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Best way to move pinball machines around a room


By RobbyIRL5

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    I apologize if this has been discussed, but what’s the best way to move pinball machines around a room. Been quite a challenge so far, just getting on my hands and knees and lifting up with my back and crawling to move it enough away from wall to where two people can lift. Thought about a few Dolly carts on wheels, and maybe thought I saw a car Jack with a big board on top. Have 6 games and just want to re-arrange their order every now and then. If there is a link, would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

    #2 3 months ago

    Carpet sliders

    Or buy a cheap harbor freight lift cart.

    #3 3 months ago
    Quoted from RobbyIRL5:

    I apologize if this has been discussed, but what’s the best way to move pinball machines around a room. Been quite a challenge so far, just getting on my hands and knees and lifting up with my back and crawling to move it enough away from wall to where two people can lift. Thought about a few Dolly carts on wheels, and maybe thought I saw a car Jack with a big board on top. Have 6 games and just want to re-arrange their order every now and then. If there is a link, would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

    I bought the pin cart and it’s been the best thing ever. Using it right at this moment to move 9 games around a small room!
    It’s worth the investment, if you have carpet floors then change the wheels to something that rolls better

    #4 3 months ago

    Magic sliders work great for me.

    #5 3 months ago

    Harbor freight lift cart and bend the handle back a bit where it connects to easily get it under games. I use mine all the time.

    #6 3 months ago

    Tell the servants where you want them, then watch it happen.

    #7 3 months ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    Magic sliders work great for me.

    +1 for magic sliders. Move so easy on carpet

    #8 3 months ago

    Depends on your age and flooring.

    #9 3 months ago

    Thanks all for your advice. I believe my wife has magic sliders for furniture, but I’ve got a concrete floor so don’t think they will work well. Will check the pin cart and harbor freight options ASAP.

    #10 3 months ago

    Harbor freight hydraulic lift cart, pinskates, furniture mover skates, magic sliders (there are multiple versions of these for all floor types, and you can even buy them at the $1 store), or you can even use cardboard to slide it.

    #11 3 months ago

    The best way? Maybe have three or four strippers move it for you while you watch.

    #12 3 months ago
    Quoted from RobbyIRL5:

    Thanks all for your advice. I believe my wife has magic sliders for furniture, but I’ve got a concrete floor so don’t think they will work well. Will check the pin cart and harbor freight options ASAP.

    Leg dolly casters.

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    #13 3 months ago

    I use these pin lift skates, they are pricey but built very well with soft rubber caster for timber floors.

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    #14 3 months ago

    A proper pin cart is the best thing to have overall, but hard to find and pricey for most people unless you are constantly moving games.

    #15 3 months ago

    I use sliders on concrete, they work great...……..Once.
    cheap option if you don't mind throwing away afterword.

    #16 3 months ago

    A cheap hydraulic lift cart is worth its weight in gold. Especially if you build a simple tipping mechanism for it. Makes set-up, moving, and tear-down super easy for one person to handle. That and my Escalara were my two best pinball purchases to keep me self sufficient.

    #17 3 months ago

    Pin lift skates like Skywalker posted. Best for hard floor surfaces.

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    Harbor freight hydraulic lift cart, pinskates, furniture mover skates, magic sliders (there are multiple versions of these for all floor types, and you can even buy them at the $1 store), or you can even use cardboard to slide it.

    Quoted from skywalker:

    I use these pin lift skates, they are pricey but built very well with soft rubber caster for timber floors.[quoted image]

    Quoted from Dart1970:

    Pin lift skates like Skywalker posted. Best for hard floor surfaces.

    I gave a list of options above, but I feel that pinskates are truly the most efficient/easiest option (obviously...strippers are the "best" option, however, given all choices)

    #19 3 months ago

    Magic Sliders work perfect for me on the carpet in my basement as well as the concrete in the garage.

    #20 3 months ago

    There is a thread about customizing the harbour lift carts. The swivel mod is sooooo awesome!

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    #21 62 days ago
    Quoted from Tranquilize:

    There is a thread about customizing the harbour lift carts. The swivel mod is sooooo awesome!

    Was that to customize them into a locking wheel??

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