User Manual for the GFM GF
Grip Factory Munich
YOUR INNOVATIVE PARTNER FOR CAMERA SUPPORT
GF-8
Crane System
Instruction Manual
Standard-Versions 1-18
Xten-Versions 1-8
Valid: Sep. 2007
Grip Factory Munich GmbH
Fürholzener Straße 1
85386 Eching bei München
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 319 0 129-0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 319 0 129-9
e-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.g-f-m.net
GF-8 Xten Crane System Instruction Manual
Contents:
SAFETY GUIDELINES................................................................................................ 2
General Assembly Procedure – GF–8 ........................................................................ 3
For all GF-8 Standard-Versions: ................................................................................... 3
For all GF-8 Xten-Versions: .......................................................................................... 6
Assembly & Technical Specification Version 1 to 16................................................... 7
Version 1 ...................................................................................................................... 7
Version 2 ...................................................................................................................... 8
Version 3 ...................................................................................................................... 9
Version 4 .................................................................................................................... 10
Version 5 .................................................................................................................... 11
Version 6 .................................................................................................................... 12
Version 7 .................................................................................................................... 13
Version 8 .................................................................................................................... 14
Version 9 .................................................................................................................... 15
Version 10 .................................................................................................................. 15
Version 11 .................................................................................................................. 16
Version 12 .................................................................................................................. 16
Version 13 .................................................................................................................. 17
Version 14 .................................................................................................................. 17
Version 15 .................................................................................................................. 18
Version 16 .................................................................................................................. 18
Version 17 .................................................................................................................. 19
Version 18 .................................................................................................................. 20
Assembly & Technical Specifications for the Xten Versions...................................... 22
Xten Version 1............................................................................................................ 22
Xten Version 2............................................................................................................ 23
Xten Version 3............................................................................................................ 24
Xten Version 4............................................................................................................ 26
Xten Version 5............................................................................................................ 27
Xten Version 6............................................................................................................ 29
Xten Version 7............................................................................................................ 30
Xten Version 8............................................................................................................ 32
Parallelogram Rod Support ....................................................................................... 34
Rigging system.......................................................................................................... 35
Double Rigging System............................................................................................. 36
Lower, front rigging..................................................................................................... 36
Top, front rigging ........................................................................................................ 36
Mounting the Extra, Mini Counterweight Bucket for Xten Versions.............................. 38
Balancing the crane arm ........................................................................................... 38
General Safety .......................................................................................................... 39
Accessories for GF- 8 crane...................................................................................... 40
Mounting the accessories ........................................................................................... 40
Use with GFM Track (GF-Track) ............................................................................... 41
Transport trolley for the GF-8 Crane ......................................................................... 42
GF-8 Crane Dollies ................................................................................................... 43
The GF-8 Double Ended Connected Steering Base.................................................... 44
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GF-8 Xten Crane System Instruction Manual
SAFETY GUIDELINES
The assembly instructions must be read and understood before set-up or operation. The crane may only be
assembled in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction manual.
The GF-8 Crane may only be set-up or operated by trained and experienced personnel. To avoid misuse by
untrained personnel, the crane should be dismantled when not in use or under supervision.
For further information on the qualifications required for test personnel please refer to BGV 1, § 33 and §34.
The crane may not be assembled or operated under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicating
substances. The respective protective clothing e.g. gloves, should be worn.
The manufacturer accepts no liability for damages or injuries for incidents or accidents occurring due to
negligence by the crane operator or misuse of the crane or disregarding the instruction manual..
Before assembling the crane ensure that the ground surface is stable and cannot give way. The ground
surface must be stable enough to support at least 1000 kg/m2 = 2200 lbs/ sq yard.
Crane operation is only allowed with solid tires. Use with pneumatic wheels is not allowed.
The crane dolly must be level at all times. If necessary, level the crane with the provided levelling legs
ensuring that the levelling legs cannot sink or breakthrough the surface and are supported enough were
necessary. Whether operating or moving the crane on track or on a solid ground surface it is essential that
the track or surface is completely level, stable and free from obstructions.
When operating the crane on track, ensure that the track is level, properly laid, constructed and supported.
The correct underlay must be used to ensure that the track and underlay are secured against moving,
slipping and collapse. Ensure that the underlay meets the specified support and stability requirements. Only
GFM Track or comparable track systems with a payload capacity of 1200kg / 2640lbs and a maximum track
runner distance of 640mm / 25inches (measured inside edge to inside edge) may be used. Extreme caution
must be used if tracking on curved track (no faster than a slow walking pace).
Use of the crane on insert vehicles, camera cars or any motorised vehicle is not allowed. The manufacturer
accepts no liability for damages or injuries for incidents or accidents occurring due to use of the crane on
insert vehicles, camera cars or any other motorised vehicles.
Changing weather conditions should be taken into consideration. The crane must be taken out of operation
before the operational wind speed reaches 40kmh. / 25mph. See page 39.
The complete lift and panning range of the crane must be kept clear of obstructions at all times. A safety
clearance of 0.5m / 19" to surrounding objects and 1m / 39” to persons must be observed on all sides of the
crane during operation.
The crane may not be used in the direct vicinity of high voltage power cables. To avoid accidents due to
misuse in the vicinity of high voltage power cables, Safety Guidelines (especially VBG 1 and 4) as well as
VDE regulations (especially 0105 part 100) must be adhered to. If the nominal voltage cannot be
determined, a minimum clearance of 5m / 16ft must be kept at all times. Failing to do so can cause fatalities.
Personnel on board the crane's platform must use safety belts at all times. They should not make any
sudden, abrupt movements or lean out over the side of the platform. No loose objects may be stored or
placed on the crane platform.
