Top Tips for Extending the Life of Your Forklift Battery

The average electric battery will last 1,500 charge cycles, which is about five years if it’s well-maintained. By providing regularly-scheduled preventative maintenance, you will get the most out of your investment. Here are the most important things to do to maintain your forklift battery performance, and keep your material handling equipment working at maximum output….

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New Combilift Delivered to Pittsburgh Steel Mill can Move 60,000 lbs. of Metal

Check out this photo of a special unit we just put into service at an area steel mill. The Combilift straddle carrier is today’s version of this metals industry workhorse. Whether moving coils or slabs, this 60,000# capacity Combilift gets the job done with modern handling and visibility. The experts at Burns can help you…

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Burns Employees Donate to Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children Holiday Campaign in Pittsburgh

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are proud of our Warrendale, PA employees for their generous donations to the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children campaign. The Treasures for Children campaign provides toys and holiday joy to children from birth to 13 years.

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Six Signs You Need to Re-Evaluate Your Lift Truck Power

Today’s manufacturing and distribution operations face unprecedented competitive pressures, with a challenging labor market, rising commercial real estate costs and e-commerce growth all coming together to mandate greater efficiency. In the quest to make the most of available resources, companies are investing in automation, adjusting workflows, collecting data and more. But what about lift truck…

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There’s a New Big Truck in Town

Burns Equipment has the big truck rentals you need, shipped on our own heavy hauler rig for immediate availability. Our fleet of late model Big forklifts brings the modern ergonomics, visibility, and safety of Hyster heavy capacity trucks to your operation.

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Promote a Safe Work Environment with Operator Training

Operator training is essential in promoting a safe work environment. Not only is this training important to the safety of employees, it’s required. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations require specialized training and regular re-training for forklift operators and remedial training for operators involved in accidents or near-accidents. Properly trained lift truck operators and…

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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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Service Fleet

Service Van Fleet: Here’s a photo of our fleet of service vehicles taken while our techs were in for one of our regular service meetings. We have a variety of service vans – pickups with utility bodies, and crane trucks stocked with the parts and tools to complete the service job on the first call.

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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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