Raimondi luffer deployed for downtown Toronto jobsite

Canadian builder Avenue Building Corporation is utilizing a Raimondi LR273 luffing crane for a downtown Toronto jobsite. The project, a new residential high rise, is located in the city’s Bloor Yorkville area.

The LR273 luffer is equipped with an 86kW hoisting gear and can lift at a maximum speed of 204 meters per minute.

“The Raimondi LR273 is one of the best-selling models for this type of development in Canada, especially in major metropolises like Toronto,” said Jim Patullo, president, Avenue Building Corporation. “High-rise buildings are in increasing demand and swing rights are an issue; making this crane an apt onsite asset.”

Located in a congested area, 55 Charles Condo is surrounded by several other high-rise developments. Installed in February 2021, the 18-tonne maximum lifting capacity crane is at work with a 40 meter jib, clocking in at 15 meters out of service radius with a tip load of 8.20 tonnes in UltraLift. Erected on a 6 GR6L tower sections on a concrete pad in the below ground parking at level 4, the 36-meter tower height has been climbed off internally for the past two years until reaching the final height of 167 meters above the ground level.

Upon completion, 55 Charles Residences, a project of MOD Developments, will add 665 residential units to the neighborhood.

Sitting now on the roof, the LR273 is approaching the final stages of the project, with the expected dismantling date scheduled for December 2023.

“Another asset of this luffer is the ability to promptly switch from two falls to four falls and reverse, allowing to lift large generators, air handling units, BMUs and more without any downtime,” added Patullo. 


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