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Bickers Action are the only UK suppliers and operators of the official Filmotechnic U-Crane Arm made in the Ukraine.

The U-Crane 6 Stealth GLE63s AMG is based on a Mercedes GLE63s AMG 4Matic – 5.5L V8 Biturbo with 575 BHP capable of 0-60 in 4.1 Seconds, making this the fastest and most powerful full size arm car in the UK. The GLE has been fully customised by our in-house engineering team to ensure the perfect integration of U-Crane to Car is achieved. The GLE63’s is our most advanced arm car to date. This being the 5th iteration of U-Crane car we have built. (Formerly Russian Arm Car)  

The U-Crane 6 paired with the Filmotechnic Flight Head series create the most dynamic remotely operated Gyrostabilised camera crane systems available on the market with a 360 degree pan speed of 4.5 seconds. This combination ensures the camera’s stability is second to none on-road, off-road and even at high speeds.

The U-Crane 6 is capable of taking a huge variety of camera packages including camera arrays. The weights and lengths stated below make the U-Crane 6 the longest reaching and heaviest payload arm in the UK/Worldwide.

  • 100kg at a length of 14ft
  • 75kg at a length of 20ft
  • 50kg at a length of 25ft


Package Includes / Equipment

  • Gyro-stabilised U-Crane 6 Arm – Pan & Tilt axis are both gyro-stabilised
  • Gyro-stabilised Flight Head – Please Ask Bickers for Details
  • Stealth Mercedes GLE63s AMG Tracking Car 
  • 5x SmallHD 703 Ultrabright Monitors with Shogun Recorder for Video Playback.
  • Motorola Walkie Talkie set available along with full in-car comms if required. 
  • Full Experienced Crew – Not including Flight Head camera operator.
  • Fully Enclosed Transport Lorry 
  • On-Road/Off-Road Tyre Packages Included.


Crew Package

The U-Crane 6 GLE63s crews all have extensive tracking and operating experience within the Film and TV industry and specially within a U-Crane (Formerly Russian Arm) Car. 

  • 1x U-Crane Arm Operator
  • 1x Precision Driver
  • 1x Flighthead Camera Operator (Can be arranged by Bickers)
  • 1x Flighthead/U-Crane Arm Technician
  • 1 x Dedicated Transport Lorry Driver


Transport Package

Fully Enclosed Transport Lorry – All Bickers U-Crane Arm Cars travel in a fully built form, which means there is no build time required at location. The lorry seconds as an overnight storage unit which means the vehicles can be left fully rigged, and secure for the next day shooting if required. All lorries come with integrated generator for charging if hook up power is not available. 


U-Crane 4 Stealth ML63 AMG

We also have two full packages available of the ML63 on request. This can be offered as an alternative to the GLE63s if this is already booked out. The ML63 package is identical to the GLE63s. The U-Crane 4 is equally as advanced as the U-Crane 6 with a maximum 20ft reach, and 360 degree pan speed of 4.5 seconds.


U-Crane Telescopic

The Bickers U-Crane Telescopic is a unique asset within the U-Crane fleet. The U-Crane Telescopic extends and retracts using a robotic counterweight unlike all other arms which are of a fixed length, this is the only arm of its type within the UK.

  • 20kg at a length range from 4.5ft to 20.5ft (depending on vehicle platform)

The operating conditions required are dry and smooth terrain. This is a special request item which suitability will need to be discussed prior to booking.