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Bigge Crane expands fleet with big signing at bauma

October 26, 2022  By Don Horne

Tadano and Bigge together at bauma 2022.

Bigge Crane and Rigging‘s partnership with Tadano has been one of growth and mutual respect. Bigge Crane – one of the largest Tadano fleet owners with more than 600 Tadano cranes in their rental fleet – just became a bigger with a few new purchases at bauma that include a large quantity of rough-terrain, all-terrain and telescopic boom crawler cranes.

Tadano America Regional Business Manager Dave Kuhlman says the 130 to 600-ton All-Terrain machines are seeing more demand.

“They all feature excellent lift capacities and longer boom lengths as well compact carrier designs that are highly roadable, fuel-efficient and require less overall maintenance. Bigge has been increasingly successful with Tadano AT retail sales and is continuing to increase orders for these models based on their overall success on the combined fronts of both retail and rental fleet additions,” says Kuhlman.

The new additions include the GR-1300XL-4 from the Tadano Rough Terrain line, as well as longer-reach Teleboom Crawlers like the GTC-2000 and GTC-1600.


“The GTCs compete quite nicely and even outperform some larger competitors’ cranes, especially when considering the out-of-level charts. And a crane you can count on is a Bigge key as well. I believe similarities and shared components with the proven GR line helped move the needle for Bigge’s recent GTC purchases, as they always demand a reliable product,” says James Land, Teleboom Crawler Sales Director at Tadano America.

“Bigge is always working to build and maintain the perfect fleet of cranes to serve our customers’ job site demands,” says Joe Nelms, Vice President of Bigge. “Tadano has been a Trusted Partner in this effort by producing equipment that is highly reliable, easy to operate, and has a low cost to maintain. We appreciate Tadano’s collaborative approach and open lines of communication throughout the development, production, and post-sale process. ”

Kuhlman has known several of Bigge’s senior management for many years and says “it continues to be a professional, respectful and enjoyable experience with everyone at Bigge. I believe our growing success with their organization is due to the mutual respect within both of our companies and our current offering of impressive crane products.”

Land concurs, saying that he has worked closely with Mike Buckland, Vice President of Asset Management, over the years.

“Mike is very knowledgeable of the TBC market, product offerings, and what Bigge needs to maximize the potential of their fleet. You know that dealing with Mike is going to present a logical process and consistent communication which makes them an exceptional customer to do business with,” says Land.

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