Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. recently performed work at a school in the Bay Area. Utilizing a Liebherr LTM1220 265-ton capacity All Terrain crane, Bigge lifted 28 modules weighing up to 38,000 lbs. Using special rigging to accommodate the structures, Bigge was able to work within the restricted...Read More
Bigge’s Link-Belt 278H and Grove GMK6350 were recently rented by Premiere Tank to perform the replacement of a water tower tank. The bottom half of the tank weighed 110,000 pounds, had a diameter of 51 feet, and was lifted from 90 feet high. The most difficult part about the lift was...Read More
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. recently performed a tilt-up in Fairfield, CA. A tilt-up occurs when a building’s walls are poured directly into tilt-up panels at the jobsite. Once cured, the panels are raised into position around the building’s perimeter. Due to weight of the panels and site...Read More
In April, Bigge recently utilized its Demag AC500, a 600-ton capacity All Terrain crane, to hoist half of a turbine case on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA. In the 19th Century Mare Island was widely used by the Navy and referred to as the “Mare Island Naval Shipyard”. During World War II the...Read More
Bigge Projects is completing a transload and over the road transport project in Virginia. The original scope of work was the handling of 45 Heat Recovery Steam Generator modules, three HP Steam Drums, and a Steam Generator for GE.
Shortly after contract award, GE awarded the additional...Read More
Bigge is doing a full-turn key project in downtown Los Angeles, California. Three Peiner SK 415s and four Alimak Scando 650 Hoists will be erected, dismantled and operated by Bigge for the new $500 Million mixed-use development named the Circa. The Circa, across the street from Staples...Read More
For the last five months, Bigge has out on rent a Liebherr LR1160 crawler crane and a Grove RT880E rough terrain crane to LPR Construction for the building of a new terminal at New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, Louisiana.
The new 972,000-foot terminal, consisting...Read More
Bigge is proud to expand its sales inventory and rental fleet with an order of 27 cranes with Terex. This purchase will help further support our expanding rental fleet and largest new and quality used crane sales inventory our customers have come to expect.
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. currently has five cranes aiding in the renovations to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California. According to Taylor Woods, a principal at Urban Commons (the current lease holder) they are looking to create “the cruise ship experience without...Read More
After the evacuations at Oroville Dam, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was a first responder to this state of emergency in Northern California. In order to quickly respond to the emergency, the Bigge Project Manager, Operations Team, and Trucking Superintendent expedited the order, mobilized,...Read More
On March 9, 2017 at ConExpo-Con/Agg, the Bigge and Kobelco leadership teams met to finalize the purchase of 14 new Kobelco cranes and to celebrate a unique crane industry occasion- Bigge’s successful acquisition of over 100 Kobelco’s since the founding of their business relationship in...Read More
This year at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Liebherr and Bigge Crane and Rigging's leadership gathered during an equipment hand off ceremony to celebrate their long-time partnership and collaborative work in designing cranes. Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased over 100 pieces of Liebherr equipment...Read More
Bigge recently rented a crane to Walters and Wolf for a new building, The Exchange, in San Francisco. Walters and Wolf has worked with us before, and keeps working with Bigge because of our high safety ratings and specialized equipment. A Liebherr LR1300SX was instrumental in helping The...Read More
During the week of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. and Alimak Hek celebrated their long-time partnership and continued business growth. As of ConExpo 2017 Bigge now officially owns over 200 hoists in its construction elevator rental fleet.