Before the counterweights are removed from the bucket, ensure that the platform is resting on the ground or
alternatively supported by an appropriate stable underlay. Gradually remove the counterweights before
personnel leave the platform or as the case may be, the remote head or camera are removed.
The manufacturers technical specifications and limits must be adhered to at all times and in no way
exceeded. Adding extra counterweight by placing it on top of the couterweight bucket or on any other crane
part is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of safe crane operation abrupt, sudden movement of the crane should be avoided.
Only original accessories manufactured by GFM may be used with the crane.
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General Assembly Procedure – GF–8
Before and during assembly observe the Safety Guidelines.
For all GF-8 Standard-Versions:
1.
2.
Secure the base dolly so that it cannot move or roll. Lock all wheel brakes. Move the
steering rod towards the centre of the dolly or remove it so that the set-up personnel
do not trip over it.
For the Standard-Versions 1 to 8 bolt the 90cm crane mounting column to the base
dolly (pivot height 154cm ). Make sure that the 4 locking bolts are locked securely.
Tip:
The carrying handle on the bazooka should point away from the steering end
of dolly.
Locked wheel brake on Base Dolly
Base Dolly with 90cm / 3ft Mounting Column and
Pivot Seection (Versions 1-8)
The 30cm / 1ft column extension is used in versions 9 to 18 to increase the pivot
height from 154cm to 184cm. It is connected to the standard GF-8 column with 4
locking nuts and bolts. Make sure that the 4 locking bolts are locked securely.
As an option a 3 stage column is also available. It consists of 2 x 30cm / 1ft column
extensions and a 60cm / 2ft Mounting Column. Assemble the column extension
between the column and the base dolly locking the 12 locking bolts securely.
Locking bolts
Column Extension
Base Dolly with 30cm / 1ft Column Extension
and 90cm / 3ft Mounting Column
Extended levelling
legs
3 stage mounting column
3 pivot heights are possible:
184cm / 6ft with all 3 parts
154cm / 5ft with a 30cm / 12inch column extension and mounting column
124cm / 4ft with Mounting Column.
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3.
For Standard Versions 9 to 18 we recommend using the 4 telescopic column
supports. In smaller versions they are not required but using them does increase the
columns stability. To mount the supports connect the grooved end to the connection
on the column, securing with the locking pin. Remove the locking pin in the middle of
the column support enabling the rod to reach the connection on the base dolly and
secure with the locking pin. The locking pin previously removed from the centre of the
column support can now be reinserted to fix the length. Turn the grooved part in an
anti-clockwise direction to apply tension.
Tip:
Should the column not have the 4 connections for the column supports, an
adapter is availble. It is connected to the column between the pan bearing and the top
of the column. To do so the pan bearing must be removed by unscrewing the 6
screws. The adapter must be mounted in line to the connections on the base dolly
with the adapter ring connectors pointing towards the base dolly. The original screws
must be replaced by 5mm longer screws
Telescopic Column Supports
3 Stage Mounting Column
(2 x 30cm + 60cm Column sections) with Supports
4.
Adapter ring for column supports
Located on the middle section are 2 tilt friction locks which may be used to lock the tilt
during set-up. Set the pivot arm at 90° to the centre post and lock these friction locks
which can be found on the left and right hand side of the middle section. Mount the
middle section on the mounting column. Lock the locking screw tightly.
Tip:
A 12mm Allen key can be found in the mounting column’s handle to be used
as a lever.
Tilt brake
Pan brake
Middle section with pan and tilt lock
Unless otherwise stated it is required to use the rigging system when more than
1 x 150cm / 5ft section is mounted to the front of the crane i.e. all versions excepte
1 and 9.
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5.
6.
7.
Connect the 2 sections of the rigging harness to the middle section of the GF-8.
Ensure that the 4 locking bolts are fastened tightly.
Connect the cross bar to stabilize the rigging harness. Ensure that the 2 locking pins
are inserted fully
For Standard Versions 1 to 16 connect the 127cm / 4ft section to the middle section.
For Standard Versions 17 and 18 connect the 150cm / 5ft section to the middle
section. Slip the connection flanges into each other and secure with the provided
safety pin.
Connect the respective127cm or 150cm parallelogram rod to the middle section,
mount the sliding weight and secure with the locking screw. Connect the rod to the
angle adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end. Other shorter versions can
be built by using the 100cm / 3’ 3” or 150cm / 5’ extension and its parallelogram rod.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance.
Tip:
To avoid the sections jamming or getting stuck make sure that the sections
are joined parallel. Using a small amount of lubricant also helps. We suggest rubbing
the joints with an oiled rag.
Mounting an extension arm
8.
Securing the arm with a safety pin
Connect one of the angle adjusters to the end of the 127cm /4ft section and secure it
with the provided safety pin.
Integrated leveller
Securing the rod with safety pin
Securing with a safety pin
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9.
Depending on the version being assembled connect 2 of the respective rigging rods
to the turnbuckles on the rigging harness and in turn to the 2 connections on the arm
section leading to the weight bucket.
Arm section 127 / 4ft = 115cm / 3’ 9”
Arm section 150cm / 5ft = 142cm / 4’ 7”
Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
Middle sized rigging rod
For all GF-8 Xten-Versions:
With the exception of a few steps, the assembly of the Xten Versions are identical with
those of the Standard Versions. However, the following points should be followed:
·
·
·
·
·
All Xten Versions require a pivot height of 184cm / 6ft as follows:
30cm / 1ft Column Extension and 90cm / 3ft Mounting Column
2 x 30cm / 1ft column extensions and a 60cm / 2ft Mounting Column
More details can be found on pages 3.
