Raimondi luffers at work in Toronto
By Hannah Sundermeyer21 June 2021
Avenue Building Corporation deployed two new Raimondi LR273 cranes in downtown Toronto, Canada.
Canadian builder Avenue Building Corporation deployed two new Raimondi LR273 luffing cranes on one of the most awaited projects in downtown Toronto, Canada. The cranes are at work on construction of the first Canadian Nobu Residences and Hotel in Downtown Toronto. Nobu Residences
“We decided to purchase two Raimondi LR273 luffing cranes for this project,” said Jim Patullo, president, Avenue Building Corporation. “The contractor, Madison Group, had strict requirements for this high profile and logistically challenging project. The site is located in an area of downtown Toronto that is surrounded by many other high rise condos and hotels and swing rights are a major issue.”
“The out of service boom angle was a major reason why we purchased this crane. The other factor is determining which crane to buy was the easy to use and simple design of the internal climbing system. The LR273 is a major asset, and we are extremely happy with our purchase as we have now purchased an additional four LR273s to bring our fleet of Raimondi to six cranes,” Patullo continued.
With the first crane erected within a day in January 2019, and the second one installed in June 2020, the two heavy lifters already completed the formation of the complex’s foundations and the six-level underground garage. Currently working at the construction of the first two floors of the new development, the luffers are on site with a jib length of 131.2 feet at a freestanding height of 115 feet.
The Raimondi LR273 is a weight-optimized luffer with a 3.2-ton lifting capacity at a jib length clocking in at 197 feet. This luffer offers the highest tip load of a crane in its class, the company said.