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PowerTower PT4023

(23 kWe standby, 21 kWe prime power)

Extreme Duty PowerTower PT4023XD

(23 kWe standby, 21 kWe prime power)

Extreme Duty PowerTower PT4030XD

(30 kWe standby, 28 kWe prime power)

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PT4023XD with custom colour

Checklist 2Checklist of Things to Consider  

Here are some of the things that you need to consider when buying a light tower.PDF-Icon 1 darkback 2

How large an area do you need to light?

Generally four 1000w metal halide lamps at a height of 30 feet will illuminate an area of 5000 sq meters (54,000 sq feet) to a lux level of 20, enough light for safe movement of people and machinery as well as less detailed work such as carpentry and concrete pouring.  Of that area approximately one third will be illuminated between 50 to 200 lux suitable for detailed electrical work and blueprint reading.

If a larger area is required consideration should be given to:

  • Increasing the number of lamps.
  • Adding satellite masts powered by the base unit.
  • Using higher output lamps.
Do you require additional electrical power?

On some sites it may be advantageous to have electrical power available to power tools, block heaters, welders, space heaters, or other electrical devices. A light tower can be provided that has reserve generation capability. The tower can be fitted with electrical distribution equipment to permit easy and safe-to-use additional power.

A word of caution though, diesel powered generator sets cannot be operated for prolonged periods of time under too little load. So, a tower with an over-sized generator set does occasionally need enough load to prevent excessive carbon deposits inside the engine.

How much run time do you require between refueling?

Fuel consumption is most directly affected by the load applied to the generator set. Our sales people can supply approximate fuel consumption based on factory specifications of new equipment.  Using this information and the fuel capacity of the unit, an approximate run time can be calculated.

Adding auxiliary tanks to the unit or use of external fuel tanks can assist in extending run time.

Many other factors including altitude, humidity, ambient temperatures, fuel and air quality can greatly effect run time. At higher altitudes, where oxygen levels are lower, in humid areas, or in high ambient temperatures, engine adjustments may need to be made if equipment is to be operated for extended times in these conditions.

In cold conditions a fuel pre-heater may be required and the use of arctic-grade fuel improves fuel flow.

In extreme cold conditions including a radiator shutter with thermostatic coolant control will improve run time as well as increase engine life.

How much time between engine services would best suit your application?

Having engines equipped with shutdowns to protect against high coolant temperatures, low oil pressure and low oil levels, you are afforded good protection against unexpected engine failures reducing the need for continuous monitoring.  Good maintenance practices are also good protection against unexpected interruptions of production and equipment failure.

Service intervals can also be increased with extended oil sumps and effective oil filtration systems.

Will the Light Tower be used in areas sensitive to noise?

If the unit is to be used in areas near living quarters, offices, and so on consideration should be given to upgrading the standard exhaust system to a residential or hospital grade silencer.  Noise levels can also be lowered by sound attenuating the canopy.  Care should be taken when positioning the equipment to direct radiator and exhaust away from sensitive areas.

Standard Features

Here is a list of some of the standard features, including those that set us apart from the competition.

  • Available as a portable lighting tower and an AC generating set.
  • Generator outputs from 6 to 30 kWe.
  • Available with a variety of distribution and lighting options.
  • 14 gauge, powder coated container.
  • 14 gauge aluminum checker plate on front of canopy and front rail..
  • Galvanized mast.
  • Stainless steel hinge assembly.
  • Simple, easy to repair and replace components.
Extreme Climate Capabilities
  • Dual control cooling system outperforms other machines in cold climates and in high ambient temperatures.
  • Glow-plug preheat system for improved cold-weather starting.
  • Designed and built in northern Alberta.
  • Metal halide lamps (optional LED lamps).
  • High-efficiency light fixtures provide uniform light pattern.
  • Light stowage inside the canopy to prevent damage during transportation or vandalism while the machine is unattended.
  • Heavy duty lens guards.
Light Mast
  • One of the tallest masts in the industry at 30 plus feet.
  • Easy adjustable for all-around coverage.
Safety and Security
  • Light stowage inside the canopy to prevent damage during transportation or vandalism while the machine is unattended.
  • Safety shutdowns for low oil pressure and high coolant temperature.
  • Lockable, weather-resistant access doors.
  • Transport Canada’s National Safety Mark certified trailer.
  • Control panel features elapsed hour meter.
Environmentally Responsible Construction

Sealed, 14 gauge containment pan under the engine/generator and fuel tank to provide an extra margin of safety against environmental contamination.

