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It’s all about Uptime!

Keeping our customers equipment up & running is our #1 priority. Black Equipment has 12

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, Hyster, JCB, Bolzoni, CombiLift, Genie, JLG, Taylor Dunn, Cushman, Advance and Karcher.  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.  Black Equipment Co. East services Kentucky, and Southern Indiana with locations in Louisville, KY; Lexington, KY and Bowling Green, KY.​

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 – 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


Black Equipment is a service focused company accountable to our customers, employees, vendors and communities we serve.  We invest in our people, technology and assets necessary to provide cost effective service, support, and equipment solutions to our customers.   We work to earn the trust of our customers by acting with integrity and honesty.  Our success is measured by the success and satisfaction of our customers, employees and vendors whom we serve.

Fast and Dependable Service on the Job

24 hours per day, 7 days per Week, 365 days per year!

Black Equipment technicians are factory trained and certified which means they meet the highest standards in the industry.  In addition, we have technical trainers on staff to support our field technicians and develop our workforce to meet the demands of our customers. We offer a combination of technology, seasoned professional experience, and factory support to make timely and efficient repairs.   Our customers can reach us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, because we know that business cannot stop when equipment is down.

 Black Equipment has 8 full service locations which can provide major repairs and complete rebuilds as well as dispatch field service technicians to a customer location to complete repairs at the customer site location.  Each field technician is dispatched via cellular connectivity and has access to parts inventory and service history records to be prepared to work efficiently while at the customer site location.

Press Release:



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.