The Alimak Scando650 on display at...Read More
On Wednesday, March 9,2017, Terex and Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. celebrated the acquisition of 33 new Terex cranes for the year. The purchase of these cranes includes rough terrain cranes and Terex Demags. This acquisition marks one of many milestones in the Terex and Bigge relationship....Read More
Leadership from Manitowoc and Potain at this year’s ConExpoCon-Agg exhibition recognized Bigge Crane for its continuous support and harmonious partnership over the last several years. During this ceremony, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. announced that they had made their third Manitowoc MLC650...Read More
On March 7,2017 at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Bigge purchased 12 new Tadano GR-1200XL Rough Terrain cranes. During a “key ceremony” hosted by Tadano, Bigge took ownership of these 120 US ton capacity cranes. The Tadano GR-1200XL was designed with industrial energy sites in mind.The GR-1200XL has...Read More
ConExpo-Con Agg is the biggest manufacturer machinery trade show in North America. Per tradition, Bigge has sent over 40 of it’s leading crane, rigging, and specialized transport experts to meet with ConExpo attendees and speak to them about the latest and greatest in cranes and crane...Read More
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is sending over 40 of it’s leading crane, rigging and special projects experts to ConExpo-Con/Agg this March 2017. The representatives cover a wide range of niches from heavy lift equipment to heavy lift engineered transport, and will be meeting attendees at the...Read More
The beginning of the 20th century was full of discoveries and innovation in the industrial, structural, and heavy machinery markets. During this time, the US population expanded in cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. With the completion of the Empire State Building and the...Read More
Since 1952, the location of the new Wilshire Grand Center has played an important role to the business, tourist and local communities in Downtown Los Angeles. This site at theintersection of Wilshire and Figueroa was home to ever-changing hotel owners, including the Omni, Statler Center,...Read More
In Richmond, CA, Bigge recently performed a tilt up at Pinole Point. Bigge had three concrete panels which required a tandem lift using two cranes. Utilizing a Liebherr LTM1220 5.2 All Terrain crane with 100’ of boom and a Link-Belt HC-268 Lattice Boom Truck Crane with 105’ boom, Bigge...Read More
The 2016 holiday season brought the spirit of giving to the team at Bigge Crane. We are proud to announce that our teams participated in variety of ways by contributing to charities in their local communities.The 2nd Annual Bigge Food Drive took place from November 15 through December 15,...Read More
The year 2016 proved to be a fruitful one for Latin America. According to Construcción Latinoamericana some of the countries currently seeing the most activity are Ecuador, Bolivia, México, El Salvador and Argentina. Demand for cranes from these countries has also picked up. Over the last...Read More
Bigge recently perfomed an emergency job for the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation District, lifting out the Beardsley Spillway Bridge.
Due to recent heavy rainfall, the water flow from the Friant Dam was greater than normal, potentially washing out the Beardley Spillway Bridge. A...Read More
In 2016, Bigge worked on the Presidio Parkway restoration project in San Francisco, CA. Our crawler cranes, the Manitowoc 2250 and Liebherr LR1200SX, were used to remove girders and to prep an area for demolition. The Bigge team overcame many challenges during this project, since the area...Read More
The One Bigge Green and One Bigge Giving teams partnered to host a can drive in which the proceeds were used to purchase school supplies for a local school. With the assistance of the San Leandro Education Foundation, much needed school supplies, including 100 backpacks with crayons,...Read More
Recently, the Bigge team participated in a portion of the seismic upgrade process for the Chabot Dam in San Leandro, CA. The cranes used onsite were a Kobelco CK2750G and a Terex RT780, which were used to test and prep the ground at the Chabot Dam. A 6 Line Goldhofer PST was used for...Read More
n August of 2016, Bigge provided an operated & maintained Grove RT880E Rough Terrain crane for new construction in downtown Seattle, Washington. Lifting steel beams, wood, compressors and generators, Bigge was able to execute a plan in extremely limited space.
Bigge was able to set up...Read More
As a young man, I tried on many hats when it came to working before becoming a Safety Professional. Granted all of these positions were entry level, but boy did I learn a lot. The old saying “hindsight is 20/20” is true, we learn from our experiences. Back then I was eager to jump in and get...Read More
Bill Finerty has worked for Bigge for 16 years. His job is to travel around the world and assemble cranes that Bigge sells.
Bill recently traveled to a gold mine in Burkina Faso, Africa. While on-site, he met workers who were digging holes with their hands down to 100 feet. They were kind...Read More
During the week of September 26th to 29th the Bigge team attended Breakbulk Americas 2016. Breakbulk Americas is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Americas, bringing top-tier shippers together with breakbulk and cargo service providers. The tradeshow aims to bring the latest news,...Read More
In July 2016, Bigge completed transport projects for new combined-cycle power plants in both Wharton and Granbury, Texas. Bigge transported combustion and generator steam turbines for both plants. Over a seven month span, we successfully delivered sixteen superloads to the jobsite while...Read More
Bigge Projects completed a transport and heavy lift project in a new industry segment, Proton Therapy Centers for cancer treatment. Bigge was contracted to transport the two halves of the Cyclotron from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the Miami Cancer Institute, to rig the Cyclotron...Read More
Bigge is proud to be ranked number two on the ACT Tower Crane 50 list for this year, 2016. With over 100 years of service, Bigge aspires to continue growing the Tower Crane sector of the company and the working relationships we have in the building of North America. The largest Tower Crane...Read More
Bigge Partners with Enerpac to Become an Official Integrated Solutions Dealer
Bigge is now an official Enerpac Integrated Solutions Dealer. We are proud to now carry their full line-up including Jack-Up Systems, SyncLifts, Strand Jacks, SyncHoist and other heavy lift equipment for rent and...Read More
Bigge was featured in AC&T's September 2016 Issue detailing the first 100 years of our history.
