Crane rental leaders in the midwest, Central's selection of advanced cranes, aerial lifts, boom trucks and material handlers is unmatched. And round-the-clock service separates us from the pack. From the knowledge and responsiveness of our field and management staff to the quick delivery of equipment and parts, when you're working with Central, you're working with the best!


CENTRAL Contractors Service, Inc., Central Crane Rental Service, LLC, and Central Rent-a-Crane, Inc. joined the ALL Family of Companies in 1977. Founded in Chicago after World War II, Central Contractors was formed as a taxi crane business, renting cranes with operators on an hourly basis to contractors and builders. In 1949, the company expanded to Whiting, Indiana. There a second company, Central Rent-a-Crane, was set up to service the refinery and growing steel mill activity in the area. Now with two offices in Illinois and three in Indiana, Central is the Midwest hub of the ALL Family of Companies.

Our Fleet

Central offers the largest, most modern fleet of lift equipment and cranes in the country. Our crane fleet includes hydraulic rough-terrain cranes up to 130 tons; crawler cranes up to 1,000 tons; hydraulic truck cranes up to 650 tons; and industrial cranes from 2-1/2 to 22 tons. The fleet also includes tower cranes and a wide variety of aerial work platforms, including scissor lifts, telescopic booms and articulating booms, boom trucks, and industrial, rough terrain, and telescopic forklifts.


We rent the latest and most technologically advanced cranes from Manitowoc, Grove, Link-Belt, Terex Demag, Terex American, Liebherr, Broderson, and Shuttlelift. Tower cranes from Peiner and Potain. Aerial work platforms from Lull, Gradall, JLG, Skyjack, Genie, UpRight, Snorkel, and Grove Manlift. Boom trucks from Manitex, National Crane, and Terex.

The ALL Family of Companies - in a yard near you

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Central Rent-A-Crane 5725 Kennedy Ave. • Hammond, Indiana 46323 • 800.866.8750 (toll free)
Central Contractors Service Corp. 4655 West 137th St. • Crestwood, Illinois 60445 • 800.486.5850 (toll free)