Track, Trace and Monitor your Fleet with Hyundai Hi-Mate

Hyundai Excavator Cab

Hi-Mate puts the fleet manager in the cab of the machine from anywhere.

Hyundai equipment is known in the industry for being tough and wallet friendly.  Hyundai is also known for its industry-leading warranty, which is a three-year, 3,000-hour full machine warranty. Throughout this time you’ll have free access to the Hi-Mate system. Hi-Mate is Hyundai’s proprietary remote management technology, used to track, trace and monitor your fleet. It gives you 24/7 access from anywhere to service and diagnostic information for any Hyundai machine in your fleet.

Both service people and owners benefit from it. Service people use the Hi-Mate online dashboard to get the data they need to keep the machines running smoothly. It saves time and money for the owner of the business by promoting greater preventive maintenance to cut the risk of downtime.

Hi-Mate does this through GPS and GSI Mapping technologies. You, as a Hi-Mate user, can nail down the exact location of the Hyundai equipment and retrieve the data from it. This data feeds the Hi-Mate web application, which is what you access as a user. You get information on the dashboard to see the unit’s location and check key performance indicators like fuel consumption, coolant temperature and much more.

You can also make an online diagnosis – and even turn off a machine in case of theft. As an owner you can check the unit’s maintenance status. This can limit machine downtime and cut maintenance costs.

Hi-Mate is standard on full size Hyundai excavators and wheel loaders. For more information on the Hi-Mate system or Hyundai equipment feel free to contact us. Meanwhile you can see the Hi-Mate system in action here.

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Fall Farm Shows Coupon for up to $2000 off New Holland Equipment

Fall Farm Show

Visit the New Holland booth at the Fall Farm Shows

There are a bunch of Fall Farm shows in the Midwest and surrounding areas coming up. If you’re heading to the one of these shows be sure to stop by the New Holland booth. While you’re there don’t forget to register for one of the Fall Farm Show coupons good for up to $2,000 off New Holland equipment!* Who ever said the best thing about conventions was the swag bag?

One of the coupon offers is good for $1,000 off skid steers and track loaders and $2,000 off backhoes and compact wheel loaders! Another is for $1000 off New Holland tractors! Plus, if you register for the show there is a coupon for a free New Holland Multi-tool. The tool will come in handy for snipping the tags off the equipment you purchase using your coupon.

The Fall Farm Shows are always a great opportunity to network, to connect with and learn from industry leaders and to see the best equipment out there. The Farm Progress Show starts next week in Boone Iowa and runs August 26th – 28th.

After the show you can take that coupon over to one of our locations.

*See dealer for complete details on this offer.
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Ending Soon: Free Protection Plan on New Holland Skid Steers and Track Loaders

New Holland Skid Steer and Loader

Great time to add a 200-Series machine to your fleet with a free added protection plan

Thinking about adding a skid steer and/or track loader because you’ve maxed out your summer fleet or you want to power up for this winter?

Check this out: New Holland is offering up a 3 year / 3,000 hour protection plan, which covers powertrain and electrical for new 200-Series skid steers and track loaders.*

You’d usually have to buy this type of coverage for your New Holland machine but they are offering it for free ONLY until August 31st.

Having this plan will let you rest easy and focus on the jobs at hand knowing you’re covered.  You can also rest easy knowing we have a complete service department if you do need to take in your machine.

*The offer is available on retail sales to commercial end use customers.
See dealer for complete details on this offer.

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Used Equipment Spotlight: 2014 Finn T75T Hydroseeder

The Used Equipment Spotlight is a recurring segment where we
highlight featured items from our used inventory.

Check out our 2014 Finn T75T Hydroseeder, available for sale or for rent:

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Brand New Hyundai Excavators and Wheel Loaders Available Now

Copy of Hyundai Excavators

Doesn’t our Hyundai equipment look majestic in our lot?

There has been a flurry of activity around here! We have received from Hyundai a lineup of brand spanking new excavators and wheel loaders. Do you miss that new cab smell? We’ve barely taken the packaging off these machines, but they’re all set to get out into the field.  Here’s your chance to put the first couple of hours on these babies, whether you decide to rent or buy. Continue reading

Join Us at the 2014 Will County Fair!

