Houston, TX – The first two Tadano GR-1200XL rough terrain cranes have arrived in the US and were delivered to Bigge Crane and Rigging in Houston, TX. The largest 2-axle rough terrain crane in the Tadano rough terrain crane line-up, this machine was first unveiled to the public at ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas last March. The crane boasts a maximum lifting capacity of 120 US tons and a boom measuring 183.7 feet.
Tadano America’s President, Ingo Schiller, and Senior Vice-President of National Accounts, Ron Dogotch, met with Brian Noga, Vice President of Bigge’s Gulf Coast Region in Houston where they completed the crane hand-off ceremony at the Bigge yard.
“We are pleased to be here at Bigge’s anchor location in Houston for the arrival of Tadano America’s first GR-1200XL,” said Schiller. “Today, we celebrate the continuation of this long-standing relationship.”
The GR-1200XL provides the new Smart Chart System where the crane can achieve a square-shaped rated load capacity footprint, with extended “corners” over the outriggers that increase the load radius depending on the degree to which the outriggers are extended.
“We examined our fleet and realized the GR-1200XL would be a good fit for us. The easy transport and high maneuverability fits nicely in this compact carrier,” said Brian Noga. “The newly expanded work area (provided in the Smart Chart system) is also one of the reasons we chose this machine. We look for ways to improve efficiency and safety simultaneously.”
“We know that Bigge pursues excellence when it comes to lifting equipment, engineering and experience, said Ron Dogotch. “Bigge Crane and Rigging is a great choice for customers and we look forward to continued customer satisfaction and shared experiences.”