Motor suggestions?

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bloomdog

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Well, I got my 1.2 m dish up and have been enjoying ku fta. Time to add a motor. Any suggestions for the type of motor to buy? The dish and mount weigh 1 ton.:) -but serioulsy, teh dish weighs 37lbs and munt is about 20 lbs.
Thanks!:hatsoff:
 

Eastcoast

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I have been using a 1.2 meter dish and originally weighed about 37 pounds. I fabricated a much lighter mount and presently have it mounted on a SG2100 but would not recommend that motor as it struggles and also the larger dish holds alot of wind.
I was thinking about the HH120 but I may go back to the 1 meter winegard and the SG2100.

Dave
 

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drhydro

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I have to agree with brent, the stab hh120 seems to be the way to go.
 

gabshere

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its a lot of weight to move around. i would have to say the stab hh120

as you noted the weight and Eastcoast mentioned he fabricated lighter mounts
would help if using other motors, and also as mentioned its a wind sock.

i have a primestar 1m round and its heavy ... and i will probably switch it out with a primestar oval until i can rebuild it a bracket.

so big motor and as low to the ground as you can go if in windy areas
 

updatelee

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Ive got the sg2100 on my winegard 1m and its great, but honestly its the max I would put on it.

twinhan dvb card moves the dish/motor pathetically, lol
dreambox 7000 moves it, but damn slow
coolsat 5000 moved it fine
fortec mercury II moves it like the wind, howlin fast.

any bigger of a dish/lnb and I bet the twinhan wouldnt be able to budge it on the outer arcs.

from what im told is the stab HH120 will move a bigger/heavier dish through gearing, its slower and louder, but it does the big jobs the other motors wont :)
 

bloomdog

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Thanks for the feed back. :hatsoff:

I really like the improvised mounts that Eastcoast made. What do you call those metal brackets and where can I get them?:confused:

I purchased a Superjack DG 120, DiSEqC 1.2 Motor from E-bay in Austria. It seems to be the strongest DiSEQC 1.2 made.
 
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Eastcoast

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Thanks for the feed back. :hatsoff:

I really like the improvised mounts that Eastcoast made. What do you call those metal brackets and where can I get them?:confused:

I purchased a Superjack DG 120, DiSEqC 1.2 Motor from E-bay in Austria. It seems to be the strongest DiSEQC 1.2 made.

Bloomdog

I used universal 1.5 inch metal angle material comes in various lengths and should be available at most hardware stores.
Here is a link to a thread that PSB gave to me.
http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthre...imestar+sg2100
This is a very good How TO Fabricate a lighter mount.

Dave
 
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