The Used Equipment Spotlight is a recurring segment where we
highlight featured items from our used inventory.
Check out our 2015 Hyundai R220LC-9A Excavator available for sale:
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Specs on the excavator:
RENT FOR A WEEK, GET AN EXTRA DAY FREE
Starting May 1st and running through July 30, 2019, when you rent a Hyundai wheel loader from Martin Implement for a week, you’ll get an extra day free. One free day for soil moving, gravel dumping, rock redistribution, or anything else you need major muscle for.
PUT THE LOAD RIGHT ON ME…We have these great Hyundais in our wheel loader Rental Fleet:Continue reading
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.
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.
IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER?
…Than curling up with a nice new CATALOGUE?
…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.
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.
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.)Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
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!