Turf & Irrigation Blog

Meet Brad Turnbow, Customer Care Manager at Kenney Machinery

As part of our mission to maintain our reputation as the gold standard in the professional turf equipment industry in our region, Kenney Machinery has recently hired a new Customer Care Manager. His name is Brad Turnbow, and his duties will include supervising the parts and services department, responding to web inquiries from customers, and following up with customers whenever a problem occurs to make sure it was handled to their satisfaction. Since just about all of our customers will have some interaction with Brad at some point, we thought we’d introduce him to you via an interview with the
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Toro Acquires Manufacturer of Z-Spray Spreaders & Sprayers

Great news for Kenney Machinery customers!  Toro recently announced that it has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a leading manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. L.T. Rich Products is known for its industry-leading Z-Spray line of stand-on spreader/sprayers for landscape contractors and grounds professionals.  With five models designed to tackle properties of all sizes, these high-capacity, zero-turn machines are built for productivity, durability and precise application. Other products include the Z-Plug stand-on aerator that is designed to convert to a slicer/seeder, snow plow or dethatching rake, and the
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Benefits of Pond Aeration

Most ponds may be artificial in origin, but they are still complex ecosystems requiring attention and care to stay healthy and beautiful. Of the many tasks that you can take on in order to improve the quality of your pond, aeration is one of the most straightforward options, as well as the most rewarding. What is Pond Aeration? Aeration is the process of adding oxygen to a body of water through whatever means. Aside from growing aquatic plants, which naturally release oxygen into the water around them, the most common form of pond aeration is the simple fountain. As the
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Special Offer on Toro Belts

Cracked or fraying belts on your turf equipment are soon to be broken belts, and when belts break that means downtime for your equipment. Why not nip any potential problems in the bud before the busy season starts, and replace those aging belts now? As added incentive to take action, Kenney Machinery is offering 15% off when you purchase three or more Toro belts with the same part number in February.   Be proactive and contact us today to place your order and maximize uptime!
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Kenney Machinery and RPM Machinery Employees Get Trained on New Equipment Options

Now that Kenney Machinery has formally finalized and announced our new partnership with RPM Machinery, both companies are training the respective sales staff on the new equipment that they have to offer their customers. Last week, the RPM Machinery sales staff visited our Indianapolis headquarters for a field service training session with Toro and Kenney Machinery technicians.  In the meantime, Kenney Machinery’s sales staff made a trip to the RPM Machinery location in Lebanon, Indiana to get trained on all of the CASE Construction equipment that will now be available to our customers for rental. The list of rental equipment
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Kenney Machinery Formally Announces Strategic Alliance with CASE Construction Equipment Dealer

In order to provide their Midwest customers with access to a wider variety of products, two of the region’s top equipment distributors—Kenney Machinery and RPM Machinery–have announced a formal strategic alliance starting in 2018. The alliance will bring together two companies with complimentary products that have a well-earned reputation as leaders in their respective industries. If you’re in the process of setting up your manufacturing premises, you can always use Elcan Industries Tolling Services while you wait. Kenney Machinery has provided professional turf maintenance equipment to municipalities, schools, sports fields, and golf courses throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan for over
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Reel Grinding Special for Greensmowers and Trim Mowers

Back by popular demand, the Kenney Machinery Reel Deal Grinding Special is going on now through March! Save big on reel grinding services for Toro Greensmowers and Trim Mowers: Greensmower Triplex and GM Flex Units Starting at Only $149.50! Fairway and Walking Greensmowers Starting at Only $179.50! Trim Mowers Starting at Only $179.50!   All sharpening rates include: Free pick-up and delivery within 90 miles of Kenney Machinery (3-reel minimum) Pressure wash of the unit Labor for replacing the bed knife and sharpening Adjusting reel bearing preload and check freeplay if needed Adjusting single point adjuster for proper orientation Check
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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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