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Another bright solution

To help customers combat rising fuel costs, Kennards Hire has introduced a new line of solar lighting towers to its expansive fleet.
Featuring either four or six heavy duty, stateof- the-art LED light fixtures, which boast remarkable brightness levels from 40,000 to 93,000 total lumens, these high-performing, innovative units present a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendlier alternative to diesel powered lighting towers.
The towers have been designed to meet the rigors of heavy use by commercial and infrastructure development companies, the oil and gas, mining and rail industry and the utility and security sectors. These are all industries where Kennards Hire has established itself as a preferred supplier of pumps, heavy materials handling equipment and general hire tools and specialist NATA Certified testing equipment.
“Being silent in operation these solar powered units are ideal for council and road maintenance crews working in residential areas,” explained Troy Clauss, Branch Manager Kennards Hire Traffic Woodridge QLD.
To maximise battery life, the control system is equipped with several selections including automatic on/off at dusk and dawn and settable run times from three to 12 hours. Another feature that allows users to maximise charge time is the lights are equipped with a solar array with large tilting angles.
In addition to eliminating fuel costs and potentially hazardous fuel spills, the trailer mounted units are simple to operate and can be easily manoeuvred into position or relocated to a new site. Additionally if required the light towers can also be used for Mobile Road Maintenance, and are able to be towed while illuminated in the stowed position at low speeds. For Vegetation Control, Waste Collection and Mobile Surface Inspection.
Easy to read meters enable operators to quickly determine the best orientation to collect sunlight. A built-in 240 volt charger with an external charge receptacle makes it easy to charge the maintenance free battery bank should the conditions or environment not support solar charging, such as when used inside tunnels, warehouses or workshops.
“At Kennards Hire we understand that on some sites a diesel powered lighting tower is not a viable option,” said Troy. “The addition of solar lighting towers means we’re able to offer customers a practical solution to their lighting needs without compromising on the level of illumination.
“We have already experienced great interest in these units, which complement our fleet of diesel powered lighting towers. And we expect their popularity to grow,” he said.

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