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Doughty Tank Trap /Lighting Boom Base (Fit ⌀48mm Tube)

T54250

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Doughty Tank Traps - Lighting Boom Base for Light Trees

Tank trap is regarded as the best boom base to create sidelight or cross light across the stage. This standard Doughty tank trap comes with three options - fixed base, 2 wheels, and 4 castors.

Fitted with a Long Receiver to Secure a Pole
Doughty Tank Trap consists of a sturdy steel plate and a 50mm receiver with 2 knobs. It provides the means to support a 48mm diameter vertical tube/scaffold pole, also known as a lighting boom, to fly luminaires etc. The heavy square metal plate with a suitably long receiver can keep the boom upright and stable by tightening 2 knobs. The feature of this long receiver is hardly found on the market. Attached with horizontal boom arms, lanterns can be mounted with clamps to create sidelight or cross light across the stage. See thumbnail.

To Secure H-Frame

Besides supporting a pole, these boom bases work perfectly with H frame to form a lighting ladder. A wide variety of Doughty clamps is available for mounting lights or other equipment.

Doughty Modular Rigging System - Stage Lighting Rigging

More Benefits...
With the fixing holes on the plate, this lighting boom base can be mounted to the floor. More commonly, the base is weighted with sandbags to hold it in place. There is a cut out in the base to allow compact stacking for transport and storage. Read more about Doughty Tank Trap on our MTN Shop Blog. 

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Spec Sheet 1 & 2


Features & Specifications

  • Square Steel Plate: 600mm x 600mm (2ft x 2ft)
  • Long Receiver: 50mm diameter (to suit ⌀48mm barrel) and 305mm tall
  • Fixing Holes: 4 x 12mm diameter on the plate
  • Weights:
    - T54250: 16.14kg, with a fixed base only
    - T54255: 16.5kg, with 2 wheels
    Fitted with two wheels this tank trap can be easily manoeuvred by tilting back and wheeling into position (See the image).
    Dimensions: refer to the basic one (T54250).
    - T54260: 18kg, with 4 castors
    Supplied without stacking slot to increase stability when on castors. 4 braked castors fitted. 
    Dimensions: refer to the basic one (T54250).

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