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New Allmand Diesel Powered EPL Light Tower

Issue 3 and Volume 13.

The Allmand EPL 20W Emergency Power Light Tower.
The Allmand EPL 20W Emergency Power Light Tower. (Allmand Photo)

The Allmand EPL 20W Emergency Power Light Tower offers high light output in a portable design for emergency crews facing night applications.

Powered by a 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 EPL 20W has a standard light output of 440,000 lumens – more than three times the output of traditional quartz lights, according to Allmand.

The EPL 20W 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.

Self-Contained

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, according to the company.

When the lights are not being used, the inside lamp storage unit protects the SHO fixtures. The EPL 20W has a reversible two-inch ball and pintle hitch and is easily towed behind a pickup truck.

The EPL 20W increases flexibility with a 60 Hz, 1-phase 20,000-watt generator, a feature that allows for additional electricity to power auxiliary equipment.

The EPL 20W has a 50-gallon fuel tank constructed of molded polyethylene. The tank provides approximately 100 hours of continuous operation and includes a 4-inch oversized filler neck.

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, according to Allmand.

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.

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 a LSC100 automatic light tower control system that allows the light tower to be turned on and off as needed with a photocell or timer.

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

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