Portable Traffic Lights


Master Hire’s PTL-3 type 1 portable traffic lights are remotely operated, keeping traffic controllers off the road, out of harm’s way. The units can be controlled via one hand controller and one traffic controller, making them very easy to use. These portable traffic lights comply with Queensland Transport & Main Roads specifications and offer improved safety over the traditional Stop/Go signs. Made in Australia, the PTL-3 type 1 traffic light is lightweight and very easy to set up and move by one person. The unit is mounted on a sturdy foldable stand able to be positioned off the road, safely away from traffic.


These units can be used in various modes to suit different applications.

Single – When the remote is paired with only one light head, the operation mode is always single unit mode and the remote controller only operates this single light head.

Shuttle – This is the most common operation mode when there is a single lane of traffic at a works site with traffic travelling in alternate directions while works are proceeding in the other lane. The traffic controller sets up one traffic light unit at each end of the job site and is then able to operate the red and green lights. For safety reasons, only one light can displayed green at any one time.

Gating or Plant Crossing – This application is used when there is a works site where traffic can travel in both directions and at times when all traffic is required to stop (for example when a piece of plant needs to cross the road). In this mode of operation, each unit displays both green lights simultaneously and then both red lights to the approaching traffic when required.


Each portable traffic light unit comes complete with an external battery and remote control. The internal battery can be fully charged in less than 5 hours. The external battery will provide up to 50 hours of run time. The can be controlled remotely by a radio controller which has a sunlight-readable screen so you can work in direct sunlight.

Product training and guidance

Our portable traffic lights are easy to use and Master Hire’s free customer hand over includes a thorough walkthrough and equipment training to ensure you can operate the unit safety at all times.

Delivery and Pick Up

Master Hire offers convenient delivery and pick up options. Speak to our team for delivery rates which may vary depending on location. For more information, or to enquire about our hire rates, contact Master Hire 1300 107 107.

For your safety, convenience and WHS obligations, user manuals and hazard assessments are available for a range of equipment.

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Product Documents

Operators Manuals

These specifications are a guide only based on the supplier’s specifications.

Portable Traffic Lights
Power Source Battery
Lamp Type & Size LED lamps 200mm
Operation Time 15hrs (50hrs with External Battery)
Charge Time 5hrs (12V / 240V Charger)
Range Up to 1000m
Weight 11kg
Stowed Length 1140mm
Stowed Width 320mm
Stowed Height 450mm
Operating Length 1100mm
Operating Width 1100mm
Operating Height 2350mm (ext 3350mm)