Assistedile erects first Raimondi MRT234 tower crane in Italy

A 350 t. mobile crane was used to erect the MRT234 to a freestanding height of 85.8 meters with 70 meter jib

Assistedile Srl., based in Milan, Italy, brings its total fleet size to 107 cranes with its newest Raimondi MRT234 flattop tower crane. The new MRT234, the 97th Raimondi tower crane in the company’s fleet, has been erected in Milan, Italy, on Guglielmo Silva street at the corner of Viale Eginardo, and is currently at work assisting in the build of a 22-floor residential high rise. One Raimondi engineer was onsite to supervise the erection process, which included the first stage of the jib and counterjib preparation at ground level and tower erection, followed by the usage of a 350 tonne mobile crane to erect the MRT234 to a freestanding height of 85.8 meters with 70 meter jib. To reach the full height of 85.8 meters, mixed tower elements of 2.3 meters, 2.1 meters and 1.7 meters were employed.

To increase performances and hoist speed, the MRT234 was equipped with a special 55kW (75 Hp) hoisting winch, as per the client’s preferences

Founded in 1963 by two former Raimondi employees, Rino Friso and Paolo Morosi, Assistedile has consistently collaborated with the heritage manufacturer to represent Raimondi in the greater Milan area. “We have plans to increase the size of our rental fleet with more new Raimondi models as well, to better meet our construction industry client requests,” said Luciano Friso, Managing Director, Assistedile, remarking on the company’s future. “When we began to expand the business our fathers created to include heavy lifting rentals, we ensured to maintain its excellent customer relations track record, including servicing requirements and parts availability,” he added. “From a market perspective, the request of rental cranes in the Milan area is now oriented towards big load capacity products that allow for high freestanding heights. The MRT234 is an ideal match to service those clients,” continued Friso.

“The MRT234 combines the versatility of the Raimondi range with ease of erection, thanks to lighter jib components in comparison to previous models. It also has the added value of innovative winches and slew controls while maintaining the originality of Raimondi’s signature design.” Eng. Mauro Masetti, Commercial Director, Raimondi Cranes, added that to increase performances and hoist speed, the MRT234 was equipped with a special 55kW (75 Hp) hoisting winch, as per the client’s preferences.

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