The Mounting Column for all Xten Versions (1 to 8) must be supported with the 4
Telescopic Column Supports. More details can be found on page 4
All Xten-Versions (1 to 8) require the Large Rigging Harness with the double
turnbuckles. An example of the assembley can be found on page 5.
Large Rigging Harness for double Rigging
(Xten Versions 1 to 8)
·
·
Double Rigging System with 160cm / 5’3“ Rear Extension
(Xten-Versions 1 to 8)
All Xten Versions (1 to 8) require the 160cm / 5’ 3“ rear arm extension as well as the
160cm / 5’ 3“ parallelogram rod to be mounted between the pivot and counterweight
bucket. Example of the assembly can be found on page 6.
All Xten Versions (1 to 8) require a double rigging system. Connect the 142cm / 4’ 7”
rigging rods to the top turnbuckles and the outside connections on the rear extension.
Connect the 115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rods to the lower turnbuckles and the inside
connections on the rear extension.
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Assembly & Technical Specification Version 1 to 16
Version 1
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity (working load) 2 pers. + accessories
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
1 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
319 cm / 10’ 5”
331 cm / 10’ 10“
250 kg / 550 lbs
276 kg / 607 lbs
0 kg / 0 lbs
149 kg / 327 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
253 cm / 8’ 3“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the150cm / 5’ section and secure
it with the provided safety pin.
12. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and the angle
adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
13. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
14. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Version 2
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity (working load) 2 pers. + accessories
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
1 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
481 cm / 15’ 9”
412 cm / 13’ 5“
250 kg / 550 lbs
456 kg / 1003 lbs
28 kg / 61 lbs
173 kg / 380 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
351 cm / 11’ 5“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
To use this version as a 2 man rideable crane, rigging must be attached.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect the 100cm / 3’ 3” section to the 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 100cm / 3’ 3” section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the 100cm / 3’ 3” parallelogram rod to the 150cm / 5’ rod. Then connect the
angle adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
14. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
15. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Version 3
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity (working load) 2 pers. + accessories
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
2 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
564 cm / 18’ 6”
453 cm / 14’ 10“
216 kg / 475 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
46 kg / 101 lbs
179 kg / 393 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
401 cm / 13’ 1“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the second 150cm section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. Then connect the
angle adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
14. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
15. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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GF-8 Xten Crane System Instruction Manual
Version 4
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity (working load) 1 pers. + accessories
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
2 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
727 cm / 23’ 9”
534 cm / 17’ 6“
150 kg / 330 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
88 kg / 176 lbs
191 kg / 420 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
498 cm / 16’ 4“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the third 150cm section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
14. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. Then connect the angle
adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
15. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
16. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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GF-8 Xten Crane System Instruction Manual
Version 5
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity (working load) 1 pers. + accessories
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
3 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
809 cm / 30’ 7”
576 cm / 18’ 10“
128 kg / 281 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
112 kg / 246 lbs
197 kg / 433 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
549 cm / 18’
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the 100cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the second 100cm section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
14. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the 100cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. Then connect the angle
adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
15. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
16. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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GF-8 Xten Crane System Instruction Manual
Version 6
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
3 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
891 cm / 31’ 10”
675 cm / 22’ 1“
80 kg / 176 lbs
420 kg / 924 lbs
140 kg / 308 lbs
199 kg / 437 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
663 cm / 21’ 8“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect a 100cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges into
each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
14. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 100cm section and secure it
with the provided safety pin.
15. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
100cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. Connect the angle adjuster and
secure it with a safety pins at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
16. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
17. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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GF-8 Xten Crane System Instruction Manual
Version 7
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
4 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
1054 cm / 34’ 6”
716 cm / 23’ 5“
80 kg / 176 lbs
476 kg / 1047 lbs
172 kg / 378 lbs
206 kg / 453 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
713 cm / 23’ 4“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the conn-ection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect the fourth 150cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the conn-ection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
14. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 90cm section and secure it
with the provided safety pin.
15. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
fourth 150cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. Then connect the angle
adjuster and secure it with a safety pins at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
16. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.Attach the weight
bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight bucket flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety pins on the top of
the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Version 8
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
4 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
1216 cm / 39’ 10”
798 cm / 16’ 2“
50 kg / 110 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
288 kg / 501 lbs
217 kg / 477 lbs
810 cm / 26’ 6“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the conn-ection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
13. Connect the fourth 150cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the conn-ection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
14. Connect the 100cm section to the fourth 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
15. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the fourth 150cm section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
16. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
fourth 150cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. In turn, connect the 100cm
parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm rod. Then connect the angle adjuster and
secure it with a safety pins at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
17. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
18. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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The following versions 9 to 16 require a 127cm / 4’ 2” section to the rear i.e.
Counterweight Bucket End.
The 30cm / 1ft Column Extension is also required to achieve a pivot height to
184cm / 6ft. See page 3
Version 9
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
1 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
319 cm / 10’ 5”
361 cm / 11’ 10“
250 kg / 550 lbs
276 kg / 607 lbs
0 kg / 0 lbs
160 kg / 352 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
253 cm / 8’ 3“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 9 is assembled in the same manner as version 1.
Version 10
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
1 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
481 cm / 15’ 9”
442 cm / 14’ 5“
250 kg / 550 lbs
456 kg / 1003 lbs
28 kg / 61 lbs
184 kg / 404 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
351 cm / 11’ 5“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 10 is assembled in the same manner as version 2.
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Version 11
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
2 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
564 cm / 18’ 6”
483 cm / 15’ 10“
216 kg / 475 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
46 kg / 101 lbs
190 kg / 418 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
401 cm / 13’ 1“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 11 is assembled in the same manner as version 3.
