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

Tech Tip: Fuel Filters and the Winter Season

Keeping your fuel system clean is key in harsh winter conditions

We had a customer come in with a skid steer loader that wasn’t performing the way a low hour skid steer should.  The machine had under 400 hours, but the owner wasn’t happy with the way it was running, so he came to the experts here at the shop.  It didn’t take our guys much time to find the culprit: a dirty fuel filter! Continue reading

Top 4 Tips for Storing Outdoor Power Equipment During Winter

This time of year get’s us thinking about winter storage.  If you’ve got lawn equipment like a mower or 2-cycle hand tools you need to winterize your equipment before storing it.  A few simple steps will go a long way to making sure your equipment is ready to roll next spring.  Here are some tips from our in-shop experts:

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Skip the Rust this Winter with FLUID FILM (VIDEO)

Five gallon bucket and aerosol spray cans of fluid film

Available in our Parts Department

Salt is tough on your machine.  If you’ve ever spent a winter plowing snow you know what we’re talking about.  Wear and tear happens, but if you’re tired of your machine coming back rusty and corroded, there’s something you can do about it.  It’s called Fluid Film, and you can get it at Martin Implement. Continue reading

Just In: 96 inch Snow Buckets

Skid steer loader with New Holland 96 inch snow bucketWhat’s your favorite way to move snow?  Are you a fan of blades?  Pushers?  Just a plain old loader bucket?  How many of you have tried out a high-capacity snow bucket?  We just got in a shipment of 96 inch heavy-duty snow buckets last week that are ready for action!  We’re talking about a 2.36 cubic yard heaped capacity bucket that fits onto almost any standard skid steer mounting plate.  Add this thing to your snow fleet and you’re in business this Winter!  Just look at the difference between a hi-cap bucket and a standard loader bucket: Continue reading

Snow Wolf Ultra-Series Snow Blades

Snow Wolf Ultra-Series Snow BladeSnow Wolf makes some of the toughest and most innovative snow equipment on the roads today.  They’ve launched new product after new product that our customers just can’t get enough of.  We’ve worked with Snow Wolf for many years now and we really feel there’s nothing better out there in the snow market.  There’s just no competition when you look at the wide variety of blades and accessories they offer!  You might recall earlier when we covered their awesome Wolf Paw snow tires.  Today we’re going to look at the blades themselves. Continue reading