12kW Light Tower


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The Wanco 12kW Light Tower is based on our most compact mobile generator. Designed for versatility and ease of use, the generator provides plenty of power while doubling as a full-featured high-intensity LED light tower. Industrial-grade construction ensures durability, longevity and reliable operation, while low fuel consumption lengthens run times, greatly reducing refueling and maintenance costs.

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The Wanco 12kW Light Tower optimizes the benefits of LED technology for brilliant illumination and extraordinary fuel savings.

Tower and Lights

The telescoping vertical tower is compact when stored and rises to just under 25 feet when deployed. A single winch raises and lowers the tower. Light fixtures can be aimed individually from the ground — without tools and without having to climb up on the equipment — and the lights operate at any height. The tower rotates even when fully extended.

Wanco’s industrial grade, 350-watt LED light fixtures are extremely durable and incredibly bright, providing nearly 200,000 total lumens. The LEDs have a 50,000-hour lifespan that equates to over 10 years of use, significantly reducing the need for maintenance and lowering overall cost of ownership.

Power and Controls

The 12kW power system features a rugged Perkins Tier 4 final diesel engine and an oversized PMG alternator for 300% motor starting capacity.

The system includes a Deep Sea 7320-series digital controller with a sophisticated level of features and functions. The easy-to-use interface provides for manual and auto-start modes with event logging. The controller’s heated and backlit display continuously shows operating conditions, including alerts and engine and shutdown status.

A double-wall steel fuel tank is integrated and includes connections for attaching an auxiliary tank.


Exceptional power efficiency and fuel savings create a smaller carbon footprint compared to other diesel light towers. Low fuel consumption not only lengthens run times, it greatly reduces refueling and overall maintenance costs.

Integral sound attenuation provides superior noise reduction — just 59 dBA at 23 feet (7 meters). Built-in fluid containment protects against ground contamination from leaks, spills and drips.


  • 24-foot vertical tower
  • 12kW industrial generator
  • 196,000 total lumens with 350-watt LED fixtures
  • Perkins Tier 4 final diesel engine
  • Connections for auxiliary fuel tank

Lights and Tower

  • Aim lights without tools
  • Lights can be safely adjusted from the ground, with no need to climb on equipment
  • Lights rotate 360 degrees
  • LEDs are instant-on and immediately full intensity — no warm-up or cool-down, never any waiting
  • 50,000-hour LED lifespan reduces maintenance, never replace a light bulb
  • Industrial-grade fixtures are heavy-duty, rugged and extremely durable
  • Lights operate at any height

Power System

  • Perkins Tier 4 final heavy-duty diesel engine, 4-cycle, indirect injection
  • Large fuel tank for long run times
  • Oversized alternator with PMG for 300% motor starting capacity
  • Double-wall steel fuel tank and environmental containment basin
  • Sound attenuation for superior noise reduction
  • Emergency-stop switch located on outside of enclosure


  • Fully lockable enclosure including doors and fuel fill
  • Heavy gauge steel enclosure, powder-coated for durability and long life
  • Closed cell foam insulation for sound attenuation and noise reduction
  • Torsion axle for superior towing


Power system

  • Auto-start/stop system
  • Cold-soak prevention system

Tow hitch

  • Heavy-duty lunette ring for 3-inch pintle hook
  • Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball and 3-inch pintle hook

Other options

  • Electric tower winch

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




Welded structural steel


Oven-baked powder coating

Tow hitch

Standard 2-inch ball coupler




Light fixtures

Four adjustable LED fixtures

Luminous flux

49,000 lumens per fixture
196,000 total lumens

Coverage area

14,400 sq ft (1350 m²)

Power draw

350 W per fixture

Light height

24 feet (7.3 meters) fully extended,
lights operate at any height

Power system


Perkins 403F-15G
4-cycle, indirect injection diesel

Prime rating

11.9 kW

Output voltages


Fuel tank capacity

50 gal (190 L)

Run time, continuous

lights only, 312 hrs
generator only
    185 hrs @25% load
     92 hrs @50% load
     46 hrs @100% load

Sound level, max. load

59 dBA @ 23 feet (7 m)

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Specifications subject to change without notice.