Medium Universal Wheeley Bar Tripod transporter with 10" wheel upgrade

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Tip-to-Tip Distance
To be sure that your mount will fit a particular Wheeley Bar product, it may be necessary to verify the tip-to-tip distance of the mount. Usually, this measurement is made with the legs of a tripod fully retracted (the shortest length) and spread out completely. Alternately, you can measure at your preferred viewing height, but be sure to allow for the height of the Wheeley Bars (listed with each product). The tip-to-tip distance is the measurement from the outside edge of the end of one tripod leg or pier foot (where it touches the ground) to the outside edge of another tripod leg or pier foot as illustrated below.

The left-hand illustration shows the tripod footprint and the correct tip-to-tip measurement to the outside of the legs. The center illustration shows a tape measure being used to determine the tip-to-tip distance. The arrow in the right-hand illustration shows the correct measuring point at the outside of the leg.

Here are some examples of different types of tripod feet. The tick marks show where to measure on the outside of the leg to find the tip-to-tip distance. You also need to be sure that your tripod leg or foot is not too large to fit into the receptacles cut into the Wheeley Bars. Measure the diameter of the leg or foot and be sure it is smaller than the listed receptacle size.

    For leg style A, with a tubular tip, you need to measure the leg diameter.

    For leg style B, with a flat circular foot plate, you need to measure the diameter of the foot plate.

    For leg style C, with a rounded tip, you need to measure the leg diameter.

    For leg style D, with a pointed tip, you also need to measure the leg diameter.

    For leg style E, with a flat circular leveling foot, you need to measure the leveling foot diameter.

The JMI Medium Universal Wheeley Bar with its 10” all-terrain pneumatic wheel and pull handle upgrade gives you an easy way to roll your tripod-mounted and assembled telescope from garage or den storage to your observing site, even over rough terrain. It also lets you travel to dark sky observing sites, assemble your scope conveniently near where your car is parked, then move the assembled scope to the actual observing site away from the car. You don’t have to carry the telescope out in a number of heavy individual pieces and struggle to lift and assemble it in the dark. Simply roll your fully assembled telescope to your observing site and start looking.

This Wheeley Bar is designed to work primarily with the following telescopes:

    ATS Portable Pier mount (depending on the weight of the telescope and configuration of the pier legs);

    Celestron C4-R, C5-S, C5-SGT, C6-N, C6-R, C6-RGT, C8, C8-NGT, C8-S, C8-SGT, C8+, C8-N, C8-S, C9¼-S, C9¼-SGT, C10-N, C10-NGT, C102-HD, Celestar 8, CG-4 mount, CG-5 mount, CG-9¼, Classic 8, CPC 1100 GPS, Fastar 8, G-8, G8-N, G-9¼, Great Polaris C8, Great Polaris mount, NexStar 8 / 8i / 8 GPS / 9¼ GPS / 11 GPS, Super C8 with adjustable tripod, Ultima 8 / 9¼ / 11;

    Losmandy GM-8;

    Meade 2080 and 2120 Fork mounts (except MTS) through LX200 7”, 8” and 10” (Ritchey-Chrétien, GPS and non-GPS versions) with standard field tripod, LXD55 AR-5 / AR-6 / SN-6 / SN-8 / SN-10, LXD75 AR-5 / AR-6 / SN-6 / SN-8 / SN-10, ETX-90EC and ETX-125EC with deluxe field tripod, LX10, LX50, LX90, LXD500 / 600 / 650 mounts, Starfinder German Equatorial 6 / 8 / 10;

    Orion SkyView Pro mount; and

    Vixen Great Polaris mount, Great Polaris Deluxe mount.

The tips of your telescope tripod’s legs fit into 2.75” diameter receptacles at the ends of the three arms of the Wheeley Bar’s sturdy painted steel tripod base. The arms adjust in length to fit tripods with leg tip to leg tip distances from 33” to 43”, to accommodate telescope mounts not listed above. For more details, click on the “tip-to-tip distance” icon above. Even with the large 10” wheels, the Wheeley Bar design only raises your telescope about 4” above ground level. Nevertheless, the Wheeley Bar is designed to be used with the telescope tripod legs fully retracted to keep the center of gravity low and to allow the telescope to be moved through doorways more easily. Locking wheels and leveling screws on the Wheeley Bar allow you to move, lock, and level the complete telescope assembly with ease.

The six large 10” diameter pneumatic wheels on this Wheeley Bar let you maneuver with ease over rough surfaces such as grass, dirt and gravel, as well as on uneven hard surfaces such as flagstone paving. The wheels are set up with two to each Wheeley Bar leg to distribute the weight of the scope evenly over three large tire footprints. A dual inboard wheel design on the rear wheels maintains a narrow profile to make it easy to maneuver through doorways. The pull handle locks the front wheels when not in use. The photo above shows this Wheeley Bar with an optional battery pack and battery pack holder (#BPTRAY). These options are not included with the Wheeley Bar and must be ordered separately. The 10” wheels and pull handle are also available separately (#WB10) to upgrade those existing standard Wheeley Bars that use bolt-on 2-3/8” diameter hard rubber wheels.

A word of warning. Care should be used when moving the complete system, even on smooth surfaces. Be certain the tripod legs are fully and firmly inserted into the Wheeley Bar’s leg receptacles. Move the system using the pull handle. If extra help is needed in soft or particularly rough terrain, the assistant should pull or push the system only by gripping the telescope tripod below the center of gravity, particularly with a heavy scope mounted on the Wheeley Bar. Do not push the top of the scope to get it moving, particularly on uneven surfaces. Astronomics and JMI are not responsible for incorrect loading or operation.

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The JMI Wheeley Bar with 10” pneumatic wheel upgrade lets you easily roll your tripod-mounted and assembled 5" to 11" telescope out to your observing site over very rough terrain . . .

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