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 all the way down. 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 or LED lights, and a Kubota or Mitsubishi engine.


  • Up to 18 units on a single truck
  • Aim lights from the ground
  • Heavy gauge all-steel body
  • Tallest mast in class — 24½ ft (7.5 m)
  • Largest fuel tank in class ­— 60 gal (227 L)

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
  • Low tongue weight 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 while using the winch
  • 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 protect 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



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


  • Low-power LED lights
  • LED balloon lights
  • Power winch
  • Auto start/stop controller

Power system

  • 8kW 60Hz
  • 8kW 50Hz
  • 6kW 50Hz
  • High-power battery
  • Cold-weather start package
  • 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


Oven-baked powder coating

Tow hitch

Standard 2-inch ball coupler




Metal halide models

Four metal halide light lamps
1000 W per fixture, 4000 W total
440,000 lm total, initial intensity

LED models

Four LED fixtures
480 W per fixture, 1920 W total
231,200 lm total, continuous intensity

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 or 1500 rpm*

Generator type


Generator insulation

Grade H

Generator wattage

6 kW or 8 kW*


AGM 12 Vdc, 550 CCA

Maximum power output

13.1 or 15.4 hp (9.8 or 11.5 kW)*


61.08 or 68.53 in³ (1001 or 1123cm³)*

Sound level, max. load

68 dB @ 23 ft (7m) at max. load

Fuel tank capacity

60 gal (227 L)

Fuel consumption

Metal halide: 0.49 gal/hr (1.86 L/h)
LEDs: 0.31 gal/hr (1.17 L/h)

Runtime before refueling

Metal halide: approx. 123 hrs LEDs: approx. 194 hrs

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*Depending on model

Specifications subject to change without notice.