Mine-Spec Light Towers


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Wanco Mine-Spec Light Towers are designed specifically for the harsh environmental conditions and rigorous operating demands of the mining industry—which also makes them perfect for oil and gas field applications. Rugged construction ensures dependable operation and long lifespan. Performance and safety features include an auto-start/stop control system, integrated fluid containment, emergency-stop system and more.

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These light towers are built tough for dependable operation and long lifespan. Their heavy-duty construction includes a fully welded structural steel frame, all-steel enclosure and industrial-grade power plant for continuous peak performance.

Ideal for use in environmentally sensitive areas, integrated fluid containment protects against leaks and spills, eliminating costly cleanup expenses and regulatory fines. Superior fuel efficiency, low fuel consumption and extended service intervals all serve to reduce the light tower’s carbon footprint and operating costs.

Safety features include an emergency-stop button, battery disconnect switch, exhaust shield, muffler wrap and fan and belt guards. An externally-mounted fire extinguisher bracket is standard. Wanco’s unique dual-pulley system lifts each tower section from below, balancing the load and improving safety. Four stabilizer jacks and two outriggers provide stability.

Conveniences include a Deep Sea Electronics auto-start/stop control system, cold-weather-start protection, watertight convenience outlets, wheel chocks and ample tool and equipment storage inside the wide-body enclosure. The equipment cabinet can be locked against unauthorized access. A flashing beacon warns of low fuel level or active fluid containment.

Choose either LED or metal halide lights when specifying your light tower. Wanco’s proprietary LED fixtures are the brightest available on any portable light tower, with long life and instant‑on functionality among their top features. Wanco’s metal halide fixtures feature high‑intensity parabolic reflectors that increase illumination.


  • Brightest LEDs of any light tower
  • Unique mast design for increased safety
  • Large usable internal storage space
  • DSE automatic dusk-to-dawn controller
  • Polar cold-start system prevents cold-soaking


  • High-efficiency light fixtures provide uniform light pattern
  • Durable fixtures ensure longevity and dependability
  • Zinc-plated tower for protection against the elements and corrosion
  • Two outriggers and four leveling jacks provide stability
  • Deep Sea Electronics auto-start/stop control system enables automated operation
  • Tier 4 Final diesel engine includes glow-plug preheat system for improved cold-weather starting
  • Fuel capacity of 50 gallons provides extended run times up to 200 hours with Wanco’s exclusive LED light fixtures


  • Dual-pulley system lifts and supports each tower section from below
  • Four leveling jacks and two outriggers provide stability
  • Emergency-stop button easily accessible on cabinet exterior
  • Grounding rod included for safe operation
  • Exterior exhaust shield and muffler wrap protect against burns
  • Battery disconnect switch for safe servicing
  • Fan and belt guards shield moving engine components
  • Front-mounted bracket for externally mounted, user-supplied fire extinguisher
  • Integrated fluid containment protects against leaks and spills
  • Flashing beacon warns of low fuel level or active fluid containment


  • Ample tool and equipment storage inside the wide-body enclosure
  • Rotating tower reduces the need to frequently move the trailer
  • Weather-resistant steel cabinet protects engine and electrical components from the elements
  • Equipment cabinet can be locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Control panel features hour meter for engine operation and circuit breakers for on/off functionality and protection
  • Two exterior 250V AC 20A locking receptacles (“convenience outlets”) for powering equipment, each with a watertight cover that is self-closing when a receptacle is not in use
  • Automatic shutdown system protects engine from damage due to low oil pressure and high coolant temperature
  • Remote-oil-drain valve for easy engine service
  • Extended service intervals reduce frequency and eliminate cost
  • Translucent polyethylene fuel tank provides instant view of fuel level, eliminating the need for a fuel gauge
  • Vertical tower allows efficient transport and storage
  • Two wheel chocks held in external bracket for easy access



  • 350-watt LEDs
  • 480-watt LEDs

Tower lift

  • Power-operated winch
  • Hydraulic lift


  • Kubota
  • Mitsubishi

Power system

  • 8kW
  • 6kW
  • 50Hz

Other options

  • Cold weather start package
  • Sound attenuation
  • External clutch fan with snow hoods

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




Approx. 2525 lb (1145kg)


Approx. 2150 lb (975kg)



MIG welded, unibody-style


Oven-baked powder coating

Tow hitch

Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball or 2 1/2-inch pintle hook



Lights* — Metal halide


Four 1000W metal halide lamps

Luminous flux

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


38,140 sq ft (3545 m²)
0.8754 acre

Lights* — Optional 350-watt LEDs


Four 350W LED fixtures

Luminous flux

52,525 lm per fixture
210,100 lm total


34,605 sq ft (3215 m²)
0.7946 acre

Lights* — Optional 480-watt LEDs


Four 480 W LED fixtures

Luminous flux

61,205 lm per fixture
244,820 lm total


38,490 sq ft (3576 m²)
0.8836 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


12 V dc, 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

71 dB @ 23 ft (7 m)

Fuel tank capacity

50 gal (204 L)

Fuel consumption*

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

Runtime before refueling

Metal halide:  approx. 100 hrs
350W LEDs:  approx. 200 hrs
480W LEDs:  approx. 160 hrs

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*Depending on model.

**Total coverage ≥ 0.5 fc with lights at 30 feet and fixtures tilted 15° down from vertical.

Specifications subject to change without notice.