Here’s an overview of the new Panther Classic Plus dolly system (it’s a beast):
The new Panther Classic PLUS is equipped with the innovative High-Low Turnstile. With only a few simple steps from the standard position to a low shot position or a high position (Bazooka) without removing the Fluid Head or the camera.
High Low turnstile enables a quick and easy positioning of the camera in each possible position over and near the dolly. The excentrically positioned camera seat offers high ergonomical quality.
The steering rod can be positioned at all four wheel arms. This guarantees exact steering without jerks. The handset can be positioned in the steering wheel. The heat insulated seat can be changed in length and height. The ergonomical High-Low-Turnstile makes the best possible comfort for the cameraman complete.
The new Panther Classic PLUS combines the idea of economy with high technical standards. The dolly is based on a rugged, almost maintenance free construction concept.
…The central column configuration of the Classic PLUS Dolly provides its user with easy operation and unconstrained versatility already in his basic configuration.
The electromechanical drive of the Panther Dollieshas proven its high reliability for over 30 years. It was used with the Super Panther for the first time and then continually elaborated over many dolly generations. The high-quality material and the accurately working single components guarantee you additional longevity and durability, while also maintaining strength in extra-ordinary situations of stresses and strains on set.
…storable motion- and limit control.
…Batteries with „snap-on“ mechanics supply the dolly with voltage and can be changed quickly and easily.
…Seat is heat-insulated
…Special rubbers used for studio and track wheels ensure smooth driving and low running resistance.
…mathematically calculated elliptical steering sprockets guarantee perfect circular curves without drift, noise or high rolling resistance.
…Panther column with special bearings guarantee smooth and maintenance-free driving. No adjusting necessary due to this special construction of the column.
…Gas springs with ball bearings optimize smooth driving and longevity.
The price is not listed online. But if you want to know, traditionally a Panther Dolly system goes for about $100,000 or so.