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Hydrascope 70

Chapman Leonard is proud to be the manufacturer of the Hydrascope telescopic crane, which is manufactured in the USA at our facility. The Hydrascope is operated by a hydraulic system, providing smooth and fluid movements. The Hydrascope is also waterproof, meaning it can be used for a variety of applications from rain scenes, water submersion, and weathers well in harsh and dusty conditions.

Product Overview and Key Features Specifications Line Drawings

Chapman Leonard is proud to be the manufacturer of the Hydrascope telescopic crane, which is manufactured in the USA at our facility. The Hydrascope is operated by a hydraulic system, providing smooth and fluid movements. The Hydrascope is also waterproof, meaning it can be used for a variety of applications from rain scenes, water submersion, and weathers well in harsh and dusty conditions. The unique Hydrascope feature is the rotary handset, designed to give the same booming operation feel as a dolly. These features make the Hydrascope a great choice for filmmakers who need a reliable and efficient crane, that can handle the harshest location. Sizes include 70', 50', 40', 32', 20', and 15’. The Hydrascopes are all capable of heavy cameras and head payloads. The nose allows for quick over to under-slung rotation in seconds. The Hydrascope is a strong and reliable telescopic crane that is suitable for use in any type of environment. 

Hydrascope 70 Features

  • Waterproof Telescoping Crane System
  • Heavy Duty Construction for use on Land and Underwater
  • Quick Easy Setup
  • 360 Degree Rotation
  • 30 volt DC Chapman or Lithium Battery Included
  • AC/DC Converter included
  • Telescoping operation by your choice of thumb (aka pickle) or removable hand control valve
  • Can be used with your choice of remote head up to 250 lb payload total
  • Accepts standard Mitchell Mount for both Remote Head and Base
  • Works with your choice of Hydra Base w/ Hydra Car or Ultra Maverick each featuring Telescoping Center Post
    (with 55in of vertical travel) for easy mounting and unmounting or reaching over high fences, etc. as well as easy transport on set
  • Each base has an Auto Leveling Center Post making saving time on set for level shots
  • Three Trained Technicians Dispatched with Every Unit
  • Comes with an enclosed in a Chapman/Leonard truck or enclosed trailer for storage
  • Fits through most larger doorways when mounted on Hydra Base
Full extension
70’
Travel length
60’
Fully retracted
10’
Rear length
13’7”
Max speed
7'/Second
Max nose load underslung w/ leveling nose
250LBS
Max nose load w/ orbiter nose
250LBS / M7 evo required.
Max load over slung w/ leveling nose
180 LBS
Max Height to Mitchel over slung, on Hydrabase posted up
(Specs coming Soon)
Max Height to Mitchell under slung, on Hydrabase posted up
(Specs coming Soon)
Lowest Point of Arm on Hydrabase posted down and leaned over
6’
Lowest Point of Arm on Hydrabase posted down and leveled
9’
Max Height to Mitchel over slung, on Ultra Mav posted up
72’2”
Max Height to Mitchell under slung, on Ultra Mav posted up
70’
Lowest Point of Arm on Ultra Mav posted down and leveled
11’
Max Height to Mitchel over slung, on Hydracar posted up
70’
Max Height to Mitchell under slung, on Hydracar posted up
68’
Lowest Point of Arm on Hydracar posted down and leveled
(Specs coming Soon)
Crane Weight with Hydrabase base, M7 and standard camera package
15,000 LBS
Crane Weight with Ultra Mav, M7 and standard camera package
29,000 LBS
Crane Weight with Hydracar, M7 and standard camera package
(Specs coming Soon)
Shipping Weight of stripped arm
4800 LBS
Shipping Weight of stripped arm in crate
6,300 LBS

70 HydraScope Line Drawing