Grove and Potain cranes team up in Philly

12 June 2019


B. Pietrini and Sons, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is using its Grove GRT655 rough terrain and MR 608 luffing jib tower crane to construct two buildings for the Riverwalk Project in Philadelphia.

The rough terrain crane is helping construct the first few levels of a 28-storey and a 32-storey residential building. The GRT655 will be onsite through the completion of the first four floors of the two buildings.

Fran Pietrini, CEO of B. Pietrini and Sons, said that the compact footprint of the crane along with its maneuverability would enable the company to deploy the GRT655 on this and other job sites in the future. The GRT655 features a 114ft boom and a 55USt lifting capacity.

The concrete construction company uses the crane to assist with the form work and set the reinforcing steel. It also uses the crane to lift the cement bucket to exactly where it is needed, making the job site more efficient.

The GRT655 is not the only Manitowoc crane on the job site. While it will help build the base of the two buildings, B. Pietrini and Sons is deploying its Potain MR 608 luffing jib tower crane to help complete the upper levels of the two structures.

The project kicked off around October 2018 and is expected to be complete in 2020.