Light Hollywood's 4-Ton Grip & Lighting Truck

The 4-ton Grip & Lighting Truck is perfect for medium to large jobs, or where you need to light multiple smaller sets simultaneously. The truck itself has a massive lift gate, a full length box with attic, five jockey boxes, wood slats, and a side door for easy access once the truck is unloaded.

Awesome Truck! Ugly Picture.

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Driver Side

Driver Side

How grips load a truck before lunch.

How grips load a truck before lunch.

How grips load a truck after lunch.

How grips load a truck after lunch.

The 4-ton truck carries enough equipment to light most webisodes, short films, corporate videos, industrial, small-to-medium commercials, and most indie features.  With the optional 9-light MaxiBrutes and a 500 amp genie (from one of our rental partners), you can light a a small city street.


The Standard 4-Ton Grip & Electric Gear List

First of all, TIM LOVES LIGHTS.  He is so passionate about lighting that he has managed to buy more lights than what fits in all 3 grip trucks, a 20' cargo container, his office, and all our storage trucks (over 150 total at last count). Although it's impossible to own every type of light for every type of job, he is always adding extra equipment to our inventory, so it never hurts to ask if we have it.  What we don't have we can subrent from one of the rental houses around town, schedule permitting.

Second, keep in mind that this list is our normal load-out -- however, it is subject to change at any time (gear already on rental with another customer, in repair, or otherwise indisposed). To be safe, you must call ahead and discuss your actual equipment needs with us, otherwise the truck may be loaded with everything except the one piece of gear you need most. Be safe and call us at (408) 406-1832 to confirm exactly what you need.

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Ford F550 4-Ton Combo G&E Truck with 17' Box
Overall Length: 28' 8"Box Length: 16' 6"GVWR: 19,000 lbs
Overall Width: 8' 0"Box Width: 7' 9"Unladen: 11,140 lbs
Overall Height: 11' 2"Box Height: 8' 0"Payload: 7,860 lbs
Lighting & Electric

This is our normal 4-Ton working set. However, we also own an extra 90+ lights not on this list, such as 12k HMIs, 4k HMIs, 9-light MaxiBrutes, 10k and 5k tungsten fresnels, source fours, and dozens and dozens of additional smaller tungsten lamps (i.e. 11 more 1k fresnels, 13 more 650w fresnels, etc). Click here for the extra lights list.

HMI Lighting

(2) Arri 1200 HMI Pars
(2) Arri 1800 HMI M18s (Optional)
(2) 400w Joker-Bug Par (Optional)
(2) 200w Joker-Bug Par (Optional)

Tungsten Fresnels

(2) 2k Mole Baby Junior
(2) 1k Mole Baby Baby
(2) 1k Mole 3081
(6) 650 Mole 4821 Tweenie
(6) 300 Mole 3131 Betweenie
(4) 200 Mole 2801 InBetweenies

Tungsten Open Face

(2) 2k Mighty Moles
(6) 1k Nook Lights

Kino Flos

(1) Image 80 DMX (In Service)
(5) 4' x 4 bank
(2) 4' x 2 bank
(2) 2' x 4 bank
(2) 2' x 2 bank
(10) 4' singles (no shell) (Optional)
(2) 9" Mini-Flo kit

Electrical

(15) 50' stingers
(10) 25' stingers
(2) 1000w dimmers
(1) Gag Switch


Distro

(4) 50' 5-wire banded camlock
(1) 10' 5-wire camlock jumpers
(5) 50' 100-amp bates extension
(5) 50' 60-amp bates extension
(2) 100-amp to 100-amp splitter
(4) 100-amp to 60-amp splitter
(2) 100a/60a double-headed snakebite
(8) camlock hard 3-fers (blue/black/red/white)
(2) ground squids
(2) camlock suicide pins (m & f)

(1) 600-amp 3-phase distro box
(4) 100-amp thru lunch boxes
(2) 100-amp gang boxes
(4) 60-amp gang boxes

Overheads, Flags & Rags
Being a DP myself, I hate renting a grip truck and trying to remember what rags are available in what sizes -- so when I built this grip truck, I wanted to make sure all the rags on my personal truck are unified -- I wanted to make sure my own grip truck has everything I needed. So I bought all my favorite rags -- and now my favorite truck has 34 overheads.

Note: I stopped carrying single and double overheads (6' / 8' / 12'); they are ridiculously expensive (a 12' x 12' double is over a thousand dollars), are easily torn, and LA producers never pay L&D for them.

