Axler Caterpillar 20" Extending Camera Slider

Axler Caterpillar 20" Extending Camera Slider

Axler Caterpillar 20" Extending Camera Slider

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Product Highlights

  • Length-Extending Compact 20" Slider
  • Extends to 30" When Tripod-Mounted
  • Smooth Movement for up to 13 lb Loads
  • Dual Twin-Rail Belt-Driven Design
  • Locking Flip-Brake
  • Quick-Release Camera/Tripod Head Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Screw & 3/8"-16 Bushing
  • Height-Adjustable Screw-In Feet
  • Bubble Level
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount Threads
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Axler CS-CPS-20A overview

  • 1Description

The 20" Axler Caterpillar is a compact camera slider that extends to 30" of sliding length when mounted on a tripod or stand.

The Caterpillar is a belt-driven slider offering smooth movement for up to 13 lb loads. In addition to its adjustability in a mobile form factor, the Caterpillar is also designed with a few exceptional features that will provide for increased efficiency and convenience.

One of the outstanding features is a flip-brake that allows you to lock the sliding carriage into a fixed position in an instant. Also, instead of an integrated mounting screw on the sliding carriage, the Caterpillar features a small, pullout quick-release plate with a 1/4"-20 screw and 3/8"-16 bushing. This plate can be attached to cameras or video heads and then inserted into a slot on the carriage, and then it is quickly secured by tightening knobs on the sides of the carriage. The knobs can also be removed and replaced by included set screws to make room for larger tripod heads or cameras.

When used surface-mounted, the Caterpillar offers a sliding length of 18". It comes with screw-in feet that can be adjusted to different heights to compensate for any unevenness on the surface. A bubble level on the sliding carriage allows you to confirm whether you're level.

The Caterpillar has a dual twin-rail design and uses a durable Nylon tether to drive the carriage. It is supplied with a form fitting, zippered carry carry case.

Key Features
  • Compact 20" camera slider extends to 30" when used tripod-mounted
  • Provides smooth movement for up to 13 lb loads
  • Belt-driven, dual twin-rail design
  • Flip-brake allows you to lock the sliding carriage into a fixed position in an instant
  • Small, pullout quick-release plate with a 1/4"-20 screw and 3/8"-16 bushing
  • Height-adjustable screw-in feet
  • Bubble level
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mount threaded holes
  • Carry case included
UPC: 847628595583
In the Box
Axler Caterpillar 20" Extending Camera Slider
  • 4 x Screw-On Feet
  • 3/8"-16 Bushing
  • 7/64" Hex Key
  • T9 Hex Key
  • 2 x Set Screws
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Axler CS-CPS-20A specs

    Load Capacity 13 lb / 5.9 kg
    Travel Distance 18" / 46 cm
    30" / 76 cm (Tripod-Mounted)
    Bubble Level Yes
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
    Tripod Mounting 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    3/8"-16 Female Thread
    Track Length 20.5" / 52 cm
    Track Width 3.4" / 8.6 cm
    Track Height 2.5" / 6.4 cm
    Weight 3.85 lb / 1.75 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.3 x 4.8 x 3.7"

    Axler CS-CPS-20A reviews

    Caterpillar 20" Extending Camera Slider is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Portable Camera Slider This is a great portable 20 slider, for travelling and easily fit in my carry on suitcase. I love how it extends to 30 for shooting. It held my Lumix GH4 with Grip but also is rated for up to 13 lbs! The belt design was something I haven't seen before, but was surprisingly smooth and easy to use! The adjustable feet helped me level my shots out while out shooting a timelapse of the sunset, but I don't seem to use the level too much, I am sure others will find it useful. I use the larger threads to mount my ballhead to the plate but it has a 1/4-20 thread to mount a camera directly to the unit. I just feel I have more adjustments with my ballhead, but on a long hike I may opt to leave the ballhead in the truck and just take the slider.
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth, and I love it's expandability I've only used it once so far - you can see the test shots here: And, I'm really impressed. I feel if I spend more time with it, I'll get even smoother shots, but I'm quite pleased with it right out of the box. It feels quite durable. It's got some heft to it, but not too heavy that you wouldn't want to bring it with you on shoots. And, it's compact enough that it won't take up much space with your gear or strapped to a pack. What I really like is that when its mounted on a tripod it expands to 2.5 feet. That's a nice amount of range for a slider that packs down to just over 1.5 feet. In short, it seems like a great bang for you buck. I've used cheaper sliders before. And the reason I'm not using those anymore is that they inevitably break. If you don't have the budget for a motorized system or just want a 2nd more portable slider, I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again. This is a good product for still filming such as interviews. It's great for filming outdoors on stationary objects. It can be used for action but, move very slow. The market has more expensive ones but this works well.
    Date published: 2017-03-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Top plate is not ideal. Top plate is not secure causing a wobble in the camera. Depending on the use you can get away with it it if you're careful and experienced. Make sure your tripod can handle the weight of a camera slid all the way in either direction, unless you have sandbags supporting it.
    Date published: 2017-07-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very unsatisfied I tried one time in wedding. But didn’t goes smooth as i was thinking.
    Date published: 2017-11-29
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