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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Stop Fuel Gelling with Winter Fuel Additive

Winter diesel fuel additive

Stop fuel gelling before it even starts with the right additive

Did you have trouble starting your machine this winter season? If you did then you probably already know all about diesel fuel additives. Extremely low temperatures aren’t too kind on engines and if you don’t take the right steps it can cause fuel gelling and fuel filter clogging, which is going to put you and your equipment at a stand still. Luckily adding a little bit of fuel supplement will go a long way. Continue reading