Turf & Irrigation Blog

Dare to compare Zero Turn Options

Compare Zero Turn Mowers — Toro vs. John Deere Making the correct decision when buying a new mower can sometime be a daunting task.  Why not view this current video comparing the new Toro 42″ Zero Turn Mower with a similar John Deere 42″ EZTrak? Features and functionality We’ll compare Toro’s 42″ zero turn TimeCutter to a comparable 42″ John Deere EZTrak. Take a look at the engines, Toro packs a more powerful 22hp Kohler engine. The Deere is running a 20hp Briggs and Stratton. Toro features Smart Speed control system that gives you two speed ranges that are perfect
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Get Zero-Turn Productivity With The Sand Pro ® 2040Z

Cut grooming time and improve  the looks of your bunkers The time and effort needed for bunker maintenance have both been significantly lowered thanks to Toro’s new Sand Pro 2040Z, the industry’s first zero-turn mechanical groomer. The design allows it to turn on a dime so you can easily groom even the bunkers you’ve had to groom by hand in the past.  We introduce this new line from Toro and share with you the ways in which you can improve your course bunker grooming. Watch this video to experience it’s many new features: See it in action    Top line
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Worried about what may be under all that snow?

What will all of this snow do to your golf course? So this has been the winter of record snow, polar vortexes, and unbelievable winter conditions that we will all remember for years to come.   Many golf courses have been covered in snow for extended periods of time, leaving many to wonder what they will see when it all melts in the coming weeks.   What strategies do you have and what should you be concerned about?   We share a recent article from the USGA that addresses those concerns and gives you the steps you need to take
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Turfonomics…Budgets Shrink, but Expectations Don’t

Are you keeping up with shrinking budgets? Do you find that your customers expectations are raising the bar for your maintenance team? At Kenney Machinery we are committed to finding ways for you to expand your budget in times of budget crunches.  Look to our team for solutions on temporary rentals, qualified service technicians to maintain your equipment, training schools for your in-house team.  From new equipment to off-lease we have a full line of equipment available and ways to meet your needs. Do you currently receive the Toro Advantage Newletter that shares with you the latest in golf and
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The future of Golf as GIS Show wraps up another successful show

The 2014 Golf Industry Show (GIS) recently concluded in Orlando, FL and for the many that attended from the Mid-West, the weather in Florida was a welcomed relief from the wintery blast. In attendance were several from the Kenney Machinery team, and as they gathered information on the upcoming trends and products for the industry they also took part in making sure several students from Purdue University Turf Program were also given the proper tour of the event. We also wanted to share comments published by USGA in regards to those items they view as key factors to the future
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Service School 2014

What will you take advantage of in 2014? Now is the time to be thinking about training opportunities for yourself and your service team.   We want you to be ready to start your season with equipment that will have minimum down time and run efficiently and safely throughout the entire season.  To be ready when the snow melts why not join us as we travel the state and offer service schools on important maintenance skills and new techniques or tools available to you in the marketplace. Here is the list of upcoming classes …mark you calendar and call us
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Golf Equipment Maintenance 101

Is your golf facility equipped for the past or the present? Sharing with you the recent article by Derf Soller to provide you with tips and ways for you to look at your equipment maintenance at your golf facility.   Call us to explore the maintenance programs we have available at Kenney Machinery.  From our Fleet Analyzer Program to Turf Club Maintenance Programs we can customize programs to meet your specific needs.  Discover the ways in which we can assist you in providing a top quality golf facility in 2014. Read more… Golf Course MaintEquip 101
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Meet Greg Hart…and we think you’ll be glad you did.

At Kenney Machinery, we pride ourselves on hiring some of the best talent in the industry and we would like you to get to know them better. We’d like you to meet Greg Hart, one of our Mobile Service Technicians, and part of our KMC Equipment Sales Team located in Louisville, KY. Feb of 2004 he started his career as a Toro commercial tech in Memphis, TN.  From there he spent the next 9+ years there, attending various factory schools and achieving the level of Master Tech in 2010, the tenth one in the nation and the first in his company.
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Meet Mike Grimm and discover a little about him!

At Kenney Machinery, we pride ourselves on hiring some of the best talent in the industry and we would like you to get to know them better. We’d like you to meet Mike Grimm, Territory Manager Northern Indiana, and part of our KMC Equipment Sales Team located in Fort Wayne, IN. Here are just a few Q and A’s that we like to ask our team to give you a little insight into what they are up to when not working hard to meet your needs. Q. What is one thing you do everyday? A. Tell my Wife and Daughter
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Capital Hill meets WE ARE GOLF

Coalition meets with Congress to share game’s economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits to millions of Americans (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – met with Members of Congress during the sixth annual National Golf Day on April 16 to share stories and new data about golf’s diverse businesses, employees, tax revenue creation, tourism and charitable benefits, and environmental leadership. WE ARE GOLF brought a cast of storytellers to Capitol Hill to discuss what golf has meant to them. Reports about golf’s economic contributions to cash-strapped states around the
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