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  • Deck rollers,do you.....

    Since i cannot create a poll i'll try this.
    Do you or do you not lube the deck rollers and if you do what do you use to lube them?
    Deck roller x-pins wear out too,they get worn down,dirty,rusty and can help lead to jams by not spinning freely,i use never seaze on them with no trouble in years,rubber rollers or not.I remove them all for close up inspection since just by looking one cannot 100% tell it's condition,they have small cracks etc that may lead to trouble later on, you or don't you?
    Mind you,the never seaze has never yet attracted dirt/dust to cause a problem for me,they just work much better that metal on metal contact.
    Use what you have to,to get it through the shift then fix it right.Do it right and live through the night...Safety first!

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    Re: Deck rollers,do you.....

    I use a moly grease. It dose not dry out and seems to last for a year or so. A little goes a long way.


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      Re: Deck rollers,do you.....

      Quarterly lubrication point with oil. I haven't had any problems with deck rollers except the white ones...I don't like them at all..I inspect the rollers during annual inspection. A flashlight under the deck will show any cracks in the rubber. I might try the "never seaze" on a few lanes just to see how well it works.
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        Re: Deck rollers,do you.....

        I think the only problem i've had with deck rollers is that they swell up and crack. Usually the crack is through and through and about half or three quarters of the way around the roller. Or they've been out of round and let the pin fall through half the time. But I cant recall one ever seizeing up on me. Ive used the white ones for about a year and havent had any noticeable problems. I'm curouis about the ones that dont roll at all. Do they cause blackouts, or are they just as good as the ones that do roll?



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          Re: Deck rollers,do you.....

          I do a check under the decks (about every 3 months) for loose rollers, scissor rubbers, loose or bent fingers,protruding socket screws ,missing geneva rollers etc. I never oil them, when I tried this the junior mechs got oil all over the pindecks & you get OORs. This check takes about 3 min per machine and saves a lot of stops.


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