From humble beginnings as a small trucking company hauling cargo from docks and railroad depots in San Francisco's Easy Bay region to a global super power in the crane rental, rigging and...
Bigge recently erected our second tower crane at the Westfield Mall expansion in San Diego.
The first crane is a Comedil 561 and was installed in March. This crane is configured with a 230 ft. jib and a HUH (height under hook) of 135 ft. The estimated operated and maintained rental...
If you want to be safe at work, home, and play, you need to demonstrate certain characteristics that are visible by others. When someone claims that you are a safe person, they have observed something about you that resonates with being safe. Someone who is safe can be observed as committed...Read More
Bigge Crane is happy to be part of one of the top 5 crane-owning companies in North America. With over 100 years in service, Bigge Crane owns one of the largest crane fleets in North America. This year, Bigge has moved up a total of two spots claiming the fifth position on the list. As a...Read More
On the week of June 13, 2016 the Bigge team transported and lifted the new East Contra Costa County Bart extension DMU trains onto their rails. The independently propelled railcars, known as Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs), were shipped from Stadler Switzerland to Port Hueneme in California....Read More
The Shops at Clearfork have six tower cranes (five Peiner SK 415s, one Comansa 21 LC 550). The project was a yearlong tower crane rental.
The Shops at Clearfork is located in Fort Worth, TX, on the south side of the Trinity River. This location was ideal due to the proximity of the TCU...Read More
Rentals in La Mirada has been working steadily at our job site, Columbia Square in Hollywood, CA. Work began with a Bigge tower crane in 2014, and now in April 2016, the job currently runs a Tadano 160GS, a 200 ton all terrain crane, hanging glass frames. The building stands 24 stories tall,...Read More
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was pleased to be recognized by six manufacturers in our centennial year.
In honor of Bigge’s Centennial Year, Liebherr spoke about our trusted and long-standing partnership at a presentation with Weston Settlemier, Bigge President and CEO, along with...
Following our 2015 Terex Service Award and Centennial Recognition Ceremony, Bigge purchased 12 new Terex RT90’s. The newly designed Rough Terrain features a capacity of 90 US tons and 154 feet of main boom. This versatile crane’s IC-1 control system delivers cutting edge technology,...Read More
Today at Bauma 2016, the Bigge and Tadano teams came together to celebrate Bigge’s Centennial Year, and took a moment to recognize Bigge’s unique position as a fourth-generation, family run business. In addition to Bigge’s longevity, Tadano celebrated the delivery of the 100th Tadano crane...Read More
As Day 2 of Bauma 2016 kicked off, Bigge celebrated the success of our partnership with Kobelco with a presentation at their booth. Since 2008, Bigge has purchased 100 cranes from Kobelco, including our 25 crawler crane purchase in 2014. This unprecedented purchase marked the largest number...Read More
As the world’s largest Terex dealer, Bigge was honored today by the Terex Corporation at Bauma 2016 as Bigge marks several legendary ‘100’ milestones. In addition to celebrating Bigge’s historical 100 Year Centennial, Terex also saluted Bigge on the “100 by 5” achievements – recognizing...Read More
In honor of Bigge’s Centennial Year and the ownership of 100 construction hoists, Alimak presented a special Bigge Century Award at Bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany. Bigge President and CEO, Weston Settlemier, received this award and historic acknowledgement along with the Bigge team. Bigge is...Read More
While commemorating Bigge’s ownership of 100 Manitowoc cranes and 12 Potain Igo tower cranes, Manitowoc presented a salute to Bigge’s 100 Year Centennial with a special recognition today at Bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany. The Manitowoc team was on hand to present an award acknowledging this...Read More
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was pleased to be recognized by our partner, Liebherr, at Bauma 2016 today in Munich, Germany. In honor of Bigge’s Centennial Year, Liebherr spoke about our trusted and long-standing partnership at a presentation with Weston Settlemier, Bigge President and CEO,...Read More
In Houston, Bigge recently performed a 1,363 lb. HVAC lift for an apartment complex. The customer initially explored other options but quickly enlisted our services when we were able to offer a better solution at a better price.
To lift the HVAC equipment up the required five stories, Bigge...Read More
On this day (March 4) in 1940, Bigge hauled a 60-inch cyclotron for the University of California at Berkeley. The cyclotron was the largest in diameter and most powerful such instrument of its day. In World War II, the cyclotron created 8 artificial elements including plutonium.
