Certified Crane

Certified Crane Service

Contact Certified Crane Rental Service: 1-877-CRANE03 (1-877-272-6303)

Certified Crane Service is the best in Los Angeles Crane Rental Service! If you need manned hydraulic cranes, come to us. Serving the greater Los Angeles area with the finest crane rental service in the business. Our work spans the industry, from construction to film. Certified Crane Service specializes in servicing the needs of the movie and television studios.

Dennis & Jerry Smith, founders Smith Brothers Crane Rental/Certified Crane Service

Dennis & Jerry Smith, founders Certified Crane Service

Jerry and Dennis Smith started in the crane business in 1972 and 1973, respectively. They soon joined forces to form Smith Brothers Crane Rental. Their early one-man cranes were adapted to allow travel control from the operating position. This enabled them to do extensive work with boilermakers, building big water tanks, as well as huge oil storage tanks in refineries. They were also useful on steel erecting jobs, notably installing columns in tilt-up buildings.

Certified Crane Service and Smith Brothers Crane Rental, Inc. still has customers from those early years, notably steel erecting companies and other construction related businesses. In fact 90% of our business is repeat business. That said, we always welcome new customers. Our new clients soon learn how we earned the many years of loyalty from our original business partners. We are a small, friendly outfit that is unafraid to take on a big job. We are a company that makes a special effort to tailor to the needs of our customers. Let us work with you to make your job a success, too!

Over the years, our projects have included Los Angeles’ Aerospace Museum and the Science Museum, the Artesia and Harbor Freeway Interchange, Disney Concert Hall, DreamWorks’ Glendale Complex and most recently the new Business Building at El Camino College.

Bantam T350 8-Ton, Smith Brothers Crane Rental

We started out in the business with this Bantam T350 8-Ton.

In forty-plus years in the business, there isn’t much in the way of crane usage we haven’t seen.

Our operators and crew are randomly drug tested, OECP Certified for Operating and Rigging & Signaling. They also have TWIC Cards.

Crane Job Gallery

Certified Crane Rental – Any Crane Job In Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Riverside and The Valley


Our Cranes In Action

Certified Crane Service at Work

Whether we’re working on a film set or setting up in a refinery, Certified Crane Service can provide a variety of different services. From Hollywood to Burbank to Sylmar to Whittier to San Pedro to Manhattan Beach to Long Beach to Orange County to San Diego and more, Certified Crane has worked all over the Southern California region. Wherever you are in SoCal, so are we!

View photos and videos of all the different ways we service the industry. No matter your crane job, we have the right tools to get the work done with care and expediency. Enjoy the gallery!

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On the set of Norbit, starring Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy in Norbit. We lifted this water bag and set it in the water slide to cause the splishing and splashing of Murphy’s Rasputia character. See the scene below.


See the scene as it was seen in Norbit!
Water bag special effect scene from “Norbit“, starring Eddie Murphy and Thandie Newton



Certified Crane On The Set Of "Cat in the Hat"

On the set of “Cat In The Hat,” starring Mike Myers


Video Gallery

Set construction for the 2009 Tom Hanks film “Angels And Demons
The Berlin Wall Ceremony in Los Angeles

Also check out our Instagram feed, featuring shots live from crane job sites and past work, as well as pictures our fleet and crew taken in a variety of angles and situations. Feel free to follow us on IG, and we’ll be happy to follow you back. Our account name there (and Twitter) is “smithcert,” and we appreciate all the support and “likes” you’ve given us! See all our latest activity below.

Our Instagram Feed

Hydraulic Crane Rental Equipment

Certified Crane Service

Hydraulic Crane Rental and Support Equipment

Southern California’s Certified Crane Service specializes in the rental of manned hydraulic cranes on an hourly, weekly, monthly or extended contract basis. We’re flexible in meeting your hydraulic crane rental needs with professional service and fully operated and maintained equipment.

