Parts Special: $90 Off Mounting Service When You Buy a Set of Four Tires

Mount up! Now’s the time for new tires!

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!)

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Honda Extends Warranty Up to SIX YEARS on Select Lawnmowers for Homeowners!

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!  

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The Essential Compact Utility Loader Maintenance Guide

You know what they say: Happy Compact Utility Loader…happy life!

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.

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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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At Martin Implement, We’re Thankful…For You

Thanksgiving Reflections On Service As A Way Of Life
As most of our customers know, Martin Implement is a family business. And we’ve always meant that in the broadest possible way.

…Because our customers are part of our family too.
As we prepare this week for a big Thanksgiving feast and a relaxing & joyful Holiday Season, we wanted to bring our customer-family together, right here on Fully Equipped, and share our gratitude. Continue reading

My Dealer Access – a Self-Service Site for our Full-Service Dealership

24/7 Document Access

View the latest dealership promotions

CDK MyDealer is our integrated e-business application that offers you as a customer the around-the-clock ability to electronically access your account and equipment information, order parts, and view the latest dealership promotions. Much like the convenience offered by online banking, our MyDealer portal means that your purchase records are available to you at any time via mobile device or computer. There’s no need to pick up the phone to request an invoice and no reason to take up space maintaining paper files. That’s one step closer to a paperless office! Continue reading

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

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.