Despite the similar reach to the MB52 it’s a totally different crane. The MB50 was designed from the start to handle very heavy head packages (maximum nose load is 80 kg). It’s much stiffer than the MB52 and MB45. Despite it’s reach of 50ft it’s still a very compact crane when retracted, easy to transport and move around on the film set. Short back end of only 2,6 m makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces and allows high tilt angle of up to 53 degrees. There’s also a pair of telescopic rails that extend the back end for additional 1m for more leverage and easier arm control.

Max. nose load

80kg/176 lbs

Max. extension speed

2,2 m/s

Arm weight with Yoke

930 kg/2050 lbs

Base weight

300 kg/660 lbs

One counterweight

22 kg/48.5 lbs

Crane weight incl. counterweigh

2550 kg/5622 lbs


14,1 m/46.2 ft

Overall length

17,6 m/57.7 ft

Base weight

300 kg/660 lbs

Telescopic range

11.7 m/38.4 ft

Maximum reach

15.2 m/50.0 ft


1.0 m/3.3 ft

Min. door height

2.1 m/6.9 ft