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    I have been working in a center with 82-70XLs with PBLs for about 9 monthes and the center uses those AMF extreme house balls. And I have noticed that we get a LOT of calls with the 15 pound purple balls slipping on the belt.

    I thought it was just me but the other mechs have been saying they notice the same thing.

    I have cleaned the balls and sanded them many times but they still always get stuck going up the belt. Our belts are cleaned regularly too and we don't really have problems with any other balls, even the orange 15 pound ones. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]

    Is there something about the purple balls that causes this problem? Or is there anything we can do to stop it, cleaning doesn't seem to help at all because it will just get stuck on the belt again 30 minutes later.

    Thanks guys
    Stigmata
    Tag 'em and bag 'em.

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    Re: Am I crazy... or...

    Stigmata,

    Just wondering, but are those house balls 'swirly' or 'solid' colored?

    Fever [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/usflag.jpg[/img]
    I really enjoy the Simpsons. My problem is that I am starting to look like Homer. Doh!!!

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    • #3
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      Solid and have yellow lettering on them.

      I may be able to get a picture of them.
      Tag 'em and bag 'em.

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      • #4
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        I have problems with orange and purple balls. We pull the problems one out. Funny thing is that the bower never miss them. Some machine we lowered the ball lift a little. As long as the 6 lb balls go though. It work for most of them.

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        • #5
          Re: Am I crazy... or...

          If your having a huge problem with these balls I suggest buying some good lift rod covers and making new 4" sections at the bottom of the lift. This will give you good friction at the start , by that point the ball will alreay be in a roll. Good Luck

          deadwood
          Well thats just like your opinion man...

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          • #6
            Re: Am I crazy... or...

            THIS IS WHY THEY CREATED THE HUMPBACK!

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            • #7
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              Thanks for the suggestions guys.

              I will try them out.
              Tag 'em and bag 'em.

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              • #8
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                Stigma: Halleluiah! I finally found someone else with the same problem. Yes, the solid purple glo balls are definitely the first one to start slippin' when the oil gets a little over "the edge." Orange ones, too. My guys will be glad to hear this! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]

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                • #9
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                  HUMPY TIME!!!

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                  • #10
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                    Hump...Hump

                    Jerry

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                    • #11
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                      Hum hum (next one will be hu hu).

                      About those purple balls...
                      A half year ago my boss asked me about them....
                      I told him I had never seen one..
                      He was allmost sure we had about 10 of them.....
                      AhdontknowAhdidn'tdoititwasmybrother...

                      Anonymus
                      So it goes.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Am I crazy... or...

                        When your balls get stuck...HUMP IT! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

                        Were they purple balls.......or blue? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
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                        • #13
                          Re: Am I crazy... or...

                          Two options that will work, The AMF black belt is awesome, Or the Stahlls thick lift covers. Bottom line, thats it.

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                          • #14
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                            One word

                            Rubbing alcohol

                            err i guess that's two words

                            it works great though.. just get on the machine and wipe the problem balls off with it and it evaporates the oil right off of em

                            i started doing that a few days ago and it works great
                            Tag 'em and bag 'em.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Am I crazy... or...

                              My problem is with the blue balls.

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