Pneumatic Light Mast With Eighteen Feet Of Extension Released By Larson Electronics

Mar 14, 2013, 09:10 ET from Larson Electronics

KEMP, Texas, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to its wide array of industrial grade lighting and accessories, Larson Electronics has announced release of a high performance light mast designed to operate with compressed air for easy and safe deployment.  Designed to provide high stability and easy operation, the PLM-18 Pneumatic Light Mast can elevate 150 lbs of lighting equipment up to 18 feet in height safely and quickly without tiring hand cranks or winches. Powered by an included compressor and prewired for connecting power and devices, this mast is ideal for construction and industrial professionals who desire an easily and quickly deployed tower solution.


The Larson Electronics PLM-18 telescoping pneumatic light mast operates pneumatically with high pressure air and gives operators the ability to deploy lighting equipment, cameras, and electronic devices quickly and safely without the need for tiring hand cranks or winches. This tower is powered by an included 1/3 horsepower compressor and all the wiring is mounted internally within a 6 wire harness with 12 inches of wiring extended from both ends of the tower for easy connection of power sources and devices. A release valve located at the bottom of the tower allows operators to easily collapse the unit for precise height control or transport. The tower is comprised of three sections and can be extended to heights ranging from 8 feet to 18 feet, allowing operators to elevate the equipment according to the best operation of the attached devices.  The bottom of this tower features a 12 inch square, ½ inch thick mounting base-plate which has been drilled to accept four ¾ inch mounting bolts for secure installation onto truck beds or mounting platforms. The upper end of light tower features a 24 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick locking mounting plate to allow easy connection and removal of lighting equipment and similar devices. The tower itself is constructed of heat treated aluminum tubing, providing high strength and durability as well as lighter weight than steel towers. The tower and hardware weighs 300 lbs and can easily support up to 150 lbs of equipment safely. This is a heavy duty tower assembly and ideal for commercial and industrial applications where fast setup and secure placement is important. Larson Electronics also offers a variety of options with this unit including outfitting the tower with metal halide or LED light bars, custom section lengths, and larger mounting plates.

"The PML-18 pneumatic mast is ideal for simplistic elevation of lighting and other equipment to 18 feet in height," said Rob Bresnahan with  "The pneumatic light mast series is an alternative to our crank up style masts.  The pneumatic masts collapse to a shorter height than our crank up masts, but they do require power for the compressor.   For example, the PML-18 collapses to eight feet, while our comparable LM-20 crank up mast collapses to 12 feet.  In either case, we make fold over assemblies so that operators can lay these down on trailers for transport."

Larson Electronics has manufactured a wide variety of high quality industrial grade lighting and related accessories for over 40 years and services federal and local agencies as well as the military, utilities, and emergency services sectors.  Larson Electronics' full inventory can be viewed by visiting them on the web at You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more about custom ordering and manufacturing options. For international inquires call 1-214-616-6180 for more details.

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