Tracking Equipment

Bickers Action is proud to offer one of the largest ranges of camera tracking vehicles and camera tracking equipment in the world. In excess of over 25 Tracking Vehicles/ Insert Cars to choose from for any type of tracking shot achievable.

All of our Tracking Vehicles and Low Loader/Process Trailers are designed, manufactured and maintained in house by our Stunt Engineers and Tracking Vehicle Precision Drivers in our fabrication workshops giving our crew full technical know how and input into their manufacture.

This allows us to build to our customer’s needs and requirements to get the job done correctly and efficiently. All of our precision drivers/operators have many years service with our Company as experienced Mechanics/Stunt Engineers with most holding Class 1 HGV driving licenses.

In addition to this fleet of purpose built Tracking Vehicles, first class mechanical engineers provide ‘on set’ support with the option of fully equipped mobile workshops. All of our Tracking Vehicles are supplied with a comprehensive range of equipment for most rigging requirements and we can also offer more specialised equipment for specific and individual tasks.

We would be pleased to discuss your project requirements, call our office on +44 (0) 1449 761300. All other contact details can be found on the contact page.

We operate a strict Safety Code of Practice and Safe Working Procedures for the use of Camera Tracking Vehicles, which must be followed at all times. Comprehensively Media Insurance for both Camera Tracking and Stunt Involved work.

Russian Arm

Russian Arm I | Stealth 63

The Russian Arm and the Flight Head are a remotely operated gyro stabilized camera crane system which maintains the camera’s stability whilst travelling at high speeds, across uneven roads or off-road. The Russian Arm is fully controlled from within the car and is capable of operating at Higher speeds when required.

The Stealth 63 is based on a Mercedes ML63 AMG 4×4 – V8 Engine 6300 cc with 500 BHP Ideal for Higher Speed Camera Tracking, built especially to carry the Russian Arm.

Standard Equipment
Gyro-stabilized Russian Arm – Pan & Tilt axis are both gyro-stabilized
Gyro-stabilized Flighthead – from Arri Media
Stealth Mercedes AMG ML63 Tracking Car fully integrated car with Comms
5x HD Monitors with Video Playback

Low Loader | Process Trailers

Low Loader Elite No 1

We are please to introduce our new Articulated Low Loader Tracking Trailer No1 Elite for 2016.

Its design, development and construction have been carried out ‘in house’ at Bickers Action – taking over 2 years to complete.

We have been operating and filming with Low Loaders over the last 25 years and this experience has been put to good use in the construction of this new Low Loader. It is by far the most technically advanced Low Loader at this time. We guarantee it is the fastest for rigging, filming and de rigging – e.g. Side Extensions can be rigged in a matter of a few minutes and the same applies for Loading. This Low Loader is larger than our last No1 Low Loader but much more manoeuvrable for turning and reversing with this new design.

Key Features:

CARRYING CAPACITY AND LOADING

This Low Loader is capable of carrying almost any car, including Rolls Royces, most American vehicles, light vans and limousines – we can even carry aircraft! For vehicles that are too wide to load with trailer wheels in their normal position, the wheels can be hydraulically powered outwards to allow for increased loading width. Crew Carrying capacity is increased to 9 Crew plus Artists in the Action Vehicle on the Trailer.

6 WAY EXTENDING TRAILER

6 Way hydraulically widening, 4 hydraulically extending side Extension platforms complete with Handrails and 2 hydraulically widening rear wheels for increased working area and increased width for loading extra wide vehicles.

CREW COMPARTMENT / CREW COMFORT

Large enclosed Crew Compartment with windows, with seating for up to 7 Crew Members – each seating position fitted with a lap safety harness and cushioned seating. Power supply for ancillary equipment and lighting are also fitted in this compartment together with a removable monitor table. The compartment is also fitted with steps and a safety hand rail.

EC CONFORMITY – FOR CONSTRUCTION AND USE

The Trailer conforms and complies with the EU 03 European Trailer regulations, which includes the legal requirement for fitting of an Anti Lock Braking system. The Hydraulic Braking system is also extremely quiet and smooth for the deceleration of the Low Loader.
The reason for a change from using the American Chevrolet to European based towing vehicle is very straight forward – the fact that American Vehicles in the UK over 3500Kg Gross Weight (Loaded Weight) cannot be Type Approved for use in the UK and they can not be used legally for this application anymore – our previous No1 Low Loader did not cause us a problem because it was registered before rule changes.

A Tachograph is also fitted because its Gross Weight is over 3500KG. Driver hours are always a consideration if we work long days; the driver is able to take his rest within the Towing Vehicle as it is fitted with a Sleeper Cab.

AIR SUSPENSION

The Independent Suspension is 100% air cushion and can be adjusted according to weight and ride comfort. The trailer is fitted with much larger diameter airbags, which allows the trailer to ride much better when greater loads are being carried.
The trailer Air Suspension automatically adjusts the braking for differing weight carrying capacities, allowing safer and more efficient braking either loaded or unloaded. The Air Suspension Air bags can be adjusted by the push of a button, no more air hoses to trip over at the side of the Low Loader whilst rigging – changes to the ride height can be made in a matter of seconds.

Air Ride Low Loader 2 & 4

Our Low Loading Tracking Trailers No2 and No4 – Choice of 2 Available, these are marginally smaller than the No.1 with their carrying weight up to approx. 2000Kg, but their advantage is they are towed by the Cheyenne Elite 4×4 Tracking Vehicles or Similar Tracking Vehicle.

The suspension is 100% air cushion on No2 and can be adjusted according to weight and ride comfort. No4 is non air at the rear however has a higher weight carrying capacity. The Cheyenne Elite 4×4 Tracking Vehicle can be split from the low loader trailer, for use as separate tracking vehicles. These are the only Combination Tracking Vehicles / Low Loaders covering General Tracking, Small Camera Crane work, A Frame and Low Loader work in Europe.

