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    On #17 the 5 pin spotting fingers on the moving deck are spread about an inch further than the rest. The 5 pin hangs down lower when a new set of pins is set and is set properly, however it does fall down quite a bit. The fingers are on correctly, left and right. It appears that there was stress applied to the fingers and the moving deck "bent." What method would you recommend to "bend" them back to the way they should be? Thanks for reading my post.

  • #2
    Re: bent spotting fingers on moving deck

    I have a deck like that, only it is the 8 pin and the right finger. To get it to line up right, I put a spacer between the deck and the finger. I wouldn't try to bend the deck back. The cast aluminum might break and then you would have no place to mound your spotting finger. PJ
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    • #3
      Re: bent spotting fingers on moving deck

      I would just repalce both of the spotting fingers and that should take care of your problem. It is alot easier to do that then trying to bend the fingers back to a proper angle. And a lot less time.. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]


      • #4
        Re: bent spotting fingers on moving deck

        Sorry read the post wrong thought it was the fingers not the deck that was bent.


        • #5
          Re: bent spotting fingers on moving deck

          You may have to replace the moving deck.
          Or you may need to have the web welded on the deck.
          Look behind the shute to see if the web is cracked or broken.
          Sometimes you can just shim the back side of the finger to fix the problem.
          Good luck!


          • #6
            Re: bent spotting fingers on moving deck

            Before doing anything take the spotting fingers and place them on a flat surface. They should lay flat. If they wobble, that means that the fingers are bent and should be replaced. To check further measures 1 1/2 inch up on the finger where it mounts. The distance between the fngers should be approx 2.9 inches. Anything above will tell you that the deck is bent.

            If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (Frank Miroballi at 1-540-459-7575).


            • #7
              Re: bent spotting fingers on moving deck

              Shims under the correct side of each spotting finger should make up for a bent moving deck. Although Ive not seen a moving deck bend.....Ive only seen chunks delivered into the turn pan.

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