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Why Your Site Needs A Light Tower


Light towers on construction sites are not just for convenience. They can also be a very important safety measure. When renting light towers for your project, it’s important to consider why your site needs one, how many you will need and where the towers should ideally be placed for proper lighting.

Importance of Light Towers

First and foremost, light towers provide strong lighting for your site which allows you to work after dark. This is a major advantage in terms of productivity and getting the job completed as quickly as possible. Having a light tower on site allows the workday to be extended, so more work gets done each day.

In addition to providing light when it’s dark, light towers also make construction sites safer. Some companies within the industry even use light towers during the day, especially in an indoor project or covered work site. Although this may seem counter-intuitive, running the light tower indoors during the day allows workers to have better visualization of the work they are doing and tools they are working with. Having better lighting can also reduce the risk of accidents or injuries on the job. The better the lighting, the better the accuracy and precision your worker can perform their tasks.

Light towers can also help protect your construction site overnight when no workers are around. A dark construction site can quickly become a target for theft or vandalism. By keeping the site well-lit, the risk is for criminal activity is decreased. If your site is located near a main road with public side walks or roads, overnight lighting can help pedestrians pass the site more safely.

How to Determine Your Light Tower Needs 

Whether it’s residential, commercial or industrial construction, or welding, plumbing or electrical work, every site can benefit from using a light tower. When renting a light tower, it’s important to figure out what size and quantity you will ideally need.

In most cases, metal halide bulbs are preferable for light tower rentals since they have a longer life per bulb and use less energy compared to many other types of bulbs. Metal halide bulbs have been the number one lighting choice in the industry for over 40 years, and are typically found in light towers designed for construction, sporting and other events.

Light Tower Placement

If you’re not sure how many light towers your site will need, you can use the following general rule of thumb: each square foot requires 30 watts of power. For example, a light tower with 4 1000watt lamps, like our Atlas Copco V4 Light Towers, can illuminate approximately 133 square feet.

It’s important to have the best placement for your light towers; spacing them out will provide proper lighting with fewer towers. Pay attention to the angles as setting the correct angle for your light towers will allow you to get the best lighting for your site.

With proper lighting, your site will be safer and more efficient. To make sure you’ve got the best lighting for your construction site, speak with a professional.

What Is A Skid Steer?


A skid steer is a compact and versatile piece of equipment used primarily for digging. It’s light and maneuverable, and its arms can attach to a range of tools for various construction and landscaping jobs.

A skid steer will either have four wheels or two tracks. The front and back axles of each side are locked in synchronization which each other, but can be operated separately from the wheels on the opposite side of the machine.

The wheels hold a fixed straight alignment and do not turn. To turn the machine, the operator must increase the speed of the wheels on one side causing the wheels to skid or drag across the ground as the machine rotates in the opposite direction. The steering function is what gives the machine its name.

The hallmark characteristic of the skid steer is its variety of attachment options which make it possible to perform a wide range of jobs using the same piece of equipment. The standard attachment for a skid steer is a bucket used for lifting and moving heavy materials, but this can be replaced by any number of alternatives that make it possible for a skid steer to perform the functions of many different types of equipment.

To help you figure out if a skid steer is best for your project and expert advice on the right attachments, you can speak directly with our professional and knowledgeable team. 

For skid steer rental availability, check out our online rental store!