TELESCOPIC MAST PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM

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For the photographer who requires photos from ground level to 100 feet high. This system is very easy to use and has a very low cost in operations and maintenance.



  • Our FM Series Extendable Telescoping Mast or Pole system is Receiver Hitch, Trailer mounted, Wall Mounted, or on Tripod/Ground Mount.
  • Expensive Payload? See our Locking Option in Action. VIDEOS
    Locking Option May Be Used in Emergency Retract Mode for Damping Action
  • In a War Zone? See our Fast Retract Option in Action. VIDEOS
    30 Foot Mast Can Be Retracted in about 5 SECONDS!
  • Digital Height Encoder with Remote Read Out Available
  • Now HMMWV (HumVee) Bumper Option.
  • 24vdc Standard Winches Available
  • Collapsed (FM-50) is only about 9.8'" long; (FM-70) is only about 13' long & composed of 11' foot sections of tubular Aluminum.
    Ask about our Short Retract Models
  • Tower Weight 40 to 380 lbs., All Aluminum and Stainless Steel (S.S.) Construction. Except for base sections of FM100' Mast, sections are steel.
  • Average Receiver Hitch Mount Weight 100 lbs.
  • High strength S.S. cable, with S.S. pulleys and pins.
  • All aluminum telescoping mast unit constructed of 6061 aircraft quality Square Tube metal.
  • Self lubricating shims insure no metal to metal contact and allow a slippery no maintenance operation.
  • Electro/mechanical Safety Swiches and positive stops, insures the telescoping sections do not over extend or retract too far.
  • Winch power is supplied using a 12volt DC electric winch, (With Emergencey Hand Power Crank) powered either by a auxiliary battery or 12v vehicle power supply. 24VDC Winch Now Available.
  • The independent sections are raised by stainless steel cable rated at 2100 and 1760 lbs depending on stage number and mast size.
  • The cable is supported by Stainless Steel pulleys w/Bronze inserts rated for 1650 lbs. ( rolling weight)
  • The Hitch mount (Vehicle use) is constructed of steel, welded for maximum strength. The mount is custom made for each vehicle type and will mate with any 2" receiver type hitch. (Class 5 Available)
  • Attached to the hitch mount are (2) jack stands which provide stability in the longitudinal axis. These jacks are easily raised or lowered when needed.
  • Cable Guide Rings on each Section of Mast.
  • Guy Line Connections Included.
  • Masts are pinned and most models capable of being laid back for attaching the payload.
  • Electric, In travel mode, the mast sections are all pinned together, with a safety switch to winch power.
  • Manual, In travel mode, the mast sections are all pinned together, with hand winch handle.
  • FM-70 and FM-60 includes hand winch for vertical positioning.
  • Replacement Parts and Parts Kits Available. Field Repairable.
  • Operator Friendly.
  • Only Basic Hand Tools Required.
  • Operator Manuals Provided.
  • Optional Locking System
  • Optional Digital Height Encoder
  • Now Boom Masts up to 50 Feet.
  • Mast Sections Powder Coated, Included.
  • Mast and Hand Winches able to withstand +180F to -40F.
  • 12V/24V Winches able to withstand +140F to -20F.
  • Cold Weather Defrost System Included.
  • NOTE: Any Alteration or Deviation from Original Specifications and Design, Voids all or Any Warranties, or Liabilities.
  • One Year Limited Warranty.
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Mast Model
Stages
Top Section
Tube
Weight
Payload
Capacity***
RETAIL Cost
FM-10'
3
1.5"
50#
50#
PRICING
FM-15'
5
1.5"
70#
50#
PRICING
FM-20'
7
1.5"
85#
50#
PRICING
FM-30'
7
1.5"
110#
50#
PRICING
FM-40'
8
1.5"
150#
50#
PRICING
FM-50'
8
1.5"
180#
50#
PRICING
FM-60'
8
1.5"
305#
50#
PRICING
FM-70'
8
1.5"
470#
50#
PRICING
FM-100'
8
1.5"
1500#
50#
PRICING

FM SERIES MAST SELECTIONS and PRICING


*FM-100' INCLUDES TRAILER*

Electric 12VDC Winch, Manual Winch For Above Standard Masts.
When purchased without the mast.
Electric 12VDC Winch - PRICING
Manual Winch - PRICING
Wall Mounts Available - PRICING
Antenna or Positioner Mount For Above Standard Masts - PRICING
All FM Series Masts include a 12V Electric Winch.
Hand Winch with Brake Available on request.
All FM20 Masts and above, can be converted to Electric Winch.
Hydraulic Cabled Drives Available


HEAVY DUTY MASTS
Capacity in Vertical Position***

Mast Model
Stages
Top Section
Tube
Weight
Payload
Capacity***
Cost
FM-70'HD
8
1.5"
380#
75#
PRICING
FM-60'HD
8
1.5"
305#
100#
PRICING
FM-50'HD
8
1.5"
270#
200#
PRICING
FM-40'HD
8
1.5"
230#
200#
PRICING
FM-30'HD
8
1.5"
160#
200#
PRICING
FM-20'HD
7
1.5"
130#
200#
PRICING
FM-15'HD
7
1.5"
120#
200#
PRICING


