Heavy duty horizon or polar mounts?

Orthoclipse

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Does anyone know of a heavy duty polar or horizon mount that would support a dish of about 50kg?

Maybe something like the Proform H-180 if they are still available.
 

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50kgs ?
What diameter dish, and probably more importantly

Is it mesh or solid
Is it offset or primefocus
Is the dish for reception of C band , Ku band or both
What type of environment, enclosed, or exposed, maximum wind speed, temperature extremes etc,etc.
 

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2.4M solid prime focus for Ku-band. Mounted externally but I intend to put up windbreakers.

Egis is out of my price range.
 

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SMR1224 from Jaeger then, it can take up to 2.4m dishes.
 
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I'm not at all sure SMR1224 can manage a dish like the one Orthoclipse talked about.
I had it cracked in two by wind (Italy 13.6e 42) with a 125 cm Gibertini dish (have photos).
It is the EL version (lateral support).
I think its light alloy plate is too weak for holding a "sail effect" of a dish over 120 cm in high winds.
I have knit and reinforced the slab and reinstalled it again, however this motor is not the very "eavy duty" one like some satstore sites assert.
 

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Precision can probably sell just the polarmount for one of their own 2.4m dishes.

If I remember correctly you would have to make six holes in the reflector in a circle of about 80cm diameter to match up with the ring on the mount
Then you will need a heavy duty motor, possibly two , to take into account all the satellites.
 
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