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

Honda Extends Warranty Up to SIX YEARS on Select Lawnmowers for Homeowners!

The Honda HRX mower.

6 Year Manufacturers Warranty when you buy a Honda mower? Yes, it’s happening now during the spring One Year Extended Warranty event! This gives you a chance to have your non-commercial Honda lawnmower under warranty for up to six years!

The Honda HRS and HRR-Series mowers come with a 3-year warranty plan plus an additional year of extended coverage. The popular HRX-Series mower comes with a 5-year warranty plus the extra year. Pretty nice deal, right? All you have to do is purchase your mower before May 31st, 2017 and register your new mower within 30 days. After that, we’ve got you covered!  Continue reading

Adieu Monsieur Guimond!

It’s likely not a coincidence that a person with French ancestry, like Greg Guimond, would wind up settling in the town of Bourbonnais. And so perhaps it was also preordained that Greg’s travels would lead him to a long and prosperous career at Martin Implement Sales. Greg found his calling in equipment parts, not long out of high school. After cutting his teeth in the business with local Massey Ferguson and Ford dealers, Greg came north to Orland Park in 1984 to be part of the Martin Implement team. Within six years, he was running the show as Parts Manager for the dealership. Continue reading

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

Ask The Experts: How to Properly Load & Secure Equipment for Transport

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 to properly load & secure equipment for transport:

  • Strategies for loading onto a trailer
  • Positioning equipment for proper load distribution
  • Selecting the correct gear for securing the load

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Cold Weather Starting Tips for Construction Equipment

Many Midwest cities had record-breaking mild temps in December,
but forecasts show a widespread arctic blast is on its way, and it’s uncertain how long the blast of cold air may last. We’ll need to remember and take precautions to protect ourselves and our equipment from these elements. Just as you need an extra layer and hot coffee to get you started, a few easy steps will keep your equipment running smooth and happy even when the temps are crazy. Continue reading

Get the Edge: Poly vs. Steel Cutting Edges

Poly cutting edge: can be used on almost any snow plow in the market.

Steel or poly edge: which one you got? They each have advantages, but when the cards are down it’s hard to argue against a poly edge. We want you to know that we’ve got what some customers call the best cutting edge around. That might sound like a small thing to brag about, but if you’re in the snow plowing biz your cutting edge is where your money meets the road. A little extra cash spent on a cutting edge can go a long way towards a better plowing experience. Continue reading

Ready, Check, Maintenance!

Now’s a good time to check and maintain your equipment after a long season out there. And bonus: if you bring your equipment in now, you can take advantage of special financing and extended parts warranties from our service department. That’s because of the Ready Check Maintenance Event, going on now.  Continue reading

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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15% OFF Mower Blades from our Parts Department

We keep a large inventory of blades for different types of mower

Do you stock parts for your mower fleet?  Many people do, but some folks worry about stocking parts they won’t need. They don’t want to “gamble” on inventory, so instead they wait until something breaks before heading out to the store to buy. We see advantages and disadvantages on both sides, but one major flaw in not buying ahead is this: you’ll miss out on pre-season discounts!  Continue reading