The rugged Peterson Get-A-Grip handles were specifically designed for Meade's 12" and 14" LX200GPS telescopes, but can also be installed on the smaller LX200GPS scopes as well as the entire LX200 Classic family of telescopes. The large diameter grip area is optimally angled to match the natural bend in the arm and wrist, whether lifting the scope from the floor, carrying it across a field, or mounting it on a tall equatorial mount. How strong are the Get-A-Grip handles? Each of these black solid aluminum handles is conservatively rated at 200 pounds capacity.
Petersen Get A Grip Handles for Meade 12"/14" LX200 Telescopes
These handles replace the handles provided on the front fork of Meade's 12" and 14" SCTs. In addition to a pair of ergonomic handles we provide detailed, photo-illustrated installation instructions, mounting hardware, and hex wrenches. You must provide a small adjustable wrench or a pair of pliers.
On the 12" and 14" scopes installation consists of removing the fork arm inside covers, removing the existing handles on the front of the forks, installing the Get-A-Grip handles using the same mounting holes, and replacing the inside covers. On the 7", 8" and 10" scopes you can do the same thing except you are swapping with the rear handles - and a drill bit is provided (you provide the electric drill) so that you have the option of mounting your Get-A-Grips to the front fork if you so desire.
Note: The manufacturer has found that adding a second pair of grips to the rear of the 14" forks helps facilitate a 2-person carry when someone is available to help. Otherwise, the original handles tend to bite into each person's hands, even on a short carry.
Peterson Engineering Product Number: GETAGRIP
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- 2 - Get A Grip Handles
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- Hex Wrenches
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