What Light Towers Do I Need for My Job Site?
We offer both wide and narrow-body light towers from Wacker Neuson. You are also able to choose whether you’d like metal halide or LED lamps, which will affect your costs in the long run.
Learn what else you should consider before investing in a light tower.
Wide or Narrow Body Equipment
Light towers either have narrow or wide bodies, and each has its pros and cons.
Wide-body light towers are more stable, which allows them to extend higher. For example, the light towers from Wacker Neuson’s LTW series extend 30 feet high, that’s 7 feet higher than their light towers with compact vertical masts!
Narrow-body light towers are compact, which makes them easier to transport. In fact, you can fit up to 18 compact vertical-mast light towers from Wacker Neuson on a 48′ flatbed truck. While wide-body light towers take up more space, their center of gravity also makes them easier to tow.
Metal Halide or LED Lamps
You can choose from either metal halide or . While LED lamps have a higher up-front cost, they’ll help you save money in the long run. Metal halide lamps may be a better option if you only need to rent a light tower for one project.
LED lamps also turn on and off faster than metal halide lamps. This means that LED light towers reach full brilliancy immediately. Metal halide lamps take about 3 to 5 minutes to reach full brilliancy.
LED lamps are better if you need to shine a spotlight on a specific area. Need to illuminate your entire worksite? Consider metal halide lamps to light up large areas. For example, construction workers often use metal halide lamps to illuminate parking lots.
Outriggers for Stabilization
Check the weather conditions at your job site before choosing one of our light towers. Also, be mindful of the landscape surrounding your job site. These will both be important factors to take into consideration to ensure you are well equipped for the job ahead.
Outriggers keep light towers stable, even if there aren’t any trees or buildings to break the wind. The last thing you want is for a light tower to fall on one of your workers. Light towers can also fall on other pieces of equipment, putting you behind schedule.
The from Wacker Neuson’s LTW series have four-point jack stands. That way, these light towers remain upright despite high winds and/or uneven terrain.
Wide-body light towers have large fuel tanks that make them perfect for remote job sites. Otherwise, you would have to make a lot of trips back and forth for fuel. Their high fuel capacity also makes them a good choice for long-term job sites.
Compact vertical-mast light towers have 45-gallon fuel tanks, which helps increase the number of hours you can work before needing to refuel.
Call Fredrickson Supply
We are an equipment supply company in Grand Rapids, MI. As such, we would be more than happy to help you choose the perfect light tower for your application. To request a free quote for a light tower, call Fredrickson Supply at (888) 949-2385. We hope to hear from you soon!
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