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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Promo on New Holland Protection Plans!

There’s a new promo going on at Martin Implement: No interest and 4 set monthly payments on all New Holland protection plans when you use the CNH Industrial Capital Productivity Plus account. Purchased protection plans are a way to protect your equipment beyond the base warranty. Plans include powertrain, powertrain plus hydraulics, or powertrain plus hydraulics and electrical. Continue reading

Our New Holland President’s Club Award!

We’re pleased to announce that Martin Implement Sales has been selected for New Holland’s President’s Club Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a dealership. This places us among an exclusive group of dealers who have shown outstanding dedication to customer service and keen business management. We’d like to thank all our customers for making this possible and for their continued support as we celebrate our 72nd year in business! Continue reading

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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Looking to Measure the Skill Set of Your Equipment Technicians or Service Job Candidate?

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) has technical assessments that will assist you in measuring the skills of existing service techs or job applicants. The assessments are tailored to meet the needs of the equipment industry. We use the assessments up front in the hiring process to help us make the right hire.

The questions on the assessment evaluate technicians’ knowledge in subject areas such as diesel engine, power trains, hydraulics/hydrostatics, and more. They were created by a team of technical experts broadly representing, manufacturers, dealers and technical colleges with equipment programs and are aligned with AED National Construction Equipment Technical Standards. AED has created an informational video on their technical assessments program that was filmed at Martin Implement’s dealership. Click here to view.

Here’s our advice to you, Ed Martin; Take some time to enjoy your retirement!

When you grow up in a farm family with ten siblings, you learn rather quickly how to become highly resourceful. Whether that means putting in sweat equity out in the fields or competing for your fair share at the dinner table. If the farm tractor breaks down, you get a quick course in Mechanics 101. So when Ed Martin first stepped foot into Martin Implement some 40 years ago, a year removed from high school, his learning curve towards becoming a seasoned equipment mechanic was more truncated than most peers his age. Continue reading

Please Welcome Dan Tippett to our Service Team!

Dan came aboard at our Orland Park location in June and replaced Ed Martin as Service Manager, who retired on July 7th. Dan began his career working for his father’s landscaping and excavation businesses as a Crew Supervisor and Heavy Equipment Operator. He’s likely already familiar to some of our customer base, having served as Foreman and Equipment Manager with Wadsworth Golf Construction before moving on to the Yard/Equipment Manager role at Reyes Group. He recently completed a stint with Howell Tractor and Equipment, and is poised to take the reins of our service department. We believe that Dan’s passion for equipment and his relentless enthusiasm will serve our company and customers well. He’s looking forward to assisting you with your repair needs and ensuring that your equipment remains reliable and productive. He can be reached at (708) 326-9534 or by email at dant@martinimplement.com. Continue reading