Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is expanding the inventory of construction hoists in its Perfect Fleet. Having acquired Alimak Group’s U.S. rental business at the end of 2016 and currently holding 400 hoists in its fleet, Bigge offers the Alimak SCANDO 650 and 450 single-car and dual-car hoists for sale and rent.
As of March 2020, Bigge now has an additional 50 SCANDO hoists on order and scheduled for delivery this year. This purchase further cements the relationship between the leading hoist manufacturer and the leading rental supplier in North America.
To maintain its Perfect Fleet promise to customers, Bigge is committed to only acquire best-in-class equipment, and Alimak hoists are the most reliable construction elevators on today’s market. You can see Bigge’s Alimak SCANDO 650 hoist on display at ConExpo-Con/Agg each year and learn why no other hoist offers the same versatility and reliability on the market.
The Alimak SCANDO 650 is the world´s most popular construction hoist. The modular system offers flexibility, efficiency, safety, productivity, low energy consumption, and low cost of ownership.
It can be used in single or dual car configurations. The hoist car design is truly modular and offers several car lengths, and a multiple choice of doors or ramps. The 650 modular system that can adapt to different applications using relatively few modules and components. This hoist offers payloads up to 7100 per car.
The microprocessor-based control system, ALC-II, gives group control for up to six hoist cars, which can solve logistics problems on large construction sites. For example, the system reduces waiting times by storing all calls from the landings and sending the hoist car that is logistically nearest to a landing to pick up cargo or passengers.
The Alimak SCANDO 650 can be equipped with a frequency control unit (FC), with closed loop, which gives smooth starting and stopping with low starting current and less wear and tear. This hoist can operate at speeds up to 213 ft/min and provides more hoist power while using as much as 40% less power than previous models.
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is a provider of crane rentals and crane sales worldwide. Founded in 1916 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area in San Leandro, Calif., Bigge operates a strategic network of 22 additional service locations, allowing them to provide logistical and field support throughout the nation. Bigge has more than 1,800 cranes in its fleet and is the world leader in the ownership of Alimak hoists. Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is a fourth-generation family-owned business
Republished from Marine Construction Magazine Issue IV, 2022