For crew comfort all of our Low Loaders have a weather proof and safe crew compartment area with bench seating and safety harnesses for 6 crew members.

Motorcycle or Bicycle Mini Low Loader x2

The Mini Low Loaders are a simple alternative to the Banking Rig for camera tracking with Motorcycles or Bicycles. These Low Loaders will carry the Motorcycle/Bicycle approximately 50mm from the ground with the wheels Not rotating and the Motorcycle/Bicycle does not lean – it is in a static securely fixed position on the Low Loader.

This is an easy concept to set up and safe to use, with no prior viewing of the Motorcycle/Bicycle required – it is most suited for Head, Shoulder and upper Torso shots with the lowest angle approximately at the front mudguard. With prior notice the Mini Low Loaders can be specifically rigged to track with 2 Motorcycles/Bicycles at the same time. They can be towed by one of our conventional Tracking Vehicles or alternatively if your location has narrow paths or roadways, they can be towed by a smaller Tracking Vehicle.

Tracking Vehicles | Camera Cars

GMC Sierra Elite Tracking Vehicle

The GMC sierra Elite 4×4 is a multi-roll Tracking Vehicle. This vehicle can be used Off-Road on rough and muddy terrain, and is also ideal for location access with camera gear etc. GMC Sierra Elite is quiet and fitted with air cushion suspension, which is adjustable to weight and ride comfort, making this vehicle camera friendly!

This vehicle can be used for all round camera tracking and “A” framing with interchangeable front or rear platforms. The generator (6kva) is built in under the floor area of this tracking vehicle allowing more area for crew / equipment and in addition is much quieter. The carrying capacity on the rear work area of this vehicle is for 6 crew, plus equipment. The Crew Cab offers seating for a further 3 crew members and has space for remote head controls, The cab area also has 240v supply, 12v supply and USB sockets.

The safety rails double as rigging points and offer endless opportunity for hard mounting of cameras, remote heads and other rigs. The GMC Sierra Elite can carry any jib arm, other manual cranes and up to a 20 foot Techno crane. Our Precision Drivers are highly experience in this field of work.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
Safety Rails shown 6kva Generator
4x Safety harnesses A-Frame, Tow-Dolly, Remote Head Mounts
Interchangeable Front or Rear Platform Riggers Kit (12 tubes and fittings)
Silverado Elite 1

The Silverado Elite 1 is a 6 Wheeler 4×4 Tracking Vehicle, Crane Carrying and all round Tracking Vehicle with Key features including: 6000cc Petrol, 4 Speed Automatic – Computer Controlled Transmission, Full Size 4 Door Crew Cab, Increased working area and heavier weight carrying capacity for cranes and crew with a capacity of 8 Crew on Working Platform, plus 3 in Crew Cab.

The universal floor can be adapted to suit most Camera Cranes including their complete dolly bases – For example the Supertechno 30ft can be mounted in a fully built mode in a matter of a few minutes.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
Built In – Honda Silent 5 kW Generator (not Square Wave) Basic Riggers Kit – Scaffold Tube Kit 14 Tubes (From 8ft to 2ft) and 30 Fittings (Doubles & Swivels)
2 x Full Safety Harnesses “Universal Car Rig” Bonnet & Door Camera Mounts
5 x 25mm Ratchet Straps “A” Frame
Limited Scaffold Tube for rigging
1 x Front / 1x Rear Platform
Dimensions
Front / Rear Platform Area 1m x 2m
Front Platform Height from ground 0.4m
Working Deck on rear 2.85m x 2m
Working Deck height from ground 890mm
Vehicle Length 8.5m
Vehicle Width 2m
Centre of Crane Column Base to Cab (this can be variable) 2.5m
Silverado Elite 2

The Silverado Elite 2 is a 6 Wheeler 4×4 Tracking Vehicle, Crane Carrying and all round Tracking Vehicle with Key features including: 6000cc Petrol, 4 Speed Automatic – Computer Controlled Transmission, Full Size 4 Door Crew Cab, Increased working area and heavier weight carrying capacity for cranes and crew with a capacity of 8 Crew on Working Platform, plus 3 in Crew Cab.

The universal floor can be adapted to suit most Camera Cranes including their complete dolly bases – For example the Supertechno 30ft can be mounted in a fully built mode in a matter of a few minutes.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
Built In – Honda Silent 5 kW Generator (not Square Wave) Basic Riggers Kit – Scaffold Tube Kit 14 Tubes (From 8ft to 2ft) and 30 Fittings (Doubles & Swivels)
2 x Full Safety Harnesses “Universal Car Rig” Bonnet & Door Camera Mounts
5 x 25mm Ratchet Straps “A” Frame
Limited Scaffold Tube for rigging
1 x Front / 1x Rear Platform
Dimensions
Front / Rear Platform Area 1m x 2m
Front Platform Height from ground 0.4m
Working Deck on rear 3.3m x 2m
Working Deck height from ground 890mm
Vehicle Length 8.5m
Vehicle Width 2m
Centre of Crane Column Base to Cab (this can be variable) 2.5m
Dodge RAM Elite

