Posted January 12, 2016

Atlas Copco's New Light Towers Offer Operational Savings

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment offers two new compact, lightweight light towers — the HiLight V4 and the LED HiLight V5+. The HiLight V5+ minimizes operational costs with long-lasting LED bulbs and fuel-efficient operation. The HiLight V4 features four metal-halide floodlights. Both models feature the company's HardHat canopy for durability.

v5 hilight from atlas copco“Rental centers need equipment that is easy to maintain and built to withstand harsh worksites to maximize ROI. And their customers expect equipment that will allow their crews to be the most productive as well as safe without significantly affecting their bottom line. Those points are key drivers for product innovation and utilization within the rental industry,” said Michael Sagermann, Atlas Copco business line manager, portable energy division. “That’s why we built these light towers with our proven HardHat canopy and designed them to minimize fuel consumption to make it economical for contractors to operate.” 

HardHat canopies offer a durable, lightweight alternative to steel and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) thermoplastic canopies. The canopy withstands corrosion, dents and fading, providing ongoing protection of the engine and overall unit while keeping the resale value high. Unlike ABS canopies, the HardHat canopy will not crack if hit by debris.

The LED floodlights on the HiLight V5+ are rated for 10,000 hours and are durable to withstand a range of challenges, from vibrations during transport to harsh work environments. For rental centers with a fleet of 200 light towers, for example, they can save as many as 600 bulbs each year when compared to metal-halide light towers.  

V4 halide hilight from atlas copco

Rental center technicians can flip open the unit’s gull-wing doors for fast and easy access to the compact Tier 4 Final Kubota diesel engine and electrical components. Its control and po

The retractable, vertical masts on both models make them easy to transport and store. The vertical mast, coupled with the compact engine, results in an extremely small footprint, allowing as many as 20 units on a 53-foot trailer. wer panel has independent circuit breakers that protect the electrical circuit. The panel  incorporates an hour meter for accurate service scheduling. The tower’s galvanized steel mast prevents rust and features block spacers to reduce friction and minimize wear while raising and lowering the mast. The tower’s spill-free frame with full fluid containment prevents worksite contamination if a leak occurs. 

The light towers’ trailers feature a lifting beam with fork pockets and a heavy-duty lifting eye for easy loading and unloading. Its combination hitch — a feature that comes standard with the light tower — ensures that operators can move it with a pickup and either a pintle or ball receiver mount.

The vertical mast also contributes to worksite safety. Contractors use the V4’s 2,500-pound or the V5+’s 3,500-pound winch to raise the masts’ five sections to the maximum height of 25 feet. The vertical mast eliminates the risk of the mast tipping backward and expedites setup times. Once extended, its four LED floodlights rotate 360 degrees and generate as much as 440,000 Lumens to easily illuminate any section of a jobsite. The V5+’s key components — the engine, 3-kilowatt generator and LED floodlights — allow operators to achieve 140-hour runtimes while saving on fuel costs.

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