Posted April 29, 2016

Larson Electronics' New Mobile Light Tower

Larson Electronics is offering a towable, self-contained metal halide floodlight tower equipped with an 8.1kW marathon generator. The WCDE-7.5K-4X1000W-MLK produces enough light to illuminate up to five acres.

larson electronics light towerThis unit contains a water cooled diesel engine powering an 8.1kW Marathon generator with a Kubota Z482 EPA Tier 4 engine which supplies the current to the four 1,000 watt metal halide lamps. The lighting system is comprised of four 1,000 watt metal halide lamps producing 440,000 lumens of light. These metal halide lamps are paired with high quality reflectors enabling each light head to produce a far reaching, yet intense and well-focused beam without overcast, glare, or light spillage. Each light is securely fastened to the light boom and each lamp includes a support bracket to help maintain lamp stability. These lamps offer an IP67 rated construction, resisting the ingress of dust, dirt, and humidity and can withstand rapid temperature changes and rough environmental conditions.

The 8.1kW Marathon generator provides stand-alone power for the light tower and incorporates a 28 gallon fuel tank, allowing the engine to operate for up to fifty hours. All of the operating components are housed within a protective compartment with doors, providing easy access to the controls and generator system. The telescoping tower on this unit reaches twenty-five feet when fully deployed and folds down to a compact eight feet for storage and transport. A manual winch provides the elevation and the 360° rotation of the mast. Four stabilizing outriggers, located on each corner of the trailer, provide stability when the tower is fully deployed.

The entire unit is mounted onto a two wheel trailer with thirteen inch wheels and a foldable tongue with a reversible 2-inch ball coupling/pintle hitch. The reversible hitch consists of a standard 2” ball coupling on one end and a 3” pintle towing hitch on the other end. To switch ends, the operator unbolts the hitch attachment, flips it to the desired end, and reinserts the bolt. The trailer also features forklift pockets for easy loading and unloading of the unit.

“This towable, self-contained light tower is designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions such as construction sites, mining fields, and in emergency services,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics. “This new lighting package produces 440,000 lumens of intense, concentrated light capable of illuminating a five acre area.”