EM SERIES LIGHT DUTY MASTS
25 Pound Payload Capacity
in Vertical Position
All EM Series Masts include a Hand Winch, Receiver Hitch Mount/ Trailer Mount OR Wall Mount, and Mast Top Adapter.
Sorry, only our easy to use hand winches available.
Powder Coating any color extra.
Flat Rate Shipping on all EM Series Masts


Mast Model
Stages
Top Section
Tube
Retracted Length
Payload
Capacity***
RETAIL Cost
EM-10'
3
1.5"
56.5"
25#
PRICING
EM-15'
3
1.5"
78.5"
25#
PRICING
EM-20'
3
1.5"
102.5"
25#
PRICING
EM-30'
3
1.5"
145"
25#
PRICING
EM-40'
4
1.5"
145"
25#
PRICING
EM-50'
5
1.5"
150"
25#
PRICING
EM-60'
7
1.5"
160.5"
25#
PRICING

**EM-60', EM-50', EM-40', and EM-30' on Receiver Hitch Mounts may have a Winch for tilting mast back to load the payload.**
Powdercoating any color available
EM SERIES MASTS
EM SERIES MASTS


Through the Roof Models Available NOW. PRICING
FM-100 WITH TRAILER - PRICING
Specifications subject to change if we can make it better.
FM30 - FM-50 - FM-60 - FM-70 Includes the Receiver Hitch Mount
FM-60 - FM-70 Includes the Receiver Hitch Mount Hand Winch for raising mast to operating position
FM-100 Includes the Mounting Brackets
All FM Series Masts include a Electric Winch. Hand Winch with Brake Available on request.
Flexiable Mounting Positions
No pneumatic seals to wear out, no compressor to fail when you need it the most!
No nylon straps to rot in the sun and fail.
All Weather Unit. -50 Deg. F to 140 Deg. F operating range. No Charge De-icer available.
Mounted on Jeep

Trailer Models - Mast Not Included
Price
FMT1 - For FM20 to FM60 Standard Masts, comes with corner jacks. 5x8 Deck. PRICING
FMT2 - For Moderate wind conditions for FM30 to FM60 Standard Masts, comes with outriggers. 5x8 Deck PRICING
FMT3 - For high wind conditions for FM40 to FM60 Masts, or for FM70 Mast, comes with outriggers,
Tamden Wheels, 5x14 Deck
PRICING
FMT4 - For high wind conditions with FM70 Mast, or when Deck Area must be larger, comes with X outriggers,
Tamden Wheels, 5x14 Deck
PRICING
FM-100T-1 This trailer for the FM-100' Mast, or for custom mounting.
Comes with Tamden Wheels, custom outriggers.
PRICING


Be in operation within moments of arriving on the scene

We now have the FM Series, QuickMast. This mast is without a winch, and is operated by a handle. Up to 20 feet. Raises in less than one second. Call about the FM20QM

CUSTOM MASTS AVAILABLE





In The Field, Iraq
In The Field, Iraq
Half Way Extended
Half Way Extended
  • 50 Foot Mast.
  • Vehicle Receiver Hitch Mount.
  • Guy Supports
  • LWPT Positioner.
  • 360+ degree pan unit.
  • 30 degree tilt unit.
  • Weight capacity up to 5 pounds.
  • Canon 20D.
  • Canon Extended USB Cable.
  • Laptop Computer.
  • 70 feet of control cable and light weigh cable reel.
  • Control console. ( Controls Pan/Tilt )
  • 12 volt powered Battery Pack.
  • Electronics Shipping case.
  • Operations manual for the system.
Plug and Play Installation
PRICING
Photography Mast System with vehicle mount

Easily erected and retracted. The mast is designed to meet the needs and withstand the demands placed upon it under field conditions. They are robustly constructed from heat treated aluminum alloy.

CONTROL SYSTEM

The Control System Electronics comes with a Plug and Play configeration. The console controls the positioner pan and tilt. With 360+ degrees of pan available and +-15 degrees of tilt control. The LAPTOP Computer controls all functions of the Canon 20D Camera.

Sample Images. Resolution is keep low for faster loading.

Camera System using the QTM 50 Mast with Tripod. Optional Receiver Hitch and Wheel Mount is Available.

QTM 50 MAST SYSTEM


Tripod Setup

Then, as now, the distinguishing feature is the attached handpump. This method of extension makes the mast self contained, lightweight, easy to extend and very gentle in retraction. QTM series masts are used for lifting camera units, antennas, sound measurement, and air polution monitoring equipment.

There is also a full range of Accessories available, including the free standing tripod shown above, as well as guy & guy pickets for use in strong winds, weather covers, vechicle mounting and shelter attachment brackets.

Pneumatically extended, telescopic, aluminium alloy, makes the principle simple, as our competitors have found. Being complete with attached hand pump, they are a complete system in themselves. What turns simplicity into sophistication are the details, included on every mast.

Clamping collars which make erection permanent at any height, up to the maximum of the mast, independent of air pressure. Guy collars are already fixed at the most appropriate height. A 24 mm clamp collar that really clamps the spigot of the headload and releases instantly when required, every time, year after year.

Tripod Arrangement Receiver Hitch Mount Wheel Mount




Also available is the FM50, 50 Foot Heavy Duty Mast. 12 VDC Driven.
Birds Eye View
Mount the system on a trailer as an option








Jeep Mounted

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