The Dodge Ram Elite 4×4 Tracking Vehicle can be used for camera tracking with any vehicle. These vehicles can be used Off-Road in rough and muddy terrain, and are also ideal for location access with camera gear etc. The Dodge Ram Elite is very quiet and fitted with air cushion suspension, which is adjustable to weight and ride comfort, very camera friendly! This vehicle can be used for all round camera tracking and “A” framing with interchangeable front or rear platforms. The generator (6kva) is built in under the floor area of this tracking vehicle allowing more area for crew / equipment and in addition is much quieter. The carrying capacity on this vehicle is for 6 people only plus equipment. The Crew Cab offers seating for a further 3 crew members and has space for remote head controls.
The safety rails double as rigging points and offer endless opportunity for hard mounting of cameras, remote heads and other rigs. The Dodge can carry any jib arm, other manual cranes and up to a 20 foot Techno crane. BNC plug-ins are hard wired into the deck and cab for fast and easy connection, very user friendly. Our Precision Drivers are highly experience in this field of work.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
Safety Rails shown 6kva Generator
4x Safety harnesses A-Frame, Universal Car Door & Bonnet Mount
Interchangeable Front or Rear Platform Riggers Kit (18 tubes and fittings)
Air Ride Cheyenne Elite

The Cheyenne Elite 4 x 4 Tracking Vehicles can be used for camera tracking with cars, motorcycles, sidecars, bicycles etc. These vehicles can be used Off Road in rough and muddy terrain, also ideal for location access with camera gear etc. They are very quiet and fitted with air cushion suspension, which is adjustable to weight and ride comfort.

These vehicles can be used for all round camera tracking and “A” Framing with optional front and rear platforms. The working area is fitted with safety rails, which can also be used for rigging etc “User Friendly” and the generators, are built in under the floor area of these tracking vehicles allowing more area for crew / equipment and in addition are much quieter. The carrying capacity is for 6 people only and maximum carrying weight is approx. 1000kg.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
4 x Full Safety Harnesses Basic Riggers Kit – Scaffold Tube Kit 14 Tubes (From 8ft to 2ft) and 30 Fittings (Doubles & Swivels)
5 x 25 mm Ratchet Straps Crane Mounts for Numerous Camera Cranes
Limited Scaffold Tube for rigging “Universal Car Rig” Bonnet & Door Camera Mounts
Front/Rear Platform Built In – Honda Low-Noise 6kW Generator
“A” Frame/Tow-Dolly
Dimensions
Overall Width 2m
Overall Length 5.9m
Working Area on back 2.4m x 1.54m
Front/Rear Platform 1.66m x 0.95m
Platform Height from ground 0.75m
Explorer Elite Compact 4x4

The Explorer Elite Compact 4×4 Tracking Vehicles can be used for general camera tracking work and has an advantage over larger tracking vehicles in tight locations. These vehicles can be used Off Road in rough and muddy terrain and are also ideal for location access with camera gear etc. They are very quiet and fitted with air cushion suspension which is adjustable to weight and ride comfort. This vehicle can be used for all round Camera Tracking, “A” framing or Small Jib Arm work on the move. It can be fitted with optional front and rear platforms. The roof is fitted with a platform for higher shots. The carrying capacity is for 5 people only and maximum carrying weight is approx. 800kg.

Fully built in 5.5K Silent Generator, Camera Beam and a Platform that can be Fitted Front or Rear.

Optional Equipment Available on Request.

Euro Silverado

The “Euro Silverado” 6 wheeler Tracking Vehicle is a Crane Carrying and All Round Tracking Vehicle.

It has the Lowest and Biggest Rear Working Platform at 500mm height from the ground (Conventional Tracking Vehicle Deck Height is 1000mm in Height) and is 5.2m long and it can also be used as a low Loader if required.

Gross Weight of 5000kg – allowing good weight carrying capacity of Crew, Rigs and Equipment. Automatic – Computer Controlled Transmission x 2WD.

It has a Large Full Size 3 Door Crew Cab, Increased Working Area, Heavier Weight carrying capacity for cranes and crew (8 Crew on Working Platform, plus 3 in Crew Cab), Universal Floor Fixing which can be adapted to suit most Camera Cranes including their complete dolly bases, (for example the Supertechno 30ft can be mounted in a fully built mode in a matter of a few minutes), Roof Platform for carrying Camera, Crew and Gear, an increased stability with Air Assisted Suspension system fitted to the rear, Aluminium Front and Rear Platforms with many rigging points and fitted with scaffold tube, safety and rigging rails. Large Additional Side Platforms are available for both sides which are easily fitted, doubling the size of the working platform.

All of our Tracking Vehicles are built in house in our workshop and with the insight of 35 years in the film industry, this particular Tracking Vehicle was built for Carrying Horse Carriages and the SuperTechno 30 for  Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

The working area is fitted with safety rails, which can also be used for rigging etc.

Video Pursuit Vehicles

Video Pursuit Elite Playback Vehicle

The Video Pursuit Vehicle has been designed to allow the video playback monitoring department to become mobile. This means that not only does this remove the need to set up and strike the video village numerous times throughout the shoot day, it also allows the video village to move instantly, and if required to track along with the action.

This also allows wireless remote gyro-stabilized heads mounted on separate tracking vehicles to be operated from the video pursuit vehicle, whilst remaining close to the action sequence, preventing wireless link dropout. The video pursuit can comfortably seat 8 crew plus the driver, with seating, monitor mounting facilities and 240v power options if needed.

This vehicle also has climate control, coping with both hot and cold locations ranging from Iceland to Tenerife.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
Seating & Harnessing for 8 Crew Additional Monitor Mountings
Roof Framework To Accommodate Wireless Antenna Rear Platform
3kva Generator Riggers Kit
Video Pursuit Elite 2 Playback Vehicle

The Video Pursuit Vehicle has been designed to allow the video playback monitoring department to become mobile. This means that not only does this remove the need to set up and strike the video village numerous times throughout the shoot day, it also allows the video village to move instantly, and if required to track along with the action.

This also allows wireless remote gyro-stabilized heads mounted on separate tracking vehicles to be operated from the video pursuit vehicle, whilst remaining close to the action sequence, preventing wireless link dropout.

