The 2019 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Expo and Conference is happening next week in Villa Park starting May 22nd. It’s your chance to visit the latest and greatest equipment, people and technologies in Public Works, connect with friends, and take in the educational program topics lined up for you. We’ll be there, so say hello and spend some time with us. We’ll have equipment from New Holland and Kubota at our booth.
The Loader Roadeo promises to be a must-see this year. All drivers will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win great prizes. The Loader Roadeo competition is happening on Wednesday, and the NEW Backhoe Roadeo as well. Skilled drivers tackle the obstacle courses laid out for them in either front-end loaders or backhoe loaders. You’ll see one of the latest Hyundai wheel loader models battle it out on the front end loader courses again this year! And we’ll have a fierce New Holland backhoe take on the backhoe courses. Snowplow Roadeo? Of course! That’s on Thursday.
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:
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.
Considering Hyundai equipment? Hyundai provides free use of its Hi-Mate remote management system with the purchase or lease of any new Hyundai HL900 series wheel loader or HX series excavator. And they’ve just extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and full-sized excavators can use its Hi-Mate system free, from three years to five years. Yes! Continue reading →
We like lists. They’re quick reads and the information in them is organized so it’s easy to process and remember. This list of five most commonly ignored wheel loader and excavator maintenance tips is excellent. Consider including these on your contractor list of maintenance tips right away. The consequences of ignoring them can hit you in a number of ways—like downtime, lost productivity, lost revenue and unexpected costs.
Wheel Loader Maintenance Tips
Tires and wheels — Checking tire air pressure and missing lug nuts should be part of your wheel loader operator’s daily routine. Check the angle of wheels compared to axles, as excessive lean can be an indication of worn or damaged wheel bearings.
Drive shaft—Check the drive shaft U-joint straps and retaining bolts, along with any carrier bearings, for misalignment or lack of lubrication. Poorly maintained driveline components can lead to costly repairs.
Radiator—Make sure the radiator is clean of buildup to avoid engine overheating in warmer months. Any coolant leak or hydraulic/transmission leak near the radiator can lead to excessive buildup of dirt on the radiator fins, which restricts or blocks airflow, causing an overheat condition that can damage the engine and other components.
Transmission oil levels—Check levels regularly and be careful not to overfill. Overfilling the transmission can actually cause it to overheat during heavy-use conditions.
Bucket—Make sure to regularly check bucket edges and flip when needed. Not only will this extend the life of the bucket cutting edge, but it will reduce the effort needed as the machine drives into material to fill the bucket.
The Used Equipment Spotlight is a recurring segment where we highlight featured items from our used inventory.
For this spotlight we are highlighting some New Holland large capacity wheel loaders from our inventory that have been specially priced. Don’t allow the snow to pile up this winter. These units are priced to move!
2011 New Holland W110B wheel loader, available for sale or for rent:
For photos and pricing click HERE. Specs on the W110B:
Kubota extended their Gear Up and GO sales event until the end of December. This means select lines of Kubota equipment can be financed for 60 months with 0% interest and no down payment!* Five years is a lot of time to be earning money with a new tractor, wheel loader or excavator, so you’ll have no trouble paying this machine off.
We’d usually tell you about how great Kubota machines are, but we’ve talked about them many, many, many times before. We like ’em, sell ’em, rent ’em, sell parts for ’em and we service ’em (but not THAT often – c’mon, they’re Kubotas). If you want to learn more about why Kubota is a great long term investment please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you take advantage of this great offer. If you missed it in early fall, take advantage of it now. Continue reading →