Version 12
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
2 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
727 cm / 23’ 9”
564 cm / 18’ 6“
150 kg / 330 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
88 kg / 176 lbs
202 kg / 444 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
498 cm / 16’ 4“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 12 is assembled in the same manner as version 4.
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Version 13
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
3 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
809 cm / 30’ 7”
606 cm / 19’ 10“
128 kg / 281 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
112 kg / 246 lbs
208 kg / 457 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
549 cm / 18’
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 13 is assembled in the same manner as version 5.
Version 14
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
3 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
891 cm / 31’ 10”
705 cm / 23’ 1“
80 kg / 176 lbs
420 kg / 924 lbs
140 kg / 308 lbs
210 kg / 462 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
663 cm / 21’ 8“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 14 is assembled in the same manner as version 6.
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Version 15
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
4 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
1054 cm / 34’ 6”
747 cm / 24’ 5“
80 kg / 176 lbs
476 kg / 1047 lbs
172 kg / 378 lbs
217 kg / 477 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
713 cm / 23’ 4“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 15 is assembled in the same manner as version 7.
Version 16
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
4 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 127 cm / 4’ 2”
1216 cm / 39’ 10”
828 cm / 27’ 2“
50 kg / 110 lbs
480 kg / 1056 lbs
288 kg / 501 lbs
288 kg / 501 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
810 cm / 26’ 6“
220 cm / 7’ 2“
Assemble the GF-8 Column Extension as per the instructions on page 3
The GF-8 version 16 is assembled in the same manner as version 8.
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The following versions 17 and 18 require a 150cm / 5ft. section to the rear i.e.
Counterweight Bucket End.
The 30cm / 1ft Column Extension is also required to achieve a pivot height to
184cm / 6ft. See page 3
Version 17
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
4 x 150 cm / 5’ + 127 cm / 4’ 2”
1 x 150 cm / 5’
1216 cm / 39’ 10”
850 cm / 27’ 10“
50 kg / 110 lbs
418 kg / 919 lbs
214 kg / 470 lbs
239 kg / 525 lbs
837 cm / 27’ 5“
243 cm / 7’ 11“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm / 5’ section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the third 150cm / 5’ section to the second 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the safety pin.
13. Connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ section to the third 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
14. Connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” section to the fourth 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the safety pin.
15. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 127cm / 4’ 2” section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
16. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the first 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the third 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the second 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the third 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm / 5’ rod. Then
connect the angle adjuster and secure it with a safety pin.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
17. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
18. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
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Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
Version 18
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
4 x 150 cm / 5’ + 127 cm / 4’ 2” + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 150 cm / 5’
1423 cm / 46’ 8”
931 cm / 30’ 6“
50 kg / 110 lbs
498 kg / 1095 lbs
228 kg / 501 lbs
250 kg / 625 lbs
935 cm / 30’ 8“
243 cm / 7’ 11“
Rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 35
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm / 5’ section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect the third 150cm / 5’ section to the second 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the safety pin.
13. Connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ section to the third 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
14. Connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” section to the fourth 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the safety pin.
15. Connect the 100cm section to the 127cm / 4’ 2” section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
16. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 100cm section and secure it
with the provided safety pin.
17. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the first 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the third 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the second 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the third 150cm / 5’ rod. Connect
the 127cm / 4’ 2” parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn, connect the
100cm parallelogram rod to the 127cm / 4’ 2” rod. Then connect the angle adjuster
and secure it with a safety pin.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
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18. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
19. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Assembly & Technical Specifications for the Xten Versions
The following Xten Versions, 1 to 8 require a 160cm / 5ft 3 inch section to the rear
i.e. Counterweight Bucket End.
In addition to the standard mounting column, the 30cm / 1ft Column Extension is
also required to achieve a pivot height of 184cm / 6ft
Note: a larger rigging harness than the standard and a double rigging rather than
the standard single system is required to the front and rear of the crane arm.
Xten Version 1
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
2 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
564 cm / 18’ 6”
483 cm / 15’ 10“
250 kg / 550 lbs
456 kg / 1003 lbs
28 kg / 61 lbs
203 kg / 446 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
401 cm / 13’ 1“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
12. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
13. Connect the 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the first
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
14. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
15. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
16. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
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17. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the second 150cm section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
18. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. Then connect the
angle adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle..
19. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
20. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
Xten Version 2
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
2 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
727 cm / 23’ 10”
564 cm / 18’ 6“
240 kg / 528 lbs
586 kg / 1289 lbs
64 kg / 140 lbs
220 kg / 484 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
499 cm / 16’ 4“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
12. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
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13. Connect the 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the first
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
14. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
15. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
16. Connect the 100cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
17. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
18. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the second 100cm section and
secure it with the provided safety pin.
19. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the 100cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. Then connect the angle
adjuster and secure it with a safety pin at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
20. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
21. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
Xten Version 3
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
3 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
971 cm / 31’ 10”
687 cm / 22’ 6“
170 kg / 374 lbs
600 kg / 1320 lbs
130 kg / 286 lbs
238 kg / 523 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
647 cm / 21’ 2“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
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Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
12. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
13. Connect the 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the first
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
14. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
15. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
16. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
17. Connect a 100cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges into
each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
18. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 100cm section and secure it
with the provided safety pin.
19. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
20. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
100cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. Connect the angle adjuster and
secure it with a safety pins at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle..
21. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
22. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Xten Version 4
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
4 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
1054 cm / 34’ 6”
728 cm / 23’ 10“
140 kg / 308 lbs
600 kg / 1320 lbs
154 kg / 338 lbs
246 kg / 541 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
697 cm / 22’ 10“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
23. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
24. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
25. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
26. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
27. Connect another 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods to the first 2 rigging rods. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
28. Connect 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the second
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
29. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
30. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the conn-ection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
31. Connect the fourth 150cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the conn-ection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
32. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
33. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the 90cm section and secure it
with the provided safety pin.
34. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
fourth 150cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. Then connect the angle
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adjuster and secure it with a safety pins at each end.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
35. Connect the platform to the angle adjuster by inserting the male platform flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
36. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
Xten Version 5
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
5 x 150 cm / 5’
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
1299 cm / 42’ 7”
869 cm / 28’ 6“
80 kg / 176 lbs
526 kg / 1159 lbs
214 kg / 471 lbs
255 kg / 561 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
861 cm / 28’ 2“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
13. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
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14. Connect another 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods to the first 2 rigging rods. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
15. Connect the 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the first
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
16. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
17. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
18. Connect the fourth 150cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum.
19. Connect the fifth 150cm section to the fourth 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the fourth section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum.
20. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the last section and secure it with
the provided safety pin.
21. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
fourth 150cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. In turn, connect the fifth
150cm parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm rod. Then connect the angle adjuster
and secure it with a safety pin.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
22. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
23. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.Attach the weight
bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight bucket flange into
the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety pins on the top of
the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Xten Version 6
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
5 x 150 cm / 5’ + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
1462 cm / 47’ 9”
950 cm / 31’ 2“
70 kg / 154 lbs
588 kg / 1293 lbs
266 kg / 585 lbs
266 kg / 585 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
958 cm / 31’ 4“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the con-nection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
13. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
14. Connect another 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods to the first 2 rigging rods. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
15. Connect 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the second
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
16. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
17. Connect the third 150cm section to the second 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
18. Connect the fourth 150cm section to the third 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
19. Connect the fifth 150cm section to the fourth 150cm section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the fourth section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum.
20. Connect the 100cm section to the fifth 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges into
each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
21. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the last section and secure it with
the provided safety pin.
22. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
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connect the second 150cm parallelogram rod to the first 150cm rod. In turn, connect
the third 150cm parallelogram rod to the second 150cm rod. In turn, connect the
fourth 150cm parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. In turn, connect the fifth
150cm parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm rod. Connect the 100cm parallelogram
rod to the fifth 150cm rod.Then connect the angle adjuster and secure it with a safety
pin.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
23. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
24. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin
25. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
Xten Version 7
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
5 x 150 cm / 5’ + 127 cm / 4’ 2”
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
1506 cm / 49’ 4”
973 cm / 31’ 10“
65 kg / 143 lbs
602 kg / 1324 lbs
288 kg / 633 lbs
271 kg / 598 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
985 cm / 32’ 3“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
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11. Connect another 150cm / 5’ section to the first 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
13. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
14. Connect another 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods to the first 2 rigging rods. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
15. Connect 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the second
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
16. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
17. Connect the third 150cm / 5’ section to the second 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
18. Connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ section to the third 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
19. Connect the fifth 150cm / 5’ section to the fourth 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the fourth section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum.
20. Connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” section to the fifth 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
21. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the last section and secure it with
the provided safety pin.
22. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the first 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the third 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the second 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the third 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the fifth 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” parallelogram rod to the fifth 150cm / 5’ rod.Then connect
the angle adjuster and secure it with a safety pin.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
23. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
24. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
25. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Xten Version 8
(Pivot height 184cm / 6ft, Large Rigging Harness, Rear Extension 160cm / 5’ 3")
Front extension arms required
Rear extension arm required
Lift range
Maximum Euro-adapter height
Lift capacity
Counterweight required for max. load
Counterweight required to balance empty arm
Crane weight (excluding dolly and weights)
Dolly weight
Arm reach (pivot to camera head mount)
Length of rear end (pivot to outside of bucket)
5 x 150 cm / 5’ + 127 cm / 4’ 2” + 100 cm / 3’ 3”
1 x 160 cm / 5’ 3”
1660 cm / 54’ 5”
1054 cm / 34’ 6“
50 kg / 110 lbs
602 kg / 1324 lbs
350 kg / 770 lbs
282 kg / 620 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
1083 cm / 35’ 6“
253 cm / 8’ 3“
Double rigging is required! Observe guidelines on pages 36 and additionally ensure
that the Large Rigging Harness is used with double rigging to the rear and front.
Continue from § 9, page 6
10. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ sections to the middle section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
11. Connect another 150cm section to the first 150cm section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the second section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
12. Connect 2 turnbuckles to the lower connection on the front side of the rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
13. Connect a 150cm / 5’ rigging rod to each of the turnbuckles on the front side of the
rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
14. Connect another 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods to the first 2 rigging rods. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
15. Connect 2 x 150cm / 5’ rigging rods in turn to the connectors on the second
extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
16. Hand tighten the rods by turning the turnbuckles until the rods are taut.
17. Connect the third 150cm / 5’ section to the second 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
18. Connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ section to the third 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the third section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum
19. Connect the fifth 150cm / 5’ section to the fourth 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the
connection flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
Note: Support the fourth section by placing it on a support stand or rostrum.
20. Connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” section to the fifth 150cm / 5’ section. Slip the connection
flanges into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
21. Connect the 100cm section to the 127cm / 4’ 2” section. Slip the connection flanges
into each other and secure them with the provided safety pin.
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22. Connect the remaining angle adjuster to the end of the last section and secure it with
the provided safety pin.
