More power at GIE+EXPO

GIE+EXPO will feature new products from Lista along with a number of companies showcasing more power.

October 10, 2011
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Lista International Corp. will exhibit its outdoor power equipment solutions at GIE+EXPO 2011, to be held October 24-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Lista will exhibit storage and workspace systems at the new Dealer Resource Pavilion on the show floor, as well as in booth #9048.

Lista will feature its modular drawer storage cabinets for storing and organizing the small parts used in outdoor, landscaping and construction equipment dealerships. These high-density cabinets provide 50 more storage capacity than conventional shelving and feature exceptional usable storage space. The cabinet drawers feature a 440 lb. load capacity, and are available in six different full sidewall heights for maximum cubic storage space.

Also on display at both Lista’s booth and the Dealer Resource Pavilion will be the company’s new Technician Series toolboxes, the largest capacity, most durable boxes on the market. Lista will also exhibit its issue counter systems, displaying a parts storage counter at its booth and a transaction counter at the Dealer Resource Pavilion.

In addition, Lista will highlight its workbench solutions at the Dealer Resource Pavilion. These workbenches are for repairing a variety of outdoor power and landscaping equipment.

By visiting the Monster Power Equipment booth, visitors can be entered into a drawing to win a 14HP tailgate-mount truck loader. The winner will be announced during the tradeshow. In addition, Steel Pack Shop (Weedshark), will have drawings for Weedshark promotional products in their booth on Saturday, October 29.

In The Toro Company’s booth, visitors will have the opportunity to meet TV personality and professional fisherman Trev Gowdy on Thursday, October 27. Also, Ahmed Hassan, host of the popular DIY TV shows “Yard Crashers” and “Turf Wars,” will be on hand to meet visitors Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28 at the ECHO/Shindaiwa demo area at 11 a.m., and at the ECHO/Shindaiwa indoor exhibit (booth #5194) at 1:30 p.m.

Green products and applications for Smartphones are among the new innovations exhibitors hope will draw industry members to their booths. Briggs & Stratton will introduce their new E-Series OHV engines and showcase their entire range of VanguardTM commercial engines, which will now feature Smartphone functionality for jobsite support.

Also on the Smartphone front, Techo-Bloc Precious Stones will introduce an iPod touch/iPhone app for contractors. It will allow contractors to manage a list of jobs, inspire clients with over 400 project images, view product information in the catalog, measure and plan the job site, generate a bill of materials, locate a nearby dealer, view the 2011 Spec Book and view installation videos. Visitors can preview this free app:, and attend their presentation on the New Products Arena stage Thursday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Among the environmentally friendly products on display will be the pure electric “Green Mowchine” zero-turn riding mower, and pure electric UTVs by Mean Green Products. The company originally developed the residential Green Mowchine to be heavy duty and mow about a 2-acre yard. Interest from commercial lawn care companies has resulted in the Commercial Green Mowchine, with a 62-inch floating mowing deck that discharges grass conventionally to the right side, or the double deck that will cut with a mix of rear and side discharge. The mower also features a battery pack exchange system that will allow all-day mowing.

Core Outdoor Power will debut a suite of gasless-powered lawn care products that they expect to revolutionize the industry. Featuring the world’s first high-torque, high-efficiency wireless motion device, CORE Technology replaces gas and traditional combustion engines. The company will introduce the CGT400 Trimmer, which is slated to hit shelves in the spring of 2012, as well as a Core Gasless-powered lawn mower and back pack blower, which will be available in 2013.