No announcement yet.



Adsense Classic 1

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Kickers

    Guys I need your help. I've been a head mechanic for almost 10 years. The centers I've worked in all had PBLs. Now I'm relocating to a center with 60 lanes worth of kickers. I'm not very familiar with this system aside from the most common adjustments. H'bout sending me all your tips and tricks for making these things run well.

    fix it

  • #2
    Re: Kickers

    Check out the thread “Kicker Rollers” in this forum, dated 6-12-2000. You can get some free kicker rollers there from Murrey. So far, they're the best rollers I've used.
    As for tips & tricks, I'm in the same boat as you, 10+ years on PBL's & about a year, so far, on kickers. This is what I've learned so far;
    Keep the rollers as close to the kickbacks as possible without rubbing.
    Make sure all of the filler plates are tight.
    Keep the starter pad pivots lubed.
    Make sure that the bumpers that the kicker towers rest against are in good shape. If you have a rubbing problem when you install a new bumper, cut the bumper into a "D" shape.
    Kicker belts come in 2 lengths. Use the shorter of the 2. I don't remember the # off the top of my head but if you need it I can get it.
    Most of the time the original spring hanger, on the rudder tensioner, doesn't supply enough tension. You'll need to use a spring extendtion rod (Something like is used on the PBL lift) going to the lower ball lift link shaft. We use welding rod on most of them. Bend it for more tension - straighten it for less. A small linked chain works well too & looks better. You'll find that it can be a touchy adjustment on some of them.
    While you’re trying to get these kickers to work right, see how receptive the boss is to the Humpback. It works even better than the PBL.
    Good luck


    • #3
      Re: Kickers

      all the suggestions that i would have posted.
      one other:

      Raise the bounce plate up so that the ball comes in contact with the kicker roller BEFORE it get to the start pad.

      also, make sure that ALL assemblies have
      free movement.



      Topic Starter RibbonScript


      Adsense Classic 2


      Related Topics



      Stahl's "Tuffy Super Jam Stopper" in action!

      So I decided to try a few of these, I mean the idea totally makes sense and recently I saw these in action and liked what I saw.

      Basically, it's meant as an extension...

      Roller Clutch issue

      Has anyone had to remove the plastic ring in the back side of the plate in order to achieve good indexing? I now have 2 roller clutches without the backing rings in service. Either...

      Pictures of new machines being installed...

      Here are the accelerators and pits that came with the lanes, kickbacks, gutters, power lifts.

      This a new way of building the supports for the lanes...

      Baddest Tool Chest In Town

      Adios, motor boater!


      check this jam...

      the ball stuck the table up