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    I really love smaller pulleys for pin wheels. THis past weekend our head mechanic took off for the weekend......i put 2 smaller pulleys on 2 lanes that were jammin alot......according to our call sheet......we have only had 1 pj on 1 of the's so much better seeing space between the 2, 4, and 7 the distributor time to do its' job.....+ bowlers are happy too now [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] The only thing i try to do is keep 21 pins in the machine incase the bowlers are striking alot but it's all good [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Pin jams

    Be careful with the 21 pin thing... this will cause triple loading at the one Bin and cause pins through the shuttles/ table jams ... I know that you are trying to provide faster service to your bowlers but this can casue more problems in the long run... I had a pinchaser that liked to do this, he came from a brunswick house, which is good to have on Brunswicks, but I don't recommend doing this on 82-70's-90's.... However I do agree with the smaller pinfeed pulley, I had 90's in my centers and converted all of them to smaller pulleys, the distributor then has more time to index from bin to bin... But I totally disagree with having 21 pins in the machines, they were not designed for this and I hope that you don't cause damage by doing this...


    • #3
      Re: Pin jams

      Freak...we have smaller pulleys.....been running 21 pins for years....we don't use instructomat (shadow) for practice....with all the strikes bowlers throw today you need 21 pins.



      • #4
        Re: Pin jams

        i run 21 as well. the bin can easily hold 21 pins, but unless you use shadow, the need never arises. and even then it only has to hold 21 pins once a night/shift. i had one dist that SEVERELY wobbled/swung goin from 3 to 2 pin, i let it run with 22 all night, so the last pin delivered was the 3...meaning the dist had a half hour, (or however long it takes joe bowler to realize he's up) to stop swinging before the 2 came up. never had a prob.

        and yes it was a Quick fix (g*d forbid) and i fixed it for good when i got around to it. (two days later)


        • #5
          Re: Pin jams

          We run 21 pins in our machines as well. If you have shortened strike cycle and/or infrared ball detects, you never have to worry about all 21 pins in the bin.
          I've been running 21 pins for years and have no problems. Heck, during a color pin no-tap league I run 22...again, no problems.
          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"



          • #6
            Re: Pin jams

            Well AmFreak there you have it. When in Nevada, 21 is always better then 20.
            Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!


            • #7
              Re: Pin jams

              . . . . . unless one is still idling on the carpet belt or front roller.


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