It was a beautiful, 28 degree, winter’s day with a huge variety of local and interstate stallholders, food stands and animal displays, which kept all members of the family entertained.
In amongst the 700 exhibitor sites, there were several lawn mower displays. The biggest of which was probably from The Mower Supastore (located at 1/245 Leitchs Road, Brendale).
Here is one of the fancy, high-end mowers that was at The Mower Supastore display. It is the powerful Toro Groundsmaster 7200 zero turn rotary mower. With its Kubota 28 hp (21 kw) and 35 hp (26 kw) powerful 3-cylinder, liquid cooled diesel engines, it was certainly an impressive piece of mowing machinery.
If you were after the Toro Groundsmaster 360 Quad-Steer 4WD mower, they had those too. Powered by a 36 hp (26.8 kW) Kubota 4-cylinder diesel engine, this mower claims to use Quad-Steer all-wheel-steering to climb hills without slipping and to make 180° turns without tearing turf. Awesome!
If however you were looking for Husqvarna mowers and power tools, the guys from Pine Rivers Mowers had plenty. From standard lawn mowers to commercial ride-on mowers, whipper snippers to chainsaws, Pine Rivers Mowers (usually found at 1195 Anzac Ave, Kallangur) had you covered.
More of a Kubota guy? The David Evans Group (from Brisbane, Gatton, Toowoomba and Nambour) didn’t let you down. From the Kubota BX2370, to the Kubota GR2120, to the Kubota 21 inch Commercial Pro and everything in between, the friendly folk from the David Evans Group were only too happy to talk Kubota lawn mowers with interested expo goers.
But an expo wouldn’t be complete without John Deere mowers, so JPM Machinery (located at 110 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield) were on hand to talk John Deere mowers – big and small.
Wish there was an alternative to a power mower? Well, if you love animals, perhaps you could have picked up an alpaca to do your lawnmowing for you!
As long as they’re eating native, unfertilised grass, they can graze away all day at your lawns for you. They’re gentle natured, environmentally friendly, extremely intelligent, live for 15-20 years, produce good natural fertiliser, are easy to care for, and will surely be a talking point whenever you welcome visitors.
Plus, if you get cold in winter, you can always spin their fleece into Alpaca fibre – similar in texture to wool – to make knitted and woven items like scarves, gloves, sweaters, blankets and more. Here’s an example of how to do it, from a dedicated member of the Australian Alpaca Association (yes, that’s really a thing!).
Thanks Farm Fantastic Expo for a great day out. And next time we need some new green socks, we’ll know where to go!