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  • Magnum Struggles to reach end of lane, any suggestions

    Hey, the magnum silver bullet we use struggles to make it the last few feet on the lane, have to push it onto the pin deck which is fun, it has no problem getting up and down the lane but seems to get tired the last few feet. Any suggestions?

  • #2
    reset your stripping distance to 63 feet not 60 ? witch is it set at now


    • #3
      If the cleaner pad is lifting in the pin deck wouldn't that actually reduce the drag of the machine? It sounds like the cleaning solution is set too low. The pad and squeegees are running dry, that would certainly cause the machine to bog down at the end of the lane, even with the cleaner pad distance set to 63 ft. The magnum silver bullet came stock with a drip tray system. The cleaner reservoir is pressurized and forced out of the tank when the kip valves open. The most common problem with the system, besides routine adjustment, is the kip valves. The easiest way to check them is to watch the machine run with the cleaner section lid open. If one of the valves is bad cleaner will not flow to one side of the machine. If both sides have cleaner then the tank pressure may not be high enough, or their may be a clog in the lines somewhere.


      • #4
        someone sorted the problem, was a combination of excessive pad and squeege preassure, faulty kip valve, motor bushes being worn. Changed valve, manual pre-soak every so often and motor bushes replaced plus ramping the drive motor speed up to warp speed has solved the problem, cheers for the help guys


        • #5
          Just for fun, I'd place a straight edge (4' level) in front of the pin deck, laid with the lane - move it toward the end of the lane and back toward the foul line while looking under it's edge, and make sure there isn't a bad dip or hump that makes those pressures more tedious to adjust.
          This post is not an unpaid promotion of my business.


          • #6
            the lanes are a bit uneven, been re-surfaced about 5ish years ago and to say they did a good job is too kind


            • #7
              you say they were resurfaced but your profile says you have synthetic lanes? Did you mean thats when the synthetics were installed? Glad you got the problem worked out though.


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