The Dana Dolly is easy to set up, can be used with a variety of track options, and can be supported using standard junior stands, apple boxes, or the ground, whatever the shot requires.
Whether you’re an established professional or just getting started, the Dana Dolly is a great solution for adding production value to your shoot.
Designed to be flexible, affordable, and easy to set up. The design is both simple and practical.
The Mitchell Mount can take all types of camera heads with available adapters. The sixteen- wheel design with floating trucks provides a smooth glide.
The track ends and center support can use any 1 1/4″ pipe as a track: aluminum, stainless steel, etc. So if you’re on location and don’t want to pack track, you can stop by a home center and pick up some pipe or conduit as an alternative to the Schedule 80 aluminum pipe we recommend for everyday use.
The Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System is a heavy duty camera dolly platform that rides on 16 custom modified soft polyurethane wheels that resist flat spotting and use ABEC-7 rated precision bearings providing you with extremely smooth dolly shots.
The wheel trucks swivel, allowing the dolly to ride on available straight or curved track. The dolly includes two universal track ends, which accept inch and a quarter pipe (standard speed rail) up to 1.9″ O.D., and fit into available standard Junior stand receivers or 5/8″ Baby pins. A center support is included for long track runs or when using heavy cameras.
The dolly platform is machined from aluminum and features a standard Mitchell mount including a 2.75″ center hole with a machined key way. The platform incorporates one 3/8″ through hole, one 1/4″-20 threaded hole, and one 3/8″-16 threaded hole on each side of the dolly platform for a total of 6 accessory mounting holes. The Dana dolly is designed and manufactured in the USA.
Custom Machined Track Wheels
The key to the Dana dolly’s smooth ride are the 16 custom machined track wheels. The wheels are custom made soft, then turned down to be round within 1/1000 of an inch to eliminate the “bounce” that normal skateboard wheels suffer from.
You can park the dolly with 100 pounds of camera and accessories on the track at 100° F for an hour without the wheels flat spotting.
Another benefit from the machining the wheels is reduced squeak during use.
The wheels are custom modified 16 at a time on a special machine, providing uniformity.
The wheel trucks can swivel on the dolly, which allows it to ride on straight and round track.
A felt washer separates the dolly platform from the wheel trucks, helping to reduce noise.
The included T-Tool features a 1/2, 9/16, and 3/8″ ends.
It allows you to tighten the wheel trucks using the 9/16th end to suit your taste.
The Mitchell mount features an elongated key way, allowing you to use non standard adapters.
Track supports fit into available standard Junior stand receivers or 5/8″ Baby pin, although Dana Dolly recommends the use of available beefy baby stands at a minimum and to avoid thin walled aluminum stands
- Dana Dolly
- Track Ends
- Center Support
- 75mm Bowl Adapter
- 100mm Bowl Adapter
- 150mm Bowl Adpter
- 3″ Washer
- T Tool
- 2 Dolly Stands
- 4′ or 6′ Speed Rail