23. Connect one of the 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rods to the middle section and then
connect the second 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the first 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the third 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the second 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the fourth 150cm / 5’ parallelogram rod to the third 150cm rod. In turn,
connect the fifth 150cm parallelogram rod to the fourth 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn,
connect the 127cm / 4’ 2” parallelogram rod to the fifth 150cm / 5’ rod. In turn, connect
the 100cm parallelogram rod to the 127cm / 4’ 2” rod. Then connect the angle
adjuster and secure it with a safety pin..
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle.
24. Now mount the top rigging system observing the guidelines on pages 36. Insert the
Rigging Support Adjuster between the third and fourth rigging rods.
25. Connect the remote bracket to the angle adjuster by inserting the male flange into the
female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the safety pin.
26. Attach the weight bucket to the short end of the crane by inserting the male weight
bucket flange into the female flange on the angle adjuster. Secure it with the 2 safety
pins on the top of the angle adjuster.
Tip:
The angle adjuster has an integrated leveller. By turning it, the vertical plate
on the angle adjuster can be set to a perfect right angle. Correct setting of the angle
adjuster enhances the crane’s balance. Level the weight bucket before loading any
weights
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Parallelogram Rod Support
The Parallelogram Rod Supports are required from Version 3 onwards. Assembly is
as follows:
The support consists of 3 parts: 2 vertical side supports and a horizontal top cradle.
Connect a side support to the top cradle by screwing the parts together. Bolt the vertical
part to the crane arm extension by turning the knurled knob. Connect the other vertical
support to opposite side in the same manner.
Note: when connecting the vertical support to the horizontal top cradle and the crane arm,
turn the top and bottom knurled knobs equally to avoid jamming. When the parallelogram
support is mounted, connect the parallelogram rod to the horizontal top cradle by inserting
the locking pin from the upper side, through the parallelogram rod and into the horizontal
top.
Positioning of the Parallelogram Rod Supports:
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
Standard-Versions 3, 4, 11 and 12 on the 1st 150cm/5ft extension arm
Standard-Versions 5, 6, 13 and 14 on the 1st & 2nd 150cm/5ft extension arm
Standard-Versions 7, 8, 15 and 16 on the 1st & 3rd 150cm/5ft extension arm
Standard-Versions 17 and 18 on the 2nd & 4th 150cm/5ft extension arm
Xten-Versions 2 and 3 on the 2nd 150cm/5ft extension arm
Xten-Versions 4 on the 1st & 3rd 150cm/5ft extension arm
Xten-Versions 5 and 6 on the 1st & 4th 150cm/5ft extension arm
Xten-Versions 7 and 8 on the 3rd & 5th 150cm/5ft extension arm
To avoid mistakes, use the crane drawings provided in the Instruction Manual etc to
ensure that all parts are in the correct position.
Horizontal Top Cradle
Parallelogram support assembly
Vertical Parallelogram Support
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Rigging system
The rigging system must be mounted as of Standard Versions 2 onwards i.e. versions with
more than 1 x 150cm section to the front. For each extension section there is a matching
pair of rigging rods. The rods for the 150cm sections are all identical. In principle, mounting
the rigging requires connecting the respective rods starting at the turnbuckles on the
rigging harness and finishing at the connection on the last arm section or in some cases
the second last section.
100cm / 3’ 3” arm section
127cm / 4ft arm section
150cm / 5ft arm section
160cm / 5’ 3” arm section
=
75 cm / 2’ 6” rigging rod
115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rod
142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rod
142cm / 4’ 7” and 115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rod
The following example describes the assembly procedure for Versions 17 & 18
1.
Connect 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the turnbuckles on the front side of the
standard rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Connecting 2 x 142cm rigging rods to the turnbuckles
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connecting the rods together
Connect another 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the first 2
rigging rods. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect a Rigging Rod Connector to each of the second
Rigging Rods. In turn connect the 2 Adjustable Rigging Rod
Supports to the Rigging Connections on the second 150cm
/ 5ft arm section and then to the Rigging Rod Connectors
ensuring that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Note: This positioning applies to versions 7, 8 and
versions 15 to 18.
Connect 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the Rigging Rod Connectors and in turn
connect another 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the 3rd Rigging Rod. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect 2 x 115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rods to the last 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods and in
turn to the Rigging Rod Connections on the 127cm / 4ft arm section. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect the rigging rod to the end section and secure
with a locking pin.
Tensioning the turnbuckle
6.
Hand tighten the turnbuckles until the rigging rods are taut and secure with the locking
nuts. The rigging should provide the support needed to keep the arm straight. If the
arm is hanging downwards then the rigging is too loose. If the arm is bent upwards
then the rigging is too tight.
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure
that all assembly sections are securely fastened.
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Double Rigging System
The Double Rigging System and Large Rigging Harness must be mounted for all
GF-8 Xten Versions. For each extension section there is a matching pair of rigging rods.
The rods for the 150cm sections are all identical. In principle, mounting the rigging requires
connecting the respective rods starting at the turnbuckles on the rigging harness and
finishing at the connection on the last arm section or in some cases the second last
section.
100cm / 3’ 3” arm section
127cm / 4ft arm section
150cm / 5ft arm section
160cm / 5’ 3” arm section
=
75 cm / 2’ 6” rigging rod
115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rod
142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rod
142cm / 4’ 7” and 115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rod
The following example describes the assembly procedure for the GF-8 Xten, Double
Rigging System as per Versions 7 & 8
Lower, front rigging
1.
2.
Connect 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the lower turnbuckles on the front side of the
large rigging harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect another 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the first 2 rigging rods and in turn to
the second crane arm extension. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully. Hand
tighten the turnbuckles until the rigging rods are taut and secure with the locking nuts.
Connecting the rods together
Double Rigging System
Top, front rigging
1.
2.
