August 19 - California-based crane rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has produced a crane reference guide containing basic information on the majority of the cranes and equipment in its rental fleet.

The guide contains almost 400 pages and took nearly a year to compile.

The company has also introduced two new instructional guides: How to Read a Crane Chart and How to Use Crane Hand Signals. Both guides are available to download for free from the company's website.

These new guides come on the back of Bigge's new crane reference library, an industry resource featuring crane descriptions, specifications, features, crane charts, pictures and video of cranes in the field, as well as pricing and current inventory status for almost every modern crane.

Bigge added over fifty cranes to its fleet in the last year, including the giant Manitowoc 16000 and Liebherr LR1600/2 crawler cranes. Based in California, the company has thirteen offices across the US.