Turf & Irrigation Blog

The Benefits of Turf Aeration

Keeping athletic fields and golf courses green and lush is a big job no matter where you live in the country. One of the most important steps you can take for the health of the grass on golf courses and athletic fields is to aerate. Definition of Aeration Aeration is the process of the soil taking in oxygen from its surrounding areas and letting out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This occurs organically but can be helped along mechanically as well. Aeration helps the health of the lawn you are working on and can be especially beneficial for keeping athletic
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Save 10% on Tines

Kenney Machinery has all the Toro tines you need for the changing seasons and your most demanding turf conditions. Now is the perfect time to stock up, because until the end of August we’re offering a 10% discount on tines if you order 30 or more at once. Contact us today to place your order!
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How to Conduct an Effective Irrigation Audit

It’s that time of year again! July is Smart Irrigation Month, the Irrigation Association’s annual initiative to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products, and services. The Irrigation Association (IA) is an organization that advocates for and provides services to the irrigation system and equipment makers, end users, designers, and contractors. The Smart Irrigation Month initiative encourages and reminds these professionals to collect data, verify systems are working properly, and identify ways to improve water-use efficiency. Not only is this an environmentally conscious undertaking, it’s an excellent way to reduce costs and save money. What
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Outcross, Z-Master, and Dingo: 2018 is a Great Year for Toro’s Next Generation Turf Equipment Products

If it seems like Toro has moving right from one major new product launch to the next lately, there is a good reason for that. Even for a company that is known throughout the turf equipment industry for its innovation, 2018 has been an exceptional year for Toro. In fact, it might be too exceptional.  We’re worried that with all the new product announcements coming out of the Toro newsroom, you might have missed some important details. You see, the new products Toro has been putting out lately aren’t just minor tweaks to existing product lines.  They include some very
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Save 10% on Genuine Toro Blades

It’s always good to have the blades you need on hand. And now is the perfect time to stock up, because blades are an even greater value when you order more at once. Now through 7/31/2018, when you order ten or more blades from Kenney Machinery, we’ll give you 10% off your order. Contact us to order your rotary mower blades today!
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Free Workman GTX Accessory

  Now through October 15, 2018, buy the versatile, dependable Workman GTX and get one FREE accessory,* up to a $500 value!   Contact Kenney Machinery today to request a free demo!   *Choose from these accessories:     Note: No discount in lieu of free accessory and no substitutions.
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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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