The Maverick Tracking Vehicle is a heavy-duty, four wheel drive tracking vehicle designed specially for mobile crane shots on location. It has four wheel steering for maneuvering in tight spaces, a top speed of 50mph (petrol engine) and a four point leveling post for mounting cranes or a platform. The centre post automatically corrects (remains vertical) in real time, perfect for crane tracking shots over uneven or sloping ground. The Mavericks low centre of gravity allow it to comfortably work with a Lenny crane arm length of 50 feet (see photos).
Mobile crane shots on location over rough terrain? Need a walk-on crane shot for a Steadicam in a remote location, with a move? You need Chapman UK's bespoke tracking vehicle; the Maverick.
Exclusively available through Chapman UK, the Maverick is our custom designed and built for off-road, mobile camera crane platform for all our fixed arm cranes and telescopic cranes.
The Maverick can run whisper quiet (for sound recording) thanks to a powerful, high torque electric motor. The Maverick can switch from the petrol engine to electric and back, very quickly.
The Maverick can be configured in many ways with it's own walk-around boards and the ability to add a scaffolding platform above the drivers cab (see photos). It can carry and operate all our Hydrascope cranes up to the 43' model (the 73' Hydrascope has it's own bespoke vehicle) and there's room on the back for a crew of three including a camera operator (for remote filming).
To see the Maverick up close why not come and pay us a visit? We're always keen to show people how Chapman UK equipment can make a big difference to their productions.
The Maverick is packed with features to make even the most ambitious crane shots possible:
|Standard Mount Height||3'6"||1.0 m|
|Maximum Payload||6,000 lb||2,272 kg|
|Maximum Speed (Engine)||50 mph||80 kph|
|Maximum Speed (Batteries)||20 mph||40 kph|
|Chassis Deck Height||3'6||1.0 m||Wheel Base||10'6.5"||3.2 m|
|Standard Operational Unit Weight less Payload||11,500 lb||5,227 kg|
|Chassis Width||7'7.5"||2.3 m|
|Catalogue ref:||6290 page 78|