Bigge - Tadano Partnership Strengthens with Crane Purchases Across Multiple Tadano Lines at bauma 2022
Bigge and Tadano commemorated the purchase of several new cranes at a special celebration at bauma 2022 in Germany, solidifying their valued partnership. The purchase is comprised of Tadano’s top of the line rough terrains, all terrains, and telescopic boom crawlers. Bigge is one of the largest fleet owners of Tadano cranes with over 600 units in their growing Perfect Fleet®.
Having enjoyed a decades-long partnership, Bigge is one of the largest fleet owners of Tadano cranes, with over 600 units in service. From some of the most reliable rough terrains on the market to Tadano’s trustworthy all-terrains and telecrawlers, Bigge is proud to offer many Tadano products to their global customer base and to have hundreds of Tadano cranes in service across a wide variety of industries in North America.
Bigge recently ordered a significant number of rough-terrain, all-terrain, and telescopic boom crawler cranes from Tadano. Today the two companies celebrated their partnership at a special celebration at bauma 2022 in Germany. Some highlights of the new Tadano additions for Bigge are larger all-terrains like the AC 8.500−1, AC 7.450−1, and AC 6.300−1 as well as the GR-1300XL‑4 rough terrain crane and GTC-1600 and GTC-2000 telecrawlers.
The demand for all-terrain cranes is increasing, and Bigge’s Vice President of Asset Management, Mike Buckland, says that the company has been highly satisfied with the performance of Tadano cranes. “The Tadano Demag ATs have created an exciting surge of innovation in the AT market. Their excellent lift capacities combined with longer booms make them a versatile part of our Perfect Fleet. Bigge is excited about the new AC 7.450−1 and the upcoming AC 5.250−2 and the value they will bring our customers.”
Other new additions include the GR-1300XL‑4 from the highly-respected Tadano Rough Terrain line and 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 over the years. Mike is very knowledgeable of the TBC market, product offerings, and what Bigge needs to maximize the potential of their 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.
Since 1916, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has been the premier provider of best-in-class cranes. Bigge offers crane rentals, cranes for sale, crane parts, and specialized heavy lift equipment to customers across America. With headquarters in California and Texas, Bigge operates a strategic network of over 20 service locations nationwide, allowing them to provide logistical and field support throughout the United States. Bigge actively buys and sells new and quality used cranes and maintains a rental fleet of more than 1,800 assets. Safety, teamwork, results, innovation, and passion are central to Bigge’s core values. Bigge continues to lead the crane industry into the 21st century with generations of combined experience in the crane and rigging industry.