Southwest Industrial Rigging Adds 330T Liebherr LR 1300 Crawler to Fleet

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Leading crane, rigging, and heavy transportation provider celebrates a new crane in their fleet, and the start of a large project in the Aurora, CO area.

Liebherr LR 1300 Crawler Crane

Final assembly completed of SWIR's new crawler crane in August of 2016

We know that new, well maintained equipment makes us a reliable source for our customer's crane and transportation needs.

Southwest Industrial Rigging, a US based crane, rigging, and heavy transportation provider has added a 330T Liebherr Crawler crane to its fleet. The new crane adds to the company’s fleet of over seventy mobile and crawler cranes. Since 2014, the company has added over 1,000 tons of capability to their crane fleet, and spent $10 million for new crane equipment over the last 24 months, making their fleet one of the newest in the Southwest. “Including our specialized trailers and trucks, we have invested over $15 million across the board over the last three years. We know that new, well maintained equipment makes us a reliable source for our customer’s crane and transportation needs. They know if they call us, we will get them the equipment they need, and also provide the safest operators and riggers to complete the job to the best of our capabilities, safely and on time “said company Vice President Mike Madge.

Over its thirty years in business, the company’s main operational area has been the Southwestern States of the US, specifically Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. In the third quarter of 2016, the company acquired a contract for a large construction project in the Aurora, CO area. The new crawler crane, which made its way from Germany to Colorado via the port of Galveston, was assembled in August of this year in preparation for the project. “The tilt panel contract was a large deciding factor on purchasing the new crawler. We have heard good things in the industry about the machine and its heavy lift capabilities,” said Madge. The company plans to invest in an additional LR1300 by the end of 2016 in an effort to acquire more tilt panel work in the Southwest. “It is important to keep the communication going with our customers in regards to future needs in their industries. This allows us to strategically purchase the right equipment to meet the demands for lifting solutions when they arise, “continued Madge. The company also is researching the possibility of opening a branch in the Denver area sometime in the near future in order to make equipment more readily accessible to the customers in those areas.

About Southwest Industrial Rigging

Southwest Industrial Rigging celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015. The company started out with a single crane working in Casa Grande, AZ, and now has six divisions including crane rental and leasing, heavy transportation (break-bulk), machinery moving, power division, heavy rigging division and indoor/outdoor storage. Southwest Industrial Rigging’s continued commitment to safety and focus on providing superior customer service started with Harry Baker thirty years ago, and this commitment has made the Phoenix based crane & rigging company an industry leader. For more information, visit

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