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Mobile Telescopic Tower Solutions for Military Applications

The Will-Burt Company has been a manufacturer of mobile telescoping masts and towers for more than 40 years.

401 Collins Blvd,
Orrville, Ohio 44667,
United States of America

The Will-Burt Company is the world’s premier manufacturer of telescoping masts for elevation of surveillance sensors, communications antennas and remote operated weapons systems. Will-Burt designs and manufactures a complete line of standard and custom-built telescopic masts using the finest materials, advanced engineering and quality testing to consistently deliver the world’s best vehicle, shelter and field deployed masts. Our products are designed and manufactured to meet MIL-STD-810 and are field proven in the harshest environments.

Masts, towers and positioners for defense departments

Will-Burt’s extensive telescopic tower range covers pneumatic masts, cable-driven masts, mechanical masts, spindle drive masts, telescoping lattice towers, pan and tilt positioners and other accessories.

The company offers full platform integration services along with metal fabrication, powder coating and contract manufacturing backed by ISO 9001: 2008 certified quality and ISO 14001: 2004 environmental management systems.


Carbon-fiber, electro-mechanical telescopic masts

The revolutionary Will-Burt Stiletto carbon-fiber composite, electro-mechanical mast features the best combination of high strength, low weight and great stability in the industry.

Stiletto is the lightweight, compact mobile solution for applications requiring rapid automatic deployment, maximum reliability and high-directional pointing accuracy. Stiletto HD is available for enhanced precision and payload capability. It also provides transportable capabilities and is MIL-STD 810F qualified.

The Stiletto AL delivers an extremely stable and compact elevation platform for sensors and antennas that require a high degree of pointing accuracy. This high-strength, alloy electromechanical telescoping mast with patent-pending automatic locks safely deploys payloads at any height.

The Stiletto AL is a cost-effective elevation platform designed to meet stringent program requirements.

Pneumatic non-locking masts for communications

Will-Burt’s range of low-maintenance, oil-less air compressor systems, are designed for optimal performance and used with the Will-Burt telescoping masts.

The company’s locking pneumatic masts are ideal for military communications, mobile radar applications and elevated testing. When a mast deployment is required for longer periods, the mast remains extended without air pressure due to the locking collars.

Guying is also available on vehicle mounted, heavy-duty (HDL) locking models of up to 60ft (18m), as well as heavy-duty, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) models. Super (SHDL) and ultra heavy-duty locking (UHDL) models include larger payload capacities and greater unguyed heights.

Will-Burt pneumatic non-locking telescoping masts are ideal for the deployment of transmission or surveillance equipment. Available in both standard duty and heavy-duty models, these masts offer a solution for heights up to 23m and payloads of approximately 680kg.

Telescopic cable-drive masts for military environments

The KVR and KVL telescopic cable-drive mast systems are used within military and commercial-based environments, including lighting, surveillance and communications testing, and are designed for field, shelter, trailer and vehicle deployment.

Both mast sections comprise close tolerance, precision mast profiles that guarantee precise pointing accuracy, as well as retraction and safe deployment in adverse environments.

Spindle drive masts for surveillance operations

Telescopic crank masts KVL and KVR (also called cable pulls) are for payloads up to 70kg and heights up to 20m. They are suited for heavy communication systems, monitoring solutions, direction finder, target detection systems, etc. and used by the market leaders. These masts uphold their reputation through their robustness and simple operation. The extension and retraction of this mast type is realized through a retractable rope and a separate return rope. This guarantees a reliable operation independent of the weather conditions.

Powered tilt system for stiletto and pneumatic masts

Will-Burt’s Stiletto tilt system is suited for rapid deployment and nested height applications, and its efficient design allows for mast locking and rapid tilting.

The Stiletto tilt’s low height matches C-130 transportability requirements and low-center concealment or gravity of the mast payload. The system is also made suitable for installation with a range of mission-configured vehicle platforms such as flat-bed transports, pick-up trucks and trailers.

Man-Portable Mast Systems

The Will-Burt AM2 AntennaMast model is a portable, lightweight, rugged, aluminum tripod mast designed for rapid payload deployment. The AM2 can raise multiple devices on an individual mast and is highly flexible and reliable.

Users can lift and lower larger payloads in a secure way without disassembling the mast system by using the EZ Raze™ system and its safety brake and cable winching device. The mast tube lift winch supplies mechanical assistance for mast tube lifting for heavier payloads, and the mast tubes and payload can also be elevated by breach loading the tubes through the tripod center collar.

The Expedition series (Ranger mast) is the lightest, most durable, rapid deploying, single man-portable field masts in the world. This system is equipped with lightweight payloads and can be deployed quickly by extending 1.2m sections to heights from 2.5m to a maximum of 18.3m. It’s our system for the ‘last mile’.

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Press Releases

  • The Will-Burt Company is displaying at Modern Day Marine

    The Will-Burt Company is participating in Modern Day Marine co-hosted by the the Marine Corps League and the Marine Corps Association. The expo is located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., May 10-12, 2022.

  • The Will-Burt Company to attend SOG Expo

    The Will-Burt Company is participating in the 20th Annual Law Enforcement Equipment & Technology Expo 2022 hosted by the USBP Special Operations Group Morale, Welfare & Recreation Association (SOG MWR). The expo is located at the Biggs Army Airfield and Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, May 4-5, 2022.

