Bigge super cranes return to market

By Hannah Sundermeyer12 November 2019

Two A-Frame Ring Derrick (AFRD) Super Cranes from Bigge are coming back on the market after completing projects at nuclear power plants in the United States. 

Companies looking to expand their reach in high capacity lifting can now acquire an A-Frame Ring Derrick (AFRD) Super Crane from Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.


Designed in-house by Bigge and first put to work in 2011, these AFRDs are coming back on the market after completing projects at nuclear power plants in the United States. The AFRD has a boom capacity of 4,000-tons with 560 feet of main boom, rotating on a 280-foot track ring. 

Designed and built for 21st century modular construction heavy lift requirements, the AFRD Super Crane is a specialized machine built to meet the needs of nuclear power development, oil platform fabrication and decommissioning, and marine construction. The AFRD has simplified many jobsite logistical problems by allowing for the elimination or consolidation of site heavy transport requirements through its massive working range coverage and lift capacity, the company said. 

“We are excited to bring this piece of equipment back on the market,” said Thom Bostrom, senior vice president, Bigge. ”It has successfully executed numerous critical lifts over 1,400 tons at unprecedented reaches. The AFRD performs like nothing else and has the ability to replace the use of additional heavy lift equipment on an entire project site.”

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