IT’S A MOUNTING OF SAVINGS! It’s one those clichés that just happens to be true. Your equipment, your work, your crew: they’re all, quite literally, riding on your tires. Which is why so many fleet owners don’t leave anything to chance, and implement strict tire maintenance and renewal programs. Whether you operate on the clock, or with a trained-eye and well-honed instincts, now might be the perfect time to get new tires and save. We’re running a special at Martin Implement for $90 off our professional mounting service, whenever you buy a set of four tires. (We thought four was a good round number…and $90 was too!)
MACHINES NEED GREASE: A CAUTIONARY TALE One of the things that sets professional equipment apart from everyday machines like your car is the intensity of the work it does. Big machines running all day, lifting heavy objects, maxing out on their breakout force…well, work like that gets HOT. Friction is a constant, and it’s a constant threat to your machine’s biggest moving parts. Modern equipment is incredibly strong and well-constructed, but it still requires maintenance. And in the case of lubrication for high-stress parts like lift arms, that means inspecting grease points daily (or after every use) and adding grease as needed; referring of course to the guidelines in your operators manual.
MOW ON (AND ON) WITH HONDA! Buy a Honda homeowner model mower at Martin Implement and receive a One Year Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty. (One year in addition to the standard warranties.) That means more superb grass cutting with great Honda homeowner models!
A NEW SERIES This is the first entry in a new Fully Equipped Series, where we’ll review and share (details) on maintenance recommendations for specific types of machines. User Manuals sometimes get filed away where they’re tough to retrieve, but you know as well as we do, that maintenance on these big machines is much more than just changing the oil every 100 hours of use. So we thought it might be helpful to do a series on these machines and, over time, build up a handy archive here on the pages of Fully Equipped. There’s even a full video on this one (below), and a full checklist you can download at your leisure.
THIRSTY MACHINES! “April is the cruelest month.” Not sure who said that…but for baseball fans and your equipment, there’s no doubt about it! …Especially your equipment, if you’ve been pushing hard through these long winter months. With the days stretching out even longer now, your wheel loaders and skid steers are really feeling the brunt of it. So the best thing you can do is give them what they’re thirsty for: new oil, new grease, and new filters. Ahhhhh… Nothing like a tall glass of 10W30! Your machines need it, so you need it: that’s why we’re putting New Holland Oil Filter Sets, and Bulk Oil and Grease on sale here at Martin Implement.
So you’re ready for mowing season this year, for the month of March our parts department is knocking 15% OFF all mower blades we have in stock! Get new blades and get the cut your customers have come to expect. Not sure if your blades need replacing? Here are some handy guidelines for when to replace versus resharpen blades.
WHEN DUCT TAPE WON’T DO… Nothing pokes a hole in an otherwise productive day like a leaky hydraulic hose. And whatever miracles the stuff might perform throughout the rest of the universe, you know Duct Tape just isn’t going to cut it. (Hey, leave that stuff for the family car!) …Of course, we kid, BUT: for the machines you use to run your business and serve your customers, there’s just no substitute for a full-length crimp, total-pro hose repair. At Martin Implement, we’re happy to let you know, we’re now doing those repairs in-house.
WHILE YOU WAIT, WE REPAIR We’ve recently procured a state of the art, Parkrimp hose repair machine. This beauty enables us to restore almost any hose to like-new look and capability. Most repairs can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less. So if your skid steer, wheel loader, or excavator needs a perfectly crimped new hose, bring it on in to Martin Implement — and scan our magazine table! — while your hose is remade to perfection.
Note that there are a few specialty hoses we’ll still need to send out, but the Parkrimp will very likely be the answer for your leaky hose. (If you have a unique hose, just call us and we’ll let you know if we can handle it.)
Safety should always come first when transporting equipment to and from the job site. If you don’t properly secure your machines, you’re risking fines, damage to the machine, injury or worse.
Having too few straps and tie-downs is a mistake, but so is overlooking worn out and damaged ones. Replacing chains and binders is a smart move and replacing them this month is even smarter because we’re knocking 20% OFF all transportation accessories. Continue reading →
WHEN THE POLAR VORTEX IS BACK, AND EVERYONE’S CLOSED BUT YOU…At Martin Implement, We’re Prepared To Help
The Midwest and the greater Chicago area has always been a great place to live if you like a REAL WINTER: snow, sleet, ice — and now and then, a truly epic cold-front. Since so many of our customers are the folks everyone else turns to when the cold gets Arctic, we make sure at Martin Implement that we’re ready to serve our customers who are out on the front lines.
In that spirit, we thought it would be timely to share a few reminders as another Polar Express rolls into town:
KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT: A blizzard is a good time to catch up on a little reading, so it may make sense to review the cold-weather capabilities and precautions that will keep your equipment in service without unnecessary wear or damage. Our handy cold weather best practices checklist is right here — it also has our phone numbers.
Now through March 31st: 90 days no interest on qualifying parts and related service purchases of $100 and up at Martin Implement with your CNH Industrial Capital Productivity Plus® account. The account provides a separate line of credit for all your parts, service, attachment and accessory needs at our dealerships. If you don’t already have an application form, click here. Continue reading →