Bigge Expands Kobelco Fleet

Purchase of Kobelco CK2750G crawler crane is the first of several the company will add.

May 9, 2013
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., San Leandro, Calif., was a busy buyer at bauma 2013. On the heels of its purchase of four Liebherr LR1300SX crawlers, Bigge also purchased a new Kobelco CK2750G, a 275-ton capacity crawler crane to add to its growing fleet. The CK2750G is one of Kobelco’s newest models and this is the first of several of these new Kobelco’s Bigge will be adding.

The CK2750G, the largest crawler in the CK-G series, is a marvel of engineering and a true example of a future looking crane. Almost everything about the CK-G line has been redesigned and engineered for efficiency, control, power, and safety. The crane features a nested boom that makes the crane easier to transport. Because it has a smaller footprint than typical cranes of its size, it is the most maneuverable crane in its class. Along with the nested boom, an axle extension adapter allows for the axle to be stored with the crane for transport, making transportation and storage cheaper and easier. Further innovations in the cab and design make the CK-G one of the most comfortable and safest cranes in its class.

The signature feature of the CK-G series is that everything about it has been engineered to help conserve energy. Its winch allows for maximum speed even at low idle, saving energy. Its exclusive Auto Idle Stop (AIS) feature stops the engine when the crane is stopped, which lowers emissions. And of course, the new Tier IV clean diesel engine, which includes a new energy-saving assist system called the “G Mode”, reducing fuel consumption by 30 percent.

“With Kobelco at the forefront of developing cranes with the lightest environmental footprint, the CK2750G is a good fit for Bigge, who operates one of the newest and lowest emission fleets in the U.S.," said Jack Fendrick, President of Kobelco North America. “We are excited about our continued partnership and future growth with Bigge.”