JCB adds lighting tower to Power Products range

By Murray Pollok18 May 2009

JCB's new 9 m lighting tower, the LT9.

JCB's new 9 m lighting tower, the LT9.

JCB has added a portable lighting tower to the range of generator sets sold by its Power Products division, boosting its range of rental-friendly compact products.

The LT9, which was first shown at the Intermat show in April, is a 9 m model with a hydraulic telescoping mast and with four 1000 W spotlights, giving a total output of 360000 lumens.

The tower, which will be sold by JCB worldwide, is being built for JCB by another European manufacture whose identity was not being released. IRN understands it may be produced by Genelec of France, a subsidiary of Spanish manufacturer Himoinsa, although this has not been confirmed.

Richard Butler, director & general manager of JCB Power Products, said the tower was a natural addition to the Power Products range: "Lighting towers and generators are clearly complementary, both in terms of their typical applications and their popularity with rental customers.

"JCB has built strong links and an excellent reputation within the hire sector and has established unrivalled distribution and service networks to serve its customers. With the addition of the LT9 to our range we are now able to provide them with another core rental product which they regularly require."

Powered by a water cooled Yanmar engine, the tower has a 100 l fuel tank that will give 68 hours running time. The mast is activated via a button on the side of the model and will fully erect in 13 seconds.

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