Legendary NFL coach leads team of Grasshopper fans at GIE+EXPO 2010
Oct 26, 2010
MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. Three men and a giant insect who know their way around turf will add excitement to the Grasshopper Indoor Booth #9130 at GIE+EXPO, October 28-30, in Louisville, Ky.
Appearing will be Grasshopper enthusiasts:
Sam Wyche, NFL coaching legend, who has tackled his lawn with a Grasshopper for more than a decade.
Hollis Malone, manager of horticulture and pest control for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, who credits Grasshopper for playing a key role in Opryland flood recovery efforts.
Chris Shipp, owner of Shipp Shape Lawn Service, has used Grasshopper MaxTorque diesel units exclusively for nearly 15 years.
G-Mow, the Grasshopper mascot, who will pose for photos with attendees.
Attendees who test-drive a Grasshopper mower will be registered to win one of five Gaylord Opryland getaways. Each winner will receive a 3-day/2-night hotel stay, 2 tickets to the Grand Old Opry, a VIP backstage tour, and a $200 hotel gift card.
About Grasshopper The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.