Turf & Irrigation Blog

Winter Irrigation Service Special

There’s nothing worse than turning on your irrigation system in the spring only to find problems such as damaged sprinkler heads, piping breaks, or other issues that necessitate repairs before the system can be used. That’s why Kenney Machinery has put together a special offer for our customers for preventative maintenance on irrigation systems this winter. Our comprehensive service includes: Clean satellites – boards and inside controller box Check solenoids Voltage checks, both input and output Check fuses Lubricate switches Tighten or redo wire connections Test communications Secure boards All work will be performed by our experienced and certified technicians,
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Best Practices for Using Ice Melt for Facilities Managers

Now that winter is on the way, it’s time to talk about best practices for using ice melt products. No matter where you work— whether you are the facilities manager at a sports complex, a school, or for a local government— you need fresh insight into tackling ice this winter. Ice causes headaches for everyone, and that includes the people responsible for removing it. Cleaning ice makes areas passable and safe for everyone. By clearing ice, you make your buildings and grounds accessible to customers and clients (no one is going to want to risk injury to get into a
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Kenney Machinery Winter Service Special

Great news!  You can now save up to 15% on labor, 15% on parts, and 50% on transportation when you have your equipment serviced at Kenney Machinery this winter! Not only that, we’ll also give you May 2019 terms, so you won’t have to pay for the service until next year. The sooner you bring your equipment in for service (or have us pick it up at your location), the more you save, as per the table below: Your discounts will be applied based on the date your equipment is received at the Kenney Machinery service department. We have the
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Kenney Corporation Presents Check to Chad Tough Foundation Thanks to Sales of TOUGHEST Ice Melter

Thanks to robust sales of a custom ice melt product over the past 12 months, Kenney Corporation was recently able to donate $5,310 to the Chad Tough Foundation, an organization that funds research and raises awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. The product, called the TOUGHEST Ice Melter, was developed last year in partnership with the foundation and the Jackson, WI-based manufacturer Spring Valley as a fundraiser.  Kenney Corporation pledged to donate fifty cents to the foundation for every bag of the ice melter sold, and their recent donation was possible thanks to
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How OPE Dealers Can Make the Best Use of Their Showroom

One of the challenges faced by outdoor power equipment dealers, especially those with smaller stores, is making the best use of space in their showrooms.  In order give some ideas to our dealers, many of whom are in rural areas, we thought we’d pay a visit to dealers in an urban area where space is at a premium. After all, if those dealers can make it work with very limited space, then so can rural dealers with more space to work with. During our visit to several dealers in the Chicago area, here is what we observed. Dealers with limited
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Ice Melter Products

Winter is right around the corner, so now is a great time to stock up on Ice Melter products from Kenney Machinery. We have three options to choose from: Calcium Chloride Crystals Calcium Chloride crystals are the standard when it comes to ice melters.  It works by depressing the freezing point of water, and it’s relatively harmless to plants and soil.  When it comes to de-icing, it is much more effective than calcium chloride. Premium Performance Formulation Our premium performance formulation ice melter is a unique-sized sodium choloride crystal enhanced with magnesium chloride and CMA.  It makes for an economical
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Kenney Machinery Irrigation Technician Tom Bolton Looks Back on Career as Retirement Nears

For over two decades, when Kenney Machinery’s golf course customers saw Tom Bolton it meant only one thing—whatever problem they were having with their irrigation system was about to be fixed.  After October of this year, if they see Tom it will mean that he’s enjoying a round of golf on their course, because he is getting ready to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Tom first started working for Kenney Machinery in the late 1970s in the role of irrigation salesman and service technician.  After a two-year stint in that position, he left the company for a time and worked as
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Celebrate 20 Years of the Dingo with Big Savings

The Toro Dingo is turning 20 this year, and to celebrate we’re offering up to $1750 off select models until 9/29. Here are the details: Get $1,350 off any wheeled, TX 427 or 525 tracked machine, STX, TRX or Tracked Mud Buggy.  This includes the following models: Dingo 323 & 320D TX 427 Narrow & Wide TX 525 Narrow & Wide TRX 16, 20, & 26 STX 26 & 38 Tracked Mud Buggy Get $1,750 off a Dingo TX 1000, including the TX 1000 Narrow and TX 1000 wide. This offer is only good until the September 29th, 2018, so
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Toro and Kenney Machinery to have Major Presence at 2018 NRPA Conference

The 2018 National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference is being held in Kenney Machinery’s backyard, and we couldn’t be more excited.  The conference will take place September 25th-27th at the Indiana Convention Center, a mere 15 miles from our headquarters in Indianapolis. Not only is the conference in our backyard, but Toro is one of the major sponsors of the event–the only outdoor power equipment manufacturer to be represented among the major sponsors. Both Kenney Machinery and Toro will have a major presence at the conference.  We’ll use this post to keep you updated about demos, equipment, available training
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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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