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Manfrotto 046MC Expan Drive Set with Red Metal Chain

BH #MA046MCR • MFR #046MCR
Manfrotto 046MC Expan Drive Set with Red Metal Chain
Key Features
  • Drive Set Supports 1 Roll of Paper
The Manfrotto 046MC Expan Drive Set with Red Metal Chain allows easy raising and lowering of rolls of background paper without lowering the support stands. The system uses two expandable technopolymer inserts to support a single roll of seamless paper. Tightening each side expands the drive inserts from 1.8" to 3" to grip the roll solidly from the inside. One side has a large toothed gear to which a metal link chain affixes, permitting convenient raising and lowering of the background paper roll. The other side has an adjustable tension drag.
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Manfrotto 046MCR Overview

The Manfrotto 046MC Expan Drive Set with Red Metal Chain allows easy raising and lowering of rolls of background paper without lowering the support stands. The system uses two expandable technopolymer inserts to support a single roll of seamless paper. Tightening each side expands the drive inserts from 1.8" to 3" to grip the roll solidly from the inside. One side has a large toothed gear to which a metal link chain affixes, permitting convenient raising and lowering of the background paper roll. The other side has an adjustable tension drag.

UPC: 719821241959

Manfrotto 046MCR Specs

ConstructionTechnopolymer, aluminum alloy
Load Capacity22.05 lb (10 kg)
CompatibilityTubes up to 3.07" (80 mm)
AdjustmentsDrives expandable from 1.8-3.0" (46-78 mm)
Weight4.45 lb (2.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.3 x 5.25 x 3.45"

Manfrotto 046MCR Reviews

Great solution for a portable studio

By Harry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-28

This definitely has made the positioning of my backdrop easier but there are a few quibbles. The metal chain twists and does not hang straight. This causes it to get tangled at the bottom. The unit has to be assembled with the chain roller on the left because the tension roller on the other end is not reversible so the tightening knob would be on the back if you tried to reverse the orientation. Lots of parts on this are made of plastic (or nylon) and don't seem very durable. It's fine for an amateur like me but for constant use in a pro environment I would have doubts. I buy Manfrotto because of the durability I've had over the years.

I got this as a bundle

By Damian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-29

The chain is metallic , I was pleasantly surprised because I though it was going to be cheap plastic. So far so good been using it for a week and can't complain . Very easy to setup

Expan drive set from Manfrotto!

By kelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-25

Works great and I love it !

Works Well

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-13

I use three of these drive sets with Manfrotto Auto Poles and their background holder hooks. The item is easy to use and really quite self-explanatory. No directions are required. The product seems reasonably durable, and I'm anticipating it will last a long time. You really do need the Manfrotto background paper weights for the setup to work as easily as you want it to. It's just one more thing to buy, but well worth it.

I was concerned but

By Tamara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-23

after finding a video to see how easy it was to install, I did it in no time at all!! Love this thing!

Durable and worth the extra cost.

By Ben
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-02

If you've used the cheaper plastic kit models from Impact or Studio Essentials and had the gears strip or drive break like so many of the reviews say, then spend the money and upgrade. These are durable and hold up to regular use!

Drive sets

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-26

Excellent quality and they work perfectly

Not commercial grade.

By Michael
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-26

These things work but they aren't commercial grade. Be gentle. Plastic chains and spindles. I will need to upgrade to a different system once these units start to break down

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