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Hey! Who went to SIMA Kentucky

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tutianoburgante, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. tutianoburgante

    tutianoburgante Member
    Messages: 31

    Who went this week to SIMA, any thoughts?
    Did anyone learn or see anything new and interesting?
  2. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    Didn't go down to Kentucky, but this past week I was invited to a demo of the Snow-Way Mega Revo, and OMG can you say rediculoid huge. Snazzy piece of equipment with the hinges versus sliding hydraulics like blizzard, but looks way complex, UBER heavy, and kinda silly looking if you ask me.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    You'll never learn more about snow anywhere else in the world. This is my second year attending and Sima gets you contact with the best machinery and people that the snow industry has to offer. I'll be going again next year.
  4. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    I was there again really enjoyed it. Good talking to you.
  5. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    I was there as well. Good time and good people.

  6. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Went last year & this year as there as well, met Dave, Jerre Scott & Paul. Planning on RI next year. I'm going to try to get up to Paul's show in August. Definitly worth it.
  7. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    I went for the first time this year and it was great. Learned alot, dont know if ill be going to RI, but will be attending the one in schaumburg IL the year after(at least i think its there). Although it was a great show, i think its 4 days that could have been 2 or 3 at most. Snack and chats were by far the highlight for me. Learned alot for guys like paul(niege).

    As far as the trade show
    These were my choices for cool products.

    Artic snow pusher(given)
    New Poly Salter(Western, blizzard, fisher) Looked better than the older models.
    Snow Ex liquids De-Icer
    Kage pusher.

    What did everyone else like?
  8. ram1500

    ram1500 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 41

    Does anyone know the date the SIMA show is going to be held in RI next year?
  9. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I would like to know this as well. I would like to attend, but the end of June is a terrible time for me.
  10. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    13th Annual Snow and Ice Symposium June 23 - 26 2010. Looks like its only 3 days, that is good news.
  11. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Ummmm, hate to burst your bubble, but June 23-26th is 4 days. June 23, June 24, June 25 and June 26 adds up to 4. I really wish this wasn't only a week before the 4th of July. That's my busiest time of the year and cannot afford to take even a couple days off.
  12. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Yeah your right! my mistake. You should try and make it to at least one symposium, they are great and you learn alot.

    Messages: 79

    I learned that eating breaded chicken fingers is a lot harder then wings, second place sucks, but I got a free meal and a shirt and a cool hat.....lots of other things there were very educational....RI will be a blast
  14. Plowgirl414

    Plowgirl414 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i really liked the kage?? system.. i hear they are from my home state too!! does anyone have one?? if so what do you think??? I was just on there website and they have a new video..looks pretty slick :)
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I haven't used a Kage but I checked them out at SIMA and they seemed a little flimsy. I don't know anyone who runs them but if you're in the market for a pusher I'd either go with Pro Tech, Daniels, Arctic or Avalanche.
  16. Plowgirl414

    Plowgirl414 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    flimsy?? really?? that surprises me that you say that because I think they look pretty dang tough. I know they are backed by a pretty good warranty too.
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I saw them and wasn't impressed also.