International construction equipment manufacturer, Chicago Pneumatic, is to launch a new range of light towers for the European and international markets. The two new light towers will suit a variety of applications across the construction, mining and oil and gas industries, as well as public sector lighting and entertainment. Commenting on the launch, Chicago Pneumatic Light Tower Product Marketing Manager, Sergio Salvador says: “The new light tower range will live up to Chicago Pneumatics’ well-known reputation for ease-of-use, reliability and maneuverability; both light towers have been carefully designed to be extremely easy to position in any desired location to obtain optimal work area lighting”.
Available from April 2014, the new range will include the CPLT M12 light tower with manual mast and the CPLT H5 light tower with hydraulic mast. These new models will build upon the success of the existing CPLT M10 light tower that has already proved a highly reliable, easy-to-use and maneuverable portable lighting solution for the construction industry.
Aimed at the international market, the CPLT M12 will feature energy-efficient metal halide lamp technology and will be able to generate 440,000 lumens of lighting power. Available in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz versions, this new model will also feature an innovative canopy design with a “pop-up” top for improved serviceability, with its new Kubota D1105 engine ensuring up to 60-70 hours of autonomous use at 4kW.
Alongside the CPLT M12, the CPLT H5 light tower, which will be mainly aimed at the European market, will feature a heavy duty canopy to ensure superior serviceability. Spillage free, with a hydraulic vertical mast and fully compliant with EU regulations, the CPLT H5 will be powered by a Kubota engine and feature four 1000W metal halide lamps. Thanks to its 114-litre tank and external fuel filling point, the light tower also offers long periods of autonomous operation. In addition, CPLT H5 is equipped with a unique digital control panel, called LC 1003. This was specially developed for light towers with lamp sequencing, timer and fuel-saving features which increase the efficiency and reliability of the CPLT H5 compared with others on the market.
In order to ensure enhanced control and protection, both of Chicago Pneumatic’s light towers have been equipped with a metallic enclosure with wide service doors and electrical cubicle, a vertically extendable mast that also rotates 360 degrees, stabilization legs and on-road undercarriage.