Military (Non-Locking) Telescoping Mast

Military Pneumatic Non-Locking Masts from Will-Burt offer a light-weight solution with a high payload lifting capacity. Our Pneumatic Non-Locking Masts also feature high pointing accuracy and long mast life for high performance and dependability. The pneumatic heavy-duty design makes it inherently safe – the payload sits on a “cushion of air” enabling it to better absorb shocks for on-the-move applications*. What’s more, the Pneumatic Non-Locking Masts have controlled exhausting of air for smooth and safe retraction. Locking models are available for extended deployments.

Military Pneumatic Non-Locking Mast

The Will-Burt line of military pneumatic non-locking telescoping masts are ideal for communications and surveillance applications. These masts are free-standing vehicle-mounted units so no guylines are needed. All pneumatic masts can be either vehicle or trailer mounted. Super heavy-duty models feature greater heights and larger payload capacities.

  • Constructed of high strength heat-treated 6061-T6 aluminum tubes
  • Heights up to 76 feet (23 m)
  • Payloads up to 1500 pounds (680 kg)
  • Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) models available

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Military (Non-Locking) Telescoping Mast Specifications and Qualifications

Military Pneumatic Non-Locking Masts from Will-Burt are ideal for military communications, elevated testing and mobile radar applications. When a mast deployment is needed for extended periods, locking collars allow the mast to remain extended indefinitely without air pressure. Guying is optional on Vehicle-mounted heavy-duty locking (HDL) models up to 60 feet (18 meters). Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) heavy-duty models are available. Super heavy-duty locking (SHDL) models feature greater unguyed heights and larger payload capacities. Standard models are shown below. Custom height and payload capacities are available upon request.


  • Two full-length external keys on mast sections
    • Keys and collars maintains directional azimuth
  • Low friction synthetic bearings
    • Protects mast sections and collars for smooth operation and long life
  • Black Hardcoat anodized and sealed aluminum surfaces
    • Meets MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class II
    • Extends life of mast and protects against salt fog corrosion
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  • External Wipers
    • Protects against sand and dust
  • Optional rotatable base for heavy-duty models
    • Manual directional control
  • Accessories
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