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Escalara- Pros & Cons


By poppapin

1 year ago



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    #251 3 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Just read the whole thread!
    Although briefly touched on it...few questions.
    Carpet, thick carpet and one 90 deg landing. Will it stay balanced and how is it on thick carpet? Uneven stone stairs into house.
    Sadly basement to first floor stairs from garage are 2 inches to narrow for pinball heads.
    What's the opinion here please.
    Thanks in advance.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Although not ideal, the Escalera can certainly work. I often tell people that 90 degree landings suck for pinball machines regardless of Escalera or typical handtruck. Carpet is usually not an issue unless it’s saggy over the step. The stone stairs are doable too but that one step looks like it’s lacking a lip so be careful there.

    As people use any method for transporting pinball machines, every different setup will require its own tips and techniques, as well as practice and support initially until you get a system that works for you. I’ll be happy to help in the process, give me a call or shoot me an email and we can figure out what will work best for you and your unique setup.

    #252 3 months ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    Maybe I will call escalara. I did email zach but didn't get anything back. Maybe I'll try a pm.

    Sorry my friend I didn’t see your message! Shoot me another and we will get you taken care of. My apologies if I missed it.

    #253 3 months ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Sorry my friend I didn’t see your message! Shoot me another and we will get you taken care of. My apologies if I missed it.

    Rock on, sent another email over let me know if it comes through!

    1 week later
    #254 81 days ago

    Yet another reason why YOU need an Escalera Stair-Climbing Handtruck. This Hitch Accessory makes travel with the Escalera Forklift Model easy and doesn’t take up any space in your vehicle. Attaches to the hitch and you’re ready to go! So freaking cool!

    Order yours now at
    Flip N Out Pinball
    zach@flipnoutpinball.com
    847.778.4876

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    #255 81 days ago
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    #256 81 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Yet another reason why YOU need an Escalera Stair-Climbing Handtruck.

    I am very pleased with my Escalera! I'm very comfortable with it now and have easily taken games up and down stairs a half dozen times.
    Thanks Zach!

    1 month later
    #257 50 days ago

    Well, the curse of owning an Escalara finally struck me this morning as my brother called to help him move a 500+ pound fireproof filing cabinet from an estate sale. Involved going up stairs, down stairs and up a ramp. Worked like a charm. Boy those things are heavy!

    #258 50 days ago
    Quoted from Crile1:

    Well, the curse of owning an Escalara finally struck me this morning as my brother called to help him move a 500+ pound fireproof filing cabinet from an estate sale. Involved going up stairs, down stairs and up a ramp. Worked like a charm. Boy those things are heavy!

    Hahaha The Escalera Curse! Buddies paying you back for helping lug previous pinball machines. I love it. Glad it took care of the beast of a safe

    4 weeks later
    #259 20 days ago

    My knee gave out several years back moving a (very heavy) Roadshow out of a well-known collector's basement, and up very steep concrete steps through Bilko doors. We save the pin from damage, but my knee surgery (complex bucket-handle tear) was over $60k. Insurance covered most. Seller didn’t want to know me after that ... but that’s another story.

    When I moved from my ranch home in North Jersey to our current 100 year old place in Asbury Park (down the street from the Silverball Museum), I brought the Escalera. There’s only one place for my pins ... in the cellar. Pins need to travel to and from my rear gravel driveway, across the back lawn, down the side gravel walkway, one step into a side entry, turned 90 degrees, and then 6 steps down into the cellar. All 11 pins in my collection, and a Taito Ice Cold Beer all went in the same way. Oh, and the heads needed to be removed. ”Labor of Love” sums it up, and perhaps a bit of an understatement. I made it all happen though with an Escalera MS-66 and Big Wheel attachment. Without it I would not have kept my collection. Worth every penny.

    I highly recommend Larry @ FlipNOut Pinball. His price was great, and his customer service was flawless.

    #260 20 days ago
    Quoted from pinster68:

    I highly recommend Larry @ FlipNOut Pinball. His price was great, and his customer service was flawless.

    Now Zach. Larry retired.

    LTG : )

    #261 19 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Now Zach. Larry retired.
    LTG : )

    Zach is good people. I bought the Step Edge Detection system from him and had no problems whatsoever. Friendly on the phone and everything ordered and arrived in short order.

    I, by the way, love the Step Edge Detection. I had to put on a new toe plate, which was a bear on my rusty old Escalera. I know some folks seem to say it is a waste of money but with my worn and slightly scooped stairs, I have 100% confidence now. Those puppies lock on shortly after hitting the next stair when I hold at the correct angle. Makes for less stress and strain, physically and mentally.

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