Turf & Irrigation Blog

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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Increase Your Revenue with Toro Workman GTX Cafe Accessories

You already know the Toro Workman GTX utility vehicle helps save you time and money by making your facility maintenance duties more efficient, but how would you like to actually make money using your Workman? Well, now you can, with Toro Workman cafe accessories from Fairway Cafe.  You can convert your Workman GTX into a mobile beverage or snack cart, allowing you to increase revenue from concessions at your golf course, athletic field, or park. There are three options to choose from, depending on your needs and budget. Fairway Cafe Toro Drop-In Unit The drop-in unit is a great option
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Year-end Sale on Toro Siteworks Systems Products

Toro is having a year-end sale on selected Siteworks Systems equipment, including the Toro Dingo. Not only can you save over $1,000 on the initial purchase price of these products, you can also get financing at 0% APR for 42 months. Here are the details: SAVE $1,250 ON: Dingo® 320D, & 323 (models 22318, 22337CP) Dingo TX427 Narrow & Wide (models 22321, 22322) Dingo TX525 Narrow & Wide (models 22323, 22324) TRX 16, 20 & 26 (models 22972, 22973, 22974) STX 26 & 38 (models 23208, 23212 & 23214) MB TX2500 Tracked Mud Buggy (model 68138) SAVE $1,500 ON: Dingo
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Kenney Machinery Creates New Award in Honor of Longtime Sales Representative Merle Yockey

In order to recognize employees who go above and beyond the call of duty and make a significant impact in both the company and the turf equipment industry in the region, Kenney Machinery has created the Merle Yockey Award, named in honor of a longtime sales representative with the company.  Merle also became the first recipient of the award at the company’s annual meeting on November 17th. The award will be given to employees of Kenney Machinery who have been with the company at least ten years, consistently achieve their goals while persevering in the face of adversity, and are
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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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