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Raimondi unveils MRT159 topless cranes in Istanbul

Saudi-owned Italian crane manufacturer unveils its latest topless model at key Turkish trade show

The MRT159 can carry 25% more tip load than Raimondi's prior model, the MRT152.
The MRT159 can carry 25% more tip load than Raimondi's prior model, the MRT152.

Italy’s Saudi-owned Raimondi Cranes has unveiled its new MRT159 topless crane at the Ankomak 2016 trade exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Raimondi MRT159 can lift a maximum load of 10 tonnes, or 1.65 tonnes maximum tip load at the extremity of its 65m-long jib.

The crane has more capacity than Raimondi's MRT152, and the MRT159’s longer jib can also carry 25% more tip load by comparison.

Eng. Domenico Ciano, technical director for Raimondi Cranes, explained: “The MRT159 adopts the design of Raimondi’s new topless crane range design, and we have also integrated new solutions that improve safety and that facilitate ideal installation on the jobsite.

“The flexibility of the MRT159 now has more jib configurations available, and a selection of three different winches with respective powers of 30kW, 37kW and 45kW.”

Deliveries of the cranes from Raimondi’s base of operations in Legnano, Milan, are set to commence from July 2016.

A 150-year-old company, Raimondi Cranes was purchased by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud, the only son of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, in January 2014 for an undisclosed sum.

Raimondi estimated at the time that Prince Khaled, also the chairman and owner of KSA investment company KBW Holding, would be investing a further $100m over the following three years.

The MRT159 was erected at Ankomak 2016 at the stand of AKEM Group, the official representative of Raimondi Cranes in Turkey.

Held in the first five days of June, Ankomak 2016 brought together more than 1,000 brands and over 25,000 attendees – making the biennial event one of the most important in the region for construction machinery.

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