Hydro-Gear attended the 2016 GIE+EXPO, held in Louisville, KY, from Oct. 19-21. Several representatives from the company were on hand to speak with attendees in both the company’s indoor booth and outdoor demonstration space.
The show kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 19 with the annual dealer preview day, when outdoor power equipment dealers have the opportunity to walk the show floor before it opens. This year, we highlighted our 25 years of creating quality products by hosting a press conference. Mike McCoy, VP Sales & Marketing, spoke to dealers, OEMs, and the press about the past 25 years and thanked everyone for their support. We continued the celebration by announcing our new Hydro-Gear Commercial Transaxle Oil Service Kit.
On Thursday the show officially opened to record crowds, and with an increase of indoor booth space, attendees had a lot of things to preview. Inside the Hydro-Gear booth the excitement centered around our new transaxle oil service kit where 25 lucky dealers and landscapers walked away with their very own kit over the three-day event. Hydro-Gear’s indoor booth stayed busy and a lot of folks were interested in our Smartec lineup. Due to a brief storm on Thursday, the outdoor demo area had to be shut down but that didn’t stop attendees as they kept everyone indoor very busy. Thursday afternoon we were able to head back outside to our demonstration area where we highlighted the advancements in transaxle technology over our 25 years by showcasing old and new. Attendees were able to preview an older 90’s model Dixon mower with our BDUs next to our current technology—ZT-2800s on a Hustler Raptor. Thursday and Friday were very successful, busy days for the Hydro-Gear Sales, Apps, and Marketing team. We talked with numerous dealers, landscapers, and OEMs and we’re looking forward to GIE+EXPO 2017!