12 x 12

(1) 12 x 12 1-1/4" speedrail frame
(1) 12 x 12 1" square pipe frame
(2) 12 x 12 water black solids
(1) 12 x 12 solid
(1) 12 x 12 ultrabounce
(1) 12 x 12 silver lame
(1) 12 x 12 bleached muslin
(1) 12 x 12 full grid
(1) 12 x 12 half grid
(1) 12 x 12 quarter grid
(1) 12 x 12 poly silk
(1) 12 x 12 1/4 silk
(1) 12 x 12 1/2 soft frost

8 x 8

(1) 8 x 8 1-1/4" speedrail frame
(1) 8 x 8 1" square pipe frame
(1) 8 x 8 water black solid
(1) 8 x 8 solid
(1) 8 x 8 ultrabounce
(1) 8 x 8 silver lame
(1) 8 x 8 bleached muslin
(1) 8 x 8 full grid
(1) 8 x 8 half grid
(1) 8 x 8 quarter grid
(1) 8 x 8 poly silk
(1) 8 x 8 1/4 silk
(1) 8 x 8 1/2 soft frost

6 x 6

(1) 6 x 6 1-1/4" speedrail frame
(1) 6 x 6 1" square pipe frame
(1) 6 x 6 water black solid
(1) 6 x 6 solid
(1) 6 x 6 ultrabounce
(1) 6 x 6 silver lame
(1) 6 x 6 bleached muslin
(1) 6 x 6 full grid
(1) 6 x 6 half grid
(1) 6 x 6 quarter grid
(1) 6 x 6 poly silk
(1) 6 x 6 1/4 silk
(1) 6 x 6 1/2 soft frost

4 x 4

(2) 4 x 4 shiny boards
(5) 4 x 4 floppies
(3) 4 x 4 water black floppies
(2) 4 x 4 light grid
(2) 4 x 4 216
(3) 4 x 4 250
(3) 4 x 4 opal
(2) 4 x 4 Hampshire frost
(1) 4 x 4 Single Net
(1) 4 x 4 Double Net

24" x 36"

(4) 24" x 36" solid
(2) 24" x 36" floppy
(4) 24" x 36" single
(7) 24" x 36" double
(2) 24" x 36" silk
(1) 24" x 36" open frame

24" x 24"

(2) 24" x 24" 216
(2) 24" x 24" 250

18" x 48"

(4) 18" x 48" water black floppies (Being Recovered)

18" x 24"

(4) 18" x 24" solid
(2) 18" x 24" single
(2) 18" x 24" double
(2) 18" x 24" silk

Bounce Cards

(1) 4' x 4' silver bounce
(1) 4' x 4' bounce card
(1) 2' x 2' silver bounce
(1) 2' x 2' bounce card
Grip

Carts

(1) Super-Set Cart
(1) Super Duz-All Cart
(1) Head Cart
(1) C-Stand Cart
(1) Sand Bag Cart

Dolly

(1) Doorway Dolly
(1) Porta-Glide + Case
(2) 8' Steel Track
(1) 4' Steel Track
(1) 2' Steel Track
(1) Crate Cribbing
(1) Crate Wedges
(1) 4' Level

Sandbags

(12) 15 lb Shotbags
(20) 20 lb Sandbags
(6) 35 lb Sandbags

Grip

(10) Cartellini clamps
(10) Spare grip heads
(1) Mafer clamp
(4) 12" c-clamps with baby pins (Optional)
(2) 10" c-clamps with junior receivers (Optional)
(4) 8" c-clamps with baby pins
(2) Chain vice grips with baby pins
(2) Furniture clamps with baby pins
(2) 12" Modern Pins
(2) 8" Modern Pins
(2) Edison-To-Baby-Pin Adapters
(4) 30" Tent Stakes (Bullpricks)
(20) Safety chains

Stands

(2) Mombo Combos
(6) 3-Riser Combo Stands
(4) Low-boy Combo Stands
(2) Medium Rollers
(1) Baby Roller (monitor stand)
(8) Beefy Baby Stands
(2) Premie Baby Stands
(16) C-Stands
(2) Gary Coleman Stands

1-1/4" Speedrail

(8) 12' Speedrail
(8) 8' Speedrail
(4) 6' Speedrail
(4) 4' Speedrail
(4) 3' Speedrail
(4) 2' Speedrail
(12) Baby clamps
(2) Junior receiver clamps
(8) Cheeseburoughs
(2) Menace Arm Kits (complete)
(8) Speedrail corners
(4) Speedrail ears
(4) Speedrail couplers
(2) Speed-Cs (Optional)
(2) Over-Under Ears
(2) Over-Under Spacers

