MAX is larger than Goliath and has a total payload capacity of over 400 lbs! (including counter weights). A beta tester commented on his experience with the MAX MOUNT by saying, "it’s built like a tank made by Swiss watchmakers." A few of its features include: 650 gear teeth on the RA and Dec drive (the gears are the same size on the RA and Dec. axes. The worm is 1.1667" in diameter and the worm gear is a massive 13.8" in diameter), 0-90 degree latitude, internal cabling, interchangeable quick-release dovetail plates, local/network control, remote/web control, 3 USB2 ports and a clutchless, fully-enveloped, hard-loaded worm drive. The MAX MOUNT will be manufactured at Meade’s state-of-the art design and manufacturing facility in Irvine, California.
DEC Assembly: 75 lbs.
R.A. Assembly: 75 lbs.
Wedge: 66 lbs.
Counterweight shaft: 30 lbs.
MOUNT WITHOUT COUNTERWEIGHTS: 246 lbs.
Tripod assembly: 81 lbs.
Counterweights: 175 lbs. (5 at 35 lbs. each)
Illustrated with 20" RCX400, purchased separately.