Join Us at the 2016 Will County Fair Next Week!

Time for the 113th Will County Fair next week, kicking off down in Peotone! 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 construction, turf and ag equipment around, so come round and say hey!

The fair opens Wednesday, August 24th and runs through Sunday the 28th. It’s a fun family event with a carnival, farm show, demolition derby, and more. Secure a spot in the grandstand for the Thursday’s tractor and truck pull or mix it up this year with a pit pass for Friday and Saturday’s demolition derby. Continue reading

Get Your Machine Ready with a $99 Maintenance Inspection

We get the question “what’s included in your $99 customized inspection?” from customers a lot, so instead of listing everything off, we thought we’d show you instead:

Once we do a complete rundown of your machine we’ll give you a checklist of things that need attention. Think of it as a report card for your equipment! We run inspections on all types and brands, from skid steers to excavators to riding mowers. If your machine needs maintenance this is the cheapest, most effective way to address those issues because you’ll know exactly what needs attention and YOU decide what you want fixed.

To book a $99 inspection give our service team a call at any of our locations. Get it booked and get your machine ready to roll! Continue reading

Sidewalk Clearance

Kubota RTV Snow Photo @ Millenium Park

Sidewalk Clearance.

We’re laying out our sidewalk clearing equipment on our virtual sidewalk for you. Ok, it’s more than just sidewalk clearing equipment…

Toro
The Toro Dingo is like a pocket knife out on the job site with all its attachments, and with the snowblower attachment it’s an excellent way to make your Dingo a year-round moneymaker. It’s the perfect width for clearing sidewalks and to get into tight spaces.

Honda
Honda HS720 and HS520 snowblowers are walk-behind wheeled models for easy maneuvering. These machines are a match for throwing snow in smaller areas like sidewalks or driveways. They come equipped with Honda engines so you’ll KNOW you won’t have trouble starting them. The special pricing on Honda snowblower models is still going on.

Grasshopper
The Grasshopper commercial zero turn mowers are known to be ideal for residential mowing and landscape contractors where mowing in, around and under obstacles is needed. These machines are versatile for snow removal solutions too, with the right attachment. Attachments include snow-throwers, dozer blades, rotary brooms or v-plows. They make a winter enclosure too, which is like a cab for the mower. You can get productivity out for your Grasshopper equipment in the winter too. Grasshopper has some videos on their site, so you can see their snow removal solutions in action.

Kubota
Cities, schools and park districts love the Kubota utility vehicles, but just about anyone can find a use for them.  It seems like everyone who uses an RTV comes away from it with good things to say – they’re easy to use and built to take a beating. Put a blade or a sweeper broom on a Kubota RTV or RTV-X, and you have a machine that keeps paths cleared.

Contact us if you have any questions on what you’ve seen in our sidewalk clearance.

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Extended: Kubota’s Gear Up and GO Finance Special!

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Gear Up and GO with Kubota power © Kubotalink

Kubota extended their Gear Up and GO sales event until the end of December. This 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, wheel loader or excavator, so you’ll have no trouble paying this machine off.

We’d usually tell you about how great Kubota machines are, but we’ve talked about them many, many, many times before.  We like ’em, sell ’em, rent ’em, sell parts for ’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. If you missed it in early fall, take advantage of it now. Continue reading

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

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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.

If you have any more questions on equipment maintenance contact our service department. Continue reading

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Equipment Fleets

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Preventative maintenance is the key to running an efficient fleet

There are two types of maintenance repairs in the equipment business – preventative and reactive – and the difference between the two is the difference between a profitable shop and a money drain.  According to a Construction Equipment study if your maintenance/repair costs are 15% or more of the replacement value of your fleet you’re losing money!  Preventative maintenance helps keep a shop efficient by reducing emergency breakdowns (and the labor costs associated with it) and by giving you the ability to plan ahead for major repairs.  Whether you’ve got one machine or one hundred you should be following a maintenance schedule, plain and simple – whether it’s in house or with your local dealer.  Here’s are a few key tips we’ve gathered over the years running our own shop: Continue reading

New Holland Announces 0% for 60 Months on Construction Equipment

You can get a New Holland skid steer loader for 0% for 60 months right now

New Holland has just released their latest finance offers and they include 0% interest for 60 months on ALL light construction equipment including skid steer loaders, track loaders, wheel loaders and loader backhoes.

It’s not hard to figure out that’s a good deal.  What is hard is figuring out which type of equipment you want the most!  No matter what you choose you’ll be happy to know that your new investment is going to last a long time.  By the time you trade-in a New Holland you’ll have paid back that loan and then some!

For more information please give us a call or visit any of our Chicagoland locations and we’ll be glad to help!

Tech Tips: Grease Your Mounting Plate

Don’t listen to the doctor – when it comes to your machine, grease is good!  Making sure you lube the moving parts on your skid steer (or backhoe or wheel loader) is extremely important to ensure your machine runs smoothly for the long-haul. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Hanson Landscape

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“We started using skid steers back in 1996 when I started in the landscape and construction industry. I’ve had the luxury of running just about every name brand skid steer on the market, but New Holland is the one we’ve always gone back to. For our industry you cannot beat New Holland skid steers. Continue reading