New Rental Company Specializes in CARB-compliant RT Cranes

Continental Crane Co., a new bare-rental crane company, has opened its doors in La Mirada, Calif., in order to serve southern California and the Southwest.

Continental Crane is building a large, modern fleet of rough-terrain cranes for bare rental. All machines have Tier III engines and are CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliant, enabling contractors in California to meet the increasingly tough engine emissions regulations imposed by the State authorities.

With new cranes arriving every month, Continental Crane's fleet will consist of more than 30 brand new RT cranes by mid-2008, including 10 units of the 90-ton Link-Belt RTC 8090 Series II, which features 140-foot main boom and maximum tip height of 238 feet. The new company also stocks Grove and Terex models.

Through a partnership with Bigge Equipment, Continental Crane's customers have access to tower cranes, crawler cranes and other mobile cranes.

“We can state quite confidently that no one else in Southern California has such a large, new and environmentally-friendly fleet of rough-terrain cranes as Continental Crane Co. We also have factory-trained and factory-certified technicians to service the equipment and a comprehensive parts department to meet every need of all our customers,” said Mike Rice, rental manager.

According to Rice, the company is strategically positioned to serve contractors in greater Los Angeles, southern California, the desert Southwest, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

“In the current market, many contractors have had problems getting good new cranes. We are here to solve those problems,” he said. For info, go to