Connect 3 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to each of the
turnbuckles on the top front side of the large rigging
harness. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect a Rigging Rod Connector to each of the third
Rigging Rods. In turn connect the 2 Adjustable Rigging
Rod Supports to the Rigging Connections on the third
150cm / 5ft arm section and then to the Rigging Rod
Connectors ensuring that the locking pins are inserted
fully.
Note: This positioning applies to versions 5 to 8.
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3.
Connect 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the Rigging Rod Connectors and in turn
connect another 2 x 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods to the 4th Rigging Rods. Ensure that
the locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect a long Rigging Rod Connector to each of the last 142cm / 4’ 7” rigging rods.
Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Connect 2 x 115cm / 3’ 9” rigging rods to the long Rigging Rod Connectors and in turn
to the Rigging Rod Connections on the 127cm / 4ft arm section. Ensure that the
locking pins are inserted fully.
Attention:
The Rigging Rod Connectors should be positioned in the respective
versions as per the following instructions. Furthermore the rigging must be assembled
symmetrically by using the same length rods, connectors etc in the same position on
each side.
4.
5.
·
Xten-Versions 7 and 8:
Short Rigging Rod Connector : attach to Adjustable Rigging Rod Support and
use to connect 3rd and 4th upper rigging rods.
Long Rigging Rod Connector : use to connect 5th and 6th upper rigging rods.
·
Xten-Versions 5 and 6:
Short Rigging Rod Connector : attach to Adjustable Rigging Rod Support and
use to connect 3rd and 4th upper rigging rods.
Long Rigging Rod Connector : not required.
·
Xten-Versionen 3 und 4:
Short Rigging Rod Connector : use to connect 3rd and 4th upper rigging rods.
Long Rigging Rod Connector : not required.
Long Rigging Rod Connector
6.
Hand tighten the turnbuckles until the rigging rods are taut and secure with the locking
nuts. The rigging should provide the support needed to keep the arm straight. If the
arm is hanging downwards then the rigging is too loose. If the arm is bent upwards
then the rigging is too tight.
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Mounting the Extra, Mini Counterweight Bucket for Xten Versions
Position the weight bucket above the Angle Adjuster so that the lower locking pin holes are
aligned and so that the connecting lip is positioned over the main weight bucket. Then
insert the locking pins on each side of the bucket.
Insert the third locking pin through the connecting lip and into the main counterweight
bucket. Ensure that the locking pins are inserted fully.
Lower locking pin holes and
locking pins found on each side
Connecting lip and locking pin
Balancing the crane arm
Attention : When loading the crane the maximum working load capacities and
payloads must never be exceeded.
As a rule, no more than 504kg / 1108lbs of counterweight may be used in the main
counterweight bucket and no more than 98kg / 215lbs 572lbs in the Xten mini
counterweight bucket.
After the assembly procedure has been completed the seat arms, seats, risers, camera etc
may now be assembled on the platform or the remote head system may be mounted. The
working payload capacities may not be exceeded. An itemized weight list for GFM
accessories may be found below. Place the correct amount of counterweight in the weight
bucket to balance the load. Depending on the version that has been set-up, the camera
operator / operators can then take their position on the platform.
Accessories for GF-8 Crane platform weight list
Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Description
Seat arm combined 10cm / 4"
Seat arm combined 20cm / 8"
Seat arm combined 30cm / 12"
Seat arm vertical 10cm / 4"
Seat arm vertical 20cm / 8"
Seat arm vertical 30cm / 12"
Connection pin
Crane seat with seat belt
Riser 10 cm / 4"
Riser 20cm / 8"
Riser 30cm / 12"
Riser 40cm / 16"
Riser 50cm / 20"
Ball Adapter
Weight kg
AL-2210
AL-2220
AL-2230
AL-2211
AL-2212
AL-2213
AL-2240
AL-1030
AL-2310
AL-2320
AL-2330
AL-2340
AL-2350
AL-2150
0,75 kg
1,15 kg
1,60 kg
1,25 kg
1,75 kg
2,20 kg
0,40 kg
7,20 kg
2,80 kg
2,95 kg
3,40 kg
3,80 kg
4,25 kg
2,17 kg
Weight lbs
1,65 lbs
2,53 lbs
3,52 lbs
2,75 lbs
3,85 lbs
4,84 lbs
0,88 lbs
15,84 lbs
6,16 lbs
6,49 lbs
7,48 lbs
8,36 lbs
9,35 lbs
4,77 lbs
Attention: The safety belts provided must be fastened upon sitting down and kept
fastened at all times when on the platform.
Only original GFM seats, seat arms, risers etc may be used.
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Working load capacity = Camera operator / operators + accessories
Attention: we recommend that the camera and remote head are additionally
secured to the remote head mount with a safety cord.
Place the required amount of counterweights in the weight bucket so that the crane arm
becomes balanced and remains in the horizontal position. If necessary, the crane can be
fine balanced by adjusting the sliding weight on the rear parallelogram at the weight
bucket. Do not forget to lock the sliding weight in position before tilting the arm.
The counterweight bucket door must be locked when operating the crane.
Deloading:
Attention: The counterweights must always be gradually removed from the
counterweight bucket before personnel leave the platform.
When the weights are removed, the platform personnel should dismount one at a time.
Extreme caution must be given to the shifting payload at all times. When dismantling the
crane it is essential that the whole platform is supported fully by a stable underlay i.e.
rostrum or ground surface. In any case the platform should not be in the air without
support.
General Safety
Attention: all necessary precautions should be taken so that unauthorized third
parties cannot use or operate the crane and also to ensure that only authourized
personnel have access to it.
Before operation, all locking pins, locking screws etc should be inspected to ensure that all
assembly sections are securely fastened.
