Turf & Irrigation Blog

Kenney Machinery Customer Wins Golf Course of the Year Award

Congratulations to Swan Lake Resort, a Kenney Machinery customer, for winning the 2018 Golf Course of the Year award from the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association. The criteria for winning the award includes exceptional quality of course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, and outstanding contribution to the community, and Swan Lake certainly qualifies in all those categories. As a winner of the award for the state of Indiana, Swan Lake is eligible to win the NGCOA Golf Course of the Year designation. They are currently one of the top four candidates, so wish them luck!
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Increase Your Revenue with Toro Workman GTX Cafe Accessories

You already know the Toro Workman GTX utility vehicle helps save you time and money by making your facility maintenance duties more efficient, but how would you like to actually make money using your Workman? Well, now you can, with Toro Workman cafe accessories from Fairway Cafe.  You can convert your Workman GTX into a mobile beverage or snack cart, allowing you to increase revenue from concessions at your golf course, athletic field, or park. There are three options to choose from, depending on your needs and budget. Fairway Cafe Toro Drop-In Unit The drop-in unit is a great option
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Year-end Sale on Toro Siteworks Systems Products

Toro is having a year-end sale on selected Siteworks Systems equipment, including the Toro Dingo. Not only can you save over $1,000 on the initial purchase price of these products, you can also get financing at 0% APR for 42 months. Here are the details: SAVE $1,250 ON: Dingo® 320D, & 323 (models 22318, 22337CP) Dingo TX427 Narrow & Wide (models 22321, 22322) Dingo TX525 Narrow & Wide (models 22323, 22324) TRX 16, 20 & 26 (models 22972, 22973, 22974) STX 26 & 38 (models 23208, 23212 & 23214) MB TX2500 Tracked Mud Buggy (model 68138) SAVE $1,500 ON: Dingo
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Kenney Machinery Creates New Award in Honor of Longtime Sales Representative Merle Yockey

In order to recognize employees who go above and beyond the call of duty and make a significant impact in both the company and the turf equipment industry in the region, Kenney Machinery has created the Merle Yockey Award, named in honor of a longtime sales representative with the company.  Merle also became the first recipient of the award at the company’s annual meeting on November 17th. The award will be given to employees of Kenney Machinery who have been with the company at least ten years, consistently achieve their goals while persevering in the face of adversity, and are
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Spotlight Customer: Bloomington Country Club

Here at Kenney Machinery, we like to occasionally put the spotlight on one of our customers by featuring them on our blog, promoting them on social media, and highlighting them in our newsletter.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation to them and helping raise their visibility in the community.  This month, we’d like to put the spotlight on Bloomington Country Club, the only private country club in Bloomington, Indiana. The club has a long history as one of the best golfing destinations in south-central Indiana.  Since its founding in 1921, it has been a destination for both hard-core and
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Thatch and Mat in Turf Management

To properly manage your turf, one of the key components to keeping it healthy and vibrant is the management of thatch and mat. Understanding what thatch and mat are as well as how they are useful in turf management will help you combat potential problems that often arise. Here we’ll outline methods of controlling thatch and mat to ensure that you’ll have the best quality turf around. Definition of Thatch and Mat When we talk about thatch, we’re referring to a layer of partially decomposed organic matter between the green shoot tissue and the soil surface. Let’s break that definition
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October Toro Genuine Parts Promotion

Kenney Machinery is pleased to announce our October Toro Genuine Parts Promotion!  For the month of October 2017, customers can: Receive 5% parts credit for every $500+ they order in Toro Performance Parts Receive 10% parts credit for every $1,000 they order in Toro Performance Parts Receive FREE freight/handling and January 10, 2018 terms for every order over $500 This is a great time to plan ahead and order the parts you’ll need for the next couple of months.  Contact us today to place your order and save money!
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Kenney Outdoor Solutions Gets Tough with New Ice Melt to Benefit Charity

In preparation for the upcoming winter season, our sister company Kenney Outdoor Solutions has partnered with a major fertilizer manufacturer to bring to market a private-label ice melt that is not only more effective than competing products but will also help raise money for cancer research. Sold under the brand name “The TOUGHEST Ice Melter”, the new product will help support the Chad Tough Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research and raising awareness about Pediatric Brain Tumors. A donation of fifty cents for every bag sold will be made to the foundation. The inspiration for creating the TOUGHEST
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UTV Buyer’s Guide — Which Utility Vehicle is the Best?

Investing in a UTV is a big decision. With so many models to choose from, you must be sure to take the time to find just the right vehicle for your needs. We’ve compiled some factors to consider as well as a comparison of some popular models to help with your purchase decision. Features – There are many variables separating UTV models. Utility vehicles have many optional features for comfort and convenience, such as automatic transmission, power steering, and 4-wheel drive. These are not necessities but definitely, improve your driving experience. Intended Usage – Not all UTVs are created equal
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Kenney Machinery Employees Make Service Trip to Mexico with Homes of Hope

Note: The following article was written by Kevin Koss, the Kenney Machinery Marketing Manager. Recently, twelve employees from Kenney Machinery Corporation (including myself) went on a service trip to Mexico to build a home for a family in need.  It was an all-around incredible experience, and I’d like to take this opportunity to share the impact it had on myself and others on the trip.   Purpose of the trip First, the back story: last year, Angie Hubble, the General Manager of Kenney Machinery, made a service trip to Mexico as part of a trueU leadership training program.  TrueU is
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