Bigge Buys Big at BAUMA Crane Expo

San Leandro, California (EastBayDaily) — Bigge Crane and Rigging’s recent success continued at BAUMA, with Bigge purchasing four new Liebherr LR1300SX 300-ton capacity crawler cranes. The 1300SX is the workhorse of Bigge’s large wind-power fleet. With this purchase, Bigge has the largest fleet of LR1300SX crawler cranes in the world.

    The LR1300SX is the best crawler in the 300-ton class. The Liebherr LR1300SX has a maximum lifting capacity of 330 tons and a main boom of 393 feet. This crane also features an innovative derrick system incorporating a suspended counterweight for stability when lifting extreme loads. Another advantage of the LR1300SX is that the track can be compacted from 8 to just under 5 meters for easier transportation between sites.

    “Bigge has been a long-time partner of Liebherr, but we wouldn’t have the largest LR1300SX fleet in the world if the machines did not consistently exceed our customer’s as well as our own expectations,” said Joe Nelms, Vice President of Marketing.

    These new cranes round out over two dozen of this model in the Bigge fleet, optimized for wind-tower work because its luffing jib is 20-40% bigger than any other in its class. Available from all of Bigge’s 13 locations, Bigge has the full kit for this crane available from its hubs in Houston, San Leandro, Los Angeles, and Richmond, VA.


    Bigge’s crane rental fleet has more than 500 machines, available for both bare lease and operated and maintained rentals. Bigge provides all our customers with dedicated project managers, factory trained technicians, and field support, and has a nationwide, strategic network of service locations. Bigge operates and bare leases cranes on a nationwide basis out of locations in nine U.S. states, from California to Virginia.


Amie Tomasello
Bigge Crane and Rigging