Depending on your intended use for a mast and which mast you choose there is a full range of equipment available to make vehicle mounting and deployment easy. You should talk to our technical department who will advise on the best solution to suit your needs. Total Mast Solutions have over 450 different types of masts and numerous mounting options available. Whatever your application for a mast system, we can provide a user friendly, tried and tested solution. The mast equipment gallery gives visuals of just some of the many different options available. All of our masts carry the CE mark of quality.
Wireless Pan & Tilt Control Unit
This device enables the user to remotely control the pan and tilt and numerous types of cameras both compact and DSLR, this alleviates the need of cables, this gives you a lot more manoeuvrability and no need to carry around a bulky laptop as this unit comes with a small lightweight 90mm x 160mm LCD monitor which shows you the live feed of the camera enabling you to get that perfect shot with minimum effort.
- Focus & Fire
- Wireless 2.4ghz 4 channel live view video
- Range 50 to 100 meters depending on environment
- Standard camera video lead 3.5mm
- Camera shutter release lead to suit camera
- Power is supplied via P&T Head Operating System
- BM 555a with antennas and leads. 160g
- 7" Monitor built in 2.4 GHz video receiver, range up to 100 meters in ideal conditions.
Wall Mounting BracketA simple wall mounting bracket which enables for a mast to be mounted on to a wall.
12v 85 Ltr/m Compressor
Size: 27cm x 21cm x 11cm
This robust oiless twin cylinder 12 volt - 30 Amp compressor delivers an impressive 85Ltr/M air flow and has a thermal overload protector, and is suitable for masts upto 152mm (or 6") diameter, it comes with an 8 meter quick release curly air pipe with a pressure gauge/regulator and air outtake valve for mast retraction. It has a 2.5M cable with inline fuse and crocodile clamps for attaching to a standard vehicular battery or alternatively to automotive jumpstarters/ inverters.
A carry case is also available.
Robust Weight BagSize: 640mm x 440mm
Specifically designed to fit a standard 25kg bag of sand/aggregate inside, They have two strong webbing bands each with four loops to either secure onto a tripod leg or attach a guy rope to when deploying a mast on hard ground, constructed from robust waterproof materials with a drawstring top and two carry handles. Available in sets of 3 or 6.
In house fabrication and design.If you have special or "one off" requirements for fitting or deployment of your chosen system we can design and fabricate these items usually within 1 week.
Strong lockable weatherproof boxUseful for carrying guys, stakes and other accessories, and also good for protecting electrical equipment. The box can be bolted into position.
Turnable Guying CollarsCommonly used on keyed masts with mast rotation function to stop guys from rotating with the mast.
Field mast mounting picketCommonly used to deploy a mast when a tripod is not required, it can be simply driven into soft ground to a depth of 600mm or concreted in position. They are fabricated from strong 6mm thick galvanised steel and its length is 1200mm. They are a cost effective method of deployment and they also reduce the risk of vandalism.
Wheel-able mast carry caseFormed from robust padded material and with a soft poly prop insert that is soft lined, the base and end also have 9mm plywood integrated for extra protection. It has grab handles each end and in the middle. With wheels on one end, it makes transporting the mast easy and is also useful for protecting the mast during transport in vehicles or on aircraft. All sizes are available.
Lateral mastsUsing a clever angled guy support system, these masts can now be extended laterally up to 6 metres. Customers typically require this for such uses as bridge inspection when using geometric cameras to collect structural data.
Mast guardianSpecifically designed to protect the mast headload and operator, it automatically detects dangers such as overhead obstructions, electrical and magnetic fields and cables, and mast angle and windspeed. It will automatically retract a mast to a safe height. It comes in 2 parts: the detector that fits in to the top of the mast that weighs 1KG and the control box with LED display that fits inside the vehicle.
Inverted mastsBrand new to our range, this is a useful addition to our extensive range of masts. Generally when a mast is used in the inverted (downwards) direction it is used for inspection purposes such as inspecting the conditions of brickwork within air shafts or inside large tanks. Using a mast instead of wire or rope is preferred to maintain camera or other type of equipment in a stable position during the inspection process.
Laptop tray, under tray & rain coverThese can be attached to any of our mast systems.
"P" ClipsThese can be fitted to each section on the mast to alleviate the weight of cables.
Lockable strong steel equipment box with carry handlesCommonly used on trailers or pick up vehicles or inside vans for securing valuable equipment and transporting ancillary equipment or large batteries.
Handheld monitor/ camera control unitGenerally used with portable masts for high level inspection of buildings and other applications. It can control all the required functions of a video (PT2) Pan, tilt and zoom camera and integral rechargeable batteries with a 5 hour working time and a plug in 9V – 12V power adaptor.
