Two of World’s Largest Land-Based Super Cranes, Bigge AFRDs Now for Sale

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Companies looking to expand their reach in high capacity lifting can now acquire an A‑Frame Ring Derrick (AFRD) Super Crane from Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. Designed in-house by Bigge and first put to work in 2011, these AFRDs are coming back on the market after completing projects at nuclear power plants in the United States. The AFRD has a boom capacity of 4,000-tons with 560 feet of main boom, rotating on a 280-foot track ring. These machines not only have a real-world track record for safety, but also for savings in time and money with the ability to lift within a hook coverage area of 28 acres.


Designed and built for 21st Century modular construction heavy lift requirements, the AFRD Super Crane is a specialized machine built to meet the needs of nuclear power development, oil platform fabrication and decommissioning, and marine construction. The AFRD has simplified many jobsite logistical problems by allowing for the elimination or consolidation of site heavy transport requirements through its massive working range coverage and lift capacity. Once erected, the AFRD can go immediately to work saving companies downtime and reducing requirements for additional crane service. You can read the complete load chart and learn more about machine specifications and applications by visiting afrd​.bigge​.com.

We are excited to bring this piece of equipment back on the market. It has successfully executed numerous critical lifts over 1,400 tons at unprecedented reaches. The AFRD performs like nothing else and has the ability to replace the use of additional heavy lift equipment on an entire project site.” — Thom Bostrom, Sr. Vice President

About Bigge

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.