Got the tripod today. Overall, very convenient set up. With the 4.5kg counterweight it carrys my LZOS123 (tube with rings/dovetail 9kg + finder/diagonal/eyepiece ~ 10kg I estimate) very well. The OTA is front heavy, but can be balanced with the finder/diagonal/eyepiece.
The tripod + adjustment screws for leveling is nice, but from my experience with my AZ-EQ6 not absolutely necessary, so I will probably send the tripod back and will use my SW tripod. I will be able to try it this coming weekend.