The Video Pursuit 2 can comfortably seat 10 crew plus the driver, The multi-drilled floor allows the seating and monitor desks to be easily repositioned to suite individual bespoke needs. This vehicle has multiple options regarding seating, monitor mounting facilities. The 240volt power option if needed comes with multiple 13amp sockets and USB charging points.

 

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
Seating & Harnessing for 10 Crew Additional Monitor Mountings
Roof Framework To Accommodate Wireless Antenna Rear Platform
3kva Generator Riggers Kit

High Speed Camera Tracking Vehicles

Lightning F150 Higher Speed Tracking/Plate Vehicle

Bickers Action have developed and built a further advanced Camera Car the “Lightning F150” for higher speed and or lower camera lens height plate shot requirements. The “Lightning F150” is compact, manoeuvrable, with superb handling and features high acceleration and deceleration. Powered by a V8 Supercharged engine, ideally suited for circuit or higher speed camera tracking work.

The rear work area has been constructed to give a much lower achievable camera lens height, making it ideal for drivers/passengers POV profile plate shots.

It is fitted with Scaffold Rigging Points, Front, Rear, Sides and Roof for quick and easy camera rigging. Cameras and Remote heads can be mounted anywhere on the “Lightning F150” with ease.
The Vehicle cab can accommodate the driver plus one crew, (Driver plus 5 Crew Max inc rear work area), We can supply a “Post” Rig to take camera remote heads, this can be supplied in various heights and is adjustable for fixed positions.

Optional Equipment
Adjustable Position- Post Rig with Moy Fitting for Remote Heads
Fixed Position – L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
Scaffold Tube and Fittings
5 Way Intercom Hard Wired System – with 3 helmets
Dimensions
Width: 2m • Length: 5.3m • Height (cab): 1.9m • Height (Work Area): 700mm
BMW “Storm” High Speed

With client demand for faster speeds and increased specification, Bickers Action has developed the further advanced “Storm” for this particular field of work. The “Storm” features superb handling, high acceleration, deceleration and Traction Control. Self-Levelling suspension and Anti Locking Brakes complete this impressive package. The Safety Roll Bar doubles as scaffold for quick, easy rigging and the Universal Platform can be rearward of forward mounted. The Roof Platform provides yet another rigging opportunity whilst Camera and Remote Head can be mounted rearward or forward facing, as can the Camera Operator seats.

The Driver has to be a major consideration whilst Tracking with Grand Prix cars and we have the services of two International Racing Drivers at our disposal, with support from our own Technicians. With reduced speed on circuits and general Filming work, our own Driver/Technicians will operate the “Storm”.

Engine 5.5 Litre V 12 with Automatic Gearbox Overall length 5.1m
Performance 326BHP 0-80km/h– 4.8seconds Overall Width 1.86m
Top Speed 250km/h (156mph) Overall Height 1.8m
Special Equipment Traction Control System Crew area in rear 2m x 1m
Brakes Anti Locking Disc Brakes Ground Clearance 150mm
Suspension Self Levelling Rear Suspension Max Estimated pay load (1) 600kg

(1) This is very dependant on job circumstance and weight distribution on the car

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
3 x Custom built seats with safety Harnesses for Camera
Operators
”Universal Car Rig” Bonnet and Door Camera Mounts
1 x Passengers crew seat in front with Scaffold based
Monitor/Playback mount
Basic Riggers Kit
1x Universal Camera beam with Boss and Moy camera mount Call to discuss any other special rigging requirements
1x Rear Monitor Mount
1x Twin tube Moy for mounting remote head controls securely
1x Double Spit front & rear Platform can be man riding at the
rear, Non man riding on the front apart from lower speeds
5 x 25mm Ratchet Straps
Limited Scaffold Tube for Rigging
Audi RS4 High Speed

Bickers Action have developed and built a further advanced Camera Car the “RS4” for higher speed work. The “RS4 ” is compact, manoeuvrable, with superb handling and features high acceleration and deceleration. Powered by 4.2L V8 Engine outputting 420BHP, ideally suited for Circuit or Higher Speed Camera Tracking work.

It is fitted with Scaffold Rigging Points, Front, Rear, Sides and Roof for quick and easy camera rigging. Cameras and Remote heads can be mounted anywhere on the RS4 with ease.

All crew is carried within the car (Driver plus 3 Crew Max), the interior of the car is fitting with various rigging points to accommodate remote head controls and monitors.

We can supply a “Post” Rig to take remote heads, this can be supplied in various heights and is adjustable for fixed positions.

Optional Equipment
Adjustable Position- Post Rig with Moy Fitting for Remote Heads
Fixed Position – L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
Scaffold Tube and Fittings
5 Way Intercom Hard Wired System – with 3 helmets
Dimensions
Width: 1.86m • Length: 4.6m • Height: 1.6m
Mini Cooper Open Top

Bickers Action have developed and built a further advanced Camera Car the Mini Cooper Open Top for higher speed work. The Mini Cooper is compact, manoeuvrable, with superb handling and features high acceleration and deceleration, ideally suited for Tracking Pursuit shots, 360 degree plate shots, Circuit or Higher Speed Camera Tracking work.

It is fitted with Scaffold Rigging Points, Front, Rear, Sides and Roll Cage for quick and easy camera rigging. Cameras and Remote heads can be mounted anywhere on the Mini Cooper with ease.

All crew are carried within the car (Driver plus 3 Crew Max), the interior of the car is fitting with various scaffold rigging points to accommodate remote head controls and monitors.

We can supply Remote Head Mounts, these can be supplied at various heights and are adjustable for fixed positions.

