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Serving All of Southern California, Including:

Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County,
Ventura County and San Diego County

Purple Crane is prepared to help contractors and homeowners throughout Southern California with lifts of any size. We have highly trained, certified crane operators with 9 to 40 years of experience; and a large fleet of cranes readily available for rent. Our cranes range in capacity from 3-ton to 75-ton, and our largest cranes can extend up to 165 feet (12 stories). If you aren't sure what size crane or boom truck you'll need for your job, reference the list below, or simply give us a call. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

5 Things to Do Before You Rent Your Crane

  1. Collect Accurate Measurements
    • Use a properly calibrated scale to determine the weight of the load (object or objects) you plan to lift.
    • Determine precisely how far away from the building you will need to set up the crane.
    • If you are lifting items from or onto a building, obtain the exact height of the building.
    • Measure how far away from the building's edge you will need to place the load/object.
  2. Identify Any Obstructions
    • Thoroughly inspect your site for trees, electrical lines, and other objects that could interfere with your lift.
    • Identify an entrance and path that is wide enough for getting the crane on-site. Pay special attention to any tight turns.
    • Ensure that the crane can safely clear anything it might have to drive under.
  3. Determine the Bearing Capacity of Your Site
    • Find out if there are any underground tanks, power lines, pipes, tanks, etc.
    • Assess the site's ground conditions (slope, firmness, compaction, etc.)
  4. Obtain Street Permits
    • If you plan to set up the crane on a city road, we may need to submit for a permit. Work cannot begin until the permit is approved.
  5. Figure Out Your Rigging Needs
    • For heavy loads, you will likely need a rigger. If you don't already have one, we can help you locate one.
    • Our cranes arrive equipped with most rigging equipment, such as tie-downs, chains and straps. However, you may need to ask your rigger if you need any special rigging equipment for your lift, such as beams, grabs, shackles, etc.
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