Bigge adds new Manitowoc crawler to fleet

29 April 2014

Manitowoc Cranes and Bigge Crane and Lifting celebrate the company’s purchase at ConExpo 2014 with a

Manitowoc Cranes and Bigge Crane and Lifting celebrate the company’s purchase at ConExpo 2014 with a champagne toast

US crane rental company, Bigge Crane and Rigging, has added a new Manitowoc MLC650 crawler crane to its fleet.

The 716 ton (649 tonne) MLC650 has the Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) system, which automatically positions the crane’s counterweight to fit the required lift, the manufacturer said.

Ryan Parker, marketing manager for Bigge, said, “We believe this crawler crane might set the new standard with its upgrades to weight balance, line pull and capacity.”

Once delivered, the crane will be used for work at refineries, petrochemical installations, power plants and infrastructure applications.

“The US market is growing faster than expected and global contractors are making up for lost time,” Parker said. “We’re experiencing substantial growth and we’re purchasing more Manitowoc and Grove cranes to capitalise on the expanding oil and natural gas markets.”

The crawler was purchased at the ConExpo show in Las Vegas, USA, in March 2014.

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