Rental Power Equipment


When you need a temporary power solution it’s nice to know that the equipment rental specialists at Altorfer Cat are standing by 24×7. A power outage (planned or accidental) and natural disasters often necessitate the need for temporary power.  At Altorfer Cat we pride ourselves on our ability to meet the challenging needs of a changing world. Whatever challenge you are confronting we can provide a power generation rental solution tailored to meet your needs.

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Whether it’s an emergency outage or scheduled downtime, rental generators and other power equipment are essential to keeping your operation up and running. To manage these challenges, you need equipment that is reliable, powerful and has a low operating cost. Altorfer Power Systems is your partner for power systems rentals in eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri, central and Generator Rentalnorthern Illinois, Chicago, and northwestern Indiana. As the exclusive Cat® dealer in our region, we have a large inventory of rental generators and temperature control equipment. We can match you with the equipment you need to stay productive, no matter what planned or unplanned challenges you face. The lifeblood of your business is reliable electric power. Cat® Rental Power ensures that you’ll never be without it. Connect a unit to your building, take one to a remote location or even connect multiple units in parallel. Get the power you need for any purpose, including:

    • Rebuilding after a natural disaster
    • Powering construction of a new building or addition
    • Powering maintenance machinery during a plant shutdown
    • Providing temporary standby power during system testing
    • Carrying seasonal peak loads to reduce utility bills
    • Temperature control for tent events and other special entertainment events

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Our rental inventory consists of Cat diesel generators ranging in size from 20kW to 2,000kW. Known for their rock-solid reliability, Cat generators can be found powering remote construction sites, outdoor events, quarry and mining operations, and more. All units in our rental fleet have low hours and are diligently serviced by a team of factory-trained technicians. This ensures they deliver not only exceptional performance but also the industry-leading fuel efficiency that keeps your operating costs low. Choose a Cat rental generator for any backup, standby or prime power application — we can supply the rental diesel generator and all the switchgear, connections and other accessories you need for a complete turnkey power solution. We rent emergency generators that are both trailer and skid-mounted for easy transport to any remote job site. Get in touch with a rental location near you or use our online contact form to request a quote today.


In addition to emergency diesel generators, we also rent temperature control equipment. Whether you need to quickly defrost frozen ground or keep a temporary workspace cool and comfortable for your staff, our equipment is an affordable and convenient way to meet any temperature control challenges. We rent electric, propane and natural gas units powered by Cat technology. Follow the links below for more information about our current inventory, or contact a representative for assistance choosing the unit that’s right for your application.


Your Cat power equipment comes as a complete package and everything you need is there. All units are self-contained and trailer ready for easy delivery. These gensets are designed for quick connection and fast, convenient servicing. Units range in output from 8 to 2000 kW. Sound attenuated XQ modules deliver sound levels as low as 65.9 dbA.

Our complete line of accessories includes:

  • Transformers
  • Switchgear
  • Quad boxes
  • Bus bars
  • Resistive and reactive load banks
  • Splitter, feeder and distribution panels
  • Fuses, outlets, load centers and disconnects
  • Cable of all kinds, cable ramps and reels
  • Fuel tanks of any size

If you are interested in rental options, contact us. Also ask us about our temperature control and compressed air solutions.


For 24/7 after hours requests:
Call 866-323-1234, press option 5 or 309-657-0278

For general inquiries:
Call 866-323-1234, press option 5

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