Model Specifications

Features PT4023 PT4023XD PT4030XD
Engine and Generator
Standby (Prime) electrical power (kWe)  23 (21)  30 (28)
Engine model Kubota
EPA Tier Tier 3 and Interim Tier 4
Mechanical power
kWm (hp)
 24.5 (32.8)  31.3 (42)
(continuous duty)
  • Stamford
  • AVR controlled
  • Brushless AC
  • Stamford PI144
  • 30 kW
  • AVR controlled
  • Brushless AC
Auxiliary electric
cooling fan

Supplemental electrical fan provides cooling in all climate conditions.

Vibration isolators  Yes
Block heater  Yes
Features PT4023 PT4023XD PT4030XD
 Control Panel (CSA Approved Construction)
 Engine controls
  • Keyed ignition switch with glow plug indicator light.
  • Gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature and hour meter.
  • Safety shutdowns for low oil pressure and high coolant temperature.
AC distribution
  • Individual light switches with circuit breaker protection.
  • 2 – 15A, 115V duplex outlets, with circuit breaker protection.
  • 4 – 30A, 125/240V Twist-lock receptacle (3 single, 1 three phase) with circuit breaker protection.
  • Individual light switches with circuit breaker protection.
  • 4 – 30A, 125/240V Twist-lock receptacle (single phase) with circuit breaker protection.
  • 1 – 50A, 125/240V Twist-lock receptacle (single phase) with circuit breaker protection.
  • 2 – 30A, 208V Twist-lock receptacle (three phase) with circuit breaker protection.
  • 2 – 115V, duplex receptacle with circuit breaker protection
Features PT4023 PT4023XD PT4030XD
  • 4 – 1,000W metal halide lamps (LED are optional).
  • Lens guards.
  • Bulb supports.
  • 440,000 initial lumens.
Light coverage 5 to 7 acres (2 to 2.8 hectares)
  • 3 section mast
  • galvanized
  • 30′ full extension
Degrees of rotation 350°
Double winch, tilting and raising system
  • 1,500 lb. self-braking winches.
  • 1/4″ aircraft cable.
  • Bushed sheaves.
  • Lowered position positive lock
  • 14 gauge.
  • Welded construction.
  • Powder coat paint.
  • 14 gauge aluminum checker plate on front of canopy and front rail.
Light storage

Internal light storage with pin locks.

Access doors
  • Access doors with lockable latches.
  • Stainless steel hinge assembly.
 Lifting Unit lifting eye.
 Window 18″ x 11″ window in control panel door.
Features PT4023 PT4023XD PT4030XD
Safety certification
  • Transport Canada: National Safety Mark
  • United States Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: National Safety Mark
 Frame 89 mm × 63.5 mm (3.5″ × 2.5″) tubular construction.
  • 51 mm × 216 mm (2″ × 8-1/2″) HSS tubular construction.
  • Checker plate fenders.
 Weight capacity 3,500 lbs. with Tor-Flex axle
  • 12,000 lbs (6,000 per axle)
  • Tor-Flex axle.
 Brakes Electric
 Wheels 15″ white spoke wheels. 16″ white spoke wheels.
Fuel tanks 2 × 95 litre (2 × 21 imperial gallon) internal fuel tanks with gauge.
  • 1,500 litre (330 Imperial gallons).
  • External filler (lockable).
  • Gauge and drain.
Hitch Hitch with pintle/ball. 6 hole adjustable hitch with pintle/coupler.
 Jack Front leveling jack. 8,000 lb drop let jack.
Safety chain and hooks Yes
 Transportation tie downs At each corner.

Optional Features

Here is a list of our factory-installed options.

  • Long Run Oil System® package.
  • LED Lamps.
  • Positive air shut-off Chalwyn manual.
  • Fuel/water separator.
  • Electric fuel gauge.
  • 1 or 2 – 136 litre (30 Imperial gallons) aluminum auxiliary fuel tanks.
  • 1 – 30A, 60A or 100A Crouse Hinds (pin & sleeve) receptacle.
  • Ground rod with 20 ft. cable.
  • Spare tire with mount.
  • Aluminum wheels.
  • Full fan/belt guarding.
  • Thermostatically controlled coolant shutters.
  • Battery box.
  • Diesel-fired coolant heater— push/pull switch (can be upgraded to 24 hour timer).
  • Custom paint colour—powder coat.
  • Oil level gauge/shut down.
  • Sound attenuation canopy.
  • “Rhino Guard” trailer.
  • Rear fuel stations (use fuel tank to fill other equipment).

Dimensional Drawings

PowerTower PT4023

Extreme Duty PowerTower PT4023XD and PT4030XD

Model Photos

Custom distribution 60 amp Crouse Hinds.
Light up your event. PT4030XD.
Fuel Station to go. PT4023XD.
PT4023XD jobsite workhorse.
Custom colour to match your fleet?


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