X-Marker Warning Signal


The Wanco X-Marker is a runway closure signal that efficiently and effectively warns pilots of closed airport runways and taxiways, and protects maintenance crews working in these areas. Proven technology, the X-Marker has been successfully tested at a major international airport, and is in extensive use at airports today.

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  • 13 sealed-beam white lights provide high visibility
  • Extremely portable, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Can be towed one at a time or in tandem
  • Rapid deployment and easy setup
  • Vertical or horizontal coverage
  • Lockable control box and engine cage
  • Perkins industrial diesel engine with 30-gallon fuel tank
  • Approximately 100 hours of continuous operation on a single tank of fuel
Tow hitch
  • Lunette ring for 3-inch pintle hook

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

Dimensions — feet (m)
Traveling length, single26.5 (8.08)
Traveling length, tandem42.5 (12.95)
Traveling height12.5 (3.81)
Trailer width8.0 (2.44)
Operating height21.0 (6.40)
Arm length27.0 (8.23)
X-shape (square), deployed19.1 (5.82)
FrameWelded structural steel
CoatingPowder-coated and oven-baked
Axle assembly2000-lb. capacity
Idler hub, 5 on 4.5-inch BC
Double eye leaf springs
TiresST205/75D-15BB trailer tires
Standard tow hitch2-inch ball coupler SAE, Class 2, 3500-lb. capacity
Lights, front
Lamp typeSealed beam with screw terminals
PAR 46
Voltage12.8 Vdc
Wattage50 W
Candle power160,000
Beam spread6.5 degrees horizontal, 4.0 degrees vertical
Configuration3 lights per section, 6 lights per arm, 1 light at center
13 lights total, equally spaced
Lights, back
Lamp typePAR 36 LED
Configuration1 light at each end of arms
4 lights total
Power system
EnginePerkins 403D-07 industrial-grade diesel engine
Fuel consumptionApprox. 0.2 gallons hour
Fuel tank on trailer30-gallon capacity
Run timeApprox. 150 hours per tank of fuel
BatteryOne Group 27, 810 CCA, 12 Vdc
GeneratorMecc Alte 4.0kw 60Hz
Stability outriggersTelescoping design, 123-inch (3.12 m) span at full extension
Arm-frame adjustabilityPivots from 0° to 90°
Can level and tilt to optimum angle of 5° from vertical
Hand-winch2500-lb. capacity, friction safety brake, 1/4-inch galvanized 7x19 aircraft cable
Spring tiltLeaf spring tilts arm-frame assembly off vertical position

†Specifications subject to change without notice.

The X-Marker is suitable for day, night, and adverse weather conditions. Its size and shape recognition are extraordinary, and its ease of deployment is exceptional.

Two 27-foot arms form the X-Marker’s “X” shape. Each arm has six white spot lights for high visibility. The flashing rate is adjustable. The “X” frame assembly can pivot from horizontal to completely vertical and beyond, with 105 degrees of rotation.

The large X-Marker “X” is distinguishable from other lighted visual devices used on airports. Pilots can see the bright flashing lights on the runway from 3 to 6 miles away, depending on environmental conditions. Pilots can distinguish the flashing light as an “X” at 2 miles, which provides ample opportunity to execute a safe missed approach.

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