Misc

(1) 12-Step Ladder
(1) 6-Step Ladder
(4) Traffic Cones

Camera (OPTIONAL)

Canon 7D

(1) Canon 7D Body
(2) 32GB Sandisk CF cards
(2) Batteries + Charger
(1) Sachtler Video 14 tripod
(1) 75mm hi-hat
(8) Canon to Nikon Lens Adapters

35mm Prime Lenses

Nikon MF 20mm-f/2.8
Nikon MF 24mm-f/2.0
Nikon MF 28mm-f/2.0
Nikon MF 35mm-f/1.4
Nikon MF 50mm-f/1.4
Nikon MF 85mm-f/1.4
Nikon MF 105mm-f/1.8
Nikon MF 200mm-f/4.0

Panasonic HVX-200

(1) Panasonic HVX-200 body
(1) 16GB P2 Card
(1) 32GB P2 Card
(2) Two Chargers
(1) Bogen 3066 Tripod

Speedrail Camera Slider (OPTIONAL)

This indie skateboard slider rides on top of standard 1-¼ speedrail; it's length is limited only by the length of the speedrail under it. We carry 2', 3', 4', 6', 8', and 12' speedrail on the truck, allowing for 6 different slider lengths.

NOTE: You supply either a Mitchel tripod head or a 75mm ball head. Call ahead if your tripod has a 100mm ball.

Dolly

(1) Mitchel Slider
(1) 75mm Ball Adapter

Support

(2) Speedrail-To-Combo Stand Adapters
(1) Speedrail Center Support

Car Mount (OPTIONAL)

A very flexible camera mount utilizing a machined aluminum cheeseplate with a built-in ball level and a variety of suction cups. Can support DSLRs all the way to Red One cameras and everything in between. Please allow 30-60 minutes for setup.

(1) Cheese-plate Leveling Mount
(1) 3/8"-16 Camera Plate (Dslr/Prosumer)
(1) 1/4"-20 Camera Plate (Pro Cameras)
(5) 6" Suction cups with 5/8" pins
(3) 3" Suction cups with 5/8" pins

(1) hot-shoe adapter with 5/8" pin
(6) fender hooks
(4) 12" steel rods
(2) 24" steel rods
(4) dedicated ratchet straps

Teleprompter (OPTIONAL)
15" 60/40 LCD Teleprompter (with operator). Laptop and tripod supplied.

Crystal Sync Honda EX5500 Watt Generator (OPTIONAL)
This 5500 watt "putt-putt" generator is suitable for operating base camps, laptops, and admin support. It can also power a single 1.2k HMI and 3 KinoFlos if needed. Gasoline billed as used.

K5600 Joker HMIs, Litepanels & Cinematography Tools (OPTIONAL)
This is my personal kit that travels with me with whatever job I'm currently shooting; they are on heavy rotation and do not come standard as part of any of my grip trucks. They are entirely optional and are only available with full price grip truck rentals, or (optionally) at extra cost.

K5600

(2) 400w Jokers
(2) 400w Joker-Bug Par
(2) 200w Joker-Bug Par
(3) 200w Joker News

Litepanels

(2) Litepanel 1x1 Tungsten Flood

Finders & Meters

(1) Alan Gordon Director's Finder Vb
(1) Sekonics 558-C Light Meter
(1) Minolta Color Meter II

Chimeras (OPTIONAL)
This optional package provides up to (2) small tungsten softboxes (24" x 36"), (2) medium tungsten softboxes (36" x 48"), and two pancake lanterns (21" x 12" and 35" x 17"). The two medium Chimeras include a 10" ring which can fit the 2k mighty mole. The two small Chimeras are part of the Woodylight -- an amazing "on-the-fly" pure tungsten 250w / 500w / 750w / 1k 2900k, OR 1k 3200k lighting fixture with full dimming.

Small Chimera

(2) 1k Woodylight
(2) Westcott 24" x 36" Softboxes
(2) Lighttools 40° egg crate

Medium Chimera

(2) Medium Quartz Plus 3 Softbox
(2) Medium 40° Egg Crate
(2) 10" Quartz Speed ring

Pancake Lantern

(2) Chimera Triolet Fixtures w/1000w Bulbs
(1) Small Pancake Lantern
(1) Small Scrim Set (single and double)
(1) Medium Pancake Lantern
(1) Medium Scrim Set (single and double)
(2) Joker 200/400 Dedicated Speed Rings