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Escalara- Pros & Cons


By poppapin

2 years ago



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    #180 1 year ago
    Quoted from JohnJN:

    Anyone ever move an arcade machine with one of these? any issues?

    I'm lugging a Tempest upstairs with it next week, will report back.

    2 weeks later
    #184 1 year ago

    Excited to use my Escalara...waiting for a new pin to do so.

    I had this cover made for it in the interim so it doesn't get all dusty and cobwebbed.

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    #186 1 year ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    A “dolly bag” cleaver. Take time to do Much practicing!! Almost lost my first machine ever not being prepared. Go slow and be safe.

    Zach also urged practice. I haven't even charged the battery yet...Wonka feels like a lifetime away, and try as I might I can't find another pin to buy in the interim.

    #201 1 year ago

    Yikes. So yelobird how do you get games up sets of stairs now?

    #203 1 year ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Since we went back to team one step at a time with a nematic wheel dolly. While work mama and I trust it. In my Basement Excavation thread I note that I decided to install a low cost 120v power cable winch system. I feel much safer going that route and plan to write up how I made it in that thread. At $130 I think the investment will be worth it. I should note regarding the Escalara, I measured our basement oak stairs and the step run length is just slightly shorter by 1/4”. Not sure if that was the issue but when the units wheels would pop out it would grab the stair with Barely a 1/4” of clearance. NO room for error! I noticed most videos use nice long stairs or non carpeted stairs which I suspect would work better. For us, we are going the winch route for now.

    Well I really appreciate the warning. My stairs are carpeted too. I will indeed practice.

    #216 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    I didn’t realize you had to do