Providing great customer service is part of Bigge’s commitment to our customers. We take pride in being flexible and doing our best to meet all of our client’s needs. Bigge has been in business with the Terex Corporation since 2002 and is the leading dealer for Terex machinery in the world....Read More
Bigge recently supported the installation of a new bascule bridge over the Rouge River in Detroit, MI. The Fort Street replacement bridge is 175 feet long, 68 feet wide and weighs over 800 tons. The bascule "leaf" (span) of the bridge was assembled on land and then slid out over the river...Read More
On this day (February 18) in 1939, Bigge hauled the Italian Art Exhibit to the World’s Fair on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. The $40 million art exhibition was borrowed from the great museums of Europe, which was acclaimed as the finest collection ever displayed in the Western Hemisphere....Read More
Bigge is currently renting its Liebherr LR1750 to for approximately 12 months for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. The 825 ton capacity crawler crane will be lifting six compressors weighing 540,000 lbs. each, as well as setting other equipment ranging from 130,000 to 414,000 lbs.
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Knowing what is safe or how to make a situation safe is a constant issue for those in leadership positions. Most safety manuals have a line on the front page that says, “This manual cannot cover all work situations. If you find a situation that the book does not cover, contact your...Read More
Bigge is on the cover of American Cranes & Transport for our recent haul of 23 radio telescopes, at a gross weight of 220,000 pounds.
The telescope featured on the cover is the biggest telescope coming in at 50,000-pounds. This telescope was hauled...Read More
Tower cranes are a common sight when looking at large job sites. Often rising 100s of feet into the air, Tower Cranes are used to lift building tools and materials quickly from the one place to another. Bigge Crane and Rigging is proud to offer a variety of Tower Cranes to its customers for...Read More
Today’s industrial rigging projects require Houdini-like magic, except there’s no magic involved. Expert engineering, precisely designed equipment and experienced teamwork are the basic elements needed to pull off these amazing projects. Bigge deploys its LTS Bigge Crane and Rigging is...Read More
Terex Corporation is an American manufacturer of a broad range of heavy equipment for a variety of industries. Terex operates 50 manufacturing facilities around the world and is growing, having recently agreed to a merger with Konecranes PLC, an industrial-crane maker based in Finland. The...Read More
The heat of summer is in full swing, which means the risk of heat illness is high for workers who spend long hours outdoors and on job sites. Every year, thousands of workers suffer from heat-related illnesses, some even resulting in death. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. As you...Read More
Happy Birthday Bigge! Today, July 31, 2015, Bigge is celebrating our 99-year anniversary. In 1916, Henry W. Bigge and his father started the Bigge Drayage Company, hauling trunks and cargo to and from railroad depots in the East Bay Area of California. The company was incorporated in...Read More
Bigge hit a historic milestone in its near 100 years of business. For the first time, Bigge has 500 cranes on rent. In the photo below the Liebherr LR1300 and Manitowoc 14000 crane recently went to work at a gas-fired power plant, achieving this benchmark for Bigge. Both of these cranes are...Read More
Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. recently handed off the first of two new Terex T340-1XL cranes to OHL USA, Inc. in Southern California (Mike Rice with Tony Tipton of OHL pictured below).
OHL USA, Inc. is a general contractor specializing in large, complex, heavy civil infrastructure projects.
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Bigge was recently involved in renovating an over 100-year-old building at Stanford University.
We were contacted by the contractor to lift 3 mini excavators out of the building. This request presented a unique challenge, as it would require cutting the access that was being used to keep...Read More
We are seeing the construction industry become more and more sophisticated with new construction techniques. The same tools that were used fifty years ago are used today although with some improvements. One way to get injured on the job is by using the wrong tool for the job. Two important...Read More
Terex Corporation is an American manufacturer of a broad range of heavy equipment for a variety of industries. Founded in 1925 their major business segments include construction cranes, materials processing and mining, roadbuilding and utility products, and aerial work platform. Terex...
Bigge is currently helping redevelop the historic Kyle Field at Texas A&M.
The 485 million dollar renovation will add roughly 20,000 more seats bringing the total capacity to 102,512, making it the largest football stadium in Texas and the SEC. In addition, the renovation will provide more...Read More
Earlier this month, Bigge took delivery of a new Manitowoc MLC650. The MLC650 has the strongest load charts in its class. With a main boom length of 341 feet and a maximum capacity of 716 US Tons in lift crane and 771 tons in VPC Max, the MLC650 can travel, swing, and hoist counter rotate...Read More
Whomever is in charge of any crane or hoist operations (contractor, foreman, superintendent) he or she must ensure that a fully competent, qualified and experienced signal person is assigned to work with the crane for as long as it is working within their area of responsibility.
