Genset: The WCDE-49-16X1500 mobile light tower includes a Perkins genset that houses a Perkins 1104D-44TG1 turbocharged diesel engine that powers the 55KW 120/240 brushless generator. This genset is liquid cooled and features a single phase generator with electric start ignition. The diesel generator runs at 1800 RPM. A 100 gallon fuel cell sits beside the genset and is equipped with an electric fuel delivery system. The fuel cell is constructed of single a heavy gauge steel single wall frame with internal anti-splash baffles. This genset features key operated electric starting, a twelve volt electrical system, liquid cooling, replaceable dry element air cleaner, and a full enclosure for safe operation and protection against the elements. This engine also features cold weather glow plugs to improve performance under cold weather conditions.
Lights: The lighting system on this unit is comprised of sixteen 1,500 watt metal halide lamps producing 150,000 lumens of light each attached to the end of the telescoping pneumatic light boom. These floodlights produce a wide flood light pattern capable of illuminating a minimum of 10 acres with a combined total of 24,000 watts and 2,400,000 lumens of light. The entire lighting assembly is connected to the power source via a precision light controller ballast and breaker box.
Telescoping Boom: The pneumatic telescoping boom is constructed of heat treated aluminum with an powder coated finish and extends up 58' in height. This boom is raised from and lowered to the folded position by a single hydraulic ram, and extended or retracted by pnumaitc system with equipped air compressor.
Wiring/Controls: The light heads are grouped into banks of four. Each bank in wired into the NEMA 3R breaker control box at the base of the mast. Operators control the light heads via an on/off switched breaker per bank of four light heads. The air compressor and battery charger are also powered from within this breaker box. Power is provided to the control box via a 20' 10/4 SOOW whip with flying leads for connected to terminal mount gensets. Operators supply 240/120V or 208/120V (depending on the configuration) to the light plant. The mast elevation is controlled by a push button switch to operate the hydraulic ram, allowing operators to raise the mast to the upright position. The vertical deployment is operated by an up/down level, allowing operators to extend it to its full 50' height or retract it to the collapsed height.
The entire unit is mounted onto a four wheel, tandem axle trailer constructed of 8" box steel equipped with axles. Each axle is rated at 7,000 lbs and equipped with P235/80R16 tubeless tires and wheels. The rear axle is equipped with electric brakes. Tongue weight is rated at 650 lbs and an adjustable 3” lunnett eye for pintle hitches provides secure hookup to tow vehicles. A single 7,000 lbs rated tongue jack provides a stable connect-disconnect platform as well as additional stability during tower deployment. Standard heavy duty safety chains are included. This trailer also includes a front mounted storage area for stowing tools and accessories. The trailer is finished in industrial grade Dupont™ paint for protection against rust and corrosion and provides an attractive finish. Overall dimensions of the entire trailer and boom assembly in the stowed for travel configuration is 21' long by 7’ wide.
Six 7,000 lbs hand crank jacks are used for raising the trailer up off the ground, and four 7,000 lbs hand crank jacks mounted on extending outriggers are used for leveling and stabilizing the trailer assembly. Each of the four jacks are attached to a pivoting outrigger constructed of 6' by 6" by 6.3" steel I-beams. The jacks can be leveled by hand crank or attachment provided for power drills. These outriggers can be extended 6' out from the side of the trailer for added stability. This light plant can withstand 35 mph winds when fully extended. When lowered to 30', the mast can withstand 50 mph winds. When lowered to 22', the mast can withstand wind speeds up to 95 mph with gusts of 125 mph. Custom builds can be provided for higher wind speed resistance when fully raised.
We offer a choice of finishing, equipped light heads, and with or without gensets. These towers can be fitted with Larson Electronics line of high output light heads, or customize the mast head to meet the mounting requirements for your equipment. Optional diesel generators and fuel cells can be equipped from factory, or retrofitted after purchase.
Cold Weather Package: The WCDE-49-16X1500 is designed to withstand extreme cold environments and harsh winters. The pneumatic system is equipped with a de-icing system to prevent the air compressor, air lines, and pneumatic mast from freezing from moisture building within the air system. This de-icing system uses an environmentally friendly (non-toxic) fluid. All air lines are equipped with cold weather rated hydraulic hoses rated for -65°C and fitted with metallic hardware. The air compress consists of an oil-less unit equipped with an aluminum air regulator, stainless steel ball valves, and stainless steel valve controls. The head of the air compressor is wrapped with heat trace to prevent the compressor from freezing over in subzero temperatures. All the pneumatic controls are housed within an insulated and weather tight enclosure. This pneumatic control box features 1/2" thick polystyrene foam insulation and heat trace.
The hydraulic system features -65°C cold weather rated rubber hydraulic hoses with metallic fittings and a cold weather rated high viscosity hydraulic fluid. The battery system that powers the hydraulic system features a cold weather rated sealed acid glass mat 12 volt battery wrapped in a heated battery blanket. A cold weather rated battery charger keeps the 12 volt battery charged. All battery components are enclosed within a NEMA 3R housing. All electrical components are wired using cold weather rated SOOW cable with rated to -50°C that features high flexibility, and extreme abrasion, acid, oil, and water resistance even in sub-zero climates.
Suggested Applications: Temporary lighting, construction sites, and security camera deployment. We can equip this mast with 1000W HID-22-SL-REM or 1500W HID-22-15M-SL-REM Metal Halide lights or a wide variety of high powered LED lights with comparable power, including the GAU-LTL-600W-LED, LED10WSA-320, LEDP5W-60, and GAU-HB-160LED.