It is always advisable to use the springs to aid raising your pantograph. When choosing the additional spring(s) for your pantograph, you will first need to know exactly which model of pantograph you have, in order that you can select the spring of the correct length. If you have one of the new compact pantographs (with grey-painted "scissors"), look at the colour of notched ring the 2 m version has a red notched ring, while the 3.8 m version has a blue notched ring. After having identified the length of the pantograph, choose the appropriate spring(s) by refering to the table below.
|Spring Type||Counter Balanced Weight|
|Without Spring||From 0 kg to 4 kg|
|Type 4||From 3 kg to 8 kg|
|Type 4 + Type 4||From 8 kg to 14 kg|
|Type 12||From 9 kg to 16 kg|
|Type 4 + Type 12||From 13 kg to 18 kg|
|Lifting Rope||2 mm wire rope|
|Safety Factor Rope||12|
|Self Weight||7.3 kg|
|Max Working Load||18 kg|
|Closed Length||38 cm|
|Max. Extension||380 cm|
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Manfrotto FF3514N86 Pantograph 57-380CM
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