Test the latest equipment at Equip Expo

Test the latest equipment at Equip Expo

Outdoor power equipment is a huge investment for a landscaper, so being able to “try before you buy” is smart business. This year, thousands of landscapers are expected to attend Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition, where they will learn, meet with peers, and test out the latest equipment – including mowers, UTVs, compact tractors, chainsaws, leaf blowers and the other equipment that helps landscape contractors get jobs done as efficiently and as profitably as possible.

“Equip Expo is the only place where 30 acres is dedicated to giving landscapers, dealers and other attendees the opportunity to dig, cut, trim, saw, drive and run equipment through its paces,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns the show, which will be held October 17-20, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).

“Expo helps our attendees make smart business decisions,” Kiser added. “After all, a landscaper and their staff will spend hours operating that equipment. If they need to carry it, the weight and feel have to be right. If they need to drive it, the maneuverability and features are important. They can do that at Equip Expo. In fact, it’s the only place where you can do that with so many different types of equipment all in one place.”

The Outdoor Demo Yard was expanded last year to 30 acres. Equip Expo draws thousands of attendees and more than 1,000 exhibits that cover 675,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space.

“This is where the manufacturers announce and show off new equipment. From the toughest UTVs, to battery/electric equipment, to the fastest robotic mowers, it’s all at Expo,” said Kiser.

The Outdoor Demo Yard will be open:

  • Wednesday, October 18 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Returning due to popular demand is the UTV Test Track, where attendees can drive and compare the latest vehicles while navigating curves, hills, rocks, and bumps. Attendees age 16 or older with a valid driver’s license will be able to drive alongside a representative of the manufacturer who can answer questions about load capacity, features, price and more.