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What Are the Benefits of a Maintenance Service Agreement for Your Machinery?

In order to get the most out of your turf equipment, consistent maintenance is needed. Not only will maintenance catch any small issues before they grow and become more serious and expensive, but it will also help your equipment last longer and maintain its effectiveness. With maintenance service agreements, you can be sure that you’ll never miss regular maintenance. In the latest blog post from Kenney Machinery, we’ll discuss what a maintenance agreement is, the benefits of enrolling in one, and the costs associated with maintenance service agreements. What Is a Maintenance Service Agreement? A maintenance service agreement is a
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Filtering the Truth: Why You Need Genuine Toro Air Filters

It’s not hot air: aftermarket parts and investment-level landscaping equipment just don’t mix. While you might think the only risk to your Toro machinery is poor performance, using a “will fit” off-brand air filter can actually do permanent damage to your Toro equipment, even if you end up switching back to genuine Toro air filters.  Toro genuine filters can keep your Toro products working at their highest capabilities for longer periods of time. Here are a few reasons why Toro filters are the clear winner: Toro’s Attention to Detail They’re made with very specific Toro equipment specs, with vibration and
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Toro Blades: Extraordinary Blades for an Extraordinary Machine

You may think that mower blades are basically interchangeable and that any blade sized correctly will do an adequate job when mounted on your Toro mower. However, this is not true at all, and in fact, using any other manufacturer’s blades on a Toro machine might very well cause undue wear on your mower, shortening its life expectancy. In addition, you will almost certainly experience a reduction in performance from your Toro machine, because genuine Toro parts, including mower blades, are always manufactured according to strict specifications, and designed to work optimally with the appropriate Toro turf equipment. The only
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How to Properly Irrigate Your Turf

While you may think that you’re giving your turf the perfect amount of water, the reality is that you might be overwatering or underwatering it. However, ensuring that you’re giving your turf the proper amount of irrigation will help your turf thrive and stay healthy for years to come. In the newest blog from the turf management professionals at Kenney Machinery, we’ll discuss proper watering tips for your turf. Water Early or Late in the Day For the most effective irrigation, it’s recommended that you water your turf either later in the morning or in the afternoon. Because your turf
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Best Ways to Fix Patchy Grass

No matter how much effort you put into preserving the health of your grass, it always seems like patches develop. When a hot summer without much rainfall produces patchy lawns, they can become an ugly spot in your otherwise healthy lawn. So, how do you fix patches in your grass, and how do you ensure that they won’t come back in the future once they’re fixed? Luckily, there are a number of steps that you can take to fix your patchy grass. The experts at Kenney Machinery will help you identify a few ways to fix that patchy lawn and
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Golf Course Irrigation System Maintenance: 5 Best Practices for 2021

Spring is here, which means that golf courses throughout Indiana and Kentucky are turning on their irrigation systems for the first time in a few months. At least some of them will be in for some unpleasant surprises as they discover various problems with their systems. In order to help you be prepared for potential problems—and hopefully avoid them altogether—we’ve compiled a list of five best practices for golf course irrigation system maintenance. Follow these best practices to keep your system running smoothly throughout the spring, summer, and fall. 1: Don’t wait until something breaks to think about irrigation system
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Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Lawn mowers play a pivotal role in keeping your facilities looking clean, healthy, and beautiful all spring and summer long. Providing your mower with the maintenance that it requires is a great way to ensure that the machine will work for the long haul. But where do you start? Consider applying some of the lawn mower maintenance tips from the professionals at Kenney Machinery. Spring Season Lawn Mower Maintenance As the days get warmer and the spring season gets closer, the grass will begin to grow. However, before going out and mowing your facility, it’s important to perform some maintenance
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Tax Benefits of Turf Equipment Purchases

It’s that time of year again; the time when your accountant lets you know how much you’re going to owe in taxes to Uncle Sam. If your accountant is worth the money you pay him, one of the questions he’ll be asking you is whether or not you qualify for any Section 179 tax deductions in 2021.  To help you understand more about what Section 179 is, how to qualify for it, and the restrictions of the tax deduction, we’ve provided answers to a few frequently asked questions. Keep reading to learn more about Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Service
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Golf Course Mowing Patterns: The Ultimate Guide

Golfers everywhere can truly appreciate the beauty of a golf course that has been properly maintained and mowed. Walking up to the tee box, ready to take that first swing of the day, and looking out onto a beautiful, freshly cut fairway can truly enhance the experience for any golfer. There’s nothing quite like the sight of a perfectly mowed golf course. Different patterns on a golf course create beautiful scenery, but are more than just that. Properly alternating between different patterns and maintaining a consistent mowing schedule can help to create a healthy, beautiful course that golfers are eager
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How to Get Turf Equipment Ready for Spring

When the weather starts to get warmer, it’s important to get your turf equipment ready for spring. Don’t wait until the last minute to ensure that your lawn care and turf equipment is ready for everything you’ll throw at it. Instead, make sure to be proactive and get your turf equipment in good working order and ready for the challenge with proper lawn mower maintenance. Depending on the type of turf equipment you’ll be using, there will be different steps for ensuring it’s ready for the upcoming season. In our most recent blog, we detail what should be done for
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