Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System with Original Track Ends

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Dana Dolly
Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System with Original Track Ends
Key Features
  • 16 Custom Dolly Track Wheels
  • Soft Polyurethane Track Wheels
  • ABEC-7-Rated Precision Bearings
  • Wheel Trucks Swivel for Curved Track
The Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System with original style track ends is a heavy duty camera dolly platform that rides on 16 custom modified soft polyurethane wheels that resist flat spotting and use ABEC-7-rated precision bearings providing you with extremely smooth dolly shots. The wheel trucks swivel, allowing the dolly to ride on available straight or curved track, which you must source separately. The manufacturer recommends using standard speed rail or Schedule 80 aluminum pipe of compatible size. The dolly includes two original style track ends, which accept inch and a quarter pipe (standard speed rail) that has an outer diameter of 1.66", and fit into available standard Junior stand receivers. A center support is included for long track runs or when using heavy cameras.
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Dana Dolly DDOK1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Custom Machined Track Wheels
  • 3Wheel Trucks
  • 4Mitchell Mount
  • 5Track Supports

The Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System with original style track ends is a heavy duty camera dolly platform that rides on 16 custom modified soft polyurethane wheels that resist flat spotting and use ABEC-7-rated precision bearings providing you with extremely smooth dolly shots. The wheel trucks swivel, allowing the dolly to ride on available straight or curved track, which you must source separately. The manufacturer recommends using standard speed rail or Schedule 80 aluminum pipe of compatible size. The dolly includes two original style track ends, which accept inch and a quarter pipe (standard speed rail) that has an outer diameter of 1.66", and fit into available standard Junior stand receivers. A center support is included for long track runs or when using heavy cameras.

The dolly platform is machined from aluminum and features a standard Mitchell mount including a 2.75" center hole with a machined key way. The included 75mm and 100mm bowl adapters allow you to mount fluid heads with standard 75mm or 100mm leveling balls. The platform incorporates one 3/8" through hole, one 1/4"-20 threaded hole, and one 3/8"-16 threaded hole on each side of the dolly platform for a total of 6 accessory mounting holes. The Dana dolly is designed and manufactured in the USA.

Custom Machined Track Wheels

The key to the Dana dolly's smooth ride are the 16 custom machined track wheels.
  • The wheels are custom made soft, then turned down to be round within 1/1000 of an inch to eliminate the bounce that normal skateboard wheels suffer from.
  • You can park the dolly with 100 pounds of camera and accessories on the track at 100° F for an hour without the wheels flat spotting.
  • Another benefit from the machining the wheels is reduced squeak during use.
  • The wheels are custom modified 16 at a time on a special machine, providing uniformity.

 

Wheel Trucks

  • The wheel trucks can swivel on the dolly, which allows it to ride on straight and curved track.
  • A felt washer separates the dolly platform from the wheel trucks, helping to reduce noise.
  • The included T-Tool features a 1/2, 9/16, and 3/8" ends.
  • It allows you to tighten the wheel trucks using the 9/16th end to suit your taste.

Mitchell Mount

The Mitchell mount features an elongated key way, allowing you to use non standard adapters.

Track Supports

Track supports fit into available standard Junior stand receivers.
UPC: 851093003009

Dana Dolly DDOK1 Specs

Material of ConstructionDolly Platform
Machined 6061 Aluminum

Track Wheels
16 x Soft Polyurethane

Bearings
ABEC-7 rated precision bearings
Load Capacity100 lb (45.4 kg)
Head FittingIncorporated: Mitchell Mount
With Included Adapters: 75/100mm
Available Adpaters: 150mm
Accessory Mounting2 x 3/8" Through Hole
2 x 1/4"-20 Threaded
2 x 3/8"-16 Threaded
Track FormatOuter Diameter: 1.66" (4.2 cm)
Truck Distance: Just under 12" (30.5 cm) on center
TemperatureMax: 100°F (37.8°C)
Dimensions14 x 10" (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
Weight13 lb (5.9 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight24.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 20 x 9"
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Has anybody found a way to use a 100mm bowl adapter on a tripod instead of stands with the original track ends?
Asked by: Anonymous
We see what you are trying to do. No manufacturer, however, has made such adapters. You can DIY and take 3/9 threaded rod, two pieces of bar stock, drill straight holes, bolt the rod and bars to the 100mm bowl. Then add this Manfrotto 186 Female Threaded 3/8 to Male 5/8 Stud Adapter - 50mm Long B&H # MA186. That is the type of solution I have seen a good grip come up with a million times. However, this is something done on set when you have to get the shot. It is not something B&H can be responsible for. Therefore, in the interests of your long time welfare, we highly recommend spending the money and getting the proper stands. You will see this is much better for you since you will be able to go instantly between your Dana Dolly and your tripod. You will save your back and a lot of time on set. And time is something you never have enough of on set.
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Will a manfrotto 501 fluid head fit on here?
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If I get pipe at the local hardware store am I looking for steel? Galvanized? Does it matter?
Asked by: Jim G.
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will the ends fit over an avenger c stand 5/8 baby pin?
Asked by: Brenda S.
Yes, any standard 5/8 pin will fit. Conversely, if you remove the locking screw, the spud will fit into a junior receiver, as in those on a combo stand or 2k lighting stand.
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compatibility with a Canon XF305 camcorder ?
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yes gonna work great
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Does this come with rails?
Asked by: David G.
No rails but you can get pipes from Lowe's or Home Depot. I use 5 foot and 12 foot rails.
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What is the difference between this package and the more expensive one with universal track ends? Is it merely the diameter of track each is capable of accommodating?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Date published: 2018-08-25
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