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luff

1. Nautical the leading edge of a fore-and-aft sail
2. tackle consisting of a single and a double, block for use with rope having a large diameter
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The LR330, the flagship model of Raimondi's new luffing range, has a maximum jib length of 60m and a maximum capacity of 18,000kg.
The wheels on the pulley cart on which the top of the luffing jib was mounted, also started to turn and the cart moved towards the base machine.
The new model tops out the existing Terex tower crane range of 14 CTL luffing jib models, offering a maximum capacity of 45 tonnes and equipped with a 65-metre jib.
One example project where NFT has recently deployed luffing jib canes is the Royal Atlantis in Dubai, which is being built by Belhasa Six Construct, the Dubai-based joint venture of Belgian international contracting group Besix.
The customer Gilan Holding decided on four Liebherr luffing jib cranes.
Ever since we developed our first luffing crane in the 1980s our luffers have set standards in the industry, says chief executive Peter Schiefer.
luffing time a8t 100 sec (average luffing up/luffing down).
Terex has released its largest luffing jib tower crane to date, the CTL 650 F45, with a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tonnes.
Parts from the luffing jib are used for the set-up version with the double lattice mast main boom.
The Swiss crane manufacturer Wolffkran has unveiled a new 166 B hydraulic luffing crane, with a maximum load of 12 tonnes, and a jib length of up to 55 metres.
Current plans call for three 280 HC-L luffing jib cranes and one 357 HC-L model to be used.
Four Liebherr luffing jib cranes are to be used on the tallest building in the world, three type 280 HC-L 16/28 and one 357 HC-L 18/32 Litronic.