Oct 26, 2010

Legendary NFL coach leads team of Grasshopper fans at GIE+EXPO 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. Grasshopper Mower Booth Schedule Thursday, October 28 G-Mow 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hollis Malone 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chris Shipp 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sam Wyche 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 29 G-Mow 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hollis Malone 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chris Shipp 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sam Wyche 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 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.

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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 liquid-cooled 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.
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