Lateral extenderOur newly designed lateral extender is specifically designed to allow a camera or other equipment to be used at a distance of up to 2.5 meters or 8ft from the mast. It allows viewing of previously difficult areas such as behind parapet walls and behind chimneys on roofs and has many applications. It has an adjustable counter balance weight and is constructed from light weight yet strong stainless steel box section. The camera can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The method for deployment is very easy by installing the extender onto the mast then extending the mast with the extender parallel to the building and once above the area to be inspected rotate the mast. It is ideal for roof inspections. Weight 5kg, retracted length 2.050m, extended length 3m
Height extenderThe standard length is 1m but other lengths are available. Strong but lightweight steel construction, available with quick release head load adaptor. Please note that we supply these for applications when the proposed head load is 50% of that stated for the mast.
Rotation beacon with magnetic base and cable.Available in 12 volt, 24 volt or 230 volt Colours – blue, green, orange or red
Motorised mast rotationAvailable in 12V or 24V and useful when a pan and tilt on top is not required. It has a 360° counter which allows precise degree rotation and has a remote control handset which will also control lights etc on top of the mast. It also has a manual turning hand wheel. An upper rotation mounting clamp is available on all keyed masts.
Manual mast rotationAllows full 360° rotation of the entire mast at its base. It has a 360° counter which allows precise rotation and a manual clamp to lock it in the required position. When ordering a manual rotation mast, a rotation hand wheel which clamps around the mast should also be ordered. A rotation upper mounting bracket is also available.
1m high tripod legsUseful when deploying a tripod on embankments or very uneven ground. Can also be used to form a safe working environment by using danger indication tape around the top of the legs at waist height. This is very important when using a tripod in public areas when the tripod legs can be a trip hazard.
Portable mast or tripod carry bagVarious lengths available
Mast top coverAvailable for all masts
Automatic mast head lockingThis disables inadvertent extension of the mast
Overhead obstruction detectorSenses obstacles above the mast – adjustable in 2 meter increments
Mast carrying handle
Warning sounder micro switchActivates an alarm if the vehicle is attempted to be moved with the mast extended
Sand scraper ringsUseful for desert conditions – available for all masts.
Retro fit quick release head load adaptor
Designed for quick removal of cameras / antennas and other equipment. It has a 24mm diameter clamp-able female socket and is constructed from robust solid aluminium. This item should be ordered with all compact masts, masts with the integral mast section cover or masts with the reinforced head load bracket. All these masts come pre drilled and tapped ready to receive this item.
Mast transportation boxA useful addition when purchasing a portable mast, the mast transportation box will accommodate masts up to 115mm (4,5") diameter and 2.8M in retracted length. It has a soft internal liner and a lockable hinged rear door. The front end is aerodynamic and the box is formed from strong yet lightweight full powder coated aluminium. It comes with a set of four fixing clamps for fitting and quick removal to any pair of standard roof rack bars. The newly designed version has a 50mm wide fixing flange along the full length on both sides. Special sized transportation boxes can be supplied as well. They provide a good flat surface area to display advertising and logos etc.
Multi head load adaptorsThere are many types available which are made of strong and durable construction. We can rapidly design and fabricate special or one off adaptors to suit your equipment. They are commonly used for multiple light units or many types of cameras.
Guying or tripod ground stakesThe round types are used to secure tripod legs to soft ground and the angular type for securing guy ropes. Note: we do supply weights for tripods and guys when deploying on hard ground but we do not export these as their weight makes this too expensive. We always provide a technical drawing enabling you to have these made locally which will be cheaper.
Tension-able guy ropesCome with 2 carabinas and are available for all masts. Note. Some masts do not require guys so please check with us prior to ordering.
Steel wire guy ropesFormed from braded strong steel, available in 3, 4, 5 and 6mm diameters and produced in lengths to suit the mast. They come with soft loops and carabinas, as well as a safety certificate with an identified safe working load. Commonly used on taller masts or to eliminate upper movement when sensitive equipment is being used.
1000 Watt power inverterUseful for converting a 12V vehicle or auxiliary battery power to mains 220V and can be used to power many electrical items that require mains voltage, e.g. laptop chargers, camera battery chargers, video equipment etc. It also has a USB charging socket.
Power pack / inverterIdeal for powering compressors, laptops, video equipment etc. It includes a 40AH battery which can be charged from a 12 volt power outlet or cigarette lighter inside your vehicle and from mains power sockets. Both types of charging leads are included and also included is a 240 volt and 12V power outlet and it has a charge level indicator.
Comes with pressure gauge , adjustable regulator and over pressure valve with air out facility. This can be powered by large inverters.
Maximum pressure: 8 bar
Air receiver: 24ltr
Dimensions (mm): 585 x 283 x 595
Compact Air Compressor.
