Italy-based crane manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has released a new addition to its existing luffing cranes with the LR213 - the largest luffer yet for the company.
The 14 tonne capacity crane is said by Raimondi to be ideal for urban jobsites, performing well in construction scenarios involving high rise buildings in close proximity, or areas with difficult to obtain flyover rights.
The LR213 is available with five jib length configurations, from a maximum of 55 metres to a minimum jib length of 28 m. The maximum tip load with 55 m jib is 2.25 tonnes. There is just one electrical cabinet installed on the cabin platform, which facilitates quick installation and cable connection, the company said.
Domenico Ciano, Raimondi Cranes’ technical director, said, “The LR213’s noteworthy aspects include impressive hoisting performance, flexibility, and easy maintenance. Raimondi’s new luffing crane can lift the maximum load without reduction of capacity with the full jib of 55 m. This not only increases loading capacity, but also increases speed and additional rope capacity. There is flexibility in choice with the LR213 as two different new hoisting winches at 55 kilowatts or 75 kW are available - specifically designed for luffing cranes - to have increased speed paired with more control and more rope capacity at both power levels.”
Ciano added, “The crane is easy to maintain, with hoisting and luffing winches mounted on the big counterjib platform. An increased counterjib surface is a result of the two lateral big service platforms. All the safety mechanisms and electronic devices are located on the counterjib, hence easy access for technicians and operators alike.”
Deliveries of the new crane have already commenced from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Italy, fulfilling five pre launch orders submitted by Raimondi agents across three continents.
The launch of Raimondi’s latest luffing crane comes on the heels of the unveiling of the MRT159, a tower crane presented at ANKOMAK 2016 in Instanbul. The Raimondi MRT159, with a 65 m jib length and a maximum tip load of 1.65 tonnes, has a maximum load of 10 tonnes.
Raimondi has also appointed an agent to represent it in the United Kingdom. Bennetts Cranes Limited, led by Edward Seager, is based in Gloucestershire, south west England.