USA-based crane rental service provider Bigge Crane and Rigging continues to expand its fleet, placing a large order with Tadano at the bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany.
Earlier this week, HLPFI reported that Bigge purchased two Liebherr cranes at the show – a 400-tonne capacity LR 1400 SX and 700-tonne capacity LR 1700-1.0. The order placed with Tadano includes rough-terrain, all-terrain and telescopic boom crawler cranes.
The all-terrain order comprises AC 8.500-1, 7.450-1 and AC 6.300-1, the GR-1300XL-4 and the GTC-1600 and GTC-2000 models. Tadano America regional business manager, Dave Kuhlman, said that the 130-600-ton (118-544-tonne) machines are seeing more demand: “They all feature excellent lift capacities and longer boom lengths as well compact carrier designs that are highly roadable, fuel-efficient and require less overall maintenance. Bigge has been increasingly successful with Tadano all-terrain retail sales and is continuing to increase orders for these models based on their overall success on the combined fronts of both retail and rental fleet additions.”
Other new additions include the GR-1300XL-4 from the Tadano rough-terrain line, as well as longer-reach telescopic boom crawlers like the GTC-2000 and GTC-1600.
Bigge is one of the largest Tadano fleet owners, with over 600 of the manufacturer’s cranes in its fleet.