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Bigge Lifts for School in Bay Area

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...

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Bigge Helps Replace Water Tank in Stockton, CA

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...

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Bigge Performs Tilt Up in Fairfield, CA

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...

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Bigge Lifts a Turbine Case at Historical Mare Island

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...

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Bigge Completes A Transload and Over Road Transport in Virginia

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...

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Bigge Provides Full Turn-Key Service for Tower Cranes in Downtown Los Angeles

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...

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Bigge Helps Build New Airport Terminal in New Orleans

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...

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Bigge Places Big Order With Terex At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017

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. 

From Terex:


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Bigge Provides Support During Queen Mary Renovations

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...

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Bigge is a First Responder During Oroville Dam Crisis

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,...

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Bigge Becomes Owner of Over 100 Kobelco Cranes at ConExpo-Con/Agg

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...

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Liebherr Celebrates Long Time Customer, Bigge, at ConExpo-Con/Agg

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...

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Bigge Sets Façade Panels In San Francisco

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...

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Bigge Celebrates Alimak Milestone at ConExpo-Con/Agg

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...

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Bigge Purchases a Big Volume of Terex Cranes at ConExpo-Con/Agg

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....

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Bigge Purchases Manitowoc MLC650 and Potain MDT219 at ConExpo-Con/Agg

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...

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Bigge Buys a Dozen New Tadanos at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017

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...

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Visit Bigge’s Featured Equipment at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017

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...

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Bigge Representatives to Attend ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017

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...

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ConExpo-Con/Agg a Bigge Tradition Since 1928

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...

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Bigge Contributes to the Construction of the Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles

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,...

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Bigge Performs Multi Crane Tilt Up at Pinole Point, CA With Tandem Lift

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...

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Bigge Gives Big This 2016 Holiday Season

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,...

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Crane Sales to Latin America Bounce Back

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...

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Bigge Lifts Beardley Spillway Bridge

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...

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San Francisco Doyle Drive Project

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...

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One Bigge Green and One Bigge Giving Committees

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,...

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Chabot Dam Seismic Upgrade

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...

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Bigge Lifts in Seattle, WA

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...

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Seeing the Big Picture

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...

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Bigge around the world

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...

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Bigge Attends Breakbulk Americas 2016 and Receives Award

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,...

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Bigge’s New Prime Mover Tractors and Trailer Outrigger System Expands Transport Capabilities

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...

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Bigge Helps Advance Cancer Treatment in Miami

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...

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Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. Ranks #2 on ACT Tower Crane 50 List

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...

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Bigge Partners with Enerpac to Become an Official Integrated Solutions Dealer

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...

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Bigge Celebrated in Special ACT Section

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...

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2 Tower Cranes in San Diego

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...

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Being Safe!

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...

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Bigge Crane and Rigging Company Ranks #5 in the ACT 100

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...

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Bigge Executes New eBART Transportation and Lift

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....

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Multiple Tower Cranes on Clearfork Project

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...

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Bigge Lifts Glass

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,...

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Bigge Receives Numerous Awards for Milestones at Bauma 2016

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...

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Bigge Buys BIG at Bauma 2016

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,...

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Bigge Celebrates Milestones with Tadano

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...

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Bigge Celebrates Growth with Kobelco at Bauma 2016

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...

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Bigge’s Award Winning Partnership with Terex Honored at Bauma 2016

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...

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Alimak Presents Special Century Award to Bigge at Bauma 2016

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...

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Manitowoc Awards Bigge at Bauma 2016

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...

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Bigge’s Long-standing, Trusted Partnership Recognized by Liebherr at Bauma 2016

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,...

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Bigge Lifts HVAC

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...

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Bigge Hauls Cyclotron for the University of California at Berkeley

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.


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Bigge Receives Terex service Award for 2015

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....

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Bigge Helps Install A New Bascule Bridge

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...

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Bigge Hauls the Italian Art Exhibit to the World’s Fair

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....

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Bigge Rents Largest Crawler Ever

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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Fact Vs. Opinion

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...

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Bigge on the Cover of American Cranes & Transport

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...

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Bigge Transports to Wolf Hollow

Bigge recently transported 30 HRSG modules and 2 HP drums for Alstom Power. The load, weighing as much as 386,000 pounds, was transported over 45 miles from Cleburne, Texas to Granbury, Texas. The trailers included two 11 line Goldhofer Dual Lane...

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3 Steps to Become a Tower Crane Operator

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...

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Bigge on the Cover of August AC&T with LTS Lift

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...

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Featured All Terrain: Terex Cranes

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...

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Safety Series: Summer Heat

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...

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Bigge Celebrates 99 Years

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...

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Bigge Hits Historic Milestone: 500 Cranes on Rent

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...

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Bigge Hands Off Two New T340-1XL Cranes

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 Helps Renovate Stanford University

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...

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Safety Series: The Right Tool for the Job

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...

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Featured Hydraulic Trucks: Terex Cranes

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...

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Bigge Helps Redevelop Kyle Field

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...

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Bigge’s MLC650 Makes First Lift

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...

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Safety Series: Hand Signals for Cranes

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’s 300,000 LB Transport

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...

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Featured Rough Terrain: Terex Cranes

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...

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Safety Series: Listen For Danger

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...

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Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. Takes Delivery of First MLC650

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...

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Bigge Lifts Component’s for Major Glass Manufacturer

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.


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Safety Series: Heavy Equipment

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 ...

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Announcing the Bigge Blog

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...

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Bigge Hands Off New Terex T340-1XL to Community Tree Service, Inc.

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...

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Bigge Helps Repair USNS Montford Point

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,...

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400-Foot Crane Takes Over Washington Street

Written for 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...

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Xtreme Bigge

Xtreme Bigge

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

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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...

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Bigge Pulls Off Amazing Downtown San Francisco Lift

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...

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Bigge Moves Megaload across Northwest US

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...

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Bigge Adds New Manitowoc MLC650 Super Crawler To Fleet - Coming 2015

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...

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Construction Begins at USTAR

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...

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City of Hope Gets a Lift

Bigge’s tower crane and hoist services recently assembled a Peiner SK415 tower crane for the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center which is currently under construction at City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

The Bigge operated and maintained 22-ton capacity...

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Bigge Gears Up for Winter

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...

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