Taking the crane out of service:
The crane should be dismantled in the reverse order to the assembly procedure
Operational conditions:
At a wind speed of 40km/h 25mph crane operation must be stopped and the crane
secured, dismounted and the necessary safety precautions taken.
If, for example, it takes 2 mins. to unload the counterweights and take the necessary
precautions to secure the crane, one must commence with the procedure at a wind speed
of 27km/h / 16.8mph. DIN15019, part 1, section 6.13.
The crane may not be used in a lightening storm as there is the danger of electrocution.
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Accessories for GF- 8 crane
Levelling leg
Monitor carrier
Push bar
Track wheel with brake
Mounting the accessories
Levelling Legs:
Crank the spindle up to give enough clearance to connect the levelling arm to the dovetail
connection on the base dolly. Ensure that the automatic locking pin inserts fully. When all
4 Levelling Legs are mounted the base can be levelled.
Monitor Carrier:
Insert the monitor carrier axle through the respective holes on the pivot section and secure
with the knurled locking knobs.
Push Bar:
Can be connected to either end on the base dolly by inserting the push bar stubs into the
respective holes on the base. Lock tightly with the locking knobs.
Track Wheels:
Connect to the track wheel bolts on the underside of the base. Ensure that the automatic
locking pin inserts fully. Mount the track wheels so that the track wheel brake on each of
the units as well as the automatic locking pin points towards the mounting column.
Notice:
When operating the crane with the push bar mounted on the dolly, pay attention that the
crane arm at no time collides with the push bar.
Always use the levelling legs to level the crane when on uneven surfaces.
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Use with GFM Track (GF-Track)
The maximum payload on standard GF-Track: m zul = 1200 kg / 2640lbs
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authourized GFM Cranes:
GF-9, GF-6, GF-8 Standard and GF-8 Xten with 4 x 2 (double) GF-Track Wheels.
Track width = 620mm / 24,5 inches
There are a number of ways to mount the GF-8 on track:
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The crane can be assembled on track
By using the 4 levelling legs, the assembled and balanced crane can be cranked
upwards to allow the track to be placed under the base and already mounted track
wheels. The base can then be carefully lowered by cranking the 4 levelling legs
simultaneously downwards.
Note: ensure that the track wheels are parallel to the track.
The assembled and balanced crane can be rolled onto the track by using the GFM
Starter Ramp. To do so remove the levelling legs and ensure that the track wheels are
aligned with the track.
Moving the crane onto the track should be carried out by at least 3 operators. It is
essential to make sure that the track underlay cannot move or shift.
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Transport trolley for the GF-8 Crane
The above photos show the practical transport solution for the GF-8 Crane System. The
GFM trolley fits the complete system with dolly and column as an extra unit.
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GF-8 Crane Dollies
The GF-8 Mini Base
Ideal for going through narrow doorways
and working in very confined spaces. Track
wheels are mounted by replacing the
standard rubber wheels, keeping size to a
minimum. Levelling legs are also available.
For use with Standard GF-8 versions.
GF-8 Base as Track or Western Dolly
The crane platform may be mounted on the
base dolly to provide a track or western
dolly style function. Insert the 3 bolts
located on the underside of the chassis
through the platform and into the turnstile
mount. Lock the 3 bolts tightly with an Allen
Key.
The GF-8 Standard Base Dolly
Equipped with solid rubber wheels and with
single ended, corrected steering geometry
allowing a minimum circular movement of
258cm / 9' 4" inside diameter. Can roll from
floor to standard 62cm /24,5“ track by just
clicking on the track wheels. Levelling legs
and and adapters to 100cm / 39“ track are
also available.
The GF-8 Double Ended Steering Base
offers all the features of the standard base
but with double ended steering. Each end
functions independently with a dedicated
steering rod for each operator. Can roll
from floor to standard 62cm /24,5“ track by
just clicking on the track wheels. Levelling
legs and and adapters to 100cm / 39“ track
are also available.
Attention: The assembly or operation of the crane with pneumatic wheels only is
not allowed. The only exception is when the levelling legs are mounted and the base
is levelled and supported by them. In general the pneumatic wheels are only for
transportation.
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The GF-8 Double Ended Connected Steering Base
Offers all the features of the standard base but with GFM’s connected steering system.
The 3 steering functions are controlled from the rear of the dolly by simply flicking a lever.
You can roll from floor to standard 62cm /24,5“ track by just clicking on the track wheels.
Levelling legs and and adapters to 100cm / 39“ track are also available. Provides the
utmost in manouverabilty.
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Front 2 wheel:
operated from the rear of the dolly. In this mode the front
wheels are steered allowing a minimum circular movement of 258cm / 9' 4" inside
diameter.
4 wheel inverted:
all 4 wheels can be turned together giving a “roundy round“
steering effect
Rear 2 wheel:
in this mode the rear wheels are steered from the rear of the
dolly.
To change steering mode please observe the following guidlines.
· Before switching, all wheels must be aligned
· To position the swicht lever in the required position first release the safety knob (see
next page), found on the opposite side. After switching, reinsert the saftey knob,
(Steering position secured).
Safety knob
Dolly Double Ended Connected Steering
Switch lever (here in the upward position)
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Steering mode 1: 2 wheel front steering – rear wheels fixed
Front wheel steering
Switch lever (here in the downward position)
Steering mode 2: 4 wheel steering – all 4 wheels can be turned together giving a
“roundy round“ steering effect for narrow curves.
4 wheel steering
Switch lever (here in middle position)
Steering mode 3: 2 wheel rear steering – front wheels fixed
Rear wheel steering
Switch lever (here in downwards position)
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