Turf & Irrigation Blog

Spotlight Customer: Bloomington Country Club

Here at Kenney Machinery, we like to occasionally put the spotlight on one of our customers by featuring them on our blog, promoting them on social media, and highlighting them in our newsletter.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation to them and helping raise their visibility in the community.  This month, we’d like to put the spotlight on Bloomington Country Club, the only private country club in Bloomington, Indiana. The club has a long history as one of the best golfing destinations in south-central Indiana.  Since its founding in 1921, it has been a destination for both hard-core and
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Thatch and Mat in Turf Management

To properly manage your turf, one of the key components to keeping it healthy and vibrant is the management of thatch and mat. Understanding what thatch and mat are as well as how they are useful in turf management will help you combat potential problems that often arise. Here we’ll outline methods of controlling thatch and mat to ensure that you’ll have the best quality turf around. Definition of Thatch and Mat When we talk about thatch, we’re referring to a layer of partially decomposed organic matter between the green shoot tissue and the soil surface. Let’s break that definition
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October Toro Genuine Parts Promotion

Kenney Machinery is pleased to announce our October Toro Genuine Parts Promotion!  For the month of October 2017, customers can: Receive 5% parts credit for every $500+ they order in Toro Performance Parts Receive 10% parts credit for every $1,000 they order in Toro Performance Parts Receive FREE freight/handling and January 10, 2018 terms for every order over $500 This is a great time to plan ahead and order the parts you’ll need for the next couple of months.  Contact us today to place your order and save money!
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Kenney Outdoor Solutions Gets Tough with New Ice Melt to Benefit Charity

In preparation for the upcoming winter season, our sister company Kenney Outdoor Solutions has partnered with a major fertilizer manufacturer to bring to market a private-label ice melt that is not only more effective than competing products but will also help raise money for cancer research. Sold under the brand name “The TOUGHEST Ice Melter”, the new product will help support the Chad Tough Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research and raising awareness about Pediatric Brain Tumors. A donation of fifty cents for every bag sold will be made to the foundation. The inspiration for creating the TOUGHEST
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UTV Buyer’s Guide — Which Utility Vehicle is the Best?

Investing in a UTV is a big decision. With so many models to choose from, you must be sure to take the time to find just the right vehicle for your needs. We’ve compiled some factors to consider as well as a comparison of some popular models to help with your purchase decision. Features – There are many variables separating UTV models. Utility vehicles have many optional features for comfort and convenience, such as automatic transmission, power steering, and 4-wheel drive. These are not necessities but definitely, improve your driving experience. Intended Usage – Not all UTVs are created equal
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Kenney Machinery Employees Make Service Trip to Mexico with Homes of Hope

Note: The following article was written by Kevin Koss, the Kenney Machinery Marketing Manager. Recently, twelve employees from Kenney Machinery Corporation (including myself) went on a service trip to Mexico to build a home for a family in need.  It was an all-around incredible experience, and I’d like to take this opportunity to share the impact it had on myself and others on the trip.   Purpose of the trip First, the back story: last year, Angie Hubble, the General Manager of Kenney Machinery, made a service trip to Mexico as part of a trueU leadership training program.  TrueU is
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Spotlight Customer: Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

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 Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, which maintains over 1,600 acres of land in an area that has a population of over 275,000 people, including the northern suburbs of Indianapolis. For over two decades, Chris Stice has been a key member of the leadership at the Hamilton County parks department.  His titles have included Quality Control
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Save 10% on Tines Through September 30th

It’s the time of year to start getting ready for fall aeration, and Kenney Machinery is here to help! Now through September 30, 2017, you will receive 10% off when you purchase 72 Toro tines of any single part number. We have over 150 Toro Classic and Titan® tine options to fit every application. If your order exceeds $500, we’ll even ship it too you for free! Offer valid through September 30, 2017. All tines must be purchased on one transaction to qualify. Orders must be placed in person, by phone or by fax. Contact Kenney Manchinery Corporation at 800-878-2626
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Kenney Machinery Customer Featured on Cover of GCM Magazine

The cover story in the July edition of Golf Course Management magazine, the monthly publication of the GCSAA, features a customer of Kenney Machinery Corporation. The story is about Dean Beanblossom, the superintendent of Chariot Run Golf course in Laconia, Indiana.  It details Dean’s unlikely path to his current position, and recounts several severe accidents he was involved in along the way that changed the course of his life. The first accident, according to the article, occurred when he was eight years old and traveling in a car with his family.  A head-on collision between his family’s car and a
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Kenney Machinery Participates in First Annual STMA Demo Day at Victory Field

The Indiana Sports Turf Managers Association held their first demo day at Victory Field on July 17th, and Kenney Machinery was there with all of the latest equipment from Toro for attendees to try out in person. Equipment available for demonstration included the ProCore 648, Workman GTX, and the Dingo Compact Utility Loader. The event was well attended, with many of the attendees coming from schools in the area. Victory field was a great venue for the event, and with the weather cooperating, all in all it was a very successful first demo day for the Indiana Sports Turf Managers
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