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Bigge Purchases the Last Manufactured Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2 Cranes

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May 16, 2018 - Users of Liebherr LTM 1220 All-Terrain cranes will no longer be able to purchase this model from the manufacturer. Learning of the discontinuation of this long-sought after and best in class crane, Bigge decided to purchase the last four of these outstanding two engine, 60-meter, Tier-4 final cranes. The delivery of these cranes is expected to be between May and October 2018. 

Since their inauguration in the 1970s, the Liebherr LTM mobile crane series has been a great addition to heavy lift equipment fleets all over the world. The LTM 1220 is known to be one of the most flexible cranes in its class due to its ease of transport, adaptability, and technology. Released in 2004, the LTM 1220 is an all-terrain crane with five axles and a maximum lifting capacity of 265 US tons. The Bigge team recently used an LTM 1220 to set storm water detention tanks as part of the building of a school in Dublin, California.  The contract for this project was carried out by Robert A. Bothman Construction, you can watch the full job video visiting this link

According to Joe Nelms, Vice President at Bigge, “The Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2 is the best five axle crane ever built and is perfect for a wide range of lifting applications. With its best in class capacities, quick rig in and rig out characteristics, the LTM 1220 is often the most efficient method for completing our customers lifting requirements.” Bigge has a large LTM 1220 fleet in service and is expecting four cranes to become available for sale from its California and Texas locations. You can learn more about this machine by visiting its dedicated page on the Bigge web site. 

Since 1916, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has been the premier provider of crane rentals, crane sales, and specialized heavy lifting projects across America. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bigge operates a strategic network of seventeen service locations nationwide, allowing them to provide logistical and field support throughout the U.S. Bigge offers quality new and used cranes for sale or rent, and has more than 1,000 cranes in its rental fleet. Safety, teamwork, passion, and innovation are part of Bigge’s core values. Bigge continues to lead the crane industry into the 21st century with its rental, sales, and projects teams holding generations of combined experience in the crane and rigging industry. 


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