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Raptor Tracking Vehicle

The Raptor Tracking Vehicle is the original, small, mobile, crane arm base, that punches well above it's weight. No other vehicle of it's size can move a telescopic crane system with ease over so many different surfaces and provide a solid platform for operation.

Sweeping crane shots on a remote beach or multiple set-ups to execute in the middle of a desert? When you want the amazing versatility of the Hydrascope telescopic camera crane on location, the Chapman UK Raptor is the vehicle that will get it there, regardless of the terrain (see photos below). The Raptor is our light weight, crane transport vehicle, designed for carrying and operating all our crane arms both fixed and telescopic.

The perfect small vehicle for getting a crane arm into a remote location where larger vehicles may struggle due to their size, the Raptor gets you in close so you can get the best use from any of our crane arms. Exclusively available to us here at Chapman UK, the Raptor is the bespoke mobile transport base and small tracking vehicle, designed to be used with all our Hydrascope cranes (up to the 43') and Lenny Arm Cranes.




The Raptor comes in two models: Standard, with pneumatic tyres (choice of tyre tread) and Tank Tracks for challenging terrain and very steep gradients. Both variants are fitted with our self leveling, hydraulic centre posts, which not only keep the crane arm level at all times (even during a shot) but ensures tackling very steep inclines with a crane arm, is not only possible but safe aswell (see video of the Raptor tackling an steep muddy incline) preventing over-balancing of the vehicle.

The Raptor Tracking Vehicle is packed with features that make it a popular choice for productions of all sizes who want to use crane arms in remote locations:

The Raptor tracking vehicles are available to hire with any of our Hydrascope Telescopic Cranes (except the new 73') or our Fixed Arm Cranes today.

Call us or email your requirements or arrange a visit to our UK head office to see the Raptor up close for yourself.

Features
  • Light weight, all weather mobile base, for use with all Chapman UK camera cranes.
  • Four wheel drive on all models, works on many surfaces including sand.
  • Choice of tyre type depending on intended use: Road Wheels, Tractor Tread or Tank Tracks available today (please state if you need Tank Tracks or we can advise email us).
  • Hi-Torque petrol engine (max' top speed on flat is 20mph) only.
  • All wheel hydraulic braking system ensuring a solid platform for operating.
  • The Raptor has auto-leveling functions just like the Maverick.
  • Four point, hydraulic, auto-leveling centre post for mounting any of our Lenny Arm or Hydrascope Telescopic Cranes (the 73' Hydrascope will have it's own base).
  • Low profile design of the Raptor allows full 360 degree swing of the crane arm.
  • Cab has seating for driver and camera operator with safety harnesses.
  • Raptor carries all batteries and power necessary for running the Hydrascope cranes for a whole day in one self-contained unit.
  • Amazing power to weight ratio, capable of carrying 2000lbs (nearly a tonne in weight)!
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Detailed Specification
Standard Mount Height 4'10" 1.47 m
Maximum Payload 2,000 lb 909 kg
Maximum Speed on Level Ground (5th Gear) 19.1 mph 38 kph
Standard Operational Unit Weight less Payload 2,100 lb 954.5 kg
Chassis Length 10'5" 3.19 m
Catalogue ref: 4300 page 80

Important Notice

For use of our Tracking Vehicles on Public Highways
Production should notify and get dispensation from:

The Police Services
Tel: 0203 054 5555
email: filmunit@met.police.uk

You can download the MPS Film Unit Guide here