Optional Equipment
Adjustable Position –  Post Rig with Moy Fitting for Remote Heads
Fixed Position – L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
Scaffold Tube and Fittings
5 Way Intercom Hard Wired System – with 3 helmets
Dimensions
Width 1.86m • Length 3.6m • Height 1.2m
Bickers 'Tiger' R6 High Speed

The Tiger High Speed Tracking Car is capable of reaching 130 mph. Ideal for high speed filming especially suited for fully remote camera operation. It was developed for the high speed chase sequences and will out handle and perform most high performance saloon cars – Power 390BHP / Tonne. (200BHP / 550kg) It is very compact and manoeuvrable with very fast acceleration. It is fitted all round with scaffolding for easy rigging.

Additional rigs or platforms can be made to requirements. Camera / remote head can be mounted front or rear of the car. We also have the option of our “Stealth” Video Village Car which is based on a Merc ML AMG 55. Which is fitted with 5 Monitors and 4 operating / monitoring positions wirelessly linked to the Tiger Tracking Car. Safety – We operate a strict “Code of Practice” for the use of Camera Tracking which must be followed at all times.

Stealth 63 | Russian Arm I

The Stealth 63 is based on a Mercedes ML63 AMG 4×4 – V8 Engine 6300 cc with 500 BHP Ideal for Higher Speed Camera Tracking, built especially to carry the Russian Arm.

The Russian Arm and the Flight Head are a remotely operated gyro stabilized camera crane system which maintains the camera’s stability whilst travelling at high speeds, across uneven roads or off-road. The Russian Arm is fully controlled from within the car and is capable of operating at Higher speeds when required.

Standard Equipment
Gyro-stabilized Russian Arm – Pan & Tilt axis are both gyro-stabilized
Gyro-stabilized Flighthead – from Arri Media
Stealth Mercedes AMG ML63 Tracking Car fully integrated car with Comms
5x HD Monitors with Video Playback

Small Camera Tracking Vehicles

Panther 4x4 Elite

The Panther 4×4 Compact Tracking Vehicle can cope with any type of terrain, and is often used with a steady cam system or remote head. It can be used as a Motorised Dolly, and has a detachable front and back platform. Cameras can be hand held, hard fixed or a small jib arm can be mounted on the rear working area.

The Panther gives a larger working area than our Rubicon (Regular) Quads but is slightly larger and is capable of carrying 4 crew plus driver. It has a Powerful 900cc Engine with a fully automatic transmission (with the option of 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive) is very smooth and has a maximum speed of 40mph (Much faster than the Mule and has similar Speeds and Acceleration to our Rubicon Quads). It’s a very nimble and agile tracking vehicle and is registered for road use. Standard safety rails are fitted to main working area on rear – harnesses are supplied and should be worn if required.

Can carry small generators up to 3 KW – Could carry a 5 KW if crew numbers are reduced.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
1 x Front/Rear Platform 1m x 0.5 m Special Camera Mounts
1 x Boss Fitting Scaffold Tube and Fittings
1x Operator Seat and Safety Belt Silent 2 or 3  KW Generator
4x Safety Harnesses Jib Arm Mounts specially made
Dimensions
Width 1.5m (Comparing the Quad at 1.2m) • Length 3.0m • Height 2.0m
Mule Quads 1 & 2

The Mule 4×4 Tracking Vehicles can cope with any terrain and are often used with a steady cam system. They have an Automatic Transmission with smooth acceleration and are very similar to the Quads but are slightly larger with increased working areas, a higher payload and can carry 4 crew plus driver. They can be used as a Motorised Dolly and incorporates a detachable platform front and rear. Cameras can be hand held, hard fixed or a small jib arm can be mounted on the rear working area.

They are not a conventional on road tracking vehicle, but they are road registered and specific police permission must be granted for use on the public highway.

Rubicon Quad x3

The Quad Elite Automatic Tracking Vehicles can cope with any terrain, and are often used with a steady cam system. The key feature is our Hydro Static drive automatic transmission, which allows 100% smooth acceleration with no distorting gear changes like many other Quad Tracking Vehicles.

They can be used as a Motorised Dolly, and has variable camera fixings front and rear or the Camera can be hand held. They have Camera operator seats, which can be front or rear mounted and are also fitted with scaffold for easy rigging and dual purpose Safety Roll Cage. These are not a conventional on road tracking vehicle, but they are road registered and specific police permission must be granted for use on the public highway.

New Improved Design

for easier rigging and with uprated suspension and fully automatic transmission. Operating width of 1.2m (4ft)

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
3 x Helmets Scaffold Tube and Fittings
1 x Boss Fitting Special Camera Mounts
2x Operator Seat and Safety Belt On Road or Off Road Tyres

Optional rigs or modifications can be made on request

Caddy Electric & Engine Driven

The Caddy Tracking Vehicles are ideal for Silent Tracking and is very manoeuvrable and compact.

3x Fully Electric, all are very quiet and smooth running. They are capable of tracking at low speed up to 20 kph and will carry 3-crew members plus driver / operator. They have various camera fixings and are fitted with scaffold for easy rigging although additional mounts can be made to specific requirements. We have 1 Electric which is Road Registered.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
1 x Boss Fitting L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
1x Operator Seat and Safety Belt Scaffold Tube and Fittings Kit
4x Safety Harnesses Silent 2 or 3 KW Generator
Dimensions
Width: 1.0m • Length: 2.5m • Height • 1.5m – or less with Rigging Rails removed

