Color Message Signs


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Wanco Color Message Signs let you create messages like you never could before. Using Wanco computer software, you can create and combine graphic symbols with text to make bright, colorful messages that stand out. Design your own symbols, import your corporate logo and more. Add text, make multiple message screens and even create simple animations.


  • Full-matrix, 5-color message display
  • Includes software for creating custom messages
  • Touchscreen controller with intuitive interface
  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • High-security battery box with tamper-resistant features

Message Design

  • Message Graphics computer software included for creating custom messages
  • Create, import and edit graphics
  • Add and format text
  • Export messages to sign and save files for copying and editing


  • Under 1800 pounds, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard 2-inch ball coupler tow-hitch
  • Hydraulic lift allows one person to easily raise and lower the message board
  • Tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning
  • Single disc brake holds message board in place during operation, and a cradle
    supports and holds board in travel position


  • Five-color full-matrix display
  • Onboard controller, no laptop required
  • Full-color touchscreen controller with high-resolution display
  • Individual color brightness control for improving contrast
  • Preprogrammed and MUTCD-standard messages
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts
  • Internal clock facilitates schedule programming
  • High-efficiency LEDs for high legibility
  • Energy-efficient operation

Power System

  • Energy-efficient operation for long run times
  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • Charging system shuts down when batteries are fully charged, preventing damage
  • Unique system allows battery charging with solar panels or commercial power
  • Built-in AC charger for manual charging
  • Cooling fans prevent overheating


  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • Individual display modules can be replaced easily
  • Standard 15-inch trailer tires
  • Heavy-duty bolt-on fenders can be replaced if damaged
  • Durable powder-coat finish resists the elements


  • NTCIP compliant


Power system

  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Additional solar

Tow hitch

  • Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball and 2 1/2-inch pintle hook

Other options

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


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Approx. 1763 lbs. (800kg)



MIG-welded, 2 x 3-inch steel tubing

Sign cabinet

Aluminum sheet and welded channels


Powder-coated and oven-baked

Axle assembly

2000-lb. capacity
5 on 4.5-inch BC idler hub
Double eye leaf springs


ST205/75 D15



Five triads of color LEDs form each pixel


Red, Blue, Green, Amber, White


60 pixels wide, 32 pixels high


Designed for 50-degree total viewing

Smallest characters

4 lines, 12 characters

Largest characters

1 line, 5 characters


Preprogrammed and custom

Graphics software

Wanco Message Graphics

PC-based software provides the tools necessary for creating custom color messages

System requirements

Any computer running Microsoft Windows



Three 4D AGM, 12 Vdc

Battery capacity

600 Ah total

Battery charger

45 A

Solar panels

260 W

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Specifications subject to change without notice.