Q: What is the weight of Pier-Tech 1,2 and 3.
A: The weights are 50, 70, 70 pounds respectively.
Q: Can the piers top plate be machined to fit any type
of mount or wedge?
A: Yes it can. The custom-machined top plate is included at no extra
Q: What is the vertical travel of the Pier-Tech 2 or 3?
A: The vertical travel is 20 inches.
Q: What type of surfaces can the piers are
A: Pier-Tech offers mounting hardware for mounting to any
surface at no extra charge.
Q: Are the piers weatherproof? Do they need
to be covered for protection from adverse weather?
A: Although the piers are constructed from Aluminum and
Stainless Steel, they should be covered when not in use to maximize
excellent surface finish duration.
Q: How do you install the pier and polar
A: Please refer to the installation page on this web-site.
Q: How do you level the pier?
A: The Pier-Tech 1,2 or 3 come with an anchor plate. Once the
anchor plate is installed, the piers sub plate is leveled relative
to the installed anchor plate by way of (4) 3/4-10 anchor studs that
perturbed from the anchor plate.
Options and features:
Q: Does Pier-Tech offer special adapters
for mounting equatorial mounts to the pier?
A: Yes we do. There is an extra cost; it is an average cost
of $150.00 depending on the complexity of the adapter.
Q: Does Pier-Tech offer battery operated
models for field use.
A: Yes we do, Pier-Tech3 is available with a rechargeable
battery built into the control box. The control box can easily be
removed for charging. The Pier-Tech2 can be operated from an
external battery power pack.
Q: What if I decide to change telescope or
mount/ wedge type? Can the top plate be modified?
A: The pier top plate can be easily removed and sent back to
Pier-Tech for modification. There is a small charge for modifying
the top plate.
Q: Is the Pier-Tech 2 or 3 available for
220 volt 50 Hertz operation?
A: Yes it is at no extra charge.
Q: Can the piers are used for fieldwork?
A: Yes. With the optional leg assembly. The leg assembly
comes with 3 castors for mobility and 3 leveling feet for leveling
Q: Can the Pier-Tech2 is upgraded to
A: No, but you can trade in the Pier-Tech2 for a Pier-Tech3.
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