Eco Friendly | Silent Tracking Vehicles

Renault Twizy Compact Electric

The Renault Twizy is our Compact Electric Powered tracking vehicle / Powered Dolly! Pollution Free! The engine is completely silent, making it the perfect vehicle for recording sound from; and also ideal for filming in indoor spaces as it produces no gasses. It is capable of tracking at low speed and up to 40 Kmh. The Independent Fully Adjustable Air Suspension can carry
4 crew members plus precision driver and a good payload for equipment / Jib Arms. Its low line of sight makes it unobtrusive and can be easily hidden in flowing traffic for example. Driven from a central driving position. The vehicle has scaffold safety rails that double as rigging points for camera and lighting, together with a Multi drilled and threaded rigging platform plates
front and rear. It is road registered. Designed and built in House at Bickers using the latest Battery Technology from Suffolk. Fitted with 12v to 240V Inverter for silent power on the move – Which can be used to power for example the Libra Lib Jib (Up and Down Rig). Additional mounts can be made for specific requirements.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
1 x Front/Rear Platform 1m x 0.75m L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
1 x Boss Fitting Scaffold Tube and Fittings Kit
1x Operator Seat and Safety Belt Silent 2 or 3 KW Generator
4x Safety Harnesses Up and Down Rig from Libra
Dimensions
Overall Width 1.13m
Overall Length 2.36m
Front and Rear Deck Height 750mm
Front, Rear and Side Platforms 1220mm x 320mm
Trojan Elite Compact Electric

Trojan Elite is our Compact Electric Powered tracking vehicle / Powered Dolly! Pollution Free! The engine is completely Silent, making it the perfect vehicle for recording sound from; and also ideal for filming in indoor spaces as it produces no gasses. It is capable of tracking at low speed and up to 40 Kmh. The Independent Fully Adjustable Air Suspension can carry 4 crew members plus precision driver and a good payload for equipment / Jib Arms.

Its low line of sight makes it unobtrusive and can be easily hidden in flowing traffic for example. Driven from a central driving position. The vehicle has scaffold safety rails that double as rigging points for camera and lighting, together with a Multi drilled and threaded rigging platform plates front and rear. It is road registered. Designed and built in House at Bickers using the latest Battery Technology from Suffolk. Fitted with 12v to 240V Inverter for silent power on the move – Which can be used to power for example the Libra Lib Jib (Up and Down Rig). Additional mounts can be made for specific requirements.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
1 x Front/Rear Platform 1m x 0.75m L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
1 x Boss Fitting Scaffold Tube and Fittings Kit
1x Operator Seat and Safety Belt Silent 2 or 3 KW Generator
4x Safety Harnesses Up and Down Rig from Libra
Dimensions
Overall Width 1.41m
Overall Length 2.7m
Front and Rear Deck Height 920mm
Front, Rear and Side Platforms 1410mm x 640mm
Cheetah Electric Elite 1 & 2

Cheetah Elite is our unique fastest electric engine tracking vehicle yet! Pollution Free! The engine is completely silent, making it the perfect vehicle for recording sound from; and also ideal for filming in indoor spaces as it produces no gasses. It is capable of tracking at low speed and up to 60mph.

The uprated suspension it will carry 3 crew members plus driver / operator and equipment. Its low line of sight makes it unobtrusive and can be easily hidden in flowing traffic for example. The vehicle has scaffold safety rails that double as rigging points for camera and lighting. Additional mounts can be made for specific requirements.

It is road registered. Designed and Built for “Hugo Cabaret” in 2010 and successfully used in sound stages for a number weeks for tracking shots carrying a small camera crane and the 3D camera rig.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
1 x Front/Rear Platform 1m x 0.75m L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
1 x Boss Fitting Scaffold Tube and Fittings Kit
1x Operator Seat and Safety Belt Silent 2 or 3 KW Generator
4x Safety Harnesses Up and Down Rig
Dimensions
Width 1.7m • Length 4.1 m • Height 1.6 m – or less with Rigging Rails removed down to 1.2m
Dominator Electric Quad

The Dominator Electric Quad Tracking Vehicle can cope with most type of terrain, and is often used with a steady cam system. It can be used as a Motorised Dolly, and has variable camera fixings front and rear. The Camera can be hand held, hard mounted or mounted via Remote Head (with Wireless controls).

New Improved Design

for easier rigging and with uprated suspension and fully automatic transmission. Operating width of 1.2m (4ft)

Optional rigs or modifications can be made on request

Caddy Electric & Engine Driven

The Caddy Tracking Vehicles are ideal for Silent Tracking and is very manoeuvrable and compact.

3x Fully Electric, all are very quiet and smooth running. They are capable of tracking at low speed up to 20 kph and will carry 3-crew members plus driver / operator. They have various camera fixings and are fitted with scaffold for easy rigging although additional mounts can be made to specific requirements. We have 1 Electric which is Road Registered.

Standard Equipment Optional Equipment
1 x Boss Fitting L Shape Moy Bracket for Remote Heads
1x Operator Seat and Safety Belt Scaffold Tube and Fittings Kit
4x Safety Harnesses Silent 2 or 3 KW Generator
Dimensions
Width: 1.0m • Length: 2.5m • Height • 1.5m – or less with Rigging Rails removed
Tricycle Rickshaw

Our new Tricycle Rickshaw offers a perfect solution for tracking shots in narrow alleyways, inside buildings and resident sensitive locations. Ideal for steady cam systems or hard mounted camera with / without remote head with sufficient space for batteries and gear.

Decent cycling speeds can be achieved with great stability. Our Eco Friendly Tricycle Rickshaw fills another gap in the camera tracking vehicle sector.

 

Tracking Motorcycles

Enduromax Elite

“Enduromax Elite” Solo On / Off Road Camera Tracking Motorcycle is ideal for carrying compact remotely operated cameras Systems – Forward or Rearward facing positions. Ideal for shooting in traffic or in tight locations, it can be fitted with Off Road or On Road Wheels and tyres. It has an Enduro 450cc Electric Start four stroke engine, which is Smoother than a Motocross Motorcycle – Very Camera Friendly.

