Turf & Irrigation Blog

Kenney Machinery Employee Competes in Half Ironman Triathlon

Ever wonder what Kenney Machinery employees do in their spare time?  Well, in the case of our Business Manager, Scott Reckard, recently his spare time has included a lot of swimming, biking, and running. That’s because Scott has been busy training to compete in a half Ironman triathlon–specifically, the Ironman Wisconsin race that took place on June 11th. In case you aren’t familiar with the Ironman, it is widely considered to be one of the toughest races in all of sports.  A half-distance race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56-mile bike ride, and finishing with a
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Kenney Machinery Employees Build Peace Park with Help From Toro Dingo

Recently, two Kenney Machinery employees had the opportunity to participate in a community service project on the south side of Indianapolis as part of a leadership development program. The project, which was coordinated by trueU and ProAct Indy, involved building a peace park at the Laurelwood Community, a public housing complex operated by the Indianapolis Housing Agency.  You can learn more about Kenney Machinery’s long-term partnership with trueU by reading our previous blog articles on the subject. The participating employees were Sales and Marketing Manager Kevin Koss and Controller Jon Treadway.  In an interview with the Kenney Machinery blogging staff,
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Kenney Machinery Publishes Resource List for Turf Professionals

With the amount of information for turf professionals and the Green Industry available online these days, it can be hard to keep track of where to find the best resources. In order to help our clients discover new sources of helpful information, Kenney Machinery has published a list of the top resources for turf professionals and the green industry.  The list includes magazines, blogs, associations, trade shows, podcasts, and more.  There are over 75 resources listed, and we will continue to add more resources to the list going forward.   Click here to view the complete list. We hope you find
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Kenney Machinery Delivers Fleet of New Toro Z Mowers to Terre Haute

Kenney Machinery has recently delivered a fleet of shiny new Toro zero turn mowers to Terre Haute, Indiana to replace an aging fleet of mowers manufactured by a competitor (we won’t mention any names, but their mowers were green and yellow). We’ll be helping Terre Haute maintain the mowers for the next few years, including performing tasks such as oil changes, blade replacements, and much more.  Basically, as Kenney Machinery technician Rick Harrison explains in the video below, it will be our job to make sure the mowers are running smoothly so that Terre Haute doesn’t have to worry about
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Save 10% on Toro Bedknives

For a limited time only, you can save 10% on Toro Bedknives through Kenney Machinery. From May 15th through May 31st, any orders of 10 bedknives or more will receive 10% off. This applies to both standard and EdgeMax bedknives. Just in case you don’t already know the importance of using Toro Genuine Parts in your equipment, you can read our blog post about Toro bedknives that dives deep into the benefits of doing so. Give us a call or talk to your sales rep to place your order before May 31st!  
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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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ATV Tire Kit for Toro Workman GTX

Let’s face it, if you’re using a utility vehicle to help maintain your facility, chances are you’re probably not always going to be driving it on paved surfaces or well-manicured lawns.  That’s why one of the dozens of available accessories for the Toro Workman GTX is the ATV tire kit. The kit includes four ATV-style tires and rims, which will allow you to use your utility vehicle on a wider variety of terrain without worrying about getting stuck in the mud. Accessories like the ATV tire kit are what make the Workman GTX one of the most versatile utility vehicles
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Toro Workman GTX Superior Drive Tour

The Kenney Machinery Workman GTX Superior Drive Tour is coming to a city near you! Sign up now to register for a test-drive, and experience the unequaled comfort, utility and versatility of the Workman GTX!  Space is limited and available on a first-come, first serve basis, so don’t delay. The tour includes stops in Louisville, Indianapolis, and Ft. Wayne. The Indianapolis event will take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, date TBD. The Ft. Wayne event will take place on June 21st at Franke Park from 10 am–1:00 pm (lunch provided) Franke Park 3411 Sherman Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN  46808
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Slugger Field Keeps the Grass Growing with Help From Award Winning Groundskeeper Tom Nielsen

To help promote our customers and show our appreciation to them, we occasionally put the spotlight on one of our customers and feature them on our blog, promote them on social media, and highlight them in our newsletter.  The spotlight customer for this month is Slugger Field in Kentucky, home of the Louisville Bats baseball team and Louisville City soccer team. The stadium, which opened in 2000, has a seating capacity of 13,000 with a natural grass playing surface.  However, for soccer games, artificial turf is used to cover up the clay on the baseball field, meaning soccer games are
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Electric Lift for Toro Workman GTX Utility Vehicle

It’s no secret that Toro UTVs are extremely versatile and can be adapted to just about any task.  One task you might have in mind as spring approaches is spreading mulch around your facility.  If that’s the case, then the electric lift for Toro Workman GTX utility vehicles might be just what you need. The electric lift efficiently raises and lowers the bed of the Workman GTX within the payload capacity of 1,200 lbs.  It makes it easy to unload dirt, mulch, sand, debris, or anything else you might be hauling in your Workman. The electric lift is just one
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