Base-hinged Masts

Since the first model was introduced over 50 years ago, Abacus base-hinged masts have become some of our most popular products worldwide. Robust, simple to install and easily accessible, they’re incredibly cost-effective – especially since they require minimal ongoing maintenance.

The unique operating system – the first and still best of its kind on the market – is as safe as it is simple, with its gravity lock and quick-lowering mechanism.

These masts do exactly what they say on the tin: raise and lower from ground level up to a height of 50 metres. There are eight models to choose from – mainly used to mount floodlights, CCTV cameras, wind turbines and compact communication devices.

Why base-hinged?

  • Quick and simple to assemble and install – up to three times faster than fixed or winch-lowering models

  • Safe – no climbing, as all maintenance and floodlight adjustments can be done at ground level

  • Virtually maintenance free – thanks to straightforward design and robust engineering

  • Attractive – with no ladder or platform to interrupt the mast’s
    clean, modern lines

  • Versatile – with eight models, all designed for different load weights

  • Particularly suitable for high-wind or hurricane-prone zones, as masts can be lowered in advance of storms

Specification

All masts are designed to the British High Mast standard, Institution of
Lighting Engineers’ Technical Report No. 7. All models are hot-dip galvanised to ISO EN 1461. Base-hinged raising and lowering masts with gravity locks are installed and operated using an independent hydraulic cylinder counterbalance unit.

Tangiers Port

Tangiers Port

Fast and simple

Masts are assembled and installed at ground level using low-capacity equipement.

Keepmoat Complex

Keepmoat Complex

Safety first

Safe and simple maintenance at ground level. No climbing, no high level platform with difficult access.

Stanford Cricket Ground - Antigua

Stanford Cricket Ground - Antigua

Versatile and robust

Up to 50m high and built to last, with low-cost maintenance.

Fethard GAA

Fethard GAA

Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints

Malta Freeport

Malta Freeport

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