Posted June 5, 2015

Chicago Pneumatic Offers New Light Tower

Chicago Pneumatic's new light tower offers luminosity of up to 30,400 square meters (about 5.7 football fields), ideal for construction and mining work, sporting events and emergency applications. The CPLT M10 features a Kubota EPA Tier 4 engine coupled with a Mecc Alte 6 kW generator, which provides ample power for the tower’s four 1,000-watt metal halide lamps.

cplt-m10Metal halide lamp technology provides reliable, durable lighting. A 30-gallon fuel tank ensures 60-70 hours of run time, depending on environmental conditions. A translucent polyethylene tank provides an instant view of the fuel level, eliminating the need for a separate gauge.

The light tower’s mast can be extended to its maximum height of 31 feet in seconds and rotated 360 degrees. Two outriggers and four leveling jacks allow it to be stable in all conditions, even on uneven work sites. A compact size allows the light tower to be maneuverable with the ability to transport up to 12 units on a flatbed truck.

The CPLT M10 KD4 features cold weather starting with a fuel efficient, reliable Kubota D1005 EPA Tier 4 diesel engine that includes a glow plug preheating system. With a lockable, weather-resistant steel canopy, the CP light tower protects itself from the elements; all components have been selected for durability and shock resistance. The engine is protected with an automatic engine shutdown system triggered by low oil pressure and/or high coolant temperature.

The control panel features a running hour meter as well as a 120 VAC duplex receptacle for powering external equipment and circuit breakers for on/off functionality and protection. Along with hinged doors, a hinged top panel allows operators to have easy access to the engine, generator and electrical components for maintenance.

“This is a very strong, dependable, and easy-to-maintain light tower that delivers great performance,” said Jim Siffring, Product Manager for portable energy at Chicago Pneumatic. “The measures Chicago Pneumatic took in engineering the CPLT M10 KD4 has made it rather foolproof and it has a great resale value due to the light towers long lifespan.”