What should I know about my CGE tripod?

Because the CGE is so large, it’s important that the tripod lock screws be tight to safely hold the weight of the combined mount and optical tube. The tripod lock mechanism is very simple in construction. The T-shaped screw bears against a brass insert. This in turn presses against the inner telescoping tripod leg to lock the tripod.

Periodically inspect the tripod for wear and tear that may affect its stability when loaded with your scope.

Updated 12/27/13