Martin Implement Earns New Holland’s Service Excellence Award

Martin Implement President Tom Novak, Service Manager Chuck Rogers, Service Assistant Julie Nakano-McDonald, New Holland Aftersales Business Manager Neil Auchmuty 

At Martin Implement, we know that recognitions from companies like New Holland have their roots in the service we provide to customers like you — and your satisfaction with our efforts. That’s why we’re thrilled to receive New Holland’s Service Excellence President’s Club award for 2018.  Specifically, this program was created to recognize and reward dealers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to supporting their customers’ aftersales needs, and reflect that focus in their ongoing business best practices.

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Congratulations to Chuck Rogers on His Service Manager Promotion!

With twelve years of experience at Martin Implement, Chuck is well prepared to lead the service department at our Orland Park flagship location. His equipment repair knowledge is vast and his commitment to assisting customers is top notch as evidenced by some of the accolades he’s received:

“Chuck is awesome! Very thorough; looks for other issues needing attention and explains things to me. He is the lynch pin to your business.”
-Patrick Buescher, Landscaping by Buescher

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We’re Proud to Announce the Addition of Konrad Waksmundzki to our Service Team!

Konrad is a graduate of the Universal Technical Institute, where he earned high marks and stood out from his peers. His professional career originated as a Service Technician for the lift truck industry that, and later, the role of Service Manager. Despite his relatively young age, Konrad describes his personality as old soul; someone who’s wise beyond his years and dedicated to doing things with conviction and purpose. These same traits will help ensure that your equipment repairs will be handled with care and urgency. Konrad is looking forward to making your acquaintance and assisting you with all of your service needs. He can be reached at (630) 883-3321 or by email at konradw@martinimplement.com.

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Are You Sitting Down For This? Replacement Seats are 15% Off Thru June!

When to replace operator's seat
OKAY MAYBE NOT THIS OLD…But if your operators need a new “parking 
spot,” for their keesters, we’ve got you covered! (And the seats are too!)

NO NEED TO HIT ROCK BOTTOM!
Seats are a lot like shoes: you never really notice that the pair you’re wearing has gone from “broken in” to “just plain broke.” until you finally slip into that comfy new pair. Or…sit on a completely new, full padded replacement seat. The only difference is: with today’s modern seats and cushioning material, unlike shoes, new seats FEEL GREAT RIGHT AWAY.

MARTIN IMPLEMENT TO THE RESCUE:
15% OFF NEW REPLACEMENT SEATS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2019!
We have an inventory of common seats for just about any piece of equipment, and we can also order any special request you may have. We take seats seriously, because we know from our own personal experience just how much the operator’s comfort matters. 

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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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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: 15% OFF Mower Blades

Mower Blades_WPSo you’re ready for mowing season this year, for the month of March our parts department is knocking 15% OFF all mower blades we have in stock! Get new blades and get the cut your customers have come to expect. Not sure if your blades need replacing? Here are some handy guidelines for when to replace versus resharpen blades.

We carry blades for the majority of mower brands out there like Kubota, Scag, Grasshopper, and Honda so call our friendly parts folks, stop in for a visit or search our parts inventory online today!

Offer good from March 1st, 2019  through March 31st, 2019.  Contact the store nearest you to order!

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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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Ask The Experts: How to Properly Load & Secure Equipment for Transport

Ask the Experts is a recurring segment where we share expert advice from our professional staff. In our latest Ask the Experts segment, we go over how to properly load & secure equipment for transport:

  • Strategies for loading onto a trailer
  • Positioning equipment for proper load distribution
  • Selecting the correct gear for securing the load

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Bring Your Machine In for Service and Get 25% OFF a Replacement Rental

Orland Park’s Rental Department (Cathy Lewis & Bob Novak)

How many machines do you have out in the field that you KNOW need maintenance? It happens all the time – when a job comes up you just can’t afford to be down a machine.  It’s understandable, but you know in the back of your mind you’re pushing your luck by skipping scheduled maintenance, or worse, obvious repair needs. That’s why our Rental and Service Departments have teamed up to offer a 25% discount on a replacement rental while your machine is in our shop! Continue reading