  • The Will-Burt Company to Attend ISDEF 2022

    ISDEF 2022 is expecting to host more than 300 exhibiting companies, 10,000 visitors and 50 official delegations. The event will be comprised of an exhibition, conference, live demonstrations as well as a VIP reception.

  • The Will-Burt Company is Participating in ISC West

    Taking place March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, the International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the leading comprehensive & converged security trade event in the U.S.

  • The Will-Burt Company to Participate at World Defense Show

    The Will-Burt Company is attending the World Defense Show located in Saudi Arabia, March 6-9, 2022. Participating in the World Defense Show is an opportunity to present the strengths of our company and connect with government departments, businesses, and armed forces internationally.

  • Masttech, Will-Burt Turkey to Participate in IDEF 2021

    Masttech, a joint venture with The Will-Burt Company, is attending the International Defense Industry Fairs (IDEF) located in Istanbul, August 17-20, 2021. Participating in IDEF is an opportunity to present the strengths of our company and connect with government departments, businesses, and armed forces internationally.

  • The Will-Burt Company to Participate in IDEX 2021

    The Will-Burt Company is attending the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) located in Abu Dhabi, February 21-25, 2021. Participating in IDEX is an opportunity to present the strengths of our company and connect with government departments, businesses, and armed forces internationally.

  • The Will-Burt Company Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

    The Board of Directors along with the Board of Trustees of The Will-Burt Company, a world-leader in the design, manufacture and sales of mobile elevation solutions, introduces Richard J Lewin as the company’s chief executive officer, president, and member of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020. Mr Lewin succeeds retiring CEO Jeffry O Evans, who has led the company since 2002.

  • Will-Burt Launches Remote Locking System for Pneumatic Masts

    Will-Burt’s patented Remote Locking System for pneumatic masts allows an operator to lock and unlock the mast from an assured distance. No manual interaction is required to raise or lower the mast. Operation of the system is intuitive, requiring less training and reducing the risk of operator error.

  • The Will-Burt Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    31 January 1918 was the day Burton W. Cope signed the incorporation documents creating The Will-Burt Company in Orrville, Ohio. A company founded on hard work, integrity, creative thinking and a relentless drive to succeed.

  • The Will-Burt Company Introduced Stiletto® AL at Eurosatory 2016

    The Will-Burt Company, the world's leading manufacturer of mobile elevation solutions, introduced the Stiletto® AL electro-mechanical telescoping mast at this year's Eurosatory exhibition between 13-17 June. The product's debut took place in Paris, France at the US pavilion stand D578.


  • Griffon Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (VBMR)

    The new-generation Griffon 6x6 multi-role armoured vehicles (VBMR) are being acquired by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) to replace the ageing fleet of Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé (VAB) 4x4 armoured personnel carriers, which have been operational with the French Army since 1976.

Products & services

  • Compact Elevation System and Rapid Deployment Elevation System

    Flexibility and superior performance are two keys for mission success. Will-Burt’s Compact Elevation Systems (CES) for pickup trucks and small trailers and the Rapid Deployment Elevation System (RDES) for large trailers deliver fast and precise elevation for a variety of sensors.

  • Tactical Military Trailers

    Will-Burt Germany’s Family of Light and Medium-Weight Tactical Trailers is used by the German Army and other international forces to enhance mobility and logistics capabilities throughout the battlefield. These trailer systems are especially designed for missions involving extraordinary burdens in extreme and arduous terrain.

  • Stiletto Composite Telescoping Mast

    The revolutionary Will-Burt Stiletto carbon fiber composite, electro-mechanical mast features the best combination of high strength, low weight and great stability in the industry.

  • Remote Locking System

    Will-Burt’s patent pending Remote Locking System for pneumatic masts allows an operator to lock and unlock the mast from an assured distance. No manual interaction is required to raise or lower the mast.

  • Quick Erecting Antenna Mast

    Will-Burt’s Quick Erecting Antenna Mast (QEAM) is a series of reliable screw-drive or strap-drive guyed field masts made of high-strength 6061-T6 aluminum tubes. The HDTM 10C and the TM 15C are made from carbon composite tubes.

  • KVL and KVR Telescopic Cable-Drive Masts

    Will-Burt Germany’s Family of light duty Telescopic Cable Drive Masts is characterized by lightweight construction in addition to superior stability, reliability and long life. The GEROH KVL and GEROH KVR mast systems are in use in military and commercial applications such as communications testing, surveillance and lighting and are designed for vehicle, trailer, shelter or field deployment.

The Will-Burt Company World Headquarters
401 Collins Blvd
Orrville, Ohio 44667
United States of America

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Will-Burt UK
Unit 5b, Station Approach
Four Marks, Alton
GU34 5HN
United Kingdom

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Will-Burt Asia
1 Fullerton Road, #02-01
One Fullerton

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Will-Burt - Germany
Fischergasse 25
91344 Waischenfeld

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Integrated Tower Systems: A Will-Burt Company
2703 Dawson Road
Tulsa, OK USA 74110
United States of America

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Will-Burt Turkiye
Ahi Evran OSB Mahallesi
Nahcivan Caddesi, No: 8/2
Ankara 06935

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