Martin Implement Maintenance Notebook: Facts and Friction

Got grease?  Use it liberally!

MACHINES NEED GREASE: A CAUTIONARY TALE
One of the things that sets professional equipment apart from everyday machines like your car is the intensity of the work it does. Big machines running all day, lifting heavy objects, maxing out on their breakout force…well, work like that gets HOT. Friction is a constant, and it’s a constant threat to your machine’s biggest moving parts. Modern equipment is incredibly strong and well-constructed, but it still requires maintenance.  And in the case of lubrication for high-stress parts like lift arms, that means inspecting grease points daily (or after every use) and adding grease as needed; referring of course to the guidelines in your operators manual.

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Through April: 20% OFF New Holland’s Complete Filter Sets and 10% OFF Bulk Oil and Grease from New Holland

Need filters? We got ’em! New Holland sets for 20% off!
New Holland Grease and Oil too! 10% off!

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.

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Parts Special: Bulk Savings on New Holland Oil and Lithium Grease

Announcing specials on essential products for the ongoing maintenance of your machines. 15% OFF cases of grease & 15% OFF New Holland brand engine and hydraulic oil when you buy at least 10 gallons.

Grease is one of the most crucial products for maintenance on your machine, and it’s what keeps all those joints and wear spots running smoothly. Unnecessary wear will lead to real damage over time and could lead you to an expensive repair bill if you’re not careful. Continue reading

Tech Tips: Greasing Trouble Spots on Snow Removal Equipment

New Holland skid steer loader mounting plate

Your mounting plate will see a lot of snow and ice over a winter

Winter is coming which means sooner or later snow and salt are going to find their way into your machine.  If you’re out there in the elements you need to be aware of trouble spots on your machine and one of the easiest ways to keep your equipment happy is to grease pivot points that see a lot of action in the snow. Continue reading

Tech Tips: Grease Your Mounting Plate

Don’t listen to the doctor – when it comes to your machine, grease is good!  Making sure you lube the moving parts on your skid steer (or backhoe or wheel loader) is extremely important to ensure your machine runs smoothly for the long-haul. Continue reading