Mines demand uncompromisingly high levels of safety on site.
The introduction of the Allmand Maxi-Lite mine-spec light towers from Lambson’s Hire eliminates safety issues caused by insufficient illumination in loading and offloading areas.
“Lambson’s Hire has a number of customers in the mining sector who require mobile high-quality lighting in areas where suitable conventional lighting is not available. We believe that the Maxi-Lite mine-spec light towers are the perfect solution for this market,” says Rohan Lambson, executive director of Lambson’s Hire.
Three Maxi-Lite models are available, all featuring four or six Allmand-exclusive SHO-HD 1 250-watt metal halide lamps. This lighting system provides a brighter, whiter light that more closely approximates sunlight than other alternatives. This results in better colour rendering accuracy and object definition.
“The greater lumen output provided by the Maxi-Lite light towers means that fewer lighting towers are required to illuminate an area. Customers benefit from lower rental, fuel, oil and maintenance costs,” Lambson explains.
The Maxi-Lite Spec I and Spec II models feature the Allmand V-Series mast design. The V-Series light towers remain in the vertical position when stowed. This eliminates any potential pinching points and allows fixture adjustment to be made quickly, simply and accurately. In addition, since the tower does not extend over the rear of the trailer, possible lamp damage, due to careless towing or storage, is practically eliminated.
A single switch located at the rear of the enclosure operates the hydraulically-actuated V-Series tower, extending it to its full operating height within only 20 seconds. Because the operator stands outside the operating footprint of the tower, he is fully protected from any moving parts.
Stability of the tower is ensured due to the four-point stabiliser system and the unit is capable of withstanding winds of up to 105 km/h (56 knots.) This makes the Maxi-Lite the ideal choice on sites where weather conditions and the terrain are not always favourable.
The mine-spec Maxi-Lite light towers have been designed with environmental stewardship in mind. All models include an integrated engine fluid containment tray and remote oil drain. The containment system holds a minimum of 110% of the combined fuel and engine oil capacity, thus reducing the potential for accidental spills. The advantages include protection against costly cleanup exercises and the ability to use the units in environmentally-sensitive areas without fear of contamination.
“Customer service remains top of mind for Lambson’s Hire. By keeping our finger on the pulse of what industry needs, we are able to source equipment that will provide increased productivity and safety on site. The mine-spec Maxi-Lite tower lights are a welcome addition to our offering to the mining community,” Lambson concludes.