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Posted by Bob Sal on August 29, 2002 12:01:50 UTC

The 12"LX200 is a one man set up. I know several people doing it all the time. Some cannot handle it it's true. The tube and fork is 70 lbs. to be lifted onto the 50 lb. tripod. I keep mine on a hand truck wrapped with a movers pad and bungee cords. I just wheel it over to the tripod, lift it up and take it down when done. Piece of cake. I slide the scope on the hand truck into the back of the mini van and take it anywhere. I've seen it in the back seat of many smaller cars. I havn't seen any women setting up a 12"LX200 alone. It's not much harder to handle than a 50 lb. bag of dog food or cat sand. The weight factor is something to consider if your thinking of getting a 12"LX200. But it can absolutely be set up by one person. I do it every chance I get.
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