Mount & tripod will work fine without it. We tested it and it is very sturdy without the spreader. Comes with the mount, tripod, 8 pound & 4 pound counterweights, Losmandy & Vixen style telescope mounts. Will hold up to a 10" Meade SCT, 5" Refractor or an 8 Newtonian Reflector with the supplied counterweights.
Tripod extends from approx 38-1/2 to 51-1/2. We are here to help! The item "Altair Astro Sabre Heavy Duty ALTAZ Telescope Mount & Steel Legged Tripod" is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2020.This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Binoculars & Telescopes\Telescope Parts & Accessories\Telescope Mounts". The seller is "scopehed1" and is located in Meadview, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.