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Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod System

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Kessler Crane
Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod System
Key Features
  • Cross-Application Heavy-Duty Tripod
  • Suitable for Cranes and Standard Uses
  • Upgradeable for Use on Dolly Tracks
  • 100mm Bowl
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.
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Kessler Crane K-Pod Overview

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.

Key Features
  • Heavy-duty 100mm bowl system for cranes, dolly tracks, and standard applications
  • 500 lb load capacity
  • Rigid double strut legs
  • Incremental friction lock/interlock lock system
  • Pop-lock spreader designed to prevent instability with heavy loads
  • Includes pad feet
  • Upgradeable with spiked feet, caster wheels, dolly trucks, dolly seats, and more

Kessler Crane K-Pod Specs

Key Specs
Head Mount Type
100 mm Bowl
Maximum Working Height
64" / 163 cm
Minimum Working Height
37" / 94 cm
Closed Length
39" / 99 cm
Materials
Aluminum
Leg Sections
2
General
Head Mount Type
100 mm Bowl
Maximum Working Height
64" / 163 cm
Minimum Working Height
37" / 94 cm
Closed Length
39" / 99 cm
Materials
Aluminum
Weight
22 lb / 10 kg
Legs
Leg Sections
2
Packaging Info
Package Weight
28.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
46.5 x 10.5 x 10"

Kessler Crane K-Pod Reviews

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What are the length and width of the tripod when ...

What are the length and width of the tripod when deployed? I would like to know what sized platform area the tripod takes up.
Asked by: Sophia
The Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod System has a five foot spread when it is fully extended.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2024-03-31

Can you please tell me, is it possible to clamp a ...

Can you please tell me, is it possible to clamp a Super Clamp to the tripod legs? (For example: The Manfrotto 035RL which has a jaw opening of 2.1"). In advance, thank you for your help with this.
Asked by: Tyler
Yes that is possible. We even recommend this Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle, B&H # IMCC106R, which also has a 2.1" opening. https://bhpho.to/2cFjAwj
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-25

What are the dimensions when closed with the ...

What are the dimensions when closed with the wheels attached? Looks amazing but might be too bulky and wide/thick
Asked by: Diego
The Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod System has a Folded Dimension of 39" x 10.75" x 10" and weight is 22lbs. With dolly attached it would add about 5 inches.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-03-25

question

can I mount the Manfrotto 509HD on here and still be able to mount the Kessler Crane KC-12 on top of the manfrotto head?
Asked by: Jerry L.
You should be able to mount any bowl head to the kpod with the right accessories. I don't have the kc-12, but I assume as long as the kc-12 has 1/4 or 3/8 mounting holes it should work with your manfrotto. That being said, I don't think you'll be satisfied with the setup as your manfrotto head won't be able to take on that much load. Crane + Camera + Counterweights would certainly go over the 29lb capacity of that head.
Answered by: JOSHUA B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How do I mount the Kessler crane on this tripod?
Asked by: Augustine B.
Either by using a Hercules Head which is recommended due to the sheer weight the crane and camera setup... Or by buying just a 100mm ball kit and then mounting your crane directly to the K-pod. I have not attempted this but it should work.
Answered by: valor k.
Date published: 2020-06-13

question

How is it moving the tripod? The listed 22 pound weight feels like it's going to be a real pain to move around a set or location.
Asked by: Alexander S.
Add the wheels and it's actually quite easy, very sturdy.
Answered by: MIKAEL S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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