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Full Matrix Variable Message Sign / Board 18'' LED Trailer Mounted

Orig. Price: $24,000.00
Sale Price: $21,500.00
Prod. Code: LCMB14281HY-3F-18

Full Matrix Variable Message Sign / Board 18'' LED Trailer Mounted - Hydraulic lift LCMB14281HY-3F-18

variable message board lcmb14281

Solar Powered, Portable Changeable Message Sign.  Capable of three lines of alphanumeric 18” high text and graphics/animations, all LED display,self contained on board computer, multiple alphanumeric fonts, powder coat paint system. Display is 142” x 81”, with hydraulic style trailer. Supportsup to 260 predefined messages (text and graphics). Supports storage of up to 100 changeable messages.  System comes standard with eight-(8)6-volt batteries (totaling 900 12V amps) and 220 watts of solar.   NTCIP Compliant. 



Brochure Sheet


  • Graphic Capability
  • 360 Degree Panel Rotation
  • Quick Message Selection
  • Solar Rotate and Tilt
  • Removable Tongue
  • Lockable Cabinets
  • Password Protection
  • Powder Coat Paint
  • Tongue Jack (with wheel)
  • NTCIP Controller Standard
  • Independent Module   Operation
  • Photocell for Auto dimming
  • RF Immunity
  • MUTCD Symbols
  • Arrow Board Patterns
  • Hydraulic Raising and Lowering of Sign
  •  Failsafe Hydraulic Valve



Changeable Message Board

MUTCD Symbols

Arrow Board Patterns





Quick Selection Switch

With Lightcast Quick Message Selection Switch you are able to switch between the first 16 user defined messages that you have created. This will allow for field workers to have no experience in programming – just turn the thumbwheel to desired message number 

quick message

Standard Solar Feature

The Solar rotate and tilt feature increases energy output 3 to 1 – compared to traditional flat solar panels.
Rotate 360 degrees independent of sign.
Able to tilt at a 45 degree angle. 

 solar panel


Add-ons call for pricing :

 Hydraulic Lifts



LCADD40W Additional 40 watt solar panel
LCADDB06225 Add battery pack with two-6 volt batteries for a total of 225 amps.
LCCELL FEE Fee for setting up the modem.
LCCELL-MODEM Cell modem.
LCPAINT Custom Paint: other than white, orange or black  (15 day lead time).
LCT Conspicuity tape 16 ft (reflective).
LCEXB12360 Replace battery pack with 12 volt 360 amp battery.
LCELL-MODEM Cell modem.
LCHM Hour Meter.
LCTAXL Axle lock for anti theft.
LCTBBD Bulldog coupler & adjustable height channel.
LCTBPR Pintle ring hitch coupler & adjustable height channel.
LCTLLN Locking lug nuts.
LCTLT LED taillights.
LCTP Tow plate – 4″ x 6″ angle with 2″ ball
LCTPLUG-6 6-round contact to 4-flat adaptor
LCTPLUG-7 7-round contact to 4-flat adaptor
LCTPLUGA-6 6 contact metal connector with spring.
LCTPLUGA-7 7 contact metal connector with spring.
LCTSKID Anti-skid tape on fenders and battery compartment.
LCTSTAT Traffic Statistics package.  Able to download important traffic stats through radar.  Downloadable to a user provided laptop. 
LCTTS 15″ spare tire with mount 




  • Width: 79”
  • Length with tongue: 174”
  • Length without tongue: 128”
  • Transport Height: 129”
  • Salt Spray: 1,000 hours
  • Paint: Powder Coat
  • Main frame: 3”x5”x1/8”
  • Front/Rear Cross members: 3”x3”x1/8”
  • Wheels: 15”
  • Axle: 3500lbs leaf spring
  • Fenders: 16 gauge bolt on
  • Jacks: (4) adjustable corner jacks & tongue jack with wheel
  • Hitch: 2” ball

Display Modules

  • Pixel Matrix: 27×48 Pixel Arrangement
  • LED Module: Each is 6×9 matrix
  • LED’s Per Pixel: 4
  • LED Type: Agilent amber 592NM
  • Viewing Angle: 30 degrees
  • Visibility: 4800 feet
  • Hours: 100,000 hour LED
  • Lines: Displays 3 lines of text and also displays Graphics
  • Characters per line: 8 (12 characters optional)
  • Character Height: 18”

*If one module fails the remainder of board is unaffected.


  • Locking lug nuts
  • Cell Modem
  • Radar
  • Pintle ring or bulldog hitch
  • Electric or hydraulic brakes
  • Custom Paint
  • Other Options available

Display Enclosure

  • Construction: Extruded Aluminum 6063 alloy
  • Length: 142”
  • Width: 81”
  • Depth: 6”
  • Paint: Powder coat paint
  • Salt Spray: 1000 hours
  • UV Resistant: 500 hours
  • Seal: Weather resistant
  • Venting: Vented top and bottom
  • Front face: 1/8” Lexan UV matte finish
  • Raising and lowering of display: Electro-hydraulic
  • Secondary raise and lowering: Manual hand pump

Power and Charging

  • Batteries: (6) 6 volt 225 amp batteries
  • Battery Charger: 110 Volt, 1000 watt, 60amp
  • Recharge: 24 hours
  • Onboard diagnostics to monitor: Solar, battery, and load
  • Solar: (2) 110 watt Solar panels
  • Regulator: 30 amp regulator with low voltage & high voltage disconnect.


  • Preprogrammed Messages: 260 also includes arrow and MUTCD symbols
  • User programmable: 100
  • Message Timing: Slow, medium, fast
  • Dimming: Auto or Manual
  • Protection: Password
  • Quick Message Selection: Thumbwheel to quickly select between 16 user programmable messages.
  • Controller Display: LCD
  • Data Entry: Mini Keyboard
  • Memory: Non volatile

*Pre-wired to accommodate radar, cell modem, and PC
*“Auto Resume” after power failure 


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