Bigge Crane and Rigging‘s partnership with Tadano has been one of growth and mutual respect. Bigge is one of the largest Tadano fleet owners. Bigge has over 600 Tadano cranes in their rental fleet, and they are able to service various industries with many different crane offerings.
Bigge has ordered a large quantity of rough-terrain, all-terrain and telescopic boom crawler cranes and a special signing at Bauma 2022 in Germany will further the goal of the Perfect Fleet®. Some highlights of the new Tadano additions for Bigge are larger AT’s like the AC 8.500-1, AC 7.450-1, and AC 6.300-1, the GR-1300XL-4, and the GTC-1600 and GTC-2000. Tadano America Regional Business Manager Dave Kuhlman says the 130 to 600-ton All-Terrain 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 AT 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 highly-respected Tadano Rough Terrain line, as well as longer-reach Teleboom Crawlers like the GTC-2000 and GTC-1600. James Land, Teleboom Crawler Sales Director at Tadano America, says Bigge has been able to fill a gap in their rental fleet with the versatile 150-200 ton TBCs, “The GTCs compete quite nicely and even outperform some larger competitors’ cranes, especially when considering the out-of-level charts. And a crane you can count on is a Bigge key as well. I believe similarities and shared components with the proven GR line helped move the needle for Bigge’s recent GTC purchases, as they always demand a reliable product.”
As Bigge continues to play a vital role in American construction and lifting, they are always looking for cranes that are best in class, reliable and cost-effective.
“Bigge is always working to build and maintain the Perfect Fleet of cranes to serve our customers’ job site demands,” says Joe Nelms, Vice President of Bigge. “Tadano has been a Trusted Partner in this effort by producing equipment that is highly reliable, easy to operate, and has a low cost to maintain. We appreciate Tadano’s collaborative approach and open lines of communication throughout the development, production, and post-sale process. “
Kuhlman has known several of Bigge’s senior management for many years and says “it continues to be a professional, respectful and enjoyable experience with everyone at Bigge. I believe our growing success with their organization is due to the mutual respect within both of our companies and our current offering of impressive crane products.” Land concurs, “I have worked closely with Mike Buckland, Vice President of Asset Management, over the years. Mike is very knowledgeable of the TBC market, product offerings, and what Bigge needs to maximize the potential of its fleet. You know that dealing with Mike is going to present a logical process and consistent communication which makes them an exceptional customer to do business with.“
Tadano and Bigge have a multigenerational partnership built on shared core values like safety, teamwork, and innovation. This week’s Bauma signing is just the latest highlight for these two corporate leaders as they continue to elevate the crane industry.
About Bigge Crane and Rigging
With over 106 years of industry-leading crane excellence, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is a diversified crane and equipment rental, sales, and project services company. Bigge’s crane rental fleet of rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, all-terrain cranes, tower cranes, construction hoists, and more includes more than 1,600 cranes available for both bare lease and operated and maintained rentals across the United States.
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. have been deeply connected with construction, transportation, and crane projects for some of the most iconic structures in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Bigge serves a range of industries across the United States, including commercial construction, transportation, wind, high-rise construction, power generation, petroleum refineries, and petrochemical plants.