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  • What do you use to lift and move pinball machines?

    Just wondering what everyone uses to lift and move pinball machines around? I've seen a few dollies on the net but they are rather expensive. Does anyone have any ideas for a home made one?

    pescefritte

  • #2
    2 mates.

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    • #3
      I use a hand cart, it was $39 dollars from bunnings.
      It is not the best solutions but it is cheap.
      Modern pins can weigh 100+ kgs and you have to be very careful not to
      damage the cabinet when shifting them.


      It is a mush have for anyone with arcade machines.
      Last edited by hamish_nz; 6th November 2006, 11:15 AM.

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      • #4
        I was thinking more along the lines of something to slip underneath and raise and support the machine so you can take the legs off.

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        • #5
          you can get these

          They are called pinball dollys

          From memory they are between $250 - $400 dpedning upon quality and whether you getting new or second hand.

          I have seen them used at auctions and they look like a pretty sweet contraption. However for the cost (and they only go on flat surfaces) I have used the mates and 1,2,3 lift system

          For older machines, a hand trolley from Bunning, super Cheap auto or other such outlets works fine. Just nee dto be careful when putting the machine down so it doesn't fall over or hit the ground suddenly and breka the backglass or playfield glass.

          Ric
          Ric
          looking for:
          the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
          Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
          Williams OXO, GTB Volcano

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          • #6
            Originally posted by catty
            2 mates.
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            • #7
              Get ready to laugh.

              I got a set of flat topped castors from Bunnings ( about $15.00 ), they have a yellow flat spotted circle that is the perfect size for the round foot on the bottom of the leg leveller.

              I climb under the machine on all fours and I lift the machine with my ( now broken ) back.

              I slide the castors under each back leg ( being careful not to allow the machine to wobble to one side and fall off my back which is currently supporting the whole weight).

              I then back out of there on all fours and stand upright, I can then lift the front of the machine and slide it straight out of where it was. I then repeat the process to aim it in the direction I need to go and repeat and repeat until it ends up where I need it to be.

              It actually does work quite OK, if I could find flat topped castors that swivelled it would be easier.

              I know , I know ..............cut your applause..........I am a genius!

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              • #8
                my dong
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                • #9
                  i thought you used that to pick the locks?
                  Ric
                  looking for:
                  the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
                  Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
                  Williams OXO, GTB Volcano

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ric
                    i thought you used that to pick the locks?

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                    • #11
                      turned this





                      into this....




                      didn't take too long to do.. especially the painting

                      works very well at making a cumbersome job into as easy 1 man operation.
                      Last edited by pocketmoney; 26th July 2006, 08:14 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Hey, great job! You don't have any plans for it or interested in making another one by any chance?

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                        • #13
                          I'm with catty, 2 mates while I have a beer and watch

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                          • #14
                            it took five guys to mnove my Dredd down a flight of 20 stairs round the side of the house, up about a metre to a ledge then inside the gamesroom

                            a dolly wouldn't have helped at all
                            Ric
                            looking for:
                            the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
                            Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
                            Williams OXO, GTB Volcano

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                            • #15
                              Would this kind of thing be suitable: eBay link

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