Product Spotlight: New Kubota SZ Series Stand On Mowers

Kubota SZ: the next best thing to a flying car!

TAKE OFF WITH THE KUBOTA SZ STAND-ON MOWERS! 
We were supposed to have flying cars by now. Instead, it seems, we have drones. Not much of a consolation prize really.  …But if you want to get the feeling of piloting a flying vehicle, we have a suggestion: try gliding around on some turf with the new Kubota SZ series stand-on mowers. These big orange machines are so smooth, agile, fast and intuitive, you may never want to step down.

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In the House! The Martin Implement 2019 Rental Guide

For your browsing and business pleasure! 
(Just click here for the full PDF.)

IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER?
…Than curling up with a nice new CATALOGUE? 

Heck no! 
…Especially when it’s filled with all the latest Rental Equipment from the folks at Martin Implement! This year’s Rental Guide offers eight, full-color, richly illustrated pages with a VAST range of rental options that will help you maximize your earning potential all year-round.  2019 brings new equipment, new specials, and tons of information on every page to help you make your choices.

DISCOUNTS!
Make sure you read all the way to the end, because right there on the last page, you’ll find a year-long savings calendar, with bi-monthly rental deals matched to the season. Some FREE day offers, 50% off…and more: a wide variety of ways to save. Discounts are also available when your own equipment is in our shop for repair.  Just our way of saying thanks to our loyal customers.

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New Service: Hose Repair While You Wait!

Parkrimp hose repair: now IN-HOUSE at Martin Implement!

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.) 

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Put a Hyundai To Work! 8 Days A Week Deal Is ON for MINI-Excavators

Hyundai mini-excavators: Eight days a week!  Ooooh!

Starting February 1st and running through April 30, 1919, when you rent a Hyundai mini-excavator from us, you’ll get 8 Days A Week. That’s right: one day of additional use for every week the unit is rented*.  

We have several Hyundai Minis in our rental fleet, the R35, R55, and R80. You can watch the R35 in action on a video we did awhile back at a Joliet home / job site. You’ll see some new drain tiles needed in tight quarters, but the Hyundai mini was more than up to the task. Get in tight, reach, dig…done!

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Cold Weather Best Practices Checklist

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:

FIRST AND FOREMOST: CALL US IF YOU NEED HELP. We’re open here at Martin Implement, and like the furnace repairman, we know that THIS is our customers’ hour of need. If we can be of help, remember that we have on-site service available 24/7.

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.  

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Have You Seen Our Field Service Truck? (Video)

Have you seen our service truck around town? You’d notice it for sure. It’s hard to miss the eye-catching Hyundai excavator and wheel loader graphics that wrap the truck. Don Mulderink, one of our seasoned service technicians, drives this one when performing equipment field service.

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Happy Trails Andy Novak (the Video)


It’s not often for a business to be able to share their success with third generation family members. And yet, as Martin Implement celebrates its 70th year of operation, it seems that this sort of thing is almost second nature. That’s why we’re a little saddened to see Andy Novak depart our ranks. Like Tom, his father, and Art, his grandfather, Andy got his first taste of Martin Implement pushing a broom around the shop over summer school break. Along with his twin, Wade, he kept everyone around here guessing when it came to determining who’s who.

Eventually, each of the brothers formed their own identity within the company. Andy spearheaded the introduction of our Toro compact equipment line by serving as the product specialist for four years. More recently, Andy put us on the map up north when he assumed the position of Wauconda branch manager. It’s because of his willingness to take on new challenges that we’re confident that Andy will continue to succeed as he moves forward with a new endeavor. He’s set to start a 9-month apprentice program in sustainable urban agriculture that’s run by the Windy City Harvest branch of Chicago Botanic Gardens.

It’s certainly indicative of Andy’s personality to dream big. While many of us just seek to feed our families, he’s thinking of how to better feed the world! We’ll miss you partner. Hope you come around to visit from time to time. And, oh yeah, don’t forget to bring the food if you do!

 

Checking in with Martin Implement and New Holland

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Our sales manager, Brad Beaulieu, and the check from New Holland

New Holland’s Operation Blue and Yellow Drive sales training event was recently held in Daytona Beach for dealers throughout the US. The dealers and their New Holland colleagues gathered together for knowledge transfer and sharing of the newest equipment, innovations, and ways to continue to serve customers.

At the event, our sales manager, Brad Beaulieu, accepted a check on behalf of Martin Implement that recognized the dealership for the largest year after year increase in sales volume. Mark Hooper, New Holland North America’s Senior Director of Marketing, regards Martin Implement “at the top of the heap,” and we couldn’t be more excited. He said, “Martin Implement won because it’s about growth. And that growth is due to servicing the customer and being able to meet customer needs in a timely manner for the benefit of the customer.” It’s exactly this approach that has been at the forefront of Martin Implement’s philosophy since the business started 70 years ago. Thanks New Holland for the opportunity to serve you well!

Minimize Downtime with our On-Site Field Services

Did you know we have on-site repair and maintenance services? We know your machines get beat up in the field and breakdowns happen, that’s why we have a fleet of mobile service trucks to get you back up and running.  Check out the services we offer:

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Our Orland Park Branch took the Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Orland Park branch took the Ice Bucket Challenge and got soaked for ALS awareness.

The Orland Park branch got together and took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday to help raise awareness of ALS. We challenged our South Elgin and Wauconda branches.

We had participants from every department. Our 2 skilled operators synchronized the two Hyundai wheel loader buckets to deliver the cold ice water, assuring everyone got soaked.

Photography and video captured the screams, smiles and shivers (no four letter words) as the ice and water came down.

It was fun stuff! Check out the video:

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