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 having to sail around” (Khouri, Andrew: LA Times).
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 Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930’s, the growth of the construction industry aided in the inauguration of the first machinery trade show known as The Roadshow in 1909 (Marlys Arnold, Visionaries Paved the Way for CONEXPO-CON/AGG a Century Ago Read more). Today’s ConExpo-Con/Agg represents the metamorphosis of over 100 years of machinery roadshows exhibiting the latest and greatest construction machinery and technology in the world.
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 operates 50 manufacturing facilities around the world.
Bigge is proud to offer the full range of Terex cranes for sale and rental. One example, the Hydraulic Truck Crane, is a hybrid of a truck and a crane. The crane is mounted on a truck carrier, providing excellent mobility. The lower (the carrier) and upper (lifting component) are forged together through a turntable, allowing the crane to swing from one side to another. Usually, Hydraulic Truck Cranes can travel on highways, allowing for easy transport.