Parts Special: 20% OFF a Complete Set of New Holland Filters

Construction equipment filters

Bulk up with the full set and save © CNH Media Collective

It’s nearly fall, and we’ve got at least one baseball team in contention. If we’re talking baseball playoffs, that means winter is on its way. 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, 2017 you can get 20% OFF a complete set of New Holland filters from our Parts Department. Having the whole set means you can cruise through scheduled maintenance without losing a step, just like one of our teams cruised through their season. 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

Our New Holland Presidents Club Award!

We’re pleased to announce that Martin Implement Sales has been selected for New Holland’s President’s Club Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a dealership. This places us among an exclusive group of dealers who have shown outstanding dedication to customer service and keen business management. We’d like to thank all our customers for making this possible and for their continued support as we celebrate our 72nd year in business! Continue reading

Ask The Experts: How Do I Determine When I Need To Replace My Rubber Tracks?

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 how you determine when you need to replace the rubber tracks on your compact track loader or mini excavator.

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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 August, 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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Looking to Measure the Skill Set of Your Equipment Technicians or Service Job Candidate?

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) has technical assessments that will assist you in measuring the skills of existing service techs or job applicants. The assessments are tailored to meet the needs of the equipment industry. We use the assessments up front in the hiring process to help us make the right hire.

The questions on the assessment evaluate technicians’ knowledge in subject areas such as diesel engine, power trains, hydraulics/hydrostatics, and more. They were created by a team of technical experts broadly representing, manufacturers, dealers and technical colleges with equipment programs and are aligned with AED National Construction Equipment Technical Standards. AED has created an informational video on their technical assessments program that was filmed at Martin Implement’s dealership. Click here to view.

Here’s our advice to you, Ed Martin; Take some time to enjoy your retirement!

When you grow up in a farm family with ten siblings, you learn rather quickly how to become highly resourceful. Whether that means putting in sweat equity out in the fields or competing for your fair share at the dinner table. If the farm tractor breaks down, you get a quick course in Mechanics 101. So when Ed Martin first stepped foot into Martin Implement some 40 years ago, a year removed from high school, his learning curve towards becoming a seasoned equipment mechanic was more truncated than most peers his age. Continue reading

Please Welcome Robert Wessel and Dan Tippett to our Parts and Service Team!

Welcome Dan (left) and Robert (right)

Robert replaced Greg Guimond as Parts Manager for our Orland Park dealership at the end of May. His background as Operations Manager for the logistics company that supplied the regional Sam’s Club stores instilled him with a sense of urgency for delivering under tightly mandated deadlines. Overseeing a staff of thirty plus employees helped Robert hone his leadership skills and nurture a can do attitude. He’s a great fit for our Martin Implement team and shares in the company’s belief in delivering exceptional and personable customer service. Robert is eager to make your acquaintance and to find out how we can best serve your parts needs. He can be reached at (708) 326-9553 or by email at robertw@martinimplement.com. Continue reading

Martin Implement by Drone

We have a multitude of equipment and attachments available that we sell, service and rent, with convenient and accessible Chicagoland locations to serve you at Orland Park, South Elgin, and Wauconda.

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Tech Tip: Hydraulic Maintenance for Skid and Compact Track Loaders

We can’t say it enough: skid steers and compact track loaders are some of the most versatile pieces of equipment on a job site. That versatility comes from the heart of these machines — their hydraulic systems. The hydraulic system drives the machine, powers the loader and the many attachment options, gives dynamic braking, lubricates components and cools them. Because a reasonable amount of maintenance cost concentrates on the hydraulic system, proper maintenance and care of a machine’s hydraulic system is crucial for the longevity of it, and for keeping costs and downtime to a minimum. Continue reading

Parts Special: Bulk Savings on New Holland Oil and Lithium Grease

We’ve got specials this June on essential tools for the ongoing maintenance of your machines. We’re taking 15% OFF cases of grease and 15% OFF New Holland brand engine and hydraulic oil when you buy at least 10 gallons.

Grease is one of the most crucial tools for maintenance on your machine, and it’s what keeps all those joints and wear spots running smoothly. Unnecessary wear will lead to real damage over time and could lead you to an expensive repair bill if you’re not careful. Continue reading