How to use an equatorial mount for terrestrial observing

It’s awkward to use an Omni equatorial mount for terrestrial objects, as any sweep to the right and left will also have the tube move up and down. Try raising the polar axis as high as possible on the latitude scale. Now the polar (RA) axis acts more like the azimuth and the declination axis acts more like altitude, making it easier to sweep along the horizon or elevate to look at mountaintops. etc.