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Atlas Copco’s new light towers shine light on operational savings at The Rental Show


Atlas Copco Construction Equipment will feature its new light towers — the HiLight V4 and the LED HiLight V5+ — Feb. 21-24, 2015, at booth 4047 during The Rental Show in Atlanta. 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. Both models are lightweight, compact and feature Atlas Copco’s exclusive HardHat® canopy for extreme durability in rugged applications, such as construction and roadbuilding.

“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.”

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.

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.

The retractable, vertical masts on the HiLight V4 and HiLight V5+ make them easy to transport as well as 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.

Both of 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. Horizontal masts, on the other hand, require two winches — one to extend the mast and the other to raise it from horizontal to vertical. 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.

When the V4 and V5+’s lights are not in use, contractors can power electric handheld tools using the light tower’s duplex 120-volt AC auxiliary receptacle.

Atlas Copco offers other options for rental centers wanting to tailor both light towers to fit multiple applications and requirements. These options include an emergency stop button, ground connection, engine block heater and spark arrestor.

For more information please contact:

  • Sofie Gielen, Marketing Communications Director Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
    Telephone: 720-235-2325; Fax: 303-288-8828

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. The business area offers specialty rental and provides service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil. More information: 800-732-6762,,, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.