Archives for Golf Irrigation

Kenney Machinery Partners with HydraMax Erosion Control

Hydraulic erosion control products are mulches applied as a slurry and engineered to reduce soil erosion while assisting in the establishment and growth of vegetation.  Kenney Machinery has partnered with North America Green, the world’s leading provider of erosion control solutions, to give our clients access to the proprietary HydraMax™ Systems hydraulic erosion control products.  The main benefits of HydraMax products compared to other erosion control solutions include: They can be installed up to three times faster than erosion control blankets with 1/3 of the manpower. They have low water-to-mulch ratios that increase productivity by requiring fewer tank loads per
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Kenney Machinery Announces New Partnership with Prime Turf

For over a century, Kenney Machinery has been serving the Midwest (and now Florida) as the ultimate resource for turf professionals. Now, Kenney Machinery is proud to announce their new partnership with Prime Turf, a company offering innovative solutions for turf water treatment. About Prime Turf After decades as the superintendent of the Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen, Illinois, Pete Lieponis was very familiar with irrigation water quality issues. Becoming increasingly frustrated with turf grass issues, Pete arranged for a consultant from Brookside Laboratories to test the quality of his irrigation water. Much to his amazement, he learned
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Kenney Machinery Toro Irrigation Special Going on Now

It’s that time of year again…time for the annual Kenney Machinery special offer to help you upgrade your irrigation equipment before you need to start using it this spring.  Whether you need conversion assemblies or sprinkler heads, we’ve got you covered: Buy Four Toro Sprinklers, Get One Free When you buy four qualifying Toro golf rotors, you get a FREE rotor of equal or lesser value.  You can choose from industry-leading 800S Series, the high-performance DT Series, and even the Infinity Rotors. Only Toro golf sprinklers are loaded with advantages such as: Patented TruJectory that allows main nozzel angle adjustment
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July Spotlight Customer: University of Notre Dame Golf

In order to help promote our customers and show our appreciation to them, each month we put the spotlight on one of our customers and feature them on our blog, promote them on social media, and mention them in our email newsletter. The spotlight customer for July is one who likely needs no introduction.  The University of Notre Dame is a household name not just in the U.S. but also in many countries around the world, and Kenney Machinery Corporation is proud to play a part in helping maintain the turf used by the Fighting Irish athletes.  Today we’d like
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Golf Course Irrigation System Maintenance: Five Best Practices You Should Be Using

Spring is here, which means that golf courses throughout Indiana and Kentucky are turning on their irrigation systems for the first time in a few months.  At least some of them will be in for some unpleasant surprises as they discover various problems with their systems.  In order to help you be prepared for potential problems—and hopefully avoid them altogether—we’ve compiled a list of five best practices for golf course irrigation system maintenance.  Follow these best practices to keep your system running smoothly throughout the spring, summer, and fall. 1: Don’t wait until something breaks to think about irrigation system
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Winterizing Toro Irrigation Systems for Golf Courses

Winter is just around the corner, and for golf courses that means it’s just about time to winterize their irrigation systems. Whether a golf course uses Toro irrigation systems or irrigation systems from another manufacturer, the general procedure for winterizing the system is fairly similar. While it’s something of a pain to accomplish, it is nonetheless very important if you want to avoid broken water lines next spring. Below is a general overview of the process used to winterize golf course irrigation systems. For instructions specific to Toro irrigation systems, download Toro’s winterization guide here. Step 1: Shut off the
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Using the Toro Geolink System to Increase Spraying Efficiency

Chemical spraying is key to proper turf maintenance, but it is also very expensive.  It’s easy to be wasteful and use too much of a chemical spray even with the best and most efficient equipment.  Fortunately, Toro has found a revolutionary new way to use GPS technology to make spraying turf in parks and golf courses less expensive and more efficient.  The new technology is known as the Toro GeoLink system, and it can be used with any Toro Multi Pro 5800 system. How GeoLink Works The Toro GeoLink system uses multiple GPS satellites and a Real Time Kinematic or
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Worried about what may be under all that snow?

What will all of this snow do to your golf course? So this has been the winter of record snow, polar vortexes, and unbelievable winter conditions that we will all remember for years to come.   Many golf courses have been covered in snow for extended periods of time, leaving many to wonder what they will see when it all melts in the coming weeks.   What strategies do you have and what should you be concerned about?   We share a recent article from the USGA that addresses those concerns and gives you the steps you need to take
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The future of Golf as GIS Show wraps up another successful show

The 2014 Golf Industry Show (GIS) recently concluded in Orlando, FL and for the many that attended from the Mid-West, the weather in Florida was a welcomed relief from the wintery blast. In attendance were several from the Kenney Machinery team, and as they gathered information on the upcoming trends and products for the industry they also took part in making sure several students from Purdue University Turf Program were also given the proper tour of the event. We also wanted to share comments published by USGA in regards to those items they view as key factors to the future
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Consistent Putting Surfaces to Enhance Player’s Experience

New for 2013 …a new Stimpmeter! For the first time since its initial release, the USGA has updated the Stimpmeter. The new version allows for greater flexibility in measuring green speed, especially on undulating surfaces that have smaller areas of level turf, a necessity for measuring green speed.  We want to share with you the recent article from the USGA introducing this new Stimpmeter and details on how to use this device on your courses.  To obtain your new Stimpmeter contact the us at Kenney Machinery today. Read more…  
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