Check Out the Signs of Progress with Google’s Time Lapse tool

Google Timelapse is zoomable video, where you can check out how the earth has changed over a period of time, years that is. To many of us, Google Timelapse videos are most interesting when we’re looking at something we’re passionate about and have a direct or indirect connection with, like Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
Some of us fly in and out the airport weekly or yearly. Or maybe you were or are currently involved in the design, construction or maintenance of its runways, structures, roads and pathways or green spaces. No matter how you connect with O’hare airport, it’s amazing to see how it’s evolved over the last 32 years. Click here or on the image to watch.

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Used Equipment Spotlight: 2007 New Holland T2410 Tractor Loader

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

Our 2007 New Holland T2410 tractor loader is available for sale:

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Product Spotlight: New Holland L234 Skid Steer Loader

For our Product Spotlight, we’re taking a look at the newest skid steer loader in the New Holland lineup! The L234 Super Boom is the biggest and best in class unit in the New Holland lineup here at Martin Implement.

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Meet Us At The 2017 IAAP Convention

Join us at the 2017 IAAP convention. The event put together by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, kicks off next week at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. This event, the largest aggregate industry convention in the Midwest, provides a unique opportunity to expand your business relationships, learn about industry issues, and spend time with friends and colleagues.

We’re happy to be there to connect with you at the Expo which kicks off Thursday, February 23rd at 8:30 on the 1st floor of the hotel. Stop by our booth for information on our products and services that focus on the aggregate industry. We’re honored to be joined by Patti Liljegren, Hyundai’s Construction Equipment’s National Accounts Manager.

Cash Rebates on Hyundai Equipment, Up to $30,000!

Hyundai Construction Equipment offers wheel loaders, excavators, and compaction rollers to meet the harsh job site demands contractors, material handling operations, and other equipment users will likely encounter, and they’re known for their industry leading standard warranties.

On top of that Hyundai recently announced cash rebates on new and used equipment (too many models to mention) and they’re not messing around. Rebates from $750.00 on a 35z-9a mini excavator or HR30t-9 roller, $8000 on a seven cubic yard HL980 Wheel Loader, all the way up to $30,000; that’d be on the largest R1200-9 crawler excavator. Of course, there’s low rate financing available instead, just ask. Continue reading

2017 Will County Projects Pushing Forward and Taking Shape

For Will County, 2017 is the year when a number of top construction and infrastructure projects will continue to push forward while others take shape. The Will County Public Safety Complex project started in the fall of 2016 and is due for substantial completion at the end of 2017. The Will County Sheriff’s Office and a consolidated 911 dispatch for more than 30 police and fire agencies will call the new $30 million+ state-of-the-art building home.

The county will start construction on the new $195 million Will County Judicial Complex as soon as the public safety complex is complete. The new courthouse is planned for downtown Joliet, and its design uses limestone, an integral part of Joliet’s history, in a modern structure. Planning is underway for a new Will County Health Department building, which would come after the courthouse.

Other key projects include the widening of Weber Road, which is a county highway and work on the Interstate 55/Weber Road interchange.

Ask The Experts: What Should I Know About Changing the Operator Control Pattern on an Excavator?

Ask the Experts is a recurring segment where we share expert advice from our professional staff. In our latest Ask the Experts segment, we go over what you should know about how to change the operator control pattern on an excavator. We cover:

  • An Operator Control Pattern Overview
  • Switching the Operator Control Pattern

Big News About Our Online Parts Inventory!

Did you know that we maintain an extensive inventory of critical use parts that allow us to complete most orders within 24 hours? Yes, and our dedicated team has vast experience in sourcing parts. We’re familiar with almost any type of equipment—from vintage machines to the latest models and their digital controls. We pride ourselves in the ability identify the right part, right away, so we can have you up and running as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Parts Special: 10% OFF Complete Sets of Skid Steer Tires & Rubber Tracks!

Choose from high-quality tire and rubber track sets from our parts department to improve traction and performance on any make or model. Through February, they’re 10% off if you buy the full set.

The idea behind rubber tracks is that they increase traction while minimizing ground impact. The ample surface area means your machine’s weight is more evenly distributed, allowing for greater “flotation,”  which provides an advantage with challenging terrain. Also because of the greater weight disbursement, compact track loaders (and smaller utility loaders like the Toro Dingo) are good choices for landscape and construction work at existing homes.
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