Bigge expands fleet with Liebherr crawler handover
By Hannah Sundermeyer25 October 2022
On the first day of Bauma 2022, Liebherr handed over two new crawler cranes to Bigge - an LR 1400 SX and an LR 1700-1.0.
These new models are joining Bigge’s “Perfect Fleet,” which includes over one hundred crawler and mobile cranes from Liebherr, fortifying this long-standing partnership, the company said.
As the demand for lifting heavier loads continues to grow, the LR 1400 SX is the resulting crane from Liebherr that excels due to its power, speed and ease of operation at a load capacity of 440-tons. At the handover, Bigge emphasized that the LR 1400 SX on display at Bauma is one of many more models that will be added to their fleet, with three more units already on order.
Bigge also currently operates two LR 1700-1.0 crawler cranes and has ordered a third for delivery in 2023, intended for use in industrial construction and wind power. Bigge will then operate the largest fleet of this type of crane in the United States.
The LR 1700-1.0 combines the benefits of economical transport of 660-ton class crawler cranes with the performance of 825-ton class lattice boom cranes and also features all the innovations of Liebherr’s crawler crane developments from recent years.
Bigge will also expand its fleet of all-terrain cranes with an order of two LTM 1230-5.1 s from Liebherr to be delivered in 2023.