Introducing Brent Shrader

Brent was appointed Parts Manager for our South Elgin dealership in mid-June. You may already be familiar with him over the course of his 30 year tenure in the equipment industry. Brent got a jump start on his career while still in high school by working the parts counter at DeKane Equipment, where his father was a business partner. It wasn’t long before he worked his way up to become both Parts and Service Manager for the dealership; experiencing the progression of the equipment industry over the span of three decades. Brent held the same title at Russo Power Equipment before joining our team at Martin Implement. 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 populate 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, 2018 and register your new mower within 30 days. After that, we’ve got you covered!  Continue reading

Please Welcome Jim Johnson to our Parts Team!

Jim came aboard as a Parts Associate at our Orland Park location just as February was coming to a close. When he first began working in parts back in 2011, Jim will readily admit that he had a considerable learning curve to familiarize himself with the industry. Fortunately, he jumped at the chance wholeheartedly and was able to quickly earn the trust on his employer, who promoted him to a regional sales rep, and later as store manager.

With a background in automotive parts, Jim embraces the opportunity to move over to equipment industry. He’s eager to meet our customers and to deliver on the exceptional service that they’ve come to expect from Martin Implement. He can be reached at (708) 326-9525 or by email at jimj@martinimplement.com.

Cold Weather Starting Tips for Construction Equipment

It’s common for the Chicagoland area to experience periods of arctic weather each winter, so 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

Introducing George Willer

George came aboard as Parts Manager for our Orland Park dealership in November. His tenure in the parts business spans over thirty years with managerial and sales positions in both the automotive and truck industries. Additionally, his family operated a small farm where he became familiar working with tractors and production equipment. George is well versed in having the right inventory on hand and understands the sense of urgency required to meet pressing demands.

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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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Ask The Experts: How Do I Determine When I Need To Replace My Skid Steer Tires?

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 your skid steer tires.

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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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