I have owned three of these fine mounts. They provide ball bearings on both axis and a load capacity of 20 pounds. However I have one that has an astrograph on it weighing 30 pounds and it damps at 266x in .5 seconds...better still with a lighter scope. I don't have the GoTo version. I grew up finding objects the old fashioned way so I did install the dual axis controller on all of my SVP mounts and they have tight tolerances and are variable speed drives. Take up in either direction is within 1 second so pretty good. The legs on this mount are stainless steel and everything goes together very well and lock-up is sure. The manual dec and RA controls are also good if you don't motorize this. I cannot fault these mounts in any way. There is a provision for a polar alignment scope also and I have had several although never used them. Latitude adjustment is good over a wide range and should cover much of North America or the equivalent. All in all, the mount looks solid, feels solid and is solid. I would recommend this over the CG-4 anyday having had the entire series at one time or another. Also, depending on the scope you may never have to raise the legs from the standard position. Great for transport to dark sky sights, I purchased a bag for the tripod legs and another for the EQ head. A great mount for the money as long as you don't attempt to grossly overweight it...as in any mount.