Turf & Irrigation Blog

Boss Snowplow and Salt Spreader for Toro Workman HD

Our Workman UTV accessory of the week is a seasonally appropriate one–the BOSS snowplow and spreader add-on for the Toro Workman HD.  BOSS is to snowplows what Toro is to turf equipment–you just aren’t going to find better equipment on the market. Turn your Workman HD or Workman HDX into a 4-season utility vehicle by putting it to use as a snowplow.  Loading up the salt spreader in the bed of the Workman HD won’t even begin to push the limit of its 3,352 lb carrying capacity. The BOSS plow and spreader are just two of the dozens of available
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Workman GTX 6-ft Flatbed: Toro UTV Accessory of the Week

In order to highlight the hundreds of possible configurations available with Toro Workman utility vehicles, each week on our blog we will feature a different accessory and/or configuration. This week’s featured configuration is the Toro Workman GTX UTV with the 2-seat bench configuration and the 6-ft flatbed accessory. The flatbed, which is also available in the 4-ft variety, is great for hauling items too large to fit in a traditional bed.  There are stake pockets built in to the flatbed so that you can build custom sides if needed. To see a complete list of all available Toro Workman GTX
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Advice for Local Outdoor Power Equipment Dealers From a 37-yr Industry Veteran

Here at Kenney Machinery, we’re incredibly proud of our hard-working employees whose passion for their jobs drives our success as a company.  To help our customers get to know the people who work day in and day out to make us one of the best turf equipment distributors in the region, we like to periodically put the spotlight on Kenney Machinery employees so they can share their knowledge and experience. This month we’re featuring Merle Yockey, a Kenney Machinery sales representative who works with local Toro dealers.  Merle has worked in the turf equipment industry for an incredible 37 years,
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January Spotlight Customer: Sycamore Hills Golf Club

In order 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 mention them in our email newsletter.  The spotlight customer for January is the Sycamore Hills Golf Club, the only nationally ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the state of Indiana. Located in Ft. Wayne, the club officially opened in July of 1989 when Jack Nicklaus and Tom Kelley played the first round of golf, and ever since that time it has been racking up
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Kenney Machinery Employee Participates in Annual Wreaths Across America Event

As you celebrate Christmas, New Years, or other holidays this time of year, ask yourself the following question: How would your celebration be different if it weren’t for all of the veterans who have helped defend our country and our way of life over the past several hundred years? That’s the question posed by Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that places over 700,00 wreaths on the tombstones of veterans at over 1,000 locations every year in December.  Last week on December 17th, Kenney Machinery employee Rick Harrison volunteered with the local chapter of Wreaths Across America to help place
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December Spotlight Customer: Old Oakland Golf Club

In order 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 mention them in our email newsletter.  The spotlight customer for December is the Old Oakland Golf Club, a private golf club on the northeast side of Indianapolis that was founded over fifty years ago in 1962. The club, which sits on land that was originally a dairy farm, was designed by Charles Maddox and built with the help of PGA Professionals Jack Keesling and Don
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Toro Max Uptime Genuine Parts Promotion

It’s time once again for the annual Toro Max Uptime Genuine Parts Promotion!  Here’s the deal: for every $1,000 you order in Toro Performance Parts, you get a $50 parts credit, plus free freight/handling. If your order exceeds $3,000, the credit will be $100 per every $1,000 you order instead of $50. We’ll even throw in a free technician gift of some nice heavy-duty gloves as an added incentive. This offer is only valid up until 12/15/2016, so don’t wait to put in your order.  Contact your sales rep for details. Not sure what parts you need?  Visit the Toro
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How Will the Winter of 2016-2017 Affect Midwest Turfgrass?

Will the winter of 2016-2017 be kind to Midwest turfgrass?  Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a preliminary winter weather forecast for the whole country, to include the calendar period from December through February, based on the likelihood of current weather patterns continuing to develop. Continue reading below for the NOAA forecast, and for information on how Midwest turfgrass might be affected. Midwest winter weather predictions The NOAA predictions for the winter of 2016-2017 are premised on the projection of a La Nina condition forming in the late fall or early winter. For the heartland of the
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Toro TimeCutter and MyRide Suspension System Introduced for Residential Users

Always seeking to add value to its line of lawn maintenance products, Toro is introducing two brand new products that will totally enhance the mowing experience, both in terms of its efficiency and from the standpoint of comfort provided to the operator: the Toro TimeCutter and MyRide Suspension System. The huge 42″ deck TimeCutter will prove to be very popular with lawn care operators who have large areas of turf to manage, and Toro’s MyRide Suspension System will allow them to accomplish the work in greater comfort than ever before. Every dealer will want to make both these Toro turf
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Five Great Reasons to Attend the 2016 GIE Expo

It’s nearly time for one of the biggest annual events in the turf industry—the Green Industry & Equipment Expo, better known as the GIE Expo.  If you haven’t yet registered to attend the 2016 GIE Expo, it’s not too late, but you’d better hurry (some events are already sold out).  Here’s five reasons that you should make attending the expo a priority: #1: The New Products Showcase The New Products Showcase is one of the most popular features of the expo.  For the 2016 GIE Expo, over 100 products from 76 companies will be on display in a massive exhibit
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