Compact Diesel Light Towers


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Wanco Compact Light Towers are truly unique, designed with the features our customers ask for most often. It has the tallest tower in its class, over 24 feet, and the lights can be aimed from the ground when the tower is fully lowered. The compact design allows up to 18 units on a single 53-foot truck, reducing per-unit shipping cost and improving overall cost. Available with metal halide lights, LEDs or balloon lights.

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Wanco Compact Light Towers are all about size and efficiency. They save you money right from the start by fitting more units on a truck, then save you even more with features that include an extra-large fuel tank and lights you can adjust without a step.

When you order a fleet of new Wanco Compact Light Towers—up to 18 units—it fits on a single 53-foot truck, giving you more units for the same shipping cost. A small footprint and fold-up tow bar make this light tower extremely compact for storage as well, so it takes up less space both on the job-site and in your yard.

Its small size doesn’t sacrifice performance, though. When paired with the largest fuel tank in its class, its robust industrial‑grade power plant provides the longest run time of any compact light tower available — about 240 hours before refueling.

Wanco Compact Light Towers are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to achieve superior illumination whether you choose LED or metal halide lights. Our LEDs are the most powerful you’ll find on any LED light tower in any class, and our HIDs use a highly reflective fixture design that puts maximum light on the job for longer, increasing productivity and safety, saving you time and money. Balloon lights are also available.

Efficiency and safety continue with durable components that will last, and thoughtful design features that may surprise you. Rental houses will love the heavy-duty leveling jacks and the only all-steel cabinet available in a compact model. Users can aim the lights while standing on the ground, before raising the tower — no ladder needed, no need to climb on the trailer — and the always vertical tower is easy to raise and lower with a dual‑handle manual winch or a power winch.

Compact and efficient, cost-effective to own and operate, the unique Wanco Compact Light Tower is impressively unlike any other.


  • Up to 18 units on a single truck
  • Aim lights from the ground
  • Heavy gauge all-steel body
  • Tallest of all compact light towers
  • Largest fuel tank and longest run time in its class

Transport and Storage

  • Compact design takes up less space when shipped or stored
  • Fold-up tow bar reduces footprint when stored
  • Up to 18 units fit on a single 53-foot flatbed trailer
  • Balanced design and short height ensure the best towing experience of any light tower
  • Two units can be tandem towed (when allowed — towing regulations vary by region)


  • Compact design is easy to maneuver and deploy
  • Balanced design makes it easy to move the trailer by hand with just one person
  • Three outriggers and four leveling jacks provide stability when deployed
  • Lights can be safely adjusted from the ground, with no need to climb on equipment
  • Lights are aimed independently and hold their position without tools
  • Single winch raises and lowers the tower smoothly and easily
  • Dual-pulley system lifts each tower section from below, reducing the cable load by 50% and balancing the load for smooth transition up and down
  • Tower rotates nearly 360 degrees, reducing the need to frequently move the trailer
  • Tower is the tallest available on a compact light tower
  • Lights operate at any height
  • LED lights are the brightest available on a compact light tower


  • All-steel, weather-resistant equipment cabinet protects controls, engine and other components from the elements
  • Hinged door panel with latch provides access to controls, engine and electronics
  • Lockable door latch protects components from unauthorized access
  • Control panel includes circuit breakers for lights and convenience outlet
  • Control panel features engine hour meter and LED status indicators
  • Convenience outlet with dedicated circuit breaker powers auxiliary equipment
  • Main power circuit breaker provides added protection and instant-off to prevent engine damage
  • Optional auto-start/stop system provides dusk-to-dawn or programmable schedule operation

Power System

  • Rugged industrial diesel engine paired with a premium four-pole generator
  • Large fuel tank extends run time between refueling
  • Fuel tank is the largest available on a compact light tower
  • Glow-plug preheat system improves cold-weather starting
  • Optional cold-weather package ensures starting in severe cold
  • Automatic engine-shutdown system protects engine from damage due to low oil pressure and high coolant temperature


  • Removable top panel and door, and fold-down rear panel, provide unimpeded access to engine, generator and electrical components
  • All-welded structural steel frame ensures durability and long life
  • Durable powder-coat finish resists the elements
  • Sealed maintenance-free start battery
  • Standard trailer tires
  • Bolt-on fenders can be replaced if damaged



  • 350-watt LEDs
  • 480-watt LEDs
  • LED balloon lights

Tower lift

  • Power-operated winch
  • Hydraulic lift


  • Kubota
  • Mitsubishi

Power system

  • 8kW
  • 6kW
  • 50Hz


  • Heavy-duty axle
  • Torsion axle
  • Combo tow hitch
  • Lunette ring for pintle hitch

Other options

  • 240V twist-lock receptacle
  • High-power battery
  • Cold-weather start package
  • Auto start/stop controller
  • Emergency-stop button

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


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Approx. 1965 lb (891kg)


Approx. 1580 lb (717kg)



MIG welded, unibody-style


Trailer: Hot-dipped galvanized
Cabinet: Oven-baked powder coated

Tow hitch

Standard 2-inch ball coupler



Lights* — Metal halide


Four 1000 W metal halide lamps

Luminous flux

86,850 lm per lamp
347,400 lm total initial intensity


33,575 sq ft (3120 m²)
0.7707 acre

Lights* — Optional 350-watt LEDs


Four 350 W LED fixtures

Luminous flux

52,525 lm per fixture
210,100 lm total


30,290 sq ft (2815 m²)
0.6954 acre

Lights* — Optional 480-watt LEDs


Four 480 W LED fixtures

Luminous flux

61,205 lm per fixture
244,820 lm total


33,175 sq ft (3080 m²)
0.7616 acre

Lights* — Optional balloon lights


Two 650 W LED balloon lights
360-degree beam angle

Luminous flux

65,000 lm per balloon
130,000 lm total

Coverage, ≥0.5 fc

4625 sq ft (430 m²)
0.1062 acre

Output power


6 kW or 8 kW


120 V or 240 V


50 A @ 120 V
25 A @ 240 V


60 Hz or 50 Hz

Voltage regulation

±6%, no load to full load

Power system

Engine type

Tier 4 Final diesel, 3-cylinder, 4-cycle, liquid-cooled

Engine speed*

1800 rpm @ 60 Hz or
1500 rpm @ 50 Hz

Generator type

Brushless, class H

Generator wattage*

6 kW or 8 kW


AGM 12 Vdc, 550 CCA

Max. power output*

Mitsubishi engine: 12.2 hp (9.1 kW)
Kubota D1005: 13.1 hp (9.8 kW)
Kubota D1105: 15.4 hp (11.5 kW)


Mitsubishi engine: 58.09 in³ (952 cm³)
Kubota D1005: 61.08 in³ (1001 cm³)
Kubota D1105: 68.53 in³ (1,123 cm³)

Sound level, max. load

68 dB @ 23 ft (7 m)

Fuel tank capacity

60 gal (227 L)

Fuel consumption*

0.25 to 0.49 gal/hr (0.096 to 1.86 L/h)

Runtime before refueling*

350W LEDs:  approx. 240 hrs
480W LEDs:  approx. 190 hrs
Metal halide:  approx. 120 hrs

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*Depending on model.

**Total coverage ≥ 0.5 fc with lights at 24 feet and fixtures tilted 15° down from vertical.

Specifications subject to change without notice.