Kessler Crane 8/12
$100 per day or weekend - $300 per week
Alternatively, you can rent it from ShareGrid.
- What's included?
The KC-12/8 Basic HD Camera Crane from Kessler Crane is constructed of high grade 6061-T6 aluminum and coated with a flat black non-reflective finish. With two arms, the crane is designed for maximum stability and minimum wobble. This crane provide both options of a 12' or 8' crane.
A Portable Camera Crane System
It can support a camera of up to 20 lb in a 12' long configuration and up to 10 lb in a manual tilt control set up. The crane features internal sleeve bearing for smoothness. The unit is equipped with manual rear control via its handle and manual, fixed-angle mode, and automatic camera tilt control. For balance, the crane has a sliding weight bar. This crane breaks down into three sections for easy transportation. The KC-12/8 Basic HD comes with support cables, ultra-duty control rods, and a tool less package.
The K-pod System
The Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod is a heavy-duty 100mm bowl system weighing a sturdy 22 lb and offering a 500 lb load capacity. It's designed to be suitable for cranes and standard tripod applications and is upgradeable for use on dolly tracks. A good choice for a head is the Kessler Crane Hercules 2.0, which supports a 150 lb payload.
The K-Pod Tripod features rigid double strut legs with Kessler's incremental Posi-Lock System that friction locks the legs as well as interlocks into incremental lock pockets. The lock pockets allow you to equally position the legs while providing a lock that will prevent any accidental slips from the lock position. The K-Pod also includes a pop-lock spreader that locks the legs in a pre-stressed position to eliminate instability in heavy load conditions, and acts as the frame system when the tripod is used in various dolly configurations. The legs are made of black-anodized aluminum and have a flat design with a powder-coated finish designed to prevent scratching and wear.
Kessler offers a wide range of accessories that upgrade the K-Pod Tripod for multiple uses in standard tripod and dolly system applications. The K-Pod comes with standard spin-out pad feet but can be upgraded with spiked feet, caster wheels, all-terrain wheels, dolly trucks, dolly seats, pushbars, and other K-Pod system accessories.
The Hercules Head
The Kessler Crane Hercules 2.0 Head is a super-robust, solid aluminum pan and tilt head featuring a 100mm ball mount as well as 75mm fixed ring mount. It's compatible with both 100mm and 75mm bowl tripods and supports heavy-duty payloads up to 150 lb. Offering a flat surface on top with two 1/4"-20 mounting threads, this head supports direct attachment of Kessler cranes and sliders (except for the 5 ft CineSlider for stability purposes), allowing thus for very stable connection. To mount a camera, you'll just need an optional quick-release system that can be bolted into the 1/4"-20 threads. You can use the Kessler Crane Kwik Release or Manfrotto 577 adapter/plate system.
This head features Kessler's Bio-Glide technology, which allows for very smooth pan and tilt movement — smoother than of standard fluid heads — and spring assisted drag control. Tilt can be pin-locked, allowing the head to function as a Kessler Fluid Swivel. A removable pan handle is included. A bubble level is built in.
- 3 Mounting plate / base section
- 360° Rotation
- Invertible camera platform for Under Slung or Over Slung Positions
- Two arm design for maximum stability and minimum wobble
- Internal sleeve bearings for smoothness
- Constructed of high grade 6061-T6 aluminum
- Coated with a flat black non-reflective finish
- Right and left hand set up options
- Rear control (manual tilt) handle
- Manual, fixed-angle mode, and automatic camera tilt control
- Sliding weight bar for balance
- Uses standard household style exercise weights (1" hole)
- Breaks down into three easily transported sections
- All parts are precision made and held to ± 0.005" tolerances
20 lb / 9.1 kg
Assembled: 12' / 3.7 m
From Tripod to Camera: 9.5' / 2.9 m
Total Vertical Movement
19' / 5.8 m
27.5 lb / 12.5 kg + (3 x payload weight)
32 lb / 13.6 kg