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Allmand Develops Portable High-Power Light System

Issue 7 and Volume 11.

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Allmand Bros. Inc. has developed a portable, trailer-mounted light tower with a 20,000-watt generator and four 1,000-watt metal halide light fixtures.

Allmand has introduced the EPL 20W emergency power light tower. Offering high light output in a portable design, the EPL 20W provides an ideal light solution for emergency crews working in the night, according to the maker.

Powered by an 1,800 rpm, 43.1 hp Isuzu diesel engine, the EPL 20W features Allmand’s exclusive SHO (super high output) lighting system.

Equipped with four, 1,000-watt metal halide fixtures, the unit offers a standard light output of 440,000 lumens – more than three times the light output of traditional quartz lights.

It also incorporates a 500-watt quartz lamp for instant light on the scene. To further increase light output, two additional SHO fixtures may be added for a six-lamp unit and can be equipped with optional 1,250-watt fixtures, producing as much as 840,000 lumens, says the maker.

Completely self-contained, the EPL 20W leaves emergency vehicles free to return to the station or respond to other emergencies while keeping necessary lighting in place for clean-up and investigation.

Its lightweight design makes it easy to maneuver for rapid deployment, and its compact size reduces work zone congestion and requires minimal bay space for storage, according to Allmand. When the lights are not being used, the inside lamp storage unit protects the SHO fixtures. The EPL 20W also includes an adjustable height, reversible 2-inch ball and pintle hitch and is easily towed behind a pickup truck.

In addition to the benefit of high light output in a self-contained and portable design, the EPL 20W increases flexibility with a 60 Hz, single-phase 20,000-watt generator. This feature allows for additional electricity to power auxiliary equipment such as fans or additional light stands.

The EPL 20W features a 50-gallon fuel tank constructed of molded polyethylene, which eliminates rust and corrosion contamination associated with metal tanks. In addition, the large fuel tank provides approximately 100 hours of continuous operation and includes a convenient 4-inch oversized filler neck that allows for easy fueling.

Using a single electric winch system, the tower can be raised to 30 feet. The winch features a torque-limiting clutch and circuit breaker to protect the motor and cables. The four-point outrigger system with center-mounted tower assembly provides operational stability in wind gusts up to 65 mph. A captive latch on the tower support and outriggers eliminates the potential for lost pins.

The three-section telescopic tower can be manually rotated 360 degrees from the ground and features an exclusive, bi-directional automatic cord reel that distributes and retracts the cable when the tower is raised or lowered, according to the maker.

Optional attachments include a Saf-T-Visor, which redirects wasted skyward light onto the work site, a 200-foot electric power extension reel and distribution box, high-pressure sodium lamps, and the LSC automatic light tower control system.

For information call 800-562-1373 or go to www.allmand.com.

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