I love my Losmandy AZ8. Load rating somewhere north of 30 pounds. Works great right out the box.
AstroDevices makes a DSC kit for it, I use mine with the Nexus 2 and SkySafari running on the iPad. Having a moving star map at your fingertips is something you won’t want to be without once you try it.
Is that a Berlebach UNI tripod? I'm about to order one. Are you happy with it?