An unsecured load creates an unnecessary and HUGE risk. When you’re hauling big equipment, you need extra-strong straps, chains and binders to do their job even when the going gets rough. Bottom line: anytime you’re securing cargo, what you want to do is prepare for the worst-case scenario: it’s the only way to travel.
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!
THIS COULD BE A SIGN… It’s true! We’re having a sale, on complete sets of New Holland Filters: 20% off from September 1 through September 30, 2019. If you’re running a New Holland skid steer, track loader, backhoe, wheel loader, excavator, or tractor, we have the filters you need to keep its well-tuned innards safe and cool and protected from all the grit and grime out here in the real world. This sale could be a sign that now is the time for you to STOCK UP and be ready to run ’em strong through the rest of the year.
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.)
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 →
Ask the Experts is a recurring segment where we share expert advice from our professional staff. In our latest segment, we address how to determine when your skid steer tires are in need of replacement.
Brent was appointed Parts Manager for our South Elgin dealership in mid-June. You may already be familiar with him over the course of his 30 year tenure in the equipment industry. Brent got a jump start on his career while still in high school by working the parts counter at DeKane Equipment, where his father was a business partner. It wasn’t long before he worked his way up to become both Parts and Service Manager for the dealership; experiencing the progression of the equipment industry over the span of three decades. Brent held the same title at Russo Power Equipment before joining our team at Martin Implement. Continue reading →
Jim came aboard as a Parts Associate at our Orland Park location just as February was coming to a close. When he first began working in parts back in 2011, Jim will readily admit that he had a considerable learning curve to familiarize himself with the industry. Fortunately, he jumped at the chance wholeheartedly and was able to quickly earn the trust on his employer, who promoted him to a regional sales rep, and later as store manager.
With a background in automotive parts, Jim embraces the opportunity to move over to equipment industry. He’s eager to meet our customers and to deliver on the exceptional service that they’ve come to expect from Martin Implement. He can be reached at (708) 326-9525 or by email at email@example.com.
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 →
George came aboard as Parts Manager for our Orland Park dealership in November. His tenure in the parts business spans over thirty years with managerial and sales positions in both the automotive and truck industries. Additionally, his family operated a small farm where he became familiar working with tractors and production equipment. George is well versed in having the right inventory on hand and understands the sense of urgency required to meet pressing demands.