Movietech has announced a new version of its popular Arco camera dolly. The dolly has been re-engineered, giving it class-leading reliability, simplifying its maintenance and reducing the cost of ownership.
The Arco Dolly has become a familiar piece of equipment on film and TV sets. It has gained a reputation among production crews for being simple to operate, lightweight, sturdy and versatile in any environment. Now a raft of technical enhancements has made the dolly even easier to own.
The heart of the Arco - the hydraulic system - has been mounted onto an easily extractable drawer system. This allows users instant access to the mechanism for maintenance work without having to first dismantle the gearbox. The hydraulics themselves have been simplified with just one flexible tube from the circuit to the pressure chamber, dramatically reducing the chance of oil leaks.
The dolly's transmission chains have been replaced by belts, a move that means less overall weight, no need to grease and clean regularly, no wear of mechanical components and no need to regulate the tension. Finally, thanks to a new valve mounted directly on the piston, it is now possible to regulate the speed of the arm effortlessly.
Distributed by Ianiro UK, MD Nick Allen-Miles has welcomed the upgraded model. "The dolly has always been a seriously impressive piece of equipment, being capable of lifting 60Kg 5 times on a single charge. Its new mechanics make it even more reliable and simple to maintain whatever the weather, terrain or shooting style."
Each Arco Dolly is manufactured to the user's specification. For further details, buyers should contact Ianiro UK.