The new MLT4000S solar hybrid light tower by Magnum Power Products made its debut last week at The Rental Show in Las Vegas. An alternative to traditional diesel-fueled light towers, the new model features a compact, three-panel solar array that is easily deployed to charge eight on-board batteries. When the batteries become depleted during nighttime use or in poor daytime weather conditions, the LP-fueled Generac air-cooled generator turns on automatically to recharge the batteries until the solar panels can take over. The MLT4000S comes with a standard, seven-day programmable controller.
“Whether diesel fuel is difficult to come by at a particular jobsite, or users simple require a light tower than can automatically operate for several weeks, the MLT4000S is now an option,” said Dave McAllister, vice president of business development, Magnum. “We believe the MLT4000S will be a great complement to existing rental fleets.”
The unit features LED light fixtures that provide 50,000 hours of operation — five times that of traditional metal halide bulbs.