The 2016 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+Expo) was even bigger than the last two record-setting years. Registration was up over 11% from last year and there were a total of 900 GIE+Expo and Hardscape North America exhibitors, including 230 new exhibitors. The indoor show floor, at 80,000 square feet, was up 17% over last year and the outdoor demonstration area increased an acre to 20 acres.
Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s team of editors canvassed the show floor and outdoor demo areas to learn about the latest technologies, expanded product lines and new entrants to the market.
Here is a round-up of new introductions across a variety of product segments. Exclusive video interviews can be found at www.RuralLifestyleDealer.com.
Rural Lifestyle Dealer's team of writers and editors cover the ag equipment industry, providing insights and strategies for dealers. The team focuses on equipment for the hobby farm, small acreage farmer, large property owner, landscaper and light construction markets.
Todd Teske, chairman, CEO and president of Briggs & Stratton Corp., talks about the company's recent acquisitions and the technologies it is focusing on including EFI, IoT (internet of things) and electrification.
Yanmar was founded in 1912 and developed the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as our core business ever since, our key tool in the rationalization and modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry.
Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world.