Coates Hire lights up its fleet

By Joe Malone06 September 2018

Australian rental company Coates Hire has struck a AUS$1.8 million deal to purchase extra low voltage lighting towers from manufacturer Morris Site Machinery.

SMC TL90 Ultimate ELV with Halo Lamp Head

Coates’ SMC TL90 Ultimate ELV

The order came as a result of Morris visiting Coates during an Australian business tour and showcasing five of its latest products.

Working with its Australian service partner, Access Service Australia PTY, Morris Site Machinery has provided its SMC TL90 Standard ELVs and the latest SMC Ultimate TL90 ELVs, all featuring the added safety features including speaking alarms, lockable isolators and an easy lift jockey wheel.

The models were fitted with the company’s anti-glare HALO lamp heads, which are said to be virtually indestructible and deliver 360° of 1200W diffused light from four 300W LED quadrants. The quadrant diffuser is constructed from an LLDPE material, similar to that used in highway products like road safety cones, and creates a bright, anti-glare, even spread of light.

Phil Winnington, international business director, Morris Site Machinery, said, “This latest contract win shows once again the overseas appetite for innovation. Our products are outperforming our competitors’ in the challenging temperature and terrains in Australia and the combination of our specially designed ELV option together with the new anti-glare lamp head is proving highly successful.

“This order illustrates how we work with our customers, developing products to meet specific requirements and bringing cutting-edge technology to provide greater choice. There are more than 24 modifications now available with our lighting towers, so we can design models to suit the customer’s needs, be that a different wheel size, dual voltage socket or a level sensor.”

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