Miscellaneous Category Winner
V series vertical light tower
Key Innovation: Tower raises straight up from its vertical position, fixtures can be adjusted from the ground and maintain their position when raised, tower design eliminates damage and adds safety.
The V Series Vertical Light Tower from Allmand Bros. is s compact trailer including a seven section lighting tower that telescopes and retracts vertically. Mast may be raised or lowered in just 20 seconds and does not lay down for transportation or storage. Mast and light fixtures stay within the footprint of the trailer even when lowered. The vertical-only design reduces shipping and storage costs as well as the potential for damage. In addition, the light fixtures can be adjusted from the ground to the angle and direction as desired before being extended, making accurate fixture adjustments fast and simple. Fixtures hold their adjusted position and can be operated at any height. Safety is enhanced as the tower does not lie down and overhang the rear of the enclosure; design also eliminates potential pinch points. Fluid containment trailer design reduces potential for accidental liquid spills. Ideal for use in environmentally sensitive areas; helps protect against costly cleanup and regulatory fines.
RER: What makes the V series vertical light tower innovative?
Douglas Dahlgren, product manager, Allmand Bros.: The vertical tower is innovative as it provides a new concept to raise and position the lights for mobile light tower applications. The vertical concept provides many performance and safety advantages over the conventional lay down towers currently offered.
RER: 2. What are the benefits of the V series vertical light tower? How does it make jobs more effective and efficient for rental professionals and their contractor customers?
Dahlgren: The vertical tower is faster to erect, easier to erect, more intuitive regarding positioning the lights, more compact for transportation/storage and safer as the tower never folds down and overhangs the back of the enclosure.
RER: Describe the development process of the V series vertical light tower. Where did the idea come from and who was responsible for its engineering and development?
Dahlgren: The project was a result of a request from one of Allmand Bros. existing customers to develop a light tower providing the listed features and benefits. Allmand Bros. Product manager visited and worked directly with the customer to develop a concept and specification that would meet their requirements. Allmand Bros. Engineering dept. was responsible for the detail design and development of the final product.