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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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Equipped with Raimondi's next generation high performance winches, the LR372 is a 370 tonne class luffing tower crane with a maximum jib length of 60 m and a maximum capacity of 20,000 kg in two falls configuration, said a statement from the company.
This type of work generally requires luffing jibs and derrick systems.
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.
Those markets are seeing an increase in vertical construction on very narrow spaces, projects in which luffing jib cranes are the best solution.
Pre Qualification: Pre-qualification of crane manufacturers for manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of level luffing travelling tower (lltt) crane for international ship repair facility (isrf) of cochin shipyard ltd.
The Favelle Favco M2480D luffing jib tower crane is being used on the ICD Brookfield Place project for its lifting capabilities, Scott Cunningham, operations manager for Multiplex Technologies Plant and Equipment, told Construction Week .
The tower cranes segment in the Gulf is seeing an increase in the use of luffing jib cranes over the traditional favourites, hammerhead and flat-top cranes, according to Nabil Al Zahlawi, CEO of Abu Dhabi's NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes .
However, the prospect of this new Chinese-made luffing jib line from a respected European brand, could be even more interesting for Middle East markets.
Four Liebherr luffing jib cranes are currently operating in Baku (Azerbaijan).
This machine includes all the technology and know-how we have gained over three decades developing luffing cranes, says product manager Gerd Tiedtke.