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Old 14-04-2018, 06:52 PM
Nocturn (Phill)
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Three Telescope Permanent Piers

Hi, I have three permanent piers for sale.
They are easily capable of carrying either a large fork mount or fully loaded EQ5 or EQ6 mount.
The base is heavy cast aluminium and the tube is 1/4" wall thickness aluminium, and used to be parts of a sugar centrifuge and have some pitting, scrapes, and dents from their previous life.

For installation all that is required is to dig a hole 600mm square, by 600mm deep, fill it with concrete, then set the foundation plate into it so that it is level and aligned with the south celestial pole as marked.
The pier is later bolted to the foundation plate, and a pier adaptor is the fitted to the top levelling plate.

If manufacturers drawings of bolt hole pattern and sizes for a pier adaptor, fork mount base, or wedge can be supplied, then I will drill and tap the top plate to suit at no extra cost before sending the pier.
The three piers differ cosmetically only and are priced at $650,$750 and $850 accordingly, and below are some examples of quotes which I got on line for freight.

Crate dimensions and weight:

length 1100 mm
Width 400mm x 400MM
Total weight 45KG

Bundaberg to:
Adelade $ 120
Perth $ 186
Brisbane $ 58
Sydney $ 78
Warwick $ 41
Cootamundra $ 120

Any Questions give me a call 04 234 99 325
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Old 16-04-2018, 05:14 PM
carlstronomy (Carl)
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I am currently looking at pier for my NEQ6, deciding if to buy or build. These do look like a good unit but I must be honest I am a little confused in the pricing.
There does not look to be much difference in the three except the surface finish but the there is a staggering price difference of $200 between the three, can you possibly clarify as the three are exactly the same size.
Does one have inferior quality in material and thus lacking in strength for this price difference.

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Old 16-04-2018, 10:00 PM
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Hi Carl,
the differences between the three piers are only in appearance.
They are all the same material and strength, but the $850 pier has never been used and only has some minor blemishes. The other two have some pitting caused by sugar crystals hitting them. Erosion not corrosion.
Would be happy to send some more detailed pictures of them if you would like.
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