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’.