Raimondi LRH174 from Bennetts Tower Cranes Lifting on New Affordable Housing Development in Bristol – Heavy Lift News
8 Jul 2024

Raimondi LRH174 from Bennetts Tower Cranes Lifting on New Affordable Housing Development in Bristol

Official UK Agent for Raimondi Cranes, Bennetts Tower Cranes, have supplied a Raimondi LRH174 hydraulic luffing jib crane to the Old Brewery site in South Bristol, managed by McLaughlin and Harvey. 

The 10t luffer is onsite with a 50m jib at a height of 35.7m for one of the city’s largest new affordable housing development projects.

 

 

The key benefits of this model for urban sites are:

  • the small out of service radius ideal to avoid surrounding properties oversail
  • the zoning technology to reduce risks of collision
  • the great lifting capacity and speed of lifting to ensure site’s deadlines
  • the ease of installation with the preparation of the jib, hoisting winch and rope reeving all completed at ground level reducing work at height requirements.

 

 

One of the key challenges Bennetts faced at this site was the irregular shape of the site, which is surrounded by both residential and commercial neighbours in the heart of Southville, an inner-city ward of Bristol. This meant it was important to mitigate the risk of oversailing nearby properties and collisions with nearby objects on such a tight urban site. Bennetts recommended the Raimondi LRH174 hydraulic luffing jib crane, with a 50m jib and 35.7m tower as this allowed a short out of radius when parked. This crane also benefits from having AMCS zoning technology installed which reduces the risk of collision. The crane jib was built in two halves and lifted in two lifts to avoid over sailing neighbouring land or buildings.  

 

…surrounded by both residential and commercial neighbours in the heart of Southville, an inner-city ward of Bristol.

 

The largest lift requirement for this site was 3.4t at 30m. The LRH174 can lift up to 5t from 30m, this gave additional capacity for any lifting accessories added on. This is also beneficial because when a crane lifts weights at a higher percentage of its capacity it will perform at a much slower speed. The additional lift capacity allows the crane to work faster to meet site demands.  

 

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