Our Branch Locations

Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.

805 South 72nd St. P.O. Box 44080 Milwaukee, WI 53214
Steve Freckmann, GM
Main Line 414.453.5335 • Fax 414.453.2494 • Toll Free 800.236.5335
Service 414.453.5335 • Parts 414.453.5335

Proudly serving customers in these (and surrounding) areas:

Minneapolis, St. Paul [Twin Cities], Rochester, Red Wing

All of southeastern Wisconsin including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine, Ozaukee, Washington, Jefferson, Walworth, and Dodge counties,
Cities of Kenosha, Racine, New Berlin, West Bend, Watertown, Menomonee Falls, Sussex, Brookfield, Oak Creek, Franklin, Germantown, Mequon, Butler, Muskego, Mukwonago, Hartford, Oconomowc, Hartland, Delafield, Brown Deer, Port Washington

Ames, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Sioux City

Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, North Platte

Kansas City, Wichits

With four branch locations in Wisconsin, Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.  has offered crane rental solutions in the Midwest and beyond since 1947. In 1978, Dawes became a member of the ALL Family of Companies, with the Milwaukee location operating as Dawes headquarters.


The Dawes History



JLG, LULL, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift, Link-Belt, Genie, Terex, Skytrak and Broderson.



  • Grove GMK7550, the largest hydraulic all-terrain crane in the Wisconsin fleet. It features a 196-foot, five-section main boom, lattice and luffing jib extensions from 39 to 259 feet, yielding a max tip height of 448 feet.
  • JLG 185SJ
  • Link-Belt TCC1000. This 100-USt capacity telescopic boom crawler crane has been an invaluable addition to the Dawes fleet since 2015. For multiple-day lifting projects calling for strong capacity and frequent repositioning of the crane due to project size, there is no way to beat the efficiencies afforded by the TCC1000. It can be assembled in less than two hours, and affords extraordinary capacities throughout the load charts, with a 150-foot, five-section full power boom, 31- to 51-foot lattice jib extension affording a maximum tip height of 212 feet, offsettable to 45 degrees for up-and-over work.
  • Every Dawes location benefits from the entire ALL Family fleet, including crawler cranes (up to 1,000 USt), all-terrain cranes (up to 900-USt), hydraulic truck cranes (up to 140-USt), rough terrain cranes (up to 150-USt), industrial cranes (up to 25-USt), tower cranes (up to 35-USt) and often, aerial equipment and material handlers.



  • Voted #1 crane rental house in Wisconsin 2017
  • POWER: Dawes has a close relationship with We Energies, the major electrical utility for SE Wisconsin. In fall 2015, they needed to remove and replace 20 roof-mounted air intake/exhaust fans on top of their Pleasant Prairie Station’s powerhouse. Lifting of these fans required a crane with a tip height in excess of 500 feet. Dawes selected the Liebherr LTM1750-9.1 for the job, a 900-ton AT configured with 161 feet of main boom, equipped with the Y-frame boom suspension, a 62.3-foot lattice main boom and 299 feet of luffing jib. This afforded We Energies a tip height of 520 feet. The machine worked perfectly for the job, making the lifts on time and on schedule.
  • VERTICAL BUILDS: The Milwaukee/SE Wisconsin is also a hot area for self-erecting tower cranes. Virtually every self-erecting tower crane in the ALL fleet is kept busy throughout the year here, from revising emissions systems at hospitals to multi-family housing complexes where our Potain T-85s, HDT80s, Igo 50s and Terex CBR40-4s can save general and framing contractors countless material-handling dollars by eliminating the need for additional material-handling equipment. By using a large self-erector, customers can often eliminate the requirement for two telehandlers on a project.



Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental can service Load King boom trucks, truck cranes and Terex legacy products for customers in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Please contact us directly to learn more about how we service Load King cranes or to start your service request.

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