Manoeuvrability is excellent due to all the Rigging Framework being made from Aluminium – which is very light weight. Camera Rigging is very easy as the aluminium framework Front and Rear ends up with normal scaffold size tube, with the option of very compact Moy to twin tube mount and battery carrier framework. Rigging and Grip Friendly! The Front and Rear Suspension has been upgraded for increased weight carrying capacity by White Power Suspension. Our Riders /Operators are very experienced & competent for this type of Tracking work together with motorcycle racing experience.

Optional Equipment
Compact Twin Tube to Moy Mitchell Mount
Basic Riggers Kit
Scaffold Tube Kit 14 Tubes (From 8ft to 2ft) and 30 Fittings (Doubles & Swivels)
Additional mounts can made to requirements.
Bandit Solo 1 & 2

“Bandit” Solo Tracking Motorcycle is ideal for carrying a camera rearward facing & handheld and a hard mount for front facing shots. It is fitted with Rear facing foot pegs. Ideal for shooting in traffic or in tight locations.

The bike has a 1255cc, four stroke engine and is very smooth and manoeuvrable. Additional mounts can made to requirements or can be used in conjunction with the “Man Cam” from Camera Revolution – Small compact camera package 2C Camera compact. Our Riders /Operators Highly experienced in Motorcycle Tracking along with Motorcycle racing experience.

Optional Equipment
Camera Low Levelling Head
Basic Riggers Kit – Scaffold Tube Kit 14 Tubes (From 8ft to 2ft) and 30 Fittings (Doubles & Swivels)
“A” Frame
Bandit Sidecar

The Bandit Sidecar Tracking Vehicle is ideal for narrow locations, the Sidecar chair / platform having been developed for both nearside and offside mounting. It is powered with a 4-cylinder motorcycle engine and fitted with performance suspension for a smooth and quiet, yet fast ride. There are various camera fixing points (Also fitted with scaffold for easy rigging) and Maximum crew travelling on this tracking vehicle is 3 including the rider.

The sidecar is a preferred tracking vehicle of many American DOP’s. Helmets must be worn on the public highway in the interest of safety, unless specific police permission has been granted.

Heavy Duty Tracking Vehicles

Globetrotter / HD A-Frame

The Globetrotter Heavy Duty Tracking Vehicle is used for camera tracking with Trucks, Buses and heavy vehicles over 3000kg up to 24000kg and is also capable of carrying heavy duty camera cranes.

It is very quiet and fitted with air cushion suspension, which is adjustable to weight and ride comfort. This vehicle can be used for all round camera tracking but its main use is for Heavy Duty ‘A’ Framing. Counterbalanced with a 6000kg mass of steel and concrete as ballast, this allows for a vehicle that will effectively ‘ brake’ as well as tow a large Action Vehicle. The carrying capacity on the working deck is 9 people and a maximum carrying capacity of 4000kg.

HD Low Loader

This Low Loader is ideal for camera tracking with small trucks and Artic Tractor Units and can also be used for heavy action vehicle transport. Used and operated in the same way as our car Low Loaders it is capable of carrying vehicles from 2500kg to 15000kg with a working length 8m. We can also manufacture specific rigs and platforms for each individual application.

Taurus Crane Positioning Base

Taurus 4x4 Crane Positioning Base & Off Road

The Taurus 4×4 vehicle is designed to carry large camera cranes in their fully built form to desired off road locations enabling crews to set up cranes in positions that a ground based crane could not be positioned or used in, the vehicle can also be repositioned with ease.

It has a large payload – Carrying most of the common cranes i.e. 30ft and 50ft Techno cranes are well within the design weight of this vehicle which is always a consideration in regards to Health and Safety. Constant 4×4 with large utility Tractor Tyres, 4x hydraulic levelling / stabilising jacks to stabilise and level the vehicle base and a further all directional Gimble to level the column. The Hydraulic Column also has 600mm of Hydraulic lift – All hydraulics are manual lever controlled – Simple fail proof system.

Constant Hydraulic power – means that you can run the hydraulic system whilst driving, we can level as we travel over rough terrain (Not a PTO System as with most Hydraulic systems on vehicles). The Crane base can be demounted quickly if the crane needs to be left rigged and the Taurus can then be used for other applications i.e. camera tracking or carrying camera gear to tricky locations.

The Taurus can also be used as an Off Road Tracking vehicle and can reach speeds of 40kmh. It can be fitted with Bickers Standard tracking vehicle filming platforms and smaller crane arms can be mounted for travelling shots. It is very compact and manoeuvrable with excellent Off Road Capabilities. It is fitted all round with scaffolding for easy rigging.
Additional rigs or platforms can be made to requirements.

Hired only with Experienced Operator / Precision Tracking Vehicle Driver / Technician.

Camera Tracking Camera Mounts

Bickers Car Pole

Motorized Vertical lift / Tracking Post Rig

Designed for fast vertical movements of heavy camera packages whilst Camera Tracking.

The Car Pole is a single pole construction that allows the camera to move up and down, from a few centimetres off the ground up to a full 3 metres on the Long Pole – we have a 2m and 3m Car Poles.

We have two lengths of pole available, 2m and 3m.

The system mounts onto a car, van, large truck or tracking vehicle using scaffold fittings. Operated from inside the moving vehicle, it has full motor control functionality for rise and fall. It is powerful and lifts up to 80kg, taking on heavy camera packages, including 3D rigs, without problems. The speed is impressive too. Half a metre in one second – allowing for thrilling rising shots.

Attached to the pole is an adjustable shock absorber that is fixed with a Moy mount. With this dampening even ‘wild’ rides over bumpy ground are possible – and super safe.

