Bigge Helps Replace Water Tank in Stockton, CA
Bigge’s Link-Belt 278H and Grove GMK6350 were recently rented 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 calculating the weight based on drawings from when the tank was originally built in 1942. After the initial calculation (even factoring in a margin for safety), the bottom half of the tank exceeded what the original drawings claimed. Bigge was able to maintain the tight schedule by providing the Grove GMK6250 to perform a 2‑crane lift on short notice. The lift was completed safely and without any incidents.