Light Towers for Law Enforcement


Safety is always a concern when responding to an emergency at night. Wanco portable light towers provide an independent, light source for any emergency. Four 1000-watt light fixtures top a 30-foot variable-height mast, while an on-board diesel engine with 30-gallon fuel tank provides power. Portable light towers are a proven tool for police, fire and rescue, accident investigation and more.

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  • High-efficiency light fixtures provide uniform light pattern
  • Durable fixtures resist shock and last longer
  • Unique lamp design increases filament life and keeps maximum light on the job longer, increasing productivity while saving time and money
  • Rotating tower allows 360-degree rotation, reducing the need to frequently move the light tower trailer
  • Compact design with removable tow bar allows efficient transport and storage
  • Lockable, weather-resistant, steel cabinet protects components from the elements
  • Two outriggers and four leveling jacks provide stability
  • Control panel features elapsed hour meter, 120-volt GFCI receptacle for powering external equipment, and circuit breakers for on/off functionality and protection
  • Tier 4i diesel engine includes glow-plug preheat system for improved cold-weather starting
  • Automatic engine shutdown system protects engine from damage due to low oil pressure and high coolant temperature
  • Exclusive hinged top panel provides unimpeded access to engine, generator and electrical components
  • Fuel capacity of 30 gallons provides extended run times of 60 to 70 hours between refueling, depending on environmental influences
  • Translucent polyethylene fuel tank provides instant view of fuel level, eliminating the need for a fuel gauge
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  • Kohler

†Some options may not be available for aftermarket installation. Please consult factory.

Dimensions — inches (cm)
Dimensions — inches (cm)
Operating weight
Approx. 1800 lbs. (815kg)
TrailerMIG welded, unibody-style
FinishOven-baked powder coating
Tow hitchCombo-hitch for 2-inch ball or 2 1/2-inch pintle hook
TiresST175/80 D13
LampsFour metal halide
Wattage1000 W per lamp
Output power
Output6 kW
Voltage120 V
Amperage50 A @ 120 V
Frequency60 Hz
Voltage regulation±5%, no load to full load
Power system
Engine type3-cylinder, 4-cycle, liquid‑cooled diesel
Engine speed1800 rpm
Generator typeBrushless
Generator insulationH
Generator wattage6 or 8 kW*
Battery12 V dc, 550 CCA
Maximum power output12.1 hp (9 kW)
Displacement56 cu. in. (916 cm3)
Sound level at maximum load71 dB at 23 feet (7m)
Fuel tank capacity30 gal. (114L)
Fuel consumption0.44 gal./hr. (1.67L/h)
Runtime before refueling60 to 70 hrs., approx.
*Depending on model

†Specifications subject to change without notice.

Light fixtures
The Wanco Light Tower’s high-output fixtures provide the most illumination for the wattage and a uniform light pattern across a wide area. Each light fixture can be aimed independently without the use of tools, and the lights stay in place once positioned.
Light tower
The telescoping tower assembly is reinforced for stability and safety. Two winches raise and extend the mast, with both power- and hand-operated winches available. The light tower mast rotates 360 degrees, and the lights can be operated at any height, reducing the need to move the trailer.
Power system
The power system includes a choice of reliable diesel engines. A 30-gallon fuel tank provides extended run times of 60 to 70 hours between refueling, depending on environmental influences. The translucent polyethylene tank offers an instant view of fuel level, eliminating the need for a fuel gauge.
Wanco has created a unique innovation that greatly improves serviceability. For complete access to the engine, generator and electrical components, Wanco light towers feature a hinged top panel that rises with the mast when maintenance is required. No other light tower makes engine access this easy. The gull-wing side doors may be opened while the maintenance panel is raised, further enhancing access.

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