Doughty Tank Trap - Lighting Boom Base for Entertainment Profs
Entertainment professionals know the importance of ensuring that everything goes smoothly because, well, even if it doesn’t, the show must go on. Key products can help ensure that there are no hiccups along the way and investing in top-quality assets from only the best brands is a must. Doughty Tank Trap will be your next key asset.
Doughty Engineering: #1 Most Trusted Brand
for Entertainment Professionals
Doughty Engineering was founded in 1985 with a focus on producing equipment for the entertainment market in the UK. They’ve grown to be the world-leading manufacturer of so much more, including rigging, suspension, and lifting equipment for everything from the theater to film industries. With safety as their top priority, you can remain confident that Doughty products meet the highest quality standards.
Doughty understands the importance of doing everything to make sure your event set-up goes the way it should the first time around. So, Doughty Tank Trap was developed recently and has been quickly considered the best boom base which is the perfect addition to your set-up equipment.
5 Key Features Make Doughty Tank Trap
a Different Boom Base
#1. Extraordinarily Strong for Side Lighting
The Doughty Tank Trap (standard) and Doughty 3-Position Tank Trap provide the secure means to support a 48mm diameter vertical tube or scaffold pole to fly luminaires or other entertainment equipment, ideally for side lighting used to highlight the sides of the performer’s body.
Both consist of a sturdy and heavy square steel plate and a long receiver that is unlikely found on the market, keeping the pole extra upright and stable. You don't need to worry about the insecurity of equipment suspended.
#2. Multiple Configurations
- Support a 48mm boom
It is important to have the right balance of lamps. If you have 2 lamps on one side of the scaffolding tube, you need to have a similar weight on the other side. Otherwise, the system can easily fall.
- Work perfectly with H frame to form a lighting ladder
- Secure different sizes of Truss (3-Position Tank Trap Only - See section 4)
#3. 4 Options: Trouble-free in Transport & Storage
Always struggled with those old boom bases that aren't friendly in stacking and transport?
Doughty ones are perfectly designed for transport and storage with the strong capability of stacking due to the cut out in the base. Wheel version and Castor version are also available to make your event set up even more efficient.
Option1: Doughty Tank Trap with a fixed base Option2: Doughty Tank Trap with 2 wheels
Option3: Doughty Tank Trap with 4 Castors
Option4: Doughty 3-Position Tank Trap with a removable receiver
Tips for your event set-up: Depending on the height and weight of the luminaries, the top of a vertical tube may need to be hung from a rope attached to the grid at the top of the fly tower, and mounted in a base which is screwed to the stage floor. A shorter tube with less weight on it may only be weighted at the base.
#4. 3 Position Doughty Tank Trap - Open Up Lighting Opportunities
A new addition to the Doughty line is the 3 Position Doughty Tank Trap which was awarded the ABTT Engineering Product of the Year Award. The idea of this great piece was developed after talking to the end-consumers. What makes this different from the rest is that it enables building in the corner of a room or near something that otherwise would have been an obstruction.
This opens the possibilities for your stage or set design like never before. What did the judges like so much about it? It raised the question, “Why has this never been made before?” When you find yourself asking that about a new product, you know it’s a good one.
3 Pole Positions Available: This lighting boom base is fitted with a removable 48mm receiver that can be bolted to the centre, at the edge, or in the corner of the plate, allowing many lighting application possibilities.
Support Truss: This unmatched design also allows itself as a base plate for the truss. With the receiver removed, the plate can be inverted to support various sizes of the truss for suspending lighting equipment.
Well-loved by Entertainment Profs: With the benefits of both storage and flexible mounting options, the manual handling issues many industry professionals struggled with before have been addressed and eliminated.
Broadly used in the Entertainment Sector: These tank traps can be used in a variety of settings, including museums, and event venues. They can be used on their own or as part of a larger installation. Hanging lighting fixtures, sound systems, set pieces, and video projectors have never been easier!
#5. Doughty Tank Trap Dolly - Accommodate 10 Tank Traps
With the Doughty Tank Trap Dolly, you’re able to transport and store ten 3 position tank traps. The receivers are stored in a slot between the tank traps and captivated by a retaining plate. The Doughty Tank Trap dimensions are at 600mm for the square plate and 50mm for the receiver. A 48mm diameter aluminum barrel or galvanized scaffold pole can be fitted and secured vertically.
Doughty Tank Trap Dolly: To transport and store ten 3 position tank traps easily
FAQs by Entertainment Professionals
What is a lighting boom?
A boom is a vertical scaffold pole which has fixed to horizontal boom arms. Lanterns then can be mounted on those arms to create sidelight or cross light across the stage.
What is a lighting boom base?
As the name suggests, the base is a heavy metal plate that is used to support a lighting boom upright and the lanterns which are mounted above. This structure forms a grounded support system which is considered the safest stage lighting method as it sits on the floor.
Why is the Doughty Tank Trap an ideal lighting boom base?
The Doughty Tank Trap has a couple of unique features:
- A sturdy and heavy square steel plate coupled with a long receiver that is rare on the market, keeping the pole extra upright and stable.
- Easy for storage and transport due to the cut-out design
- Multiple lighting configurations
What are the features of Doughty 3-Position Tank Trap?
The 3-position tank trap is an award-winning lighting boom base that has added benefits for stage lighting.
- A sturdy steel plate with a long receiver
- Easy for storage and transport due to the removable receiver
- 3 Pole Positions Available: This boom base is fitted with a removable 48mm receiver that can be bolted to the centre, at the edge, or in the corner of the plate, allowing many lighting application possibilities.
- Support Truss: It allows itself as a base plate for the truss. With the receiver removed, the plate can be inverted to support various sizes of the truss for suspending lighting equipment.
What items are required to create basic stage lighting?
- Doughty Tank Trap: A boom base with a long 48mm receiver to secure a pole.
- 48mm Aluminium/Steel Pole/ Lighting Boom: Allow horizontal boom arms to be attached to it.
- Boom Arms: Boom arm, heavy-duty boom arm, boom arm with a brace
- Doughty Receiver: Attach 48mm/51mm tubes or bars to lights.
- Doughty Clamps: Mount lights or other equipment to the horizontal boom arms.