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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Burns Fleet Management Offers New Competitive Advantage

Burns Industrial Equipment is excited to announce our new Fleet Management Customer Platform. Our exclusive software platform offers the most data-rich fleet management service available on the market. Burns Fleet can now offer our clients real-time data, unlike any other provider. “Burns Fleet allows our clients to customize the data they track to fit their…

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Donated Forklift Helps The Education Partnership to Aid Pittsburgh-Area Schools

Burns Industrial Equipment is proud to partner with The Education Partnership and their efforts to help provide much-needed school supplies, backpacks and masks to low-income schools across southwestern PA. This summer, Burns donated a forklift to The Education Partnership and they held a contest within the community to name the forklift. The winning name was…

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Burns and Valvoline Team Up for Forklift Rodeo in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh division of Valvoline brought back an old tradition in the forklift world and hosted a forklift rodeo for its operators. The competition involved each operator driving though a course, balancing a basketball in the forks, and other acts of agility to prove their bragging rights as the best driver. More than 15 operators…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

We moved things around a bit and have a new, cleaner look. We made the site faster, image-rich and easier to use. Check out the new navigation. Whether you’re browsing our site for a new forklift or looking for parts, we want to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. We are excited…

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Hyster-Yale Group Announces Lift Truck Sanitization Program To Help Combat Risk Of Covid-19 Transmission

HYSTER-YALE GROUP ANNOUNCES LIFT TRUCK SANITIZATION PROGRAM TO HELP COMBAT THE RISK OF COVID-19 TRANSMISSION. Developed in partnership with its nationwide dealer network for the company’s Yale and Hyster lift truck brands, HY-Shield Clean is a lift truck sanitization program designed to help keep facility personnel safe during all aspects of forklift activity, including operation…

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Mariotti, Manufacturer of the Smallest Sit-down Forklift, Celebrates 100th Anniversary in 2020

With 100 years of experience designing and manufacturing specialty forklifts, Burns is excited to share in recognizing this huge milestone for Mariotti. Founded and headquartered in Italy, Mariotti has been the leader in offering forklifts with a compact design, state-of-the-art technology, and workmanship.  Mariotti forklifts are created specifically to work in unique spaces with lifting capacities range from…

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Burns Donates Forklifts to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Burns donated five Hyster and Yale forklifts from their rental fleet to assist in the increased demand for food during the COVID-19 crisis. The added equipment allows the foodbank to provide their services through “no-touch” food distribution and deliveries. “We are proud to support the Akron-Canton Foodbank’s operational needs as they continue to serve the…

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Covid-19 Business Update

We know your company and employees play a critical role in the supply chain and your drivers, warehouse employees, and forklift operators are facing unprecedented challenges. We thank them for the job they are doing to keep this country moving. Burns Industrial Equipment continues to operate across its service areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia,…

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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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