230 volt (50HZ) with pressure regulator / pressure gauge, air outake valve, air shut off valve, 1.58 CFM, 2.8 bar max. This is very quiet when in opperation and can be powered by 1000 watt power inverter available from us and can be linked to a vehicles auxiliary battery.
400mm x 235mm x 140mm weight 4.5kg
Suitable for masts upto 10.5 meters 101mm diameter
Petrol Air Compressor
Petrol Air Compressor comes with pressure gauge and regulator. The tubular frame doubles as a receiver tank and air pressure cylinder.
Receiver capacity: 2.65ltr
Dimensions (mm): 520 x 360 x 440
50ltr / min air compressor with remote hand control12 volt or 24 volt is suitable for masts up to 115mmØ The remote handset extends or retracts the mast. Please note, it is not advisable to use a standard compressor such as tyre inflators as these will damage the mast.
173ltr / min air compressor with remote hand control12 volt or 24 volt suitable for masts above 115mmØ. Please note, it is not advisable to use a standard compressor such as tyre inflators as these will damage the mast.
Stand pumpA robust stand pump which will extend all masts with little effort. It has a quick release air outtake valve and quick release air connection. A long stroke and short stroke version are available.
*NEW* Upgrade pan and tilt
|Power Source:||AC 24V|
|Tilt Range:||-90° to +20° = 110° total|
|Size:||L229mm x W178mm x H254mm|
|Slowest Panning Speed:||0.055° per second|
|Fastest Panning Speed:||10° per second|
Wireless weather stationThis lightweight complete unit is ideal for remotely testing unknown wind speeds when the mast is extended. It is powered by AA batteries and comes complete with a touch screen monitor which is battery powered and therefore can be operated in remote locations. It shows wind speed and wind direction along with numerous other useful weather forecasting functions. It comes with software and cable to link from touch screen to a computer via USB. It has a wireless transmission range of up to 140m or 450ft. Weight 0.9kg.
Wireless Remote Camera Function
With liveview on hand held colour screen this simply fits to the hot shoe on top of the camera.
4 x AA batteries required in the wireless remote control unit and the same in the screen
The screen has play back facility and it can control up to4 cameras simultaniously
Very compact and user friendly
60 meter range
Upgrade 360 pan and tilt
Unit with adjustable ball head. Quick release mast adaptor bracket, joystick operated, waterproof and comes with 30 meters of control cable pre joined. Suitable for heavier cameras or other equipment. Comes with PTZ facility for video use. Waterproof.
|Power Source:||12 volt DC|
|Size:||W180mm x H180mm x D115mm|
|Max Camera Weight:||6kg|
Internal Cables Write Up
Internal cablesFor a large variety of power to pan and tilt, video / coax and data. Are available for masts up to 20M (not available on some portable or fast masts)
Fully pre protected with a machine applied braid covering. The cables are top quality and comprise of a pan and tilt cable with a 7 pin din plug – female end at the bottom and male plug at the top, a CAT5 data cable with 2 boosters which terminate with standard USB plug at the bottom and mini USB (standard for most cameras) at the top end. The cables come with a support ring at the top to alleviate stress on the camera and pan and tilt sockets.
New wireless pan and tilt
|Horizontal panning angle:||340 degrees|
|Vertical tilt angle:||±15 degrees maximum = total 30 degrees|
|Maximum recommended camera weight:||2.7kg (6lb)|
|Dimensions:||L145mm x H115mm x W103mm|
|IR remote max distance:||7m|
Standard photography 360º pan and tilt
Unit with adjustable ball head, quick release mast adaptor bracket and remote control handset. Various cable lengths are available.
|Power Source:||4 x AA Batteries or 6V DC|
|Size:||L145mm x H115mm x W103mm|
|Max Camera Weight:||2.7kg|
Quick release head load to mast adaptorWe produce a full range of strong mast adaptors which have a 23.5,, quick release male spigot. A reinforced version is available which will carry up to 250kg for large antenna or other heavy equipment. For heavy head loads you can order a mast with a reinforced top section on the mast as well.
Vertically mounted mast level adjuster assemblySpecifically designed to enable levelling of the mast – not the vehicle. It allows the mast to be moved at its base forwards, rearwards and from side to side when the vehicle is parked on uneven ground. It comes with a rotating and pivoting upper mounting assembly and a flexible rubber gator, which forms a watertight roof joint.
Vehicle roof mounting bracketsDesigned for vertically fitted masts through the roof of a vehicle or box trailer etc. You can order round or square and they both split in half for easy installation. Available for all masts.
Upper mounting bracketsUseful for many types of mast installation applications. They are formed in two halves for easy installation and quick removal. Reinforced versions are available for 200mm /8”Ø and 250mm - 10”Ø masts.
