Hungarian mobile and tower crane services provider Mamut Daru took delivery of a new Raimondi T187 flat-top tower crane in February. The company then deployed it straightaway on a high-profile renovation project in Budapest. The ten-tonne capacity flat-top is helping renovate the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a historically and culturally important building.

The T187 is erected with a jib length of 55m at a freestanding height of 47.5m. With a tip load of 3.14t, the crane can lift at a maximum speed of 115 metres (m/min) in the 37kW winch version, having a drum capacity of 620m. It was deployed with the support of a Raimondi operations team.

The crane is equipped with a Lumina crane cabin and ConCore control system – with improved error diagnostic and troubleshooting, swifter calibration and settings, along with enhanced remote assistance, says Raimondi.

The T187 will remain onsite until completion of the project’s first phase, approximately 12 months.

“We decided to expand our rental fleet with the company’s first Raimondi crane, a new T187; we opted for this model for its excellent specifications in terms of lifting capabilities and speed,” said Csaba Balogh, general manager at Mamut Daru.

“Participating in such a renowned refurbishment marks a milestone for our company,” added Peter Kaszoni, head of tower cranes at Mamut Daru. “A significant responsibility, there were technical challenges to consider due to the site location and nature. Preserving the historic in-use buildings while working within tight site confines required precise crane positioning planning, excellent site coordination and accurate, precise work from the participants of the installation.”