Don't worry, if you didn't make it to the GIE+Expo October 20th-22nd, the largest green industry expo will continue in the future under new ownership and a new name. The GIE+Expo will be called the Equip Expo in 2022 and beyond.
iGoPro Lawn Supply Browsed Every Indoor and Outdoor Booth
2021 marked the 8th GIE+Expo attended by Ryan Sciamanna, the owner of iGoPro Lawn Supply. If you couldn't make the lawn and landscape industry's premier annual event, Ryan is happy to fill you in!
The Biggest Lawn and Landscape Tradeshow
The event was big, like it always is! If you've never been, please consider attending as soon as you possibly can. It's always held in mid to late-October in Louisville, KY and people literally travel around the world to attend. It is a 'candy shop' of any lawn and landscape pro, hardscaper, or tree service.
Tech Is Clearing Taking Over The Green Industry
Although the 2020 show was canceled due to the pandemic, it was probably a blessing in disguise because Louisville was not the best place to be in October of 2020 with the city being in turmoil over the Breonna Taylor police incident. 4th Street Live still hasn't recovered from the looting and vandalism as many bars and restaurants have closed and remain closed although it was still a good time in 2021 with plenty of placing operating 'like normal.'
If you thought there was a lot of tech at the 2019 GIE+Expo, 2021's show exponentially more tech to see. Scythe Robotics is a prime example. They are one of the leaders in autonomous lawn mowers for commercial use and had booths indoors and outdoors at the show as many of the largest brands do. We're a big fan of Scythe Robotics as they purchased 3 RBG 712 Blade Grinders from us in 2021 to have one at each of their manufacturing and research and development facilities.
Robotic Mowers and Software For Lawn and Landscape Professionals
Scythe Robotics was one of many man-less, robot, or battery-powered lawn mower brands for commercial use.
The amount of software options for your lawn care company's CRM or fleet tracking was staggering. I've been a fan of Service Autopilot for years because it was a true game changer for my lawn care business before I got into selling lawn and garden products online. But, Service Autopilot is 'expensive' to new or small companies. It was nice to see more affordable options to allow the little guys to get organized and compete with larger companies efficiently managing crews, routes, and invoicing.
Lawn Buddy is a CRM tool I'd recommend after speaking in detail with their head of user experience at their indoor booth that held the axe throwing! So sorry I forgot to take a picture! It was a blast... But, I was very impressed with the software as I ran through a demo for them and offered insight as to what I thought their CRM was lacking compared to the industry standard which still is Service Autopilot. Lawn Buddy is a lawn care CRM almost anyone can afford and use with a very small learning curve. It was very impressive and I am sure it will only get better with new features they will add in the near future.
Our Favorite Booths at the 2021 GIE+Expo
Our 'favorite booths' may be a little biased as so many of the lawn and landscape brands we carry at iGoProLawnSupply.com were represented. If you didn't know, iGoPro Lawn Supply had a booth at the 2019 GIE+Expo under our parent company's name, Lawn Crack, LLC.
8TEN Parts is one of our newest distributors and also had a great idea for their booth, a putting contest! 8TEN Parts is a relatively new parts manufacturer of blades, belts, clutches, and more for lawn mowers. We carry all of 8TEN Parts products, email us at admin@iGoProLawnSupply.com for pricing and availability if you are interested to learn more.
The Green Guard Grass Flap
We picked up a new product while attending the GIE+Expo that has been in high demand by our lawn mower customers. iGoPro Lawn Supply is very proud to now be able to sell you a chute blocker or grass flap for commercial lawn mowers! We've been trying to reach out to the other manufacturers and they ignored us, but now we know there was a reason for this...we needed to hook up with The Green Guard!
The Green Guard is the best option to keep grass contained within your mower's deck in our opinion after learning more and testing it out at their booth. It's a universal fit for commercial mower decks with dimension provided online so you can measure if you are unsure if it will fit on your mower's deck. Your hands don't have to leave the mower's controls to open or shut it, and there is a 1/4 and 1/2 open position setting! When fully open, it doesn't add any width to your mower's deck, when fully closed, it only ads 1/4"! Amazing!
Kenda Tires Are Popular
People have begun noticing our internet-low pricing on many common lawn mower tires sizes. Kenda Tires is our favorite lawn mower tire because they are high-quality tires at very fair prices. Since we sell Kenda Tires in high volumes, we are able to often have the lowest price online. Low pricing and freaky fast shipping has created a lot of happy customers for us after purchasing their Kenda Tires from us.
We Prefer Fuelworx Gas Cans Over SureCan
It was nice to see Fuelworx booth once again at the 2021 GIE+Expo.
I want one thing from my gas can at the end of the day, no spills. Fuelworx did one better...they created a gas can that does not spill and is stackable! Anyway to save space on the truck, trailer, or in the shop is always greatly appreciated.
Smith Sprayers Is Changing Spot Spraying Lawns
Smith Sprayers is leading the way in high-tech handheld and backpack sprayers for herbicides and pesticides. With manual pump and battery-powered options, they have a quality sprayer for your budget.
Learn more about the 4-gallon battery powered backpack sprayer by Smith.
We're Looking Forward To The First Ever Equip Expo in 2022
Plan ahead and work the 'Equip Expo' into your schedule in October of 2022. Remember, the GIE+Expo will be called the Equip Expo in 2022 and beyond. Powered by OPEI, we expect the Equip Expo to be even better than the GIE+Expo if you can believe that!
Learn more about the new GIE+Expo. We hope to see you there!