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.
DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is a consumable like diesel fuel. DEF is used on engines designed for it, ones with enough horsepower that are new enough as deemed by EPA, typically Tier 4 engines. Wheel loaders, pick-up trucks, skid steers and the like are machines that might use DEF.
DEF should be checked and filled when you fuel. Our article DEF – Everything You Need to Know gives you more details on it. We’ll give you the ins and outs of the storage and handling of it here.
DEF has a typical shelf life of 6 months to a year, but for DEF to stay in a useable condition within that window, you need to store it the right way. When your engine is in DEF danger, you’ll likely see a warning light with an error code indicating poor quality DEF is in the system. To help avoid bad DEF: Continue reading →
When is buying reman parts a good idea? If you buy from a trusted source, the answer is always. We get our remanufactured parts from CNH, which means they’re built by the same people who make your machine. Our parts are reliable, too, because reman isn’t the same as aftermarket or re-used parts: these pumps, starters and engines are rebuilt using new parts PLUS most items come with a 12 month warranty (just to put you even more at ease).
Cleaning your own air filters can be a savvy way to save money while extending the life of the filter. The problem is, most common cleaning practices can cause damage to the filter seals, end caps, and the filter media itself. Working with a damaged air filter is a quick way to do greater damage to your engine, and when you think about how much that might cost, suddenly the cost of a new filter seems pretty small, right? Continue reading →
Believe it or not, it’s time to talk about year-end incentives! 2012 is hitting the home stretch and that means smart buyers are starting to take advantage of tax incentives and 4th quarter specials to get a brand new machine for less. This year New Holland has stepped up its incentives BIG TIME. There are so many great offers that to keep it simple, we made a list of the TOP 5reasons to buy a New Holland skid steer or compact track loader TODAY: Continue reading →
Need a replacement pump or motor, but you’re worried about the cost? Consider a REMAN! CNH Parts has re-manufactured pumps and motors that our Parts Department can offer at a low cost. REMAN parts are less expensive than new ones and can be a cheaper alternative to getting your current one repaired. It’s an option many people don’t know about, so let’s go over some basics: Continue reading →