I have always believed in keeping spares for everything within reason including dish actuators but what I would like to know is why do these idiots that advertise actuators worth peanuts for thousands of dollars. What gives?

Another Actuator.

It also seems that 36 Inch actuators are non existent anymore as all I can see on ebay now are 24 inch models. Years ago I was using 48 inch actuator on my 4.2M dish which gave me a good arc from around 95 Deg East to 180 Deg east. My 36 inch Actuator on my 2.3M (pivot point closer to the center)dish gives me
an arc from Asiasat 5 at 100.5 Deg east to Intelsat 18 at 180 deg east.