Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dur-A-Lift Urban Forestry Bucket Truck

Getting ready to deliver a Dur-A-Lift DTAX-39 Urban Forestry bucket truck.
  • Chip body with hydraulic dump
  • 45' working height
  • 180 degree basket rotator
  • Pintle package

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Customer Delivery Day

Palfinger PK9001-EH on a Ford F750 with every bit of underbody space being utilized by custom toolboxes. Find more information about Palfinger Knucklebooms at or contact our parts and service department to get more information about after-market add-ons.



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trail King TK70HDG Ready for Delivery

Trail King TK70HDG ready for delivery.  Municipalities can purchase Trail King Trailers through NJPA. 


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Safety.  In our business, we take it seriously.  The conditions that our technicians work in are not always the best and never pristine.  To do their job effectively and efficiently requires an awareness of conditions and personal responsibility.  We talk about it constantly, we have meetings about it regularly and everyone is expected to point out situations, equipment or practices which they feel are hazardous or potentially so.

Keeping safety above board and on everyones mind pays off.  Each of our service technicians have been with us for many years, they are our "front line" and the individuals most in harms way - every day.  Their experience and training over those years is an investment in them and in our company.  Keeping our people healthy and productive is second to nothing - they are our most valuable asset, our co-workers and our friends.  Some may feel that luck plays a part, but we prefer to use a professional approach.  In 2012, we succeeded once again - everybody safe, no accidents, no lost time


Friday, June 1, 2012

Our Service Department is looking for the right technician to hire. 

Here is the ad:

HELP WANTED: Crane Repair Tech


Repair and maintain truck mounted cranes and related computer controlled operating and safety related systems. Hydraulic, welding, electrical trouble shooting experience needed. Union 701 shop.

FAX or email resume to Jim Hopkinson at 708-447-3730 or apply in person at:

Runnion Equipment Company, 7950 West 47th Street. Lyons, Illinois 60534

As the equipment soldl and serviced by Runnion Equipment Company becomes more sophisticated, our needs for the right technician have changed as well.  Hint:  We used to call them "mechanics".  Now, mechanical ability is only the basic knowledge required.  Among the changes: Familiarity with computers and file management as well as an ability to troubleshoot error codes and trace electrical connections through traditional wiring harnesses as well as circuit boards is a necessity.  The new hydraulics require the basic knowledge of pressure and flow as well as a familiarity with piping materials and the chemical properties of various hydraulic fluids.       

If you think you have what it takes, contact Jim Hopkinson our Product Support Manager.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


It's the Holidays! 

What better time to thank our customers.

Our Parts Department is offering some sweet deals on crane parts in general.  Right now for a limited time, they have a discount on parts you may need for your boom truck.  In addition, there is a very good price on pallet forks, also for a limited time. 

Get them now and be ready for the spring thaw!

Check out the specials in the "NEWS" section on our website. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011


13 ton HIAB knuckleboom Ready to go to work.  This knuckleboom has had an OSHA inspection completed in our shop effective date of  08/19/2012.                                   


Behind the cab mount with an Air-Lift tag axle - coupled with a 66,000 GVWR, we are talking payload.

13 1/4   ton maximum capacity, wireless remotes, pintle hook, 7 way electrical plug, Air-Ride driver's seat, Mercedes 410hp with a 10 speed Fuller... this is a real nice unit.

Check the Runnion website for more info. 

UNIT 3505U