Used Equipment Spotlight: 2011 Toro TX525 Dingo Utility Loader

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

Check out our 2011 Toro TX525 Dingo utility loader, available for sale or for rent:

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Take Advantage of Kubota’s Gear Up and GO Finance Special

Kubota KX057 Mini-Excavator

Get Up and GO with Kubota power © Kubotalink

Kubota launched their Gear Up and GO sales event this month which means select lines of Kubota equipment can be financed for 60 months with 0% interest and no down payment!*  Five years is a lot of time to be earning money with a new tractor, mower or excavator so you’ll have no trouble paying this machine off.

Here’s where we’d usually tell you about how great Kubota machines are, but we’ve talked about them many, many, many times before.  We sell ‘em, we rent ‘em and we service ‘em (but not THAT often – c’mon, they’re Kubotas).  If you want to learn more about why Kubota is a great long term investment please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you take advantage of this great offer. Continue reading

Rent It: FINN T120 Hydroseeder

Finn Corporation T120T Hydroseeder

We’re going BIGGER with the T120 hydroseeder from Finn

If you’ve been tuning into this blog over the years you’ve noticed that we’re a big fan of Finn hydroseeders.  Finn has made hydroseeders longer than anyone in the business (since 1953 to be exact) and the advantages of hydroseeding outweigh just about every benefit of straw blankets or hand seeding.

We’ve had T75 and T90 seeders in our fleet for a long time, but now we’re upping our game with the T120, which is perfect for larger commercial seed installation and erosion control. Continue reading

Rental Special: Bonus Day of Rental on Skid Steer Loaders

New Holland L220 Skid Steer Loader

Get it done quicker with a skid steer loader. Get it done cheaper with our Rental Dept.

For the month of July and August we’re giving you an extra day of rental on a skid steer loader free of charge!*  Take your pick from our fleet of New Holland 200-Series machines and get the added productivity you need to keep up during your busy season.  Skid steers are like a Swiss Army Knife on the job site with attachments for any job you can think of. That reminds us – don’t forget we offer discounted rates on attachment if you rent multiple ones with a skid steer!

Contact our Rental Department to reserve a machine and don’t wait until the last minute on this deal because it’s a popular one!  Don’t miss the chance to boost productivity, make money and do it all for less cost than a regular rental.

Limit one rental per customer. Offer runs through 8/31/14.

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Say Hello to Your Newest Chicagoland Hyundai Dealer

Hyundai Full-Size Wheel Loader

The power of Hyundai machines comes to Martin Implement

We’re extremely excited to announce that Martin Implement is teaming up with Hyundai to bring their heavy construction equipment line to the Chicagoland area!  We are now an official dealer of their excavators and full-sized wheel loaders, which have a great reputation as affordable, high-quality machines.  They’re going to be available not only for sale, but also for rent – and we’ll have full-service and parts support for those of you already using Hyundai equipment. Continue reading

Parts Special: 20% OFF Transport Safety Equipment

Construction equipment load binders and chains

Make sure your investment is protected with the proper tiedowns

Safety should always come first when transporting equipment to and from the job site.  If your machines aren’t properly secured you’re risking fines, damage to the machine, injury or worse.  Having too few straps and tiedowns is a mistake, but so is overlooking worn out and damaged ones.  Replacing chains and binders is a smart move and replacing them this month is even smarter because we’re knocking 20% OFF all transportation accessories. Continue reading

Helping out in Brazil During the World Cup

This is great stuff: our very own Brad Beaulieu headed down to Brazil during the World Cup with his church group to play soccer with local kids and build the community with help from an area church. They got to do great work in areas that needed help and also got to enjoy some exciting soccer. Check out this video featuring their group from the Associated Press:

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Just In: New Holland L221 Skid Steer Loader

New Holland Construction L221 Skid Steer Loader

The L221 adds more muscle to the radial lift class New Holland offers

This winter New Holland introduced a bigger radial lift skid steer: the L221.  We got our hands on one and decided to see how it compares to the other radial lift skids in New Holland’s fleet.  We’ve had both L213 and L215 skid steers in the past and really liked their productivity, so we were excited to test the newest model.

The L221 is equipped with a 74 hp engine and a 2,100 lb. operating capacity.  That makes it by far the most powerful of the radial lift skid class.  Radial lift skid steers have an advantage over vertical lifts in a few areas like forward reach, which make it an ideal machine for pushing, grading or clearing brush.  The engine and lift specs put it right in between the L220 and L223, both vertical lift models.  If you’ve got any questions on which type of skid steer is best for you give our sales department a call and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction.  Some prefer radial, some vertical, but in the end the work you’re doing will help decide. Continue reading

Kubota Offering 3 Year Lease on Z700 Riding Mowers

Kubota Z725 commercial riding mower

A lease is the perfect way to try out this brand new mower from Kubota © Kubotalink.

Kubota is kicking off its Orange Lease this summer, which is a three-year lease on their new Z700 riding mowers. The beauty of a lease is the low risk involved in ownership: you can have a brand new mower to use for no money down and low monthly payments, and then at lease end you can either purchase the mower, return it or renew the lease. Pretty simple, right? Continue reading

Tech Tip: Prevent Overheating by Inspecting your Radiator

Kubota Mower Radiator Screen Debris

Check your radiator screen for debris before operating equipment. Grass clippings like these can add up and cause overheating.

Your engine works hard every day you send your machine out into the field.  In the summertime, the engine is working overtime.  In order to keep your engine cool and keep your equipment running you need to make sure the radiator is working properly and is clear of any damaging debris.  This time of year dirt, mulch and other material can get caught in the engine compartment – this is especially true of grass clippings with mowers.  If you’re sending equipment out with clogged radiators that’s going to restrict your cooling ability and lead to overheating, which can do a lot of damage and lead to expensive repairs (not to mention down time with the equipment).

As always practice caution around engine components and inspect them after the machine has cooled off.  There’s a lot of heat running through those radiators and we don’t want anyone getting injured.  If you have any questions on radiators or other engine components on your equipment give our Service Department a call at any of our locations. Continue reading