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    Hello Everybody,

    I have recently took over day to day operations Of a 12 lane center in Ill. I can be Considered a green horn.

    Now that the fall leagues are over and I have only one Summer League, I'm Looking at maintenance of the 82-70's and want some insight on the best and most productive way to spend the precious time I have to spend on the machines. I want the 2012-13 fall season to be better than what I stepped into last october.

    Main issues are table wires ( upgrade is not option ), distributor rebuilds (a Must), and genarl cleaning and lubrication are on the list.

    Any thing else hidding around the corner I should be aware of.

    Thanks for any all input.

  • #2
    I would add rebuild pits(bounce boards,ect)


    • #3
      Track your calls...They will tell you which machines need priority...General maintenance ...add to the list bins and shuttles.
      I can't even spell Brunsw-ick anymore!!!


      • #4
        Gilster, what are your wire issues?( Many options cheap)


        • #5
          hey man congrats on the job and with twelve lanes there is a ton of things you can do this summer to keep things running great. oh how i miss having a small amout of lanes to keep going. one thing we did in an 8 lane center was to pull every pit check for lubrication wera and tear and loose bolts.. and then reinstall. we use to also drop our tables out and clean and lube every year as well. if you do that it also gives you a chance to fix some of the table wiring while its out and easily accecible. any thing you fnd to do to the machines as far as up keep will prolong how well the machines are doing. if its your first year i would also check and or replace all the gear oil in the gearboxs


          • #6
            don't forget to check all your belts for cracks and wear


            • #7
              I suppose the first thing is to ensure you record and summarise all machine stops (trouble calls). Based on the summary you can then concentrate on the problems you are having first, and then ease into preventative maintenance.


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