Turf & Irrigation Blog

Toro Z-Master 7500-D Series Begins its First Summer on the Job

Last winter, Toro introduced the Z-Master 7500-D series mowers for professional contractors.  Now, as mowing season arrives around the country, those shiny new Z-Masters are heading into action for the first time. The mowers feature Toro’s TURBO FORCE® rear discharge cutting deck and a 37 HP Yanmar diesel engine, with several operating modes that can be selected based on conditions to save fuel.  It’s all part of the Horizon® Technology intelligence system developed by Toro to increase productivity, allow for user-defined maintenance reminders, and monitor machine health. Here’s just a few of the many reasons why contractors are going to
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Five Kenney Machinery Partners You Might Not Be Aware Of

For nearly 70 years, Kenney Machinery has been a distributor for the Toro Company in a territory that includes Indiana and parts of neighboring states. We’re widely known in that capacity throughout the region, and are recognized as the Gold Standard in the area when it comes to sourcing and maintaining Toro products, including turf equipment, irrigation equipment, and construction equipment. Naturally, much of our marketing materials and educational content focus on those Toro products.  However, what many of our own customers don’t even realize is that Kenney Machinery also sells a variety of complimentary products from other manufacturers. We’ve
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Meet Brad Turnbow, Customer Care Manager at Kenney Machinery

As part of our mission to maintain our reputation as the gold standard in the professional turf equipment industry in our region, Kenney Machinery has recently hired a new Customer Care Manager. His name is Brad Turnbow, and his duties will include supervising the parts and services department, responding to web inquiries from customers, and following up with customers whenever a problem occurs to make sure it was handled to their satisfaction. Since just about all of our customers will have some interaction with Brad at some point, we thought we’d introduce him to you via an interview with the
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Toro Acquires Manufacturer of Z-Spray Spreaders & Sprayers

Great news for Kenney Machinery customers!  Toro recently announced that it has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a leading manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. L.T. Rich Products is known for its industry-leading Z-Spray line of stand-on spreader/sprayers for landscape contractors and grounds professionals.  With five models designed to tackle properties of all sizes, these high-capacity, zero-turn machines are built for productivity, durability and precise application. Other products include the Z-Plug stand-on aerator that is designed to convert to a slicer/seeder, snow plow or dethatching rake, and the
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Benefits of Pond Aeration

Most ponds may be artificial in origin, but they are still complex ecosystems requiring attention and care to stay healthy and beautiful. Of the many tasks that you can take on in order to improve the quality of your pond, aeration is one of the most straightforward options, as well as the most rewarding. What is Pond Aeration? Aeration is the process of adding oxygen to a body of water through whatever means. Aside from growing aquatic plants, which naturally release oxygen into the water around them, the most common form of pond aeration is the simple fountain. As the
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Special Offer on Toro Belts

Cracked or fraying belts on your turf equipment are soon to be broken belts, and when belts break that means downtime for your equipment. Why not nip any potential problems in the bud before the busy season starts, and replace those aging belts now? As added incentive to take action, Kenney Machinery is offering 15% off when you purchase three or more Toro belts with the same part number in February.   Be proactive and contact us today to place your order and maximize uptime!
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Kenney Machinery and RPM Machinery Employees Get Trained on New Equipment Options

Now that Kenney Machinery has formally finalized and announced our new partnership with RPM Machinery, both companies are training the respective sales staff on the new equipment that they have to offer their customers. Last week, the RPM Machinery sales staff visited our Indianapolis headquarters for a field service training session with Toro and Kenney Machinery technicians.  In the meantime, Kenney Machinery’s sales staff made a trip to the RPM Machinery location in Lebanon, Indiana to get trained on all of the CASE Construction equipment that will now be available to our customers for rental. The list of rental equipment
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Kenney Machinery Formally Announces Strategic Alliance with CASE Construction Equipment Dealer

In order to provide their Midwest customers with access to a wider variety of products, two of the region’s top equipment distributors—Kenney Machinery and RPM Machinery–have announced a formal strategic alliance starting in 2018. The alliance will bring together two companies with complimentary products that have a well-earned reputation as leaders in their respective industries. Kenney Machinery has provided professional turf maintenance equipment to municipalities, schools, sports fields, and golf courses throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan for over a century, and has been a distributor for the Toro Company since 1939. RPM Machinery is a top supplier of CASE construction
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Reel Grinding Special for Greensmowers and Trim Mowers

Back by popular demand, the Kenney Machinery Reel Deal Grinding Special is going on now through March! Save big on reel grinding services for Toro Greensmowers and Trim Mowers: Greensmower Triplex and GM Flex Units Starting at Only $149.50! Fairway and Walking Greensmowers Starting at Only $179.50! Trim Mowers Starting at Only $179.50!   All sharpening rates include: Free pick-up and delivery within 90 miles of Kenney Machinery (3-reel minimum) Pressure wash of the unit Labor for replacing the bed knife and sharpening Adjusting reel bearing preload and check freeplay if needed Adjusting single point adjuster for proper orientation Check
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Kenney Machinery Customer Wins Golf Course of the Year Award

Congratulations to Swan Lake Resort, a Kenney Machinery customer, for winning the 2018 Golf Course of the Year award from the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association. The criteria for winning the award includes exceptional quality of course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, and outstanding contribution to the community, and Swan Lake certainly qualifies in all those categories. As a winner of the award for the state of Indiana, Swan Lake is eligible to win the NGCOA Golf Course of the Year designation. They are currently one of the top four candidates, so wish them luck!
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