XT Telescopic Mast Range
The regular need for a stable, unguyed mast for civil and military applications was the reason for the development of the XT Series. The mast has proved its usefulness in the most extreme conditions all over the globe.
Built into or on to vehicles, the XT mast can carry headloads up to 130 kg and up to 26 metres. The top of the mast is provided with a substantial flange for the attachment of surveillance equipment, small radars, line of sight links, etc. Extra stability may be added using kevlar or steel guys.
The XT Series has two variants with the same stability. One with plain collars (minimised retracted height) and one with clamp collars to enable the mast to remain extended indefinitely.
The standard XT mast has 8 sections creating a mast with a good retracted/extended height ratio. However, masts may be built with up to 2 sections more or 4 sections less. These special models may be available whenever the application and delivery period demand. Similarly when the vertical retracted height of a mast is too high for general road use, a roof trolley system enables the mast to be carried horizontally on the roof.
Weight has been especially considered when designing the XT Series, all without sacrificing rigidity. This makes them very suitable for vehicles and trailers where cross-country ability is essential. Head is attached by means of a flange, details of which are on the XT Technical Data Sheet.
Standard XT Mast Kits
|Mast Model||XT 6||XT 8||XT 10||XT 12|
|With plain collars Cat. No.||15074||15073||15069||15070|
|Retracted height (mm)||1420||1700||1975||2305|
|With clamp collars Cat. No.||15055||15054||15050||15051|
|Retracted height (mm)||1560||1840||2115||2445|
|Extended height (mm)||6000||8000||10000||12000|
|Top section diameter mm (inches)||114.3 (4½")||114.3 (4½")||114.3 (4½")||114.3 (4½")|
|Base section diameter mm (inches)||203.2 (8")||203.2 (8")||203.2 (8")||203.2 (8")|
|Weight of mast (approx.)||60 kg||70 kg||85 kg||100 kg|
|No. of sections||8||8||8||8|
|Maximum headload||130 kg||120 kg||110 kg||100 kg|
|Antenna mounting flange ø(mm)||190||190||190||190|
|Mast Model||XT 15||XT 18||XT 26|
|With plain collars Cat. No.||15071||15072||18721|
|Retracted height (mm)||2805||3391||4876|
|With clamp collars Cat. No.||15052||15053||18715|
|Retracted height (mm)||2945||3531||5016|
|Extended height (mm)||15000||18000||26000|
|Top section diameter mm (inches)||114.3 (4½")||114.3 (4½")||114.3 (4½")|
|Base section diameter mm (inches)||203.2 (8")||203.2 (8")||203.2 (8")|
|Weight of mast (approx.)||125 kg||140 kg||180 kg|
|No. of sections||8||8||8|
|Maximum headload||80 kg||60 kg||50 kg|
|Antenna mounting flange ø(mm)||190||190||190|
Note: All figures subject to confirmation at time of order.
If desired, the mast can be provided with a rotatable base and other accessories when directional use is requested. For exceptional stability, masts can be guyed.
Roof Bearing - Cat. No. 13025
The perfect way of sealing the vehicle roof where the mast is fitted inside a vehicle and must still be rotatable.
Upper Mounting Bracket - Cat. No. 14232
When an XT mast is mounted externally on a vehicle or shelter this bracket, with teflon bearing for turning the mast, supports the upper part of the mast base tube.
Lower Mounting Bracket - Cat. No. 14233
This bracket should be used in combination with the above upper mounting bracket, to support the base of the mast.
Fixed Base - Cat. No. 13600
The simplest possible base for a non-retractable mast.
Rotatable Base - Cat. No. 13601
Rotate the whole mast on this ball bearing base.
Some Typical Applications
One of the main attributes of the Clark Masts XT Series is the rigidity which lends itself to many applications. Headloads are getting heavier and often are a far cry from the simple antenna of yesterday. We show here some of the roles which XT masts have played in recent years carrying radars, thermal imaging devices, D.M.E. beside the expected dish and gonio antennas.
If you find a need for a reliable lifting device which is not too heavy and does not demand a special vehicle, consider the XT Series. With the willing help of Clark Masts it may be a solution.