough for any job, big or small.
AERA-vator – A coreless lawn aerator for Grasshopper FrontMount mowers, the front-mounted aerator and zero-turn maneuverability helps aerate turf and compacted soil in hard-to- reach areas previously accessible with walk-behind aerators only.
Winter Productivity Implements – WeatherBeater Winter Enclosure with LED lights, electric windshield wiper and 16,000 BTU heater, DriftBuster Snowthrower, CleanSweep Rotary Broom and Little Bully Dozer Blade.
As an added attraction, internationally renowned cartoonist Charles King will entertain visitors to the indoor booth with custom, hand-drawn cartoon portraits on Thurs., Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 24. For more than 30 years, King has “drawn a crowd” for companies at trade shows across the country. King has also had the privilege of drawing for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
Grasshopper will also be posting live updates from GIE+EXPO 2014 on MOWmentumTM, the official Grasshopper Mower blog and on Facebook and Twitter. Stay connected with Grasshopper online:
MOWmentumTM Blog: http://www.grasshoppermower.com/blog
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grasshoppermowr
Official Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/grasshoppermowr (@GrasshopperMowr)