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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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Four Reasons to Perform Routine Maintenance on Turf Equipment

As a turf maintenance professional, you have a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re getting the field ready for the big game or making sure the course is up to par (pun intended), you depend on the performance of your turf maintenance equipment to get the job done. In order for turf equipment to be reliable, it needs to be maintained properly. But setting up a maintenance program for your fleet is no easy task. Here are four reasons why creating a program to perform routine maintenance on turf equipment is more than worth the effort required. For all of your
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Genuine Toro Parts: Toro Hydraulic Filters

When your business depends on turf equipment as part of its normal operations, it’s essential that the equipment stays in peak operating condition and that any downtime is minimized. Hydraulic systems are often one of the functional components of turf equipment, and any kind of failure in the hydraulic system is likely to cause significant downtime. Historically, the vast majority of hydraulic system failures have been attributable to contamination of the oil, and this contamination typically occurs when there is some kind of failure or deficiency with the hydraulic filters being used. This is one very clear example of why
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What Are 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. What is 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 with Kenney’s line of Toro turf equipment. Aeration helps create a healthy lawn and can be especially beneficial for
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Pros and Cons of Turf Equipment Rental

When it comes to maintaining your golf course, sports field, campus or park, having the right equipment to do the job is critical. However, purchasing and maintaining turf equipment can get very expensive and might not be an option, especially for smaller facilities. One possible alternative that can save money in the short term is renting turf equipment. There are advantages and disadvantages to turf equipment rental, and depending on your situation it might not be the best option. In order to help you decide if this is the best option, we examine the pros and cons of renting. Pros
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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Used Turf Equipment

Buying used turf equipment such as mowers, sprayers and UTVs can be a great way to save money, but if you’re not careful you could end up with the turf version of a “hangar queen.” Avoiding the following mistakes when purchasing pre-owned turf equipment will help make sure you get your money’s worth. Do Your Research Before Buying Never buy a piece of pre-owned turf equipment without doing your research first. If the maintenance records for the piece of equipment are available, review them to make sure it has been properly maintained. Also, look at photos and videos of the
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