Product Spotlight: Werk-Brau Dual Lock Hydraulic Coupler

Ready for you is our Product Spotlight. This time we’re taking a look at Werk-Brau’s Dual Lock Coupler. The simple design of the Werk-Brau dual lock coupler combined with leading safety features makes it the safest coupler out there today. Dual locking means attachments remain securely engaged on both pins in the event of loss of engagement force. The two hoses, minimal moving parts, no greasing and no complicated operating sequence to follow are just some of the key features in the design. We’re showing model HD180-70 on a Hyundai HX160L excavator.

We rent and sell a wide range of attachments including this Werk-Brau coupler. Contact us if you’re interested or have questions. We’re here to help.

The Harley Power Box Rake: Trending Attachment?

The Harley rake is a great tool for soil preparation that lets you level uneven terrain in one pass. The roller also helps create a dimpled bed surface which aids in moisture retention. The Harley rake is one of the many attachments we carry for skid steer loaders and Toro Dingo compact utility loaders. The Toro Dingo rake has a 48-inch operating width and can angle up to 20 degrees in either direction, so it’s incredibly versatile and maneuverable. Check it out:

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Build or Grow Your Winter Fleet

Build or grow your fleet to handle this years snow projects with quality snow equipment. Mix and match from the options at hand. Check out our snow leases on skid steers, on wheel loaders; buy new or buy used. Find out about our preseason pricing on SnowWolf blades and pushers. Consider renting well maintained equipment daily, weekly, monthly or by the season.

Winter Rentals from Martin Implement

Need to augment your fleet with reliable, clean and well-maintained snow equipment for the upcoming snow season? We’ve got special winter rental packages available for you. Consider reserving yours now, before they’re all gone.

Our reasonable rates are based on a minimum of 4 months, with a max usage of 50 hours per month (with carryover); the excess usage billed per hour. A 5-month term instead of 4 and a minimum quantity of 5 units will give you an even better monthly rate. Continue reading

Just In: The Hyundai HX330L Crawler Excavator

We recently added the Hyundai HX330L crawler excavator to our rental fleet. With its 284 hp diesel engine, 27′ dig depth, 38’7″ reach and 75,950 lb. operating weight, our Hyundai lineup just got a lot bigger!

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We’ve Got Water Pumps!

Stock 36406 Wacker Water Pump at Martin Implement

A Wacker pump will bail you out – rent one today

Rain, rain GO AWAY! It’s been great for the grass so far, but the lawn doesn’t look too good if it’s underwater now does it? And that’s not even mentioning your basement or job site! If you’re dealing with flooding, we can help you out with our inventory of water and trash pumps. We’ve got units for rent and for sale in sizes ranging from 1 inch up to 4 inch. Our pumps have served our rental fleet through many storms so you can count on it to bail you out.

In addition to our Wacker pumps we’ve got Honda brand pumps as well – from the 1 inch WX10 model up to the 3 inch WB30. We’ve got these for sale and for rent as well.

So try to stay dry out there, but if you’re fighting a flood give us a call!

Bring Your Machine In for Service and Get 25% OFF a Replacement Rental

Orland Park’s Rental Department (Cathy Lewis & Bob Novak)

How many machines do you have out in the field that you KNOW need maintenance? It happens all the time – when a job comes up you just can’t afford to be down a machine.  It’s understandable, but you know in the back of your mind you’re pushing your luck by skipping scheduled maintenance, or worse, obvious repair needs. That’s why our Rental and Service Departments have teamed up to offer a 25% discount on a replacement rental while your machine is in our shop! Continue reading

Giving Your Lawn a Fresh Start – The Case for Aeration

Now that Spring is here we’re bringing back our aerating recap. Enjoy!

Click to watch footage of the Toro 30 inch stand-on aerator, one of several aerating equipment options.

The Toro 30 inch stand-on aerator is one of several options when it comes to choosing aerating equipment Aerating (or aerifying) is a simple but critical step in lawn care, and when you do it is just as important as how you do it. With the ground largely thawed, it’s not too early book an aerator rental.

What aeration does is give your lawn a chance to rejuvenate itself after a year of wear and tear. Sports fields and heavily trafficked areas suffer the worst of it, but all lawns experience compaction to some degree, and that damage can hamper oxygen delivery to the roots of your lawn. Aerating is a good way to give those roots a chance to breathe and soak up vital nutrients.

You can use a spike-roller, but most experts agree that a core-aerator is the better way to go. A spike-roller forces the compacted ground further into the soil rather than removing it while a core-aerator pulls the topsoil out of the ground in “plugs” and yields the greatest results. If you’re using a core-aerator be sure to leave the plugs on the lawn – they’ll break up and return to the soil along with all of their important components. They also help with thatch decomposition!

For many people, renting an aerator makes the most sense so give our Rental Department a call to book a rental. If you’re a first-timer, be sure to avoid sprinkler heads, underground lines, large stones and shallow tree roots, all of which can do serious damage to you and the machine. Now get out there and get that lawn back in shape!

Check out our aerator rental rates over on our website!

Product Spotlight: The Road Boss Grader Attachment (video)

For our product spotlight, we want to show you the Road Boss Grader attachment. The Road Boss Grader is a spreading and grading attachment designed for skid steers, compact track loaders and tractors.

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Tech Tip: Protect Your Snow Equipment with Fluid Film (Video)

Rusty Skid Steer Loader Foot Pedals

Don’t let winter do this to your machine.

We use Fluid Film on our rental equipment. Sometimes our machines go out for a full season, and we’ll get a machine back that doesn’t look so good. That’s why we prep them with rust protection, which we apply to areas on a machine that get a lot of exposure – areas like the undercarriage and the wheels and axles. The time it takes to add Fluid Film to a machine does pay off. Snow removal is hard on our equipment, and this helps keep it looking new and protected from damage. We use the stuff, our Parts Department sells the stuff, and our shop can apply the stuff if you need a hand.  If you’re more of a DIY-er check out our “How To” video, starring one of our very own expert technicians:

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