Matthews Super Crank-o-vator

The Super Vator III from Matthews is a heavy-duty cranking light stand designed to support large lighting fixtures. The all-metal construction allows for a maximum load capacity of 200 lb, which can be lifted to a height of 11′ and lowered to 4.7′ while retaining stability. For transport and storage, the stand folds to 5.6′ in length and weighs 130 lb.

The lift function of the stand is controlled by a primary crank which utilizes a rack-and-pinion configuration to reduce the moving components in the drive train. This design requires only two moving parts, which ensures minimal wear and tear and a longer mechanical lifespan with less required maintenance.

    • Maximum Working Height: 11′ / 3.3 m
    • Minimum Working Heigh: 4.7′ / 1.4 m
    • Load Capacity: 200 lb / 91 kg
    • Collapsed Height: 5.6′ / 1.7 m