High-capacity forklifts

Guide to High-Capacity Forklifts

When you need to lift the heaviest loads at your work site or facility, you need a high-capacity forklift. These forklifts offer top-tier lifting performance, allowing companies to pick up and transport incredibly heavy loads. Since you can find several types of forklifts on the market, it’s critical to understand how high-capacity forklifts differ from…

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National Forklift Safety Day 2021

June 8, 2021, is National Forklift Safety Day. Burns is committed to safety and providing our customers with the latest technology to keep their operators and employees injury-free while achieving maximum efficiency. Safety is always the top priority and on-the-job injury prevention is vital and takes extra effort. Forklift Safety Day is good time to…

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CombiLift Launches New Aisle-Master Order Picker

Combilift announced the new Aisle-Master Order Picker. The NEW Aisle Master-OP is a stand-on electric model that combines the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift, and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications. This model is available in a number of variants, with lift capacities from 1,500kg to 2,500kg, with lift heights…

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5 Reasons to Consider Switching to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-Ion (Li-on) batteries are gaining in popularity as a motive power option for material handling equipment. Their advantages as a reliable portable power source has steadily increased and they offer speed, safety, easy maintenance and affordability over the lifetime of the battery. Lithium-Ion batteries can be recharged hundreds of times and are extremely stable and…

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Top Tips for Extending the Life of Your Lead-Acid Forklift Battery

Lead-Acid Batteries have many advantages, some of these include their reliability, ability to withstand tough environments, ability to discharge high currents, can be left to trickle charge for prolonged periods. Lead-acid batteries are the least expensive secondary power source, they’re fully recyclable and are safe to use when handled by trained techs and operators. The…

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Technicians Maintain Their Edge Through Training

Burns technicians participate in over 50 hours of training annually. Here, our staff trainer reviews the latest diagnostic procedures with four of our road technicians. When we arrive at your business, our techs have the knowledge and tools to minimize downtime! Our 50 Field Technicians, with fully stocked vans, are based throughout Northeast Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West…

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Burns Industrial Equipment Acquires EQUIPCO

We are pleased to announce that Burns Industrial Equipment has acquired the assets of Equipco, effective April 6, 2018. Burns will now represent both Hyster® and Yale® products in western Pennsylvania, and in portions of West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. The combined company will make Burns the largest and most comprehensive materials handling distributor in…

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Burns Reconditioning Center is in Full Swing

We’re seeing high demand for quality used trucks. These three units – a 40,000# Taylor forklift, a 30,000# Taylor coil tractor, and a 12,000# Combilift – all came off the line this week . Each truck was brought back to peak condition by our talented technicians, then painted and decaled like new!

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Big Truck Rentals

If you are looking for a big truck rental, we have what you need. These late model Taylor cushion tired trucks are available in 30,000# to 50,000# capacities. Equipped with coil rams or forks. In diesel and propane power. Short term or long term, these trucks are ready to go to work!

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First Class Paint Finish for Reconditioned Trucks

We are really pleased with the results we are getting from our new paint booth. After we recondition a used truck for sale, we don’t just touch the truck up, we totally repaint it to OEM specifications, including new logos and safety decals. Check out these photos from a recent job–a first class finish for our…

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Three and Four Wheel Electric Forklifts

As you consider purchasing a new 4,000 # capacity forklift, you have two major types to choose from: three-wheel and four-wheel. The decision really comes down to the type of application you have. The major differences between the two are factors like maneuverability, lift capacity, and ease of on/off. The amount of dock time and…

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