Bridge Beam Work

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The NEW 65-Ton LTR 1060 Crane!

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The NEW 500-Ton Liebherr LTM 1400 Available Now!

500 Ton maintaining a windfarm

Chicago's oldest and most reputable crane rental service

Chicago's oldest and most reputable crane rental service

Gatwood has the right size crane for your job!

Gatwood has the right size crane for your job!

All Gatwood Operators are OECP Certified

All Gatwood Operators are OECP Certified

Welcome to Gatwood - Serving the Chicagoland area

Gatwood Crane Service has been serving the Chicagoland area for over 60 years.  Gatwood has always provided quality trustworthy service.  We began in the 1940’s as a steel erector.  Shortly after starting the steel erection business, we were asked if we could put some HVAC units on a roof for one of Chicago’s leading mechanical contractors.  Of course we were happy to oblige. Realizing the need for this service, Gatwood transitioned from a steel erector to a full service crane rental service. 

Gatwood Crane Service grew from two small cranes to one of Chicago’s largest crane companies. Our fleet of cranes ranges from our 2 ton “Mini” Crane” to our NEW 500 ton mobile crane. Our goal is to deliver cost-effective lifting solutions while maintaining the safest most reliable service in our industry. Our commitment to safety has always led us.

Gatwood Crane Service will continue to grow by providing the quality, safety, and integrity that our customers demand from their crane service.

Gatwood Crane Service knows what it takes to get the job done right!


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Bridgecranes_WEBMay 6, 2015

Beams in the Morning, Beams at Night

 A handful of our large and small cranes are assisting with the new Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA). The EOWA represents several years of planning to expand the western edge of O’Hare and will enhance the mobility and travel times of all traffic and freight passing throughout the area. Our 500 Ton and 250 Ton (right) over several days placed bridge beams on the new expanses over the Elgin O’Hare Expressway. In the meantime, our 300, 60, and 40 Ton cranes (left) were quickly assembling bridge beams over a different section of the same Elgin O’Hare expanse. 

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 (RIGHT) The 500 Ton, full equipped with the super lift system and jib helepd crews over several days remove several RTU's sutuated across the top of this data-center. (LEFT) Our 300 Ton visited a previous location to add some air handler components to the rooftop we had worked on the year before.


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