Atlas Copco Light Tower Features Operational Savings

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Atlas Copco Construction Equipment’s two new light towers – the HiLight V4 and the LED HiLight V5+ – are lightweight, compact and feature Atlas Copco’s exclusive HardHat canopy for extreme durability in rugged applications, such as plant maintenance, construction and roadbuilding. The HiLight V5+ minimizes operational costs with its long-lasting LED bulbs and fuel-efficient operation. The HiLight V4 features four metal-halide floodlights to give contractors a dependable light source for a variety of jobsites.

“Rental centers need equipment that is easy to maintain and built to withstand harsh worksites to maximize ROI”, said Michael Sagermann, Atlas Copco business line manager, portable energy division. “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.”

Sagermann continued, “Those points are key drivers for product innovation and utilization within the rental industry. 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.”

The light towers’ HardHat canopies, a common feature on Atlas Copco portable air compressors, is a durable, lightweight alternative to steel and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) thermoplastic canopies. The polyethylene HardHat 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, according to the company.

The LED floodlights on the HiLight V5+ also help keep maintenance costs low. The lights 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.

Atlas Copco designed the light towers for easy serviceability and longevity. 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 power panel has independent circuit breakers that protect the electrical circuit if overloading or a short circuit occurs. The panel also 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.

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