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Keeping our customers equipment up & running is our #1 priority. Black Equipment has 8 full service facilities with more than 100 service technicians all focused on keeping our customers equipment up & in service.

Who is Black Equipment?

Black Equipment opened in 1956 & offers a wide variety of equipment for sale & for rent. We sell, service, & rent forklifts, construction equipment, aerial equipment, sweepers/scrubbers, personnel carriers, industrial batteries & chargers, as well as other specialized material handling equipment & warehouse supplies. We offer both new & used equipment from quality manufacturers including Yale, JCB, Genie, JLG, Cushman, Advance & more. Black Equipment also stocks & sells replacement parts for all makes & models of material handling & construction equipment. Black Equipment Co. services Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois & Western Kentucky with locations in Evansville, IN; Jasper, IN; Paducah, KY; Hopkinsville, KY & Mt. Vernon, IL. Black Equipment Co. South services Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas & Northern Mississippi with locations in Memphis, TN: Jackson TN; Jonesboro, AR. our newest location in Tupelo, MS.

Why Black Equipment?

• Service response

• Fleet management and analysis

• Application surveys to recommend solutions to your equipment problems

• Used Equipment reconditioning

• On-Shelf parts availability

• Short-Term Rental Equipment availability for short term needs and unforeseen situations

• Training – Customer operators and Technician

• Battery and Charger Services

• Tire Application Analysis to maximize tire life

• Telemetry – Gaining remote access to your equipment for real time data



PRESS RELEASES


SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 | GREENVILLE, NC

Yale Showcases Robotic End Rider Lift Truck at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

More than 30,000 attendees and 2,000 suppliers are at PACK EXPO this week to experience the latest packaging technology innovations and address operational challenges from SKU proliferation to labor availability. Automation takes center stage at booth 7379 in the upper south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, with Yale Materials Handling Corporation demonstrating its robotic end rider lift truck Driven by Balyo.

The MPE080-VG robotic lift truck automates a variety of repetitive load transportation tasks, which can improve labor productivity and free employees to take on more value-added roles. It picks up, transports and drops off pallets anywhere on the floor using infrastructure-free navigation technology to map and guide itself by recognizing existing structural features. Without the need for tape, wire or other additional infrastructure, the Yale® robotic end rider lift truck can easily and quickly adjust to changing layout configurations in the event of expansions, peaks or other business changes. It can also switch to manual mode with the touch of a button, offering additional flexibility to help operations adapt to unexpected demands.

Robotic lift trucks can take on a variety of functions to increase operational efficiency, including:

Pallet load transport - Pick up full pallet loads from end-of-line palletizing stations and transport them to staging areas in preparation for shipping
Inventory put-away - Transport loads from receiving to storage for later processes
Assembly sequencing - Move inventory into position for production, from empty containers in preparation for fill lines to automotive components for manufacturing
Cross-docking - Bypass storage and move loads directly from receiving to shipping docks to keep high- velocity distribution operations moving
Waste disposal - Utilize latent capacity to transport excess dunnage, packaging or other waste, keeping production areas clean and efficient

“We understand the labor challenges faced by many of today’s operations, both big and small,” says Lou Micheletto, Manager of Integrated Solutions. “Here at PACK EXPO, attendees are seeing how Yale robotic lift trucks can help address labor challenges, offering reliable solutions for a variety of applications and industries.”

In addition to the MPE080-VG end rider, Yale offers two other robotic lift truck models with Driven by Balyo technology – the MO70T tow tractor and the MC10-15 counterbalanced stacker. The Balyo architecture can scale according to operational demands, offering the flexibility to manage a single truck or an entire fleet. An advanced obstacle detection feature controls truck speed and affords smooth, efficient movement, minimizing unnecessary stops and impacts to allow for up to 20,000 hours of use.


MAY 4, 2017 | GREENVILLE, NC

BLACK EQUIPMENT AWARDED 2016 YALE DEALER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Though popular movie and music awards have come and gone, this awards season is not quite over. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the recipients of its 23rd annual Dealer of Excellence Award, recognizing top performing dealers that have exhibited focused leadership and continuous commitment to customers.

“Our entrepreneurial independent dealer network provides a tremendous competitive advantage, offering the expert knowledge and support to drive customer satisfaction and attract new business,” says Bob Sattler, Vice President of Dealer Business Development. “The Dealer of Excellence Award signifies an exceptional commitment to provide quality service, exceed customer expectations and stand out in an increasingly competitive industry.”

Since 1994, the Dealer of Excellence Program has served as a blueprint for successful Yale® dealers. Recognized dealers must meet a set of constantly updated performance criteria that set rigorous benchmarks to ensure alignment with evolving customer expectations and industry demands.