Power Show Ohio 2013 promises new technology and equipment lines

Power Show 2012 file photo

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 43rd annual Power Show Ohio is taking over the Ohio Expo Center Jan. 25, 26 and 27

Power Show Ohio Manager Dennis Alford said the show will be a great combination of farm, construction, lawn and power equipment.

Case IH

One new equipment line being displayed at the show is the Case IH line. It will be represented by Evolution Ag — a new equipment dealer.

A new item to see at the show is the “Now and Then” display. Tractors from John Deere, Case, New Holland, Massey Ferguson and others will be in the display. The newest models will be shown beside the models from yesteryear.

Alford said more than 600 brands of equipment and supplies will be showcased within three buildings (275,000 square feet) at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This year, the show will not use the Coliseum, but will be staged entirely within the Voinovich Center, the Bricker Building and the Celeste Center.

The change will mean that the kiddie tractor pull will be held inside the Voinovich Center.

The show will feature tractors, skid steer loaders, commercial mowing equipment, all terrain vehicles, grain handling, computer software, fence building, hay equipment, buildings, backhoes, logging equipment, compact tractors, livestock equipment plus a number of lifestyle items.

The Ohio Proud Cooking Demonstrations and Store will return for this year’s show, located in the south end of the Voinovich Center. Demonstrations will be offered all three days at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Shale gas

Educational seminars on topics including oil and gas issues, water quality and algae problems and grain marketing will be held daily in the Celeste Center.

Alford said he expects a lot of interest in this year’s seminars because three of them are shale related. He said the pipeline easement seminar will be very popular because pipelines could impact farms across the state and not just the eastern part of the state since the gas lines will be needed to transport the gas and liquids to other states.

New displays

Alford said the favorite part of the show for him and many is the new equipment being displayed by dealers.

“This is a place you can come and see things you might not get to see at the dealer yet,” Alford said. “This is the time of the year when new equipment and the latest technology is coming out and sometimes the equipment is at the show before it is at the dealer.”

Admission, which includes parking, is $10 per carload. Equipment dealers and other members of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association have $2 discount coupons at their local stores.


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