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#1 drew_town

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:57 PM

Greetings,

Does anyone know the type of grease or oil to use for the pan worm gear as well as the pan and tilt gear reducer in a Panahead? The pan worm gear appears to use general purpose grease, but the gear reducers seem to use something else. This information was not available on Panavision's website. Thanks.
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

Call or stop by Panavision and they'll tell you. This may be something they only do in the shop, but it may be something they send out with the assistants.
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#3 drew_town

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:46 PM

This actually turned out to be a Worrall geared head with Panavision handles. I'm not too familiar with these things, but I've figured that this thing is a bit of an antique. Would anyone know where I could find a service manual or is there a company that services these heads? I've googled all the combinations I can think of and can't seem to find a website or a manual online.
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#4 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 10:50 PM

There are still a lot of Worrall heads out there, so it shouldn't be too hard to find what you need. I still say call Panavision and ask. At the very least they can probably point you in the direction of the right person to talk to.
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