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Purple Crane -- Best Rates for Full Service Crane Rentals in Pasadena, California

Purple Crane, since 1986, is dedicated to meeting the heavy lifting and transportation needs of Pasadena's contractors and homeowners. We are a family-owned business that rents heavy-duty cranes, heavy- and light-duty boom trucks, heavy-duty trucks, and high capacity trailers with highly experienced crane operators at very competitive rates.

In our 30 years of business, we have lifted more than 75,000 items, including:

  • Spas
  • Hot Tubs
  • Swim Spas
  • Barbecue Islands
  • Large Machinery
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Units
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Building and Construction Materials
  • Generators
  • Trees
  • Utility Vault
  • Emergency Generators
  • Street Lamps & Poles
  • Commercial Water Tanks
  • Septic Tanks
  • Shipping Containers
  • Landscaping Boulders
  • Gazebos

At Purple Crane, we have designed our crane services to offer our Pasadena clients the best value in Southern California. We ask the questions that need to be asked to ensure that you get the right crane for your project, the first time, every time. And, we are available 24 hours a day. Call us today to learn more.

Large, Diverse Fleet of Mobile Crane Trucks Available for Rent, Pasadena, CA

Our inventory includes the industry's most trusted makes and models of mobile cranes, such as heavy-duty hydraulic boom trucks, light-duty boom trucks, and hydraulic cranes made by Manitowoc, Grove, Link-Belt, Garland, Terex, and Dynalift. These mobile cranes are frequently used by those in the utilities, landscaping, transportation, construction, manufacturing, and HVAC industries. The capacity of our lift equipment ranges from 3 tons to 75 tons, and our largest crane can extend to 165 feet. Our inventory also includes trucks, trailers with up to a 15,000-lb capacity, and man baskets that can lift one or two service workers. All of our lift equipment is routinely inspected and serviced by our crane maintenance experts to ensure that your lift will proceed smoothly, even at a moment's notice.

Experienced Mobile Crane Operators for Lifts in Pasadena, CA

Our tens of thousands of satisfied customers would all vouch for our high quality of service. Our high rate of return customers and referrals is due in equal parts to our our stellar staff, exceptional lifting and moving equipment, and our great rates. Most importantly, we know how to ask the questions necessary to determine the best crane for your job. Our team of CCO-certified crane operators are all highly trained and experienced, with between 9 and 40 years of experience. You can trust that your crane will arrive on time, ready to do your lift once balanced, stabilized and assembled.

Purple Crane is compliant with OSHA requirements, and on top of changing regulations and best practices through its membership with SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association). Additionally, we are capable of obtaining a certificate of insurance within a day. Light duty cranes can be rented for as little as 2 hours, and heavy duty cranes for 4 hours.

As a whole, we are responsible for ensuring your service crane will get the job done efficiently, safely and within budget. We have been serving the Pasadena area for 30 years, and are confident we can get your lift and/or move done successfully. Call us now to learn more about our crane services. We can provide our crane services anytime, day or night, anywhere in Pasadena.

Hydraulic Cranes to Facilitate Building & Construction Lifts and Moves, Pasadena, California

Selecting the best crane for your construction project in Pasadena is a key factor in controlling your costs. To ensure that you get the precise crane for your needs, call Purple Crane. We specialize in working with contractors in the construction and building industry. We can lift:

  • Rebar
  • Cinder block
  • Concrete
  • Roofing materials
  • Metal trusses
  • Steel beams
  • Wood beams
  • Columns
  • Lumber
  • & more!

Additionally, our crane operators have years of experience working on building sites, so you can trust that your items will get moved quickly and cost-efficiently.

The Utility Industry's Best Choice for Mobile Crane Rental Services in Pasadena, CA

Purple Crane is dedicated to serving the crane-related needs of the electric-utilities industry in Pasadena. We have safely lifted and moved power generators, street lights, emergency generators, light poles, solar equipment, septic tanks, water tanks, transformers, and more. We also rent man baskets that can be attached to one of our boom trucks or cranes. These man baskets are available for one worker or two workers (up to 300 or 500 pounds, respectively).

Cranes Rentals for HVAC Companies, Pasadena, CA

Purple Crane works with Southern California's HVAC companies whenever they need help installing or removing an air conditioner or furnace in Pasadena. Just speak with one of our crane experts about the dimensions and weight of the unit to be moved, and where it is going; and we'll reserve the best crane to get the job done at the lowest possible price. We can accommodate last minute and emergency requests 24 hours a day. No matter the size of the air conditioner or heater, we can safely and efficiently place units in backyards, side yards, or rooftops. We even have cranes that can move air conditioners over another house. As an added convenience for our HVAC customers who use our lifting services for their installations, Purple Crane will haul away the old HVAC unit to an approved recycler for free.

Mobile Crane Services to Assist with Your Landscaping Project in Pasadena, California

Purple Crane can lift and/or move a wide variety of landscaping rocks, trees, fountains, and other heavy load or oversized objects. We are available day and night to answer any questions, and can obtain an insurance certificate within a day, in order to ensure that we can respond to the needs of our clients as quickly as possible. We also rent man baskets that can be attached to one of our cranes in order to facilitate tree trimming.

Boom Trucks & Cranes for Moving Large Spas, Barbecues & Outdoor Structures, Pasadena, California

If you are looking to remodel the outdoor area of your Pasadena home or business, Purple Crane can assist you with the removal, transport or installation of any heavy or oversized item. We can move sculptures, barbecues, gazebos, spas, swim spas, hot tubs, and more over homes, into side yards or backyards, and on top of buildings, up to 12 stories high. Call us today for an estimate.

Our Cranes Can Lift Shipping Crates & Containers in Pasadena, CA

Purple Crane is the preferred choice when shipping containers need to be moved in, to or from Pasadena. We rent cranes and boom trucks with certified crane operators that make lifting and transporting one or more shipping containers highly cost-effective. We also rent trucks and trailers to relocate one or more shipping containers to locations within Southern California.

Need to Move Heavy Machinery or Equipment in Pasadena? Call Purple Crane.

No matter the size or shape of your industrial machinery, Purple Crane will lift and move it. We have been moving heavy machinery and equipment for our Pasadena clients for 30 years now, and can be trusted to lift and transport even the most expensive of machines. We have successfully moved medical equipment, large appliances, printing presses, manufacturing machinery, and more. Call us today to reserve your high quality crane service.

Purple Crane Services Inc. Pasadena - 91101, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107, California (CA)
Area code (626)
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association Nations Builders Insurance Service


We used Purple Crane today to lift a spa over the house. Keith and his operator felt comfortable before even starting the job that there would be no issues. Keith came out last week and explained the entire process to us putting our mind at ease, as much as it can be having a 2000 lb. spa craned over your house! We asked a lot of questions. Keith was patient and answered every question we had. He and his crane operator were knowledgeable, personable and professional. I would highly recommend Purple Crane for heavy lifting jobs.

Nancy B., Pasadena, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

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