Aerial Lift Rentals


Whether you’re in need of emergency aerial equipment or temporary rental aerial equipment for an upcoming job, you can trust the team at Altorfer to deliver 60 years’ worth of experience — plus the service and machines you need to get the job done. We offer a wide variety of aerial lifts for rent at various locations to make your job that much easier. Safety is a primary concern when you need an aerial lift rental. That’s why we rent only top of the line trustworthy brands including JLG, Genie and Skyjack. When you rent a lift from an Altorfer Cat rental specialist you know you’re getting the right lift for the job. Need a lift? We offer:

  • Boom Lift Rental
  • Scissor Lift Rental
  • Vertical Personnel Lift Rental

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Rent a Genie Telescopic boom lift for greater horizontal outreach than any other type of aerial platform. They’re designed for maximum productivity with outstanding traction and drive speed so you get around job sitesite safely and quickly. Because these personnel lifts have minimal tail-swing they are ideal for work areas that have limited access or specific construction and industrial applications.

Need to rent an aerial lift for indoor applications? Our Genie boom lifts have dual-fuel (gas or LPG) options that allow you to switch between indoor and outdoor applications.


Rent a scissor lift for elevated work heights ranging from 21 ft. to 56 ft. with load capacities up to 2,000 lbs. Skyjack Scissor lifts provide superior strength and lifting capacity. Experienced operators prefer Skyjack scissor lifts because of their exceptional stability in indoor and slab applications requiring a cleaner and quieter operation.

Altorfer lifts for rent are available in Iowa, northeast Missouri, central and northern Illinois, Chicago, and northwestern Indiana.


More and more contractors and companies are choosing to rent or lease aerial equipment. With a vast inventory of low-hour, well-maintained equipment from JLG, Skyjack and Genie, it’s convenient for businesses to partner with our team for their temporary aerial equipment needs. Reasons for renting aerial equipment include:

  • Your machinery is undergoing repairs.
  • Your project requires specialized aerial equipment.
  • Your upcoming schedule features a high volume of work.
  • Your company wants to eliminate maintenance and transportation costs.

When you rent from Altorfer Rents, you also get our 24-hour, seven-day assistance plus:

  • Equipment delivery
  • Operator training
  • Maintenance and service support

We offer rental periods by the day, week or month as well as financing options.


At Altorfer, we’re committed to providing high-quality aerial equipment rentals. That’s why our fleet has lifts from JLG, Genie, Cat® and Skyjack. So if you want to rent a JLG lift, you’re at the right place. Our complete inventory of temporary aerial equipment includes:

  • Rental lift trucks: We offer rental lift trucks that range from your compact electric lift truck to heavy-weights with a 110,000-pound lift. The average age of our 350+ units is 24 months, which gives you access to up-to-date technology and hardware as well as machines with low
  • Rental boom lifts: Our fleet includes multiple boom Choose from articulating, telescopic, straight and trailer-mounted lifts with platform lengths ranging from 29 to 150 feet.
  • Rental material lifts: Our material lifts offer a maximum lift height of more than 26 feet and a load capacity of 650 pounds. And if you’re interested in an aerial equipment rental with more height, our team can find it.
  • Rental scissor lifts: Rent a Genie lift from our inventory of scissor lifts or choose a Skyjack lift. Platform heights range from 19 to 50 feet, with lengths varying from 56 to 168 inches.
  • Rental vertical personnel lifts: Handle projects with high heights and detailed tasks with our available vertical personnel lifts. Their working heights range from 25.08 to 46.33 feet and stowed heights range from12 feet to 6.33 feet.

If you’re tackling a long-term project and need specialized equipment for its duration, you may want to lease aerial equipment instead of renting it. We offer both options at Altorfer.


Our local business has been part of the communities in Bettendorf, Dubuque, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids and West Burlington, IA, and Decatur, Springfield, Champaign and East Peoria, IL, for more than 60 years. Over that time, we’ve demonstrated our continued commitment to delivering high-quality machinery and honest customer service.

See our full inventory of aerial equipment rentals near you by browsing our online inventory or contacting us today.

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