Kessler Crane Hercules 2.0 Head

Kessler Crane Hercules 2.0 Head

Kessler Crane Hercules 2.0 Head

B&H # KETH1001 MFR # TH1001
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Product Highlights

  • 150 lb Payload
  • Compatible with 100mm & 75mm Tripods
  • 100mm Ball Mount
  • 75mm Fixed Ring Mount
  • Flat Mount Surface with 1/4"-20 Threads
  • Direct Support for Cranes/Sliders
  • Supports Kwik Release & Manfrotto 577
  • Bio-Glide Pan/Tilt
  • Spring Assisted Drag Control
  • Pin-Lockable Tilt
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Kessler Crane TH1001 overview

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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.

Leveling is not supported on 75mm tripods because of 75mm system limitations in surface area.

Key Features
  • 100mm ball mount
  • 75mm fixed ring mount
  • Compatible with 100mm and 75mm bowl tripods
  • 150 lb payload
  • Flat surface with 1/4"-20 threads supports cranes, sliders, and quick-release systems
  • Bio-Glide technology allowing for very smooth pan and tilt and spring assisted drag
  • Pin-lockable tilt
  • Includes pan handle
  • Built-in bubble level
  • Two thumb knobs included for attaching cranes
In the Box
Kessler Crane Hercules 2.0 Head
  • 2 x Thumb Knobs for Attaching Crane
  • Pan Handle
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Kessler Crane TH1001 specs

    Material Solid aluminum
    Ball Diameter 100 mm ball, and 75 mm ball fixed ring mount
    Payload 150 lb (68 kg)
    Mount Types 2x 1/4"-20 mounting threads on top supporting the Kessler Crane Kwik Release, Manfrotto 577 adapter/plate system, and directly supporting Kessler Crane cranes and sliders
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.0 x 9.0 x 7.0"

    Kessler Crane TH1001 reviews

    Hercules 2.0 Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice fit with the Kessler Crane, but too much sway. The Hercules Head is solid and is a nice fit for a Kessler KC-12 Crane, but I'm quite surprised by how much sway is in the movement, even when fully locked down. I thought it was the all-terrain wheels to blame, since you can easily see some play in the wheels, even when locked. But removing the wheels doesn't help as much as I'd like. When performing a straight up and down vertical move, there seems to be an inch of sway at a minimum, which doesn't create a steady-looking jib shot. I'm a new user to this system, so perhaps I'm missing something, but I've gone over everything that could possibly be tightened and cannot lesson the play. Love the compatibility with the rest of the system, but I think the sway is something that Kessler needs to address.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product ! I use the Hercules 2.0 Head to hold a Kessler Stealth slider on a K-Pod as well as different camera setups. Easy to use, strong and very stable.
    Date published: 2016-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, worth the money This is serious, professional equipment. Everything you'd expect at the price point. Durable, well made, can handle a lot of weight
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stout head Super stout head
    Date published: 2016-07-05
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