A new rental division at Bigge

25 April 2008

Bigge Equipment in the US has established a nationwide sales and rental operation for remote controlled hydraulic gantries and computer controlled strand jacking systems. Eddy Kitchen has been hired as sales manager for the fleet of Hydrospex gantries, strand jacks and skidding equipment. Based on in Virginia, Kitchen will oversee rental and outright sale of equipment.

Bigge’s fleet of Dutch manufacturer Hydrospex’ equipment includes more than 50 strand jacks in capacities from 70 to 580 US tons (64 to 526 tonnes) and the Super Boom Lift (SBL) series of electronically controlled hydraulic lifting gantries. The SBL series has lifting capacities up to 1,100 tons (1,000 tonnes) and lifting heights up to 41 feet (12.7 m).

Bigge is the Hydrospex distributor for the Americas and operates a crane rental fleet of more than 200 telescopic and lattice boom cranes. Sister company Bigge Crane & Rigging, based in San Leandro, California, focuses on heavy lifting and specialized transport.

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