Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc. (Hammond)

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Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc. (Hammond)
5725 Kennedy Ave,
Hammond, IN 46323
Toll Free: 888.203.4500
Main: 219.989.7500
Service: 219.228.2496
Parts: 219.228.2495
Fax: 219.989.7513
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Crane Rental in Hammond, Indiana

In 1946, George Carlson came home to Chicago after serving in the military, planning to join the post-war construction boom using "war surplus" equipment he had purchased in the South Pacific. He formed Central Contractors as a taxi crane business, renting cranes with operators on an hourly basis to contractors and builders in the greater Chicago area. In 1949, the company landed its first large commercial job with Standard Oil of Indiana (now Amoco), in Whiting, Indiana. He set up a second company, Central Rent-a-Crane, to service the refinery and growing steel mill activity in the area. In 1977, the Hammond office became the first of the Central Rent-A-Crane locations in the ALL Family.

It has been steadily busy ever since, proving popular in a diverse range of markets including plant construction, upgrade, and repair, as well as major highway and bridge work, health care facility expansions, steel mill improvements, and new commercial and industrial construction.
Aerial image of Hammond location

Fleet Highlights Include

  • Grove GMK7550 (550 USt) all terrain crane with MegaWing and luffing jib capabilities 

  • Liebherr LTM-1750-9.1 (900 USt) all-terrain crane, an incredibly strong lifter with great mobility and ability to transport—always in high demand 

  • Manitowoc 18000 (825 USt with MAX-ER) and 21000 (1,000 USt) crawler cranes are frequently-in-demand for Central in and around the Hammond area 

  • Central has access to the new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 880 USt crawler added to the ALL Family fleet. 

  • In addition to its local fleet, this branch benefits from the entire ALL Family fleet, including crawler cranes (up to 1,200 USt), all-terrain cranes (up to 900 USt), hydraulic truck cranes (up to 115 USt), rough terrain cranes (up to 165 USt), industrial cranes (up to 25 USt), tower cranes (up to 35 USt), and mini crawler cranes (up to 4.24 USt).  

  • This branch also offers a wide range of aerial boom lifts and scissor lifts (MEWPs) as well as telehandlers and material handlers.

Industries We Specialize In

Central Rent-A-Crane can help you get the right lift equipment for your project. Some of the industries we specialize in include roads and bridges, wind energy, vertical construction, marine or maritime construction, facility maintenance, HVAC rooftops, steel erection, precast, power plants and power generation, waste water facilities, industrial, and higher learning institutions and universities.


Central Rent-a-Crane 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. 


Dave Newcomb

Parts Manager

Mike Krueger

Service Manager

Larry Mista

Operations Manager

Kevin Macuga

Sales Representative

Ed Kocsis

General Manager

Crane Rental & Sales Service Areas

Red crane

Elkhart County: 
Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Dunlap
Lake County: 
Hammond, Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point, East Chicago
LaPorte County: 
Michigan City, La Porte, Westville, Hudson Creek
Porter County: 
Portage, Valparaiso, Hebron, Shorewood Forest
St. Joseph County: 
South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Walkerton

Allegan County: 
Holland, Allegan, Wayland, Ostego, South Haven
Muskegon County: 
Muskegon, Norton Shores, Whitehall
Ottawa County: 
Holland, Allendale, Jenison, Grand Haven

St. Joseph County: Sturgis, Three Rivers, Constantine, White Pigeon
Van Buren County: 
South Haven, Paw Paw, Mattawan, Hartford, Bangor

Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc. (Hammond)

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Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 lifting a 117-foot precast bridge beam


Jun 10, 2019

The Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 is gaining new fans for its capacity, reach, and versatility—this time in the Hoosier State, prompted by a recent bridge project near Indiana University Northwest.