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

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Mar 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 purchase. In addition, Bigge also acquired its 15th city class Potain tower crane, the MDT219.  These two machines can be seen at the Manitowoc display at ConExpo-Con/Agg till Saturday March 11,2017.

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Topics: Company News, Bigge Blog, Heavy Equipment, Leadership, Tower Cranes, Bigge News, ConExpo, Cranes

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

Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Mar 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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 technology. This year, 2017, Bigge will be featuring over 15 pieces of equipment in various manufacturer booths at the Gold Lot.  Exhibit attendees will be able to get up close and personal with cranes like the Manitowoc MLC650, the Liebherr 1300SX, the Potain MDT219, the Terex RT100, the Grove GRT8100 and many more.

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Topics: Bigge Blog, Terex, Rough Terrain Cranes, Tower Cranes, Tadano, Liebherr, Manitowoc, Bigge News, ConExpo, Cranes


Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Mar 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM


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.

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Topics: Bigge Blog, Heavy Equipment, Terex, Hydraulic Truck Cranes, All Terrain Cranes, Leadership, Tower Cranes, ConExpo, Cranes, Bigge History


Posted by Esperanza Navarro on Jan 23, 2017 12:01:00 PM

  • 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 the
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Topics: Bigge Blog, Heavy Equipment, Rough Terrain Cranes, Tower Cranes

2 Tower Cranes in San Diego

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Jul 20, 2016 3:02:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Company News, Tower Cranes

Multiple Tower Cranes on Clearfork Project

Posted by Adam Jalfon on May 18, 2016 12:35:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Tower Cranes

How To Become a Tower Crane Operator

Posted by Adam Jalfon on Oct 21, 2015 9:02:09 AM

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 rent or sale. From Comedil to Potain to Peiner, Bigge has the tower crane you need to complete your job. So what does it take to become a tower crane operator? If you're good with heights, we've put together a quick list to help get you started.

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Topics: Tower Cranes