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  • What are "Your" preventative maintenance procedures?

    I am a pinsetter mechanic for AMF 82-70's converted to 82-90's with the XLI chassis. I have a decent procedure as far as preventative maintenance goes, but somewhere along the procedure it gets sloppy and not everything gets done. I am trying to steer away from check lists for other pin chasers to do at night and am looking for a way that works best for a 18 lane center with few pin chasers...there is the me on machine repair and maintenance and 3 pin chasers. Any quick feedback on preventative maintenance procedures that work well for you in your center or a link to somewhere to find information on that would be much appreciated.
    Rockford, Orchard Lanes, North Salt Lake, UT
    AMF 82-90's

  • #2
    I have two and 1/2 chasers and one does the lane machine cleaning and the other checks the machine areas I tell him. I do all repairs and adjustments. Checker works wed. and thurs. and will check cushions, plows,bin bumpers,bin straps,pin guides,butt stop mounts,dist belt slices,check/clean rotated pins, clean under the machines, wipe the white roller and rails on the dist, etc.


    • #3
      In my experience nothing wrong with Check lists in fact I strongly believe it makes life easier, with work lists to follow...
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      • #4
        Make it VERY clear to write down ALL stops... I have a real bad issue with this.


        • #5
          Originally posted by inthepits View Post
          Make it VERY clear to write down ALL stops... I have a real bad issue with this.
          Same hear or they will sign off on whats been done even if they haven't.


          • #6
            Agree with above. Calls are the machine talking to you. Also listen for sounds that you don't normally hear. We also have a list of things that need attention that are not causing problems. Also keep a list of completed maintenance on sub-assemblies...pits, ball lifts, distributors etc.
            I can't even spell Brunsw-ick anymore!!!


            • #7
              thanks guys that helps. I probably shouldn't steer away from check lists then. maybe just make up a new more efficient one that will work better.
              Rockford, Orchard Lanes, North Salt Lake, UT
              AMF 82-90's


              • #8
                This is my spreadsheet for my maintenance schedule. It is only me at my 8-lane center, this keeps me on the ball and on top of everything. You may notice that some months in the summer are blacked out, we are open very limited in the summer. I go gung-ho in June and August to get prepared for the season. ( I hope this shows up, first-time attacher, long time-viewer Lol).
                Granted I am an A-2 mechanic, but you get the idea...
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                • #9
                  That helps a lot thanks tony
                  Rockford, Orchard Lanes, North Salt Lake, UT
                  AMF 82-90's


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