Our hydraulic truck crane rental fleet ranges from 5-ton to 165-ton capacities with boom lengths ranging from 40′ up to 256′. In order to better serve our customers and cut down on travel time charges, our cranes are dispatched according to your job location. We have crane yards in both the San Fernando Valley and Gardena, California, giving us wide, easy access to job sites from Orange County to North Los Angeles, the South Bay to the Inland Empire, and beyond.


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Hydraulic Crane Rental Equipment Available-

Truck Cranes (Note: GVW on 5 ton- 28640 Lbs.)

5 Ton 40 ft. 20 ft. 60 ft.
35 Ton 81 ft. 49 ft. 130 ft.
40 Ton 94 ft. 49 ft. 143 ft.
40 Ton XL 105 ft. 51 ft. 156 ft.
70 Ton 138 ft. 56 ft. 194 ft.
90 Ton 140 ft. 90 ft. 230 ft.
100 Ton 197 ft. 56 ft. 253 ft.
130 Ton 197 ft. 56 ft. 253 ft.
165 Ton 197 ft. 56 ft. 253 ft.
Type Lift capacity Total
Boom Truck 8 Ton 55 ft.

Support Equipment-

Size Type
4′ x 4′ Man Basket
3′ x 3′ Man Basket
Single Man Basket
3′ x 4′ Fixed Camera Man Basket


10ft 12 ft. 16 ft. 20 ft. 30 ft.

Boat Straps- 60,000 Lbs.

Other Miscellaneous Equipment-

  • Clean Truck Rental
  • Block Forks – Self Extracting
  • Pallet Forks
  • K-Rail Hooks
  • Car Lifting Equipment
  • Concrete Buckets – 3/4 Yd. to 2 Yd.
  • Spreader Bars – 8 foot to 32 foot
  • Lighting Box Spreader Bars
  • 2 ea. – Open ended rebound or trash buckets
  • Man Baskets

Book Your Hydraulic Crane Rental Today!

Call one of our friendly salesmen any time 24/7 for rates, quotes and job walks. See how Certified Crane Service and Smith Brothers Crane Rental can work with you to maximize potential on your job or project and keep within your budget. We’ll quickly match you with the best hydraulic crane rental for your needs. Feel free to use our convenient job inquiry form, and we will contact you with the information that you need in a timely manner so that you can get your project in motion and on schedule.

About Our Company & Crane Service

Our company is divided into two divisions, Certified Crane Service and Smith Brothers Crane Rental, Inc. We do this for a reason…

Customer Service

Smith Brothers Crane Rental, Inc.specializes in meeting the needs of an ever changing landscape in the building and infrastructure industry.

Certified Crane on the set of "Wipeout"

Certified Crane on the set of hit television game show “Wipeout”

With 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry we have proven over and over again that things can be done the right way and in the least amount of time. When our customers come to us with special needs, we don’t see problems, we see “opportunities to prove ourselves.”

Certified Crane Service was established because we found that the specialized needs of the entertainment industry demand unique attention.

Certified Crane has vast experience using cranes for lighting, stunts, rain bars, special effects and set construction. We have also worked with every major studio and have enjoyed a fantastic working relationship for many years.

Quality Crane Service

We are open to hear about any job, large or small, from single pick specials to large-scale long-term contracted projects. Our salesmen are always standing by. Feel free to contact us with whatever project you might have on your hands and we will match you with the best crane at the best price. When you go with Certified Crane Service and Smith Brothers Crane Rental you can count on quality workmanship and professional, courteous service. We have a long track record of excellent operating and safe industry practices.

Our operators and crew are randomly drug tested, OECP Certified for Operating and Rigging & Signaling. They also have TWIC Cards.

Here are just a few of the many services we provide:

Movie Sets • Construction • Machinery Moving • Steel Erection & Precast Concrete

 Rain Bars • Man Baskets • Pool/Spas • Light Poles • Palm Trees • Cell Phone Towers

  Stunts • Flagpoles • Custom Spreader Bars & Rigging Equipment • Boom Trucks

   Clean Truck Rental • Air Conditioning • Solar Equipment • Heavy Rigging • K-Rail