Larson Electronics: Five-Stage Fifty-Foot Telescoping Light Mast

The LM-50-5S fold-over five-stage light mast from Larson Electronics provides a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy lights, security cameras, and other equipment to elevations up to fifty feet. This light boom can be extended to a height of fifty feet for effective coverage and collapsed to thirteen feet.

The tower is constructed of square steel tubing with a base section 11 feet in length and 6-by-6-by3/16-inch-thick with a top section that is 11 feet in length and 2-by-2-by-1/18-inch-thick. Each section of the mast has a fifteen- to eighteen-inch overlap.

The mast is elevated from its folding position with a 2,500-pound hand winch that is fitted with 3/16-inch cable. A second 2,500-pound hand winch provides the 13- to 50-foot elevation of the mast.

The 360° rotation is provided by a single T-Handle. By loosening the T-Handle, operators can rotate the mast with ease in either direction. It can be locked into place once the desired position is found by tightening the T-Handle.

These light masts are typically mounted to trailers or other stable surfaces by a 18-by-18-inch, 3/8-inch-thick mounting base plate which has been predrilled to accept six 1/2-inch anchor bolts. A 44-inch-wide and 1/8-inch-thick mounting plate is attached to the upper section of the mast, which provides a strong and stable platform for lights or equipment.

When lowered to 13 feet, the mast can withstand winds up to 125 miles per hour.

The light tower weighs approximately 1,300 pounds and can easily support and lift 150 pounds of weight. The light tower is shipped standard with two manual hand winches but is offered with optional electric winches for ease of operation.

““With five stage elevation and 360° rotation, our new mast gives operators a very functional and versatile solution to elevate lights, cameras, and any other electrical equipment,” said Rob Bresnahan with

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