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?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/24-Inch-S...IOWYva8OBhAdHQ

Another Actuator.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/24inch-Li...NC9KooQk8bDZ8w


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.