Upper & lower wall mounting brackets "spacer brackets"Commonly used for fixing a mast to a building or container and when a space between the mast and the wall is required to allow for protrusions such as Soviets and gutters. They are available for all mast diameters and can be rapidly produced as special items to suit the fixing location. Fully zinc coated and very strong. They also can have a quick release clamp for rapid removal of the mast.
Quick release mast fixing bracketsAvailable for all diameter masts
Mast tilting ball and socket mountingUseful for tilting a vertically fitted mast for installation of head loads. It has a 60° total tilt range, 30° forward and 30° rearward, and has a quick release pin for rapid removal of the mast and also has an angle locking clamp. Available for all masts.
Mast base fixing bracketsCommonly used for fixing a mast to a vertical surface. The bracket is strong zinc plated steel construction and pre-drilled for easy installation. Available for all masts.
Buggy systemSpecifically designed for deploying a mast in numerous locations, i.e. at a festival or sporting event. The buggy will carry all relevant equipment and the mast can be stowed horizontally if required. The 1m high legs form a safe working space when danger indication tape is used at waist height to keep the public away.
Lamppost / street furniture mast mounting postA mast mounting bracket that fits to all diameters and shapes of lampposts etc and has 2 pivoting clamp arms which are fully adjustable. Strong steel construction – fully zinc coated. Suitable for masts up to 4”Ø and up to 17m extended.
Portable emergency lighting unit (PELU)Fully self contained buggy with integral tripod and generated platform for rapid deployment of lighting or alternative uses.
Tripod/ drive on comboIf you are ordering a portable mast and tripod and intend to use it in a public place, we would strongly advise our tripod / drive on combo. The tripod occupies a large area and can be a trip hazard. Using a drive on mast mount will occupy a much smaller area. The drive on mount will also accommodate masts with integral tripods. The tripod/ drive on combo comes with one quick-release mounting post that fits both items.
Tow hitch vehicle mounting systemAvailable for masts up to 115mmØ. The universal vehicle mounting system attaches to the tow hitch of any vehicle. It is fully adjustable for vertical deployment of the mast when parked on uneven ground. As a means of rapid deployment the vehicle mount is outstanding, minimising set up time and increasing productivity.
Pivotal mast mounting assemblyThe pivoting mast mounting assembly is a useful method of mounting any of our masts. It allows quick and easy mounting and removal of head loads. It can be easily fixed to trailers or onto a suitable concrete base. For bigger/heavier masts extra lateral steel supports are available. Fabricated from strong steel box section and of rugged design, the entire assembly is zinc coated and the pivot is quick release or can be anti tamper I.E. locked in position. We can also supply quick release mast clamps to allow rapid removal of the mast.
Drive on vehicle support systemThe fully adjustable drive on vehicle mounting system is ideal when the tow hitch use is not convenient. Simply, drive on using front or rear wheel. The mounting post can be adjusted forward, rearwards and side to side to allow level deployment of the mast. Fully zinc coated and strong steel construction. It will accommodate masts up to 115mmØ and all portable masts, including those with integral tripods.
New adjustable / collapsible tripod, fully zinc plated pivoting collapsible mast mounting postAllows deployment on uneven ground. Available with 1 meter high legs which can be used to place danger indication tape around when used in public places. Suitable for masts up to 101mmØ. Strong or lightweight versions available.
Robust Photography Equipment Carry Case
For safe and easy transportation of all items required for taking stills images from a mast. This is padded, lock-able and very strong.
Guying Winch - 3 SpoolCommonly used with taller masts above 20 meters when fitted to trailers or too support posts. It enables safe extension and retraction of the mast by applying equal tension to all guys. Each spool can be tensioned or retracted individually and all 3 can be operated simultaneously. It can be bolted in position or fixed with ground stakes. Its is zinc plated with stainless strong wire guys. A 4 spool version is also available
Pivoting Ground Spike Mast Mounting AssemblyA simple and cost effective method of deploying a mast. Suitable for masts up to 20 meters. The pivoting quick release upper part also enables the mast to be laid down for installation of head loads and a mast support stand to alleviate scratching and damage is also available. Please note further guys should be used. Fully zinc plated for durability.
V Pivoting Mast Stand
Pneumatic Pressure Control / Regulator UnitCommonly used to operate a mast when a large compressor with air tank / reservoir is to be used. It has a dead man spring loaded lever to operate the mast up, down and stop at any height. It can be set to regulate extension and retraction speed. It has an adjustable pressure regulator and gauge, 2 x outlet ports for more than one mast and an automatic over pressure value.
Flight CaseVery Robust and fully foam lined, available for seperate tripod and mast or mast with integral tripod. Numerous lengths available.
Upgrade Ball HeadEngineered to perfection, with quick release plate for rapid removal of cameras or other equipment, integral spirit level, super strong clamps for heavier cameras, plate has 1/4 inch whitworth male thread, base has 3/8 inch female and comes with reducer insert for 1/4 inch.
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