Turf & Irrigation Blog

What Are the Most Popular Ventrac Attachments?

With both the Ventrac SSV and 4500, there is no shortage of attachments available that will help you complete whatever job you may run into. In fact, Ventrac offers over 30 attachments for their compact tractors. With so many available options, however, trying to find the perfect attachment for the job can seem overwhelming. Utilizing the best tools and equipment is key in seeing the best possible results from your Ventrac compact tractor. In the newest blog from Kenney Machinery, we’ll discuss the most popular Ventrac attachments to help you make an informed decision. KA160 Power Blower Capable of removing
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What Are OSHA Requirements for Equipment Maintenance?

Imagine yourself in the following situation. You’re in the middle of a normal workday when a stranger walks up to you and introduces himself as your friendly neighborhood OSHA inspector. He says that his office recently got a complaint from one of your technicians, and as a result, he’s there to inspect your turf equipment maintenance shop. Which of the following thoughts goes through your head? “I’m glad we just reviewed OSHA inspection protocol at our last monthly safety meeting. We should be in good shape.” “We haven’t reviewed our safety procedures in at least a year. We’re in deep
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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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What Are the Best Construction Utility Vehicles on the Market Today?

Utility vehicles are incredibly helpful to have on a worksite. Capable of moving both people and equipment from one place to another, these vehicles greatly reduce the amount of time and effort that you otherwise might spend on travel and transporting construction equipment.  But what are the best construction utility vehicles on the market today, and in what ways can they help to improve the efficiency of your construction site? Toro Workman GTX Designed to maneuver on both turf and grounds, the Toro Workman GTX is a very reliable utility vehicle that can be customized to your specific needs. This
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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 Maintenance Equipment List: All the Tools You Need

Golf course owners have a lot on their plates. From ensuring that the grass or turf is properly watered to cutting it down to the perfect height, it’s important to have the proper equipment for the job. With so many machines and pieces of equipment out there, it can be difficult to tell what is actually necessary and will lead to a healthier course. The experts at Kenney Machinery have put together a list of golf course maintenance equipment that could positively benefit any course. Get in touch with us today to learn more about any of our products or
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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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