A Grove crane owned by Bigge at the Manitowoc stand at Bauma in 2016 Photo by Michael Roth, RER
A Grove crane owned by Bigge at the Manitowoc stand at Bauma in 2016.

Bigge Crane Invests More than $100 Million in Fleet at ConExpo

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. spent more than $100 million on 75 cranes, construction hoists and gantries at ConExpo this month. The purchases added to Bigge’s vast and diverse fleet of more than 1,000 cranes.

“At Bigge, we endeavor to have the ‘perfect fleet of cranes,’” said Weston Settlemier, president and CEO of Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. “What this means to us is that we are always looking to deliver the right crane to the right market at the right time. Our unique strategy allows our customers to leverage our expertise to deliver the maximum value to all of their projects. At ConExpo this year, we’ve invested over $100 million in capital expenditures to make our vision a reality for our valued customers.”

Bigge placed orders for 27 new Terex cranes at ConExpo, including the Terex RT100-ton rough terrain cranes. Bigge is projecting large potential for both the 90- and 100-ton rough terrain cranes, both for its rental and crane sales customers.

Key Bigge purchases at ConExpo include:

  • 12 Tadano cranes, including GR-1200XL rough terrain cranes;
  • 27 Terex cranes, including the RT100, and Terex Demag AC220-5;
  • Liebherr crawler cranes, including the LR1300 SX;
  • Alimak Scando650 hoists;
  • 14 Kobelco crawler cranes, including the 1100, 1600 and 2750;
  • Manitowoc ML650 crawler crane, the tallest crane in ConExpo’s Gold Lot;
  • Grove rough terrain cranes, including the GRT8100;
  • Potain MDT219 tower crane;
  • Enerpac SBL500, SBL900 and SBL1100 gantries;
  • Xtreme reach forks, including the XR4030, XR3034, XR2450 and the XR2045;
  • Six Broderson RT400 carry decks, the replacement for the Galion crane;
  • RopeBlock 350-ton MLC650 block.

Bigge serves a range of industries including commercial construction, transportation, wind, high-rise construction, power generation, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants and more.

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