Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our service department and meet Mike Meadows.
Mike got his start with Martin Implement in 1995, upon graduating from Universal Technical Institute. As a certified technician, he’s received extensive training from our manufacturers, which allows him to work on any type of equipment we sell. Mike will often be found out in the field, undertaking some of the most demanding repairs that come our way. As part of our 24/7 emergency crew, he’s always prepared – come rain, snow or shine! Continue reading →
It’s almost fall, and it’s possible that we’ll see one or more of our major league baseball teams still playing past September; we sure hope so. If we’re gearing up for baseball playoff action, it means winter is right around the corner. So wouldn’t it be great to bulk up NOW on filters and get all you need to be set past fall? From NOW until September 30th, 2015 you can get 20% OFF a complete set of New Holland filters from our Parts Department. Having a complete set means you can cruise through scheduled maintenance without losing a step, just like one of our pitchers recently cruised through his no-hitter. And please, don’t take shortcuts with your filters, a down machine isn’t making you any money and a broken machine is doing much worse than that. Continue reading →
Looking to rent a FINN hydroseeder? Need some material for the job? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. In September and October if you buy FINN mulch and additives with us for your next project, you can get 10% OFF the rental of a T75, T90 or T120*. Continue reading →
Let’s catch up with JULIE. JULIE basically has services that indicate where you can dig. Wondering who would call JULIE? The excavator doing the digging would call JULIE with the locate request information, that would be a personal representative or an employee of the company engaging in the excavation activity.
You’ll want to contact JULIE before any digging project; it’s Illinois law. A few examples of projects where a contact is required on the JULIE website include:
Installing Trees or Shrubs
Adding Room Additions
811 is the number.
You can contact JULIE by calling 8-1-1 or enter a request online. After your interaction with JULIE, a representative from each member utility company should either mark the underground lines or let you know that you can dig. You can use Remote Ticket Entry too if you’re a frequent user.
Working with JULIE can help prevent injury and avoid damage. More details are on the JULIE website about these important topics. Happy Digging. Continue reading →
On the heels of the recent Heavy Equipment Guide article on Hyundai Series 9 Single and Tandem-Drum Rollers, we welcomed the newest addition to our compaction roller lineup here, the HR70C-9. It’s a single-drum model, designed primarily for soil and aggregate compaction. A pad foot (or “sheep’s-foot”) kit can be attached to the drum to aid in compression, due to smaller areas that contact the ground. Questions? Our equipment experts love questions and are here to help. We sell Hyundai compact rollers, and they’re also a part of our rental fleet.
Time for 112th Will County Fair next week, kicking off down in Peotone! We’ll be checking out the action from our tent, located near the west end of the grandstand. We’ll be showing off the finest construction, turf and ag equipment around, so come round and say hey! It’s the 112th anniversary of the fair, and we’ve been a part of it for many years.
The fair opens Wednesday, August 26th and runs through Sunday the 30th. It’s a fun family event with a farm show, a carnival and a grandstand hosting a tractor and truck pull and demolition derby. Want to catch the tractor pull? Get there on Thursday, which is also Senior Citizen and Veteran’s Day. The demolition derby runs on Friday and Saturday. Continue reading →
The FINN BB 5-Series is a perfect tool for mid-size mulching projects where hand labor just won’t cut it. Mulch, bark, soil blends and compost can be applied on just about any terrain. It can be especially profitable when accessing hard-to-reach areas. And check out how it handles sloped terrain.
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Consensus Construction Forecast Panel happens every two years. A group of leading U.S. nonresidential construction forecasters meet to project business conditions in the construction industry for the coming 12 to 18 months.
The panel met recently and are projecting double-digit spending increases in the commercial sector for both 2015 and 2016. Despite the not so good weather earlier this year that reduced design and construction activity; the overall construction market performed very well to date. And the biggest amount of activity was in commercial property building. You’ll want to see AIA’s infographic, which lays out each panelist’s detailed projections. Continue reading →