The Compact is USM's lightest, most portable mount with the ability to be taken on international flights. This model is recommended for systems with Z-Pole lengths up to 7', bearing loads up to 45lbs.
Just like the Hightower, Megatower, and XL, the Compact uses a vertical lead-screw mechanism called the Shear Block Tower to engage and disengage the Z-Pole, also serving as a breakaway safety feature in the event of a collision.
SHEAR BLOCK TOWER
- Calibrated breakaway design is industry-tested, preserving assets and keeping crew members safe
- Safe and audible release of sonar apparatus during collision or snag with submerged hazard
- Vertical lead screw engagement helps make raising & lowering the sonar easy
- Repeatable & servicable, with no need to recalibrate
- Keeps equipment inboard for safe transit and storage
- Repeatable with no need to recalibrate
- Allows for easie of service from the deck
- Integrated hardware storage to prevent loss
- One-man operation