Bigge Crane & Rigging recently executed the rare and technically challenging task of erecting a luffing tower crane on a traveling chassis base for work on a large retail center in downtown Salt Lake City.
Bigge not only provided the crane, a Comedil CTL 340, with a mast of 137 feet and a 131-foot jib, but also erected it and installed the rail system that will transport the crane as it works over the next year to help build the center.
The unusual configuration was devised and delivered by Bigge and the contractor to suit the specific needs of the complex project. Rather than the more traditional method of using multiple cranes, the Comedil CTL340 will be able to travel a range of 200 feet, allowing for more coverage at the heart of the center. This is the sixth tower crane Bigge has provided for this project, and the fourth luffing crane. Bigge has also supplied numerous man and material hoists for the project.
“This project is just one that our Salt Lake City crane rental division has been working on, and we are excited both about this project and several more we have in the pipeline,” said Jesse Sullivan, tower cranes project manager.
Bigge Crane & Rigging is a large crane rental operator based in San Leandro, Calif. It has added more than 50 cranes to its fleet in the past year.