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Bigge was contracted for the handling of one refinery vessel that has now traveled over land, sea, and will soon travel to its destination. Once there, it will be set into place with a 500 ton crawler crane.
Bigge loaded the 300,000 lbs. unit at a manufacturing facility in the northwest...Read More
Terex Corporation is an American manufacturer of a broad range of heavy equipment for a variety of industries. Founded in 1925 their major business segments include aerial work platforms, materials processing and mining, construction cranes, and road building and utility products. Terex...Read More
All construction sites are filled with various sounds and noises. Each sound we hear is the result of an action of a worker using a tool or a piece of equipment. Over time and with experience, we tend to get used to these sounds and ignore them. The problem is when there is a distressing...Read More
Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. recently took delivery of a new Manitowoc MLC650.
The MLC650 has the strongest load charts in its class. With a main boom length of 341 feet and a maximum capacity of 716 US Tons in lift crane and 771 tons in VPC Max, the MLC650 can travel, swing, and hoist counter...Read More
Bigge Crane and Rigging recently lifted three steel frame structures at a glass manufacturing plant owned by a major northern California winery. One piece (pictured in the photo) was 91’ long, 22’ wide, and 30’ high, weighing 100,000 pounds. The job site requirements were difficult.
Heavy equipment has been designed to handle very large volumes or large loads.
This picture blow shows when Bigge did a lifting project for the Texas Port Recycling facility in May of 2014. Bigge lifted a shredder drum located inside the Ferrous Recycling machine and conveyer, using a ...Read More
When Bigge was established in 1916, it was based on the belief that we could best serve our customers by hands-on management of the services needed, and the utilization of our own fleet of heavy lift and transportation equipment. Today we maintain that vision and continue to excel in...Read More
Bigge recently provided a Terex T340-1XL to Community Tree Service, Inc. Adolfo Garcia (owner) started Community Tree Service from scratch 15 years ago, and has been growing ever since. Community Tree Sevice was recently awarded a 2-year government contract and decided to upgrade to a...Read More
Bigge recently provided a Manitowoc 16000 S-3 with 452,000 pounds of counterweight to repair the Vehicle Transfer Ramp for the USNS Montford Point. The USNS Montford Point is the first ship of her class of Mobile Landing Platforms. Named in honor of African American Marine Corps recruits,...Read More
Written for Hoodline.com by Geri Koeppel
A gigantic crane has overtaken a long block of Washington Street this weekend so workers can remove and install mechanical equipment on the roof of One Maritime Plaza.
The 400-foot-long hydraulic crane by Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. was stretched...Read More
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Written for Vertikal.net
Bigge Crane has taken delivery of the 31.7 tonne/12 metre Xtreme XR7038 heavy duty telehandler, launched last year at Conexpo.
However before it shipped, the company loaned the machine to EC Source, an Ahern Rentals...
Steep lift for Bigge
Written by Laura Hatton, American Cranes & Transport - 31 Jul 2014
Heavy lift and transport service provider Bigge Crane and Rigging used a 300 tonne capacity Liebherr crawler crane to lift a 15 US ton (13.6 tonne) generator onto a building on a sloping street in San...Read More
Refining equipment megaload nearing Great Falls
A second megaload of oil refining equipment, parked near Wolf Creek Wednesday, could arrive in Great Falls by Friday, according to the company transporting it.
“We’re chugging along,” Chuck Beam, a supervisor with Bigge Crane and Rigging...Read More
Bigge adds new Manitowoc crawler to fleet
Written by Laura Hatton - 29 Apr 2014
US crane rental company, Bigge Crane and Rigging, has added a new Manitowoc MLC650 crawler crane to its fleet.
The 716 ton (649 tonne) MLC650 has the Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) system, which...Read More
Bigge's Peiner SK415 tower crane arrived in January at the USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research) project at the University of Utah. The new 200,000 square foot research complex should be completed in 2012.
The crane stands at 225’ HUH (height under hook) configured with a 246’ jib...Read More
This will be the second winter for Bigge’s Peiner SK575 tower cranes in Park City, UT. The 35-ton capacity tower cranes have been working together for the past 12 months constructing a new five star luxury resort in the Deer Valley area.
Bigge’s team of professional engineers, technical...Read More