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Raimondi cranes help construct 8888 Yonge condo development


December 8, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada staff

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Hardcastle Group recently deployed a Raimondi flat top tower crane and a luffing crane to assist with construction of the 8888 Yonge condo development in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Hardcastle Group offers a wide range of tower cranes and formwork equipment for rent, lease or sale through its subsidiary Hardcastle Investment Corp. The company also provides tower crane and formwork services for various structural projects.

“We offer our clients the most technologically advanced equipment to meet their needs, and this is one of the many reasons why we have recently added several new models of ultramodern Raimondi Cranes to our fleet,” said Mark Mungo, vice president of Hardcastle Group.

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The Acton, Ontario-based company currently has five Raimondi cranes within its fleet and decided to deploy two for the construction of 8888 Yonge.

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“The decision to rent to Metroview Developments, the contractor of the project, a combination of luffing and flattop models came after evaluating the site characteristics and challenges,” Mungo said. “The accessibility issues of the site and the surrounding buildings made us opt for a luffer to reach tighter spaces, as opposed to two flat tops.”

Raimondi LR165 luffing crane

A Raimondi LR165 was erected adjacent to an existing building confining to the property line of 8888 Yonge. The crane was selected for its ability to raise the jib, thereby allowing a reduction of the out of service radius. Onsite with a jib length of 39 metres, the 12-tonne crane includes five sections of tower, and a climbing base for a total 34.4 metre height.

MRT294 tower crane

The Raimondi MRT294 flat top tower crane is also on site at 8888 Yonge. The machine, fitted with a Raimondi Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin, is currently working at a height of 46.2 metres with a jib length of 36 metres.

“The MRT294, a 14-tonne efficient flattop, meets the jobsite requirements in terms of maximum lifting capacity as well as adaptability and durability in a variety of climates, an essential feature for Canadian jobsites,” Mungo said.

The cranes will be lifting material and equipment associated with formwork construction such as lumber, rebar and concrete until completion of the project.

Situated in a community surrounded by parks and commercial spaces, 8888 Yonge, part of The Yonge Series, will feature a 204-unit luxury residential condominium development across 15-storeys.