Will County Fair Bob Keel

We’ll have mowers and much more this year at the fair

Next week the 111th Will County Fair kicks off down in Peotone, and 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 ag, turf and construction equipment around, so come around to say hi!  It’s the 111th anniversary of the fair and we’ve enjoyed going for many years.  It’s a fun family event with a farm show, a carnival and a grandstand that’ll host a tractor and truck pull as well as a demolition derby.

The fair opens Wednesday, August 20th and runs through Sunday the 24th.  If you want to catch the tractor pull make sure to get there on Thursday, which is also Senior Citizen and Veteran’s Day.  The demolition derby runs on Friday and Saturday.  Additional excitement this year includes a Sheep Shearing Demonstration, a Sock Hop and a Chili Cook-off

For a full schedule of events visit the fair’s event list.  We’ll be there every day so no matter which day you come be sure to come get a closer look at our new Hyundai excavator and our portable dirt screens from Screen Machine.  Bring the whole family – the kids love the excavators!

Check out our footage from a recent fair:

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Don’t Forget to Leverage JULIE Services

Building Construction

Know what’s below before you dig.

Today seems to be a good day to remind you about JULIE.  The date is 8/11 and dialing 8-1-1 is one of the ways to reach JULIE (more on that later).

JULIE basically has services that indicate where you can dig. You might be wondering who would call JULIE. The excavator actually doing the digging would call JULIE with the locate request information. This 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 per Illinois law. A few examples of projects where a contact is required on the JULIE website include:

  • Landscaping
  • Installing Trees or Shrubs
  • Adding Room Additions

You can contact JULIE by calling 8-1-1 or visit the JULIE website for more options. 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.

Working with JULIE can help prevent injury and avoid damage. There are many more details on the JULIE website about these important topics. Happy Digging. Continue reading

Fall Lawn Care Tips: Aerating, Seeding and Top Dressing

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It might sound crazy to be thinking about cold weather in early August, but getting your fall lawn care planned out now means you can sit back and relax when the leaves turn and football is on the TV. You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to aerating and re-seeding your lawn, so we thought we’d try and help you decide which is best for you.

Late August and early September are the best times of the year to aerate and re-seed your lawn because the temperature is just right and the moisture level is perfect for seed germination.  If you do a little prep now, your grass is going to thank you later by coming back green and healthy next spring.

There are three common things that you can do to get your lawn in top shape right now: aeration, overseeding and top-dressing.  Each method  has its own benefits and when they’re combined the results are top-notch. Continue reading

Tech Tip: Keeping your Engine Cool (Maintenance Tips for the Dog Days of Summer)

Construction Equipment Field Service

We’ve got tips to keep your equipment cool in the summer heat.

These are the dog days of summer.   According to Wikipedia: the phrase dog days refers to the sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the hottest summer temperatures.

In any case we thought we’d share some Dos and Don’ts from our service team on how to prevent engine overheating.

  • DO keep your grille and/or your radiator screen clear of all debris.
  • DO check the fan belt tension as a loose belt will cause reduced air flow through the radiator.
  • DO check the radiator itself. Look for a buildup of smaller particles between the fins of the radiator, which could block airflow. Use compressed air to blow out from the opposite direction as required.
  • DO make sure there is 50/50 antifreeze mix as it will perform better than straight water or straight anti-freeze.
  • DON’T use straight water in the cooling system as it will cause corrosion and deposit issues.
  • DON’T overwork the engine. Choose the proper ground speed for the operation at hand.

No matter what the season, it’s always important to follow maintenance tips like these to keep your equipment out of the shop and in good working order.

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Just In: Hyundai HL740 Wheel Loader

Hyundai HL740-9A Wheel Loader

Our first Hyundai wheel loader fresh off the truck!

Just last week we got in our first Hyundai wheel loader fresh off the delivery dock.  It’s the first of many wheel loaders and excavators we’ll be getting over the next few weeks and now that it’s on the lot we’re excited to get it out into the field and see it in action!

Hyundai wheel loaders are protected with the best 3 year warranty in the business and come equipped with the Hi-Mate remote management system, which is an online dashboard that makes machine management quick and easy no matter where you are.  The system gives full reports of machine activity, service needs, GPS position and more.  Seriously, watch this video – it’s impressive stuff and it comes standard on all wheel loaders and full-size excavators.  With Hi-Mate you can monitor your fleet from your desk … or your couch, because those alerts can be sent straight to your phone, too!

For more info on Hyundai equipment or to check one out in person give us a call to schedule a demo – we’ll be glad to put you in the driver’s seat. Continue reading