Screening and Crushing Equipment Available at Martin Implement

We partner with Screen Machine Industries to bring your their screeners and crushers. That’s great news since they offer a full spectrum of American made screening equipment that’s perfect for landscapers and construction crews looking to buy or rent aggregate screeners or crushers. You can see all that they have to offer over on our website, but in the meantime take a closer look at these three machines:

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2014 – 2015 Midwest Winter Snow Forecast

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Accuweather is seeing a cold but less harsh winter for Chicago and the surrounding area. Image © Accuweather.com

On October 4th, the Chicagoland area received the 3rd earliest snow in history. We saw frost this weekend, and some of us had to throw on a couple of added layers to stay warm. That got us thinking about the winter snow forecasts for Chicago and the Midwest. If you’re in the snow biz you’ve been thinking about winter for a bit. Here are what some weather experts are thinking for the upcoming season predictions:

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Rent It: Universal Cold Planer

It’s the middle of summer and you know what that means: road construction!  Lucky for you and your crew our Rental Department has cold planers for rent.  Boost your crew’s productivity with a 24 inch asphalt planer, which gives the operator unparalleled control with a precision cut that is fast and efficient.

The Universal cold planer, when hooked up to a high-flow skid steer or track loader, has angle and depth adjustments that allow the planer to cut down exactly to the predetermined level.  This allows crews to remove the upper layer of a road while still keeping the lower layers intact.  This control makes the job site more efficient, which gets you in and out of the job FASTER.

We rent by the day, week or month, so check out our rental rates on our website.  The cold planer is listed under skid steer attachments.  Before you go, check out a video of one of our cold planers attached to a New Holland C238 compact track loader:

Helping Out with Winter Storm Nemo

Here comes NEMO!

It looks like the East Coast is going to be hit hard by the latest winter storm.  We’re wishing those equipment dealers and contractors all the best in the next few days and we want to let them know we’re here if you need us. Continue reading

Increase Productivity with Wolf Wings from Snow Wolf

Snow Wolf has called their snow blades “the most adaptable plows on the planet”.  That sounds nice, but what exactly does that mean, and does it translate to a better, more productive snow plow?  To answer those questions, look no further than their Wolf Wings. Continue reading

Erosion Control Breakdown: Hydroseeding vs. Straw Blankets

When you’re seeding on a slope it takes skill and knowledge to make sure you’re getting the best coverage possible.  If you’ve done it before, you know you’ve got options when it comes to seed type and application method.  Here in Illinois we see a lot of straw blankets, and while they get the job done in some cases, they definitely lack the complete coverage you can get with other methods.  Hydroseeding is a far more effective way to seed and our experience with FINN products has us convinced that their hydroseeders deliver higher quality material more effectively with less man power.  Read that sentence again, and now let’s break that down: Continue reading