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Our Price: $449.95

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The Kessler "Hercules 2.0" Head is the new and improved version of our ultra strong, solid aluminum pan / tilt head. Originally designed specifically for use with our Kessler Crane®, the “Hercules 2.0” now has panning drag control and with an optional quick plate* is an excellent head to mount your camera to, when not using your crane. Mounts to your tripod using a 100mm levelable ball mount, 75mm fixed ring mount, or a flat mount. No quick plate is used to mount your crane to the "Hercules 2.0", so you get an ultra stable connection.

The “Hercules 2.0” features our revolutionary Bio-Glide™ technology for extremely smooth pan and tilt movement and spring assisted drag control. Tilt can be pin locked, so the “Hercules 2.0” functions as a Fluid Swivel™. Also has a positionable handle, built-in bullseye level and the Kessler Lifetime Warranty. Utilizing our Bio-Glide™ technology and unrivaled 150 lbs weight capacity, the “Hercules 2.0” out performs the normal fluid heads, but still maintains an affordable price tag.

See the K-Pod™ Packages page, for various bundle options, that include the Hercules 2.0 head and K-Pod System™ tripod.

*Optional Quick Plate to mount a camera is not included, and must be purchased separately, if needed.

Can I mount the Hercules 2.0 Head to my non-Kessler tripod legs?

*With its 100mm levelable ball, the Hercules 2.0 Head can be mounted to tripod legs with a 100mm bowl.

*With its 75mm fixed ring mount, the Hercules 2.0 Head can be mounted to tripod legs with a 75mm bowl. The leveling will need to be done with the tripod legs. The reason being is that a 75mm ball/bowl system does not have enough surface area to accommodate the clamping force of heavier rigs such as a slider.

- Bio-Glide™ technology for pan / tilt movement that is smoother than a typical "fluid" head
- Locking pan & tilt drag control
- Vertical pin lock. Locks out vertical tilt, so head can be used like a Fluid Swivel™
- Adjustable handle
- Built-in bullseye level
- Mounts to tripod with 100mm ball or 75mm ring
- Optional quick release plate available for direct camera to head mounting

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Best for the price, no doubt about it! December 28, 2014
Reviewer: Patrick Jesseman from Somonauk, IL United States  
I am sure by the time you'd be reading this, your pretty familiar with the Hercules, Excellent piece of gear and sturdy beyond anything else I've encountered. Masterfully built and tougher than nails! Elegant design built around the operator and looks really good on set!!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Hercules 2.0 Head October 9, 2014
Reviewer: Vigil Bose from Sterling, VA United States  
A year ago, while doing research on investing in a professional quality tripod, we landed up in kessler crane web site. With a bunch of videos we watched, we have finally decided to settle with kPod and Hercules 2.0 Head because of its build quality. We are yet to use it in our new film work. However, we have taken it to the field for a dry run and it is awesome.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Hercules 2.0 Head July 22, 2014
Reviewer: Shaun Pollitt from Aurora, IL United States  
Good head but really needed to purchase the Kwik Release to make it useful for most of my camera setups.

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Built like a train February 20, 2014
Reviewer: Rob Janson from Murfreesboro, TN  
This thing is seriously indestructible. The vertical and horizontal drag are smooth once you get going, but a little jolty at the start/finish. My biggest issues are that slow pans are hard to dial in, the horizontal drag placement is weird being on the front of the head, and the handle doesn't articulate down, but rather has to come completely out for packing. I went with the Hercules because I'm hard on my gear and I know Kessler products are built to last, and this head is comparatively affordable for a b-cam head. I don't have to worry about it breaking, and it was made right here in the USA and Kessler service team is awesome, which is still important to some of us.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Fantastic December 7, 2013
Reviewer: James Compton from San Leandro, CA United States  
I love this company, love their products. This head is so smooth, and strong.  It just moves so effortlessly.I love the craftsmanship of their products , thier just outstanding!.................from now on Its Kessler or nothing!.............

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