CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track

CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track

CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track

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Product Highlights

  • Runs on 2" PVC, 19.5" Wide Dolly Tracks
  • Use with CobraCrane; Mount on Tripod

CobraCrane DOLLY Overview

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The CobraCrane 5237 is the Tracking Dolly without track. It operates on 19.5" dolly tracks with 2" PVC, sold separately, and it provides a stable platform for a tripod with the CobraCrane attached.

It runs on six skateboard wheel offset at 90°. It offers easy set up and breakdown.

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CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track
  • Dolly
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    CobraCrane DOLLY Specs

    Construction Metal
    Doorway Width Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Folded Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Wheel Diameter 2"
    Wheel Lock No
    Cable Guards No
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 10.5 x 10.25"

    CobraCrane DOLLY Reviews

    5237 Tracking Dolly without Track is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cost Effective Solution I am a professional photographer who is beginning the adventure in to the video world and selected this based mainly on price. I chose to make my own track out of 2PVC pipe instead of buying the kit. (It is much cheaper to do it yourself) The dolly is everything that was promised. It fits the 2 PVC perfectly and is as smooth as can be.The PVC track allows for quick and easy assembly and take down. I took one star off only because the method used to secure the tripod legs to the dolly is a little clunky. Other than that - I highly recommend this for beginners and professionals.
    Date published: 2011-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and efficient! When I first saw this product, I thought it seemed a bit pricey. However, for video work, a dolly is a great tool, so I went ahead and bought it. I can now say that it is entirely worth the money. The dolly is compact, relatively light, and it moves extremely smooth -- even carrying my 10lb+ camera set-up. The wheels are large, and very high-quality. Overall, I was very impressed, because although the dolly looks simplistic, it works wonders for your work.
    Date published: 2010-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needed to tweak bolts Set up is easy, the only problem is after I purchased the PVC piping and bracketed all the ends together, I placed the dolly on and started a gentle push, the tripod was showing a slight wobble and I ened up pushing more force then just gentle. I took the dolly off the track and noticed 2 of the 6 wheels were pretty loose. I took it apart, tightened everything up and then reset on the PVC track. At that point, it worked like a charm. Glides like wet ice. Good purchase for the money and cant wait to get filming.
    Date published: 2012-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can see like it is through your eye This product is well designed and very clever and with a number of feature improvement's that over time have made it very cool.. For example - The way it has slots and locking pins that loads and locks the tripod legs tightly, the easy tracking on 2 inch pvc pipe is far superior to a glide cam and even off the pipe even on wooden floors it slides easily and opens up so many more shots.. Because you can adjust the height and it travels like you are walking with it and the clips have that look.. Next load it up with the Cobra crane Backpacker and you have something. Very cool!!
    Date published: 2011-12-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Dolly for aspiring filmmakers This is a perfect track for filmmakers with a low budget. It glides perfectly and is as quiet as they come. It is light and easy to travel with as long as you can put pvc pipes in your car or transportation vehicle. The only down side is that you can't be pushed on it so pulling focus and panning/tilting are a bit harder. That is standard though for those types of dollies because ones with those capabilities are more expensive and harder to travel with. For the price and the look it delivers I give it two thumbs up!
    Date published: 2010-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great low budget/ mobile dolly This added the little accent to my video that keep it more visually interesting. This was for me the perfect solution for me being that I like being mobile and dont like to carry alot of equipment.Easy to use, easy to assemble. You can use any tripod and lock in the legs. I did have to loosen and agjust some of the wheel gides and wheels to get them perfectly angled. TRACK: I went to @ bought and cut 5 foot sections of 2 inch PVC but I recommend cutting them into 3 feet section because I had issues fitting the 5 foot sections in the trunk of my car. I also bought 2 inch flush inside coupling to join the PVC sections. I also cut (saw) slits throught all pipes were they join because they fit extremely tight and was alot a trouble breaking down. These slits made it easier for me to slide each pipe into eachother without haveing to fight and held everything place very snug. To keep the PVC from rolling in just bought 2 inch 90 degree elbow joints. I didnt join the tracks because that just more stuff to carry and elbow kept the track from moving around.
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for the Indie filmmaker Add 2 PVC tracks that you can buy from pretty much any hardware store. In Sweden I picked them up for 30$. A bargain. Easy assembly, stable, smooth=crisp video.
    Date published: 2010-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice thing! Works great with 2 PVC I got in general store. No shakes for my 60D
    Date published: 2012-07-12
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    question

    Can this Dolly system be used with a curved track
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The track for these is either hard pipe or tubing. This dolly can negotiate moderately curved dolly track.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    How much weight can this dolly handle?
    Asked by: Michael B.
    I just stood on mine, and it didn't snap under my 140 pound white ass.
    Answered by: LEE L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I see that there is a nut above each set of wheels on the top part of the dolly system. Are you able to loosen these to adjust the angle of the wheels? This would be useful if you are wanting to use this dolly with a curved track
    Asked by: Zakk F.
    Yes. Love the dolly. I have had awesome results with it
    Answered by: Rich B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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