Technical Specification
Payload: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Travel speed: 0.5 m/s (20 inch/sec)
Power: 15-32V (24V nom) 3A (nom) 20Apk
Fitted with a Standard Moy Fitting

Optional Tracking Equipment

Bickers 'A' Frame Car Tracking Rig

Our “A” Frames can be used with the majority of our Tracking Vehicles and are attached to the front suspension of the Action Car to be tracked and then attached to the rear of the Tracking Vehicle. This enables the Driver/Actor to simulate driving, whilst being towed, without having to physically control the Action Car.

Most Cars are generally suitable with one of our universal “A” Frames, however we do require prior notice of the Action Car’s details so that we can check compatibility on our Database that has been compiled over the past 28 years of experience.

Bickers Twin 'A' Frame Rig

The Twin Car “A” Bar Rig allows for two cars to be towed on “A” Frames side by side with 2.5m of backward and forward movement, giving the impression of racing and overtaking each other. A large area is required for the operation of this rig and is towed by a heavy duty Tracking Vehicle such as the Scotsdale. This Rig was first developed for use in 007 Golden Eye and has featured in recent scenes of Coronation Street.

Generators

All of our Camera Tracking Vehicles are supplied with one of our Portable or Built in Honda Silent 5KW Generators. Upon request we have a number of different sized generators from 1KW to 5KW that can be supplied in addition if prior notice is given.

Most of our more up to date Tracking Vehicles now have Generators built-in under the floor between the chassis, allowing for more working area and less problems with hot exhausts and fumes – “Another Unique Innovation from Bickers Action”.

Tracking Dolly

The Tracking Tow Dolly is an alternative to a conventional “A” Frame and is another unique Camera Tracking Application from Bickers Action. Originally devised some fifteen years ago, we now have an even more compact and user – friendly rig. Some Action Cars, which are not “A” Frame compatible, can be filmed with this other option and yet it still only raises the front wheels of the Action Car 50mm from the road surface.

Most Cars with the exception of 4×4’s are compatible with the Tracking Tow Dolly, however we do require prior notice of the Action Car’s details so that we can check compatibility on our Database that has been compiled over the past 28 years of experience.

'Mad Max' Camera Tracking Forward POV Filming Rig

The Mad Max Rig allows easy attachment of Camera and / or Remote head to front of any of our Camera Tracking Vehicles, not impairing Camera Tracking drivers view, basically a Bumper Extension.

Ideally for POV filming in busy urban areas.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Twin Tube to Boss/Moy fitting (Scaffold Based can be easily adapted by Grips Dept)
  • Camera Tracking Vehicle Front Platform Square Attachment Sockets – For Quick Rigging
  • Vehicle Profile Panel continuation system to avoid Sharp edge potential
  • Remote operation only (focus etc from inside Vehicle)
  • Extremity awareness indicators to assist driver’s awareness of rig on front
  • Discrete Low Level forward facing camera position (To avoid unwanted attention of public and potential driver Distraction
Universal Car Camera Mount Rig
Purchase Only.

These rigs are not available for hire.

Our Universal Car Rigs have a worldwide reputation for their versatility and ease of setup due to being fully adjustable. Three main beams inter-connect to give Clients a vast range of camera positions on any type of vehicle.
Primary position being bonnet mounted and door mounted, they are supplied with a single low leveling head for low mounting of camera so that all you have to do is use your imagination!

PLEASE NOTE:

These systems must be installed by competent grips.

Bicycle A-Frame Banking Rig

The Bicycle A-Frame, with banking rig option is a unique additional equipment option which can be used in conjunction with a number of our tracking vehicles, from our Rubicon Quad Elite up to our Silverado Elite try axle, depending on location limitations and shot requirements.

The Bicycle A-Frame system which connects to the host bicycle directly through its front wheel spindle or its front forks, this attaches to the tracking vehicle (Tow-Vehicle) by means of a electrically powered hydraulic lean simulation unit, this allows a Bickers operator to lean the bicycle as it negotiates corners, thus giving the appearance of free riding, the camera angle can be low enough to capture both front and rear wheel rotation during the riding sequence.

The bicycle banking rig gives the full control of the bicycle to the Bickers operator, thus enabling the cast member to act without having the ability to ride.

This equipment has been used on a number of TV commercials and feature films inc. Halfords and One Day.

Motorcycle Banking Rig

The motorcycle banking rig is a unique additional equipment option which can be used in conjunction with a number of our tracking vehicles, from our Panther Elite up to our Silverado Elite try axle, depending on location limitations and shot requirements.

The motorcycle banking rig is an A-Frame system which connects to the host motorcycle directly through its front wheel spindle, this attaches to the tracking vehicle (Tow-Vehicle) by means of a electrically powered hydraulic lean simulation unit, this allows a Bickers operator to lean the motorcycle as it negotiates corners, thus giving the appearance of free riding, the camera angle can be low enough to capture both front and rear wheel rotation during the riding sequence.

The motorcycle banking rig gives the full control of the motorcycle to the Bickers operator, thus enabling the cast member to act without having the ability to ride a motorcycle.

This equipment has been used on a number of Feature Films Inc, James Bond, Mission Impossible 5 and Fast & Furious 6.

Other Tracking Rigs

Mechanical Horse Saddle / Horse Rig

The mechanical horse full body and saddle rigs are a unique additional equipment option which can be used in conjunction with a number of our tracking vehicles, from our Panther Elite up to our Silverado Elite try axle, depending on location limitations and shot requirements.

The mechanical horse simulation rigs allow a controlled and safe method of capturing close-up shots of actor’s horse riding, without the ability to ride a horse.

There are both Full Body option (if sections of the horse will be in shot) or the saddle rig option (which portrays the motion of horse riding only without capturing the horse itself)

On Two Wheels Driving Rig

The On Two Wheels Trailer enables Actors to simulate driving Cars on two wheels and is towed by one of our conventional Tracking Vehicles.

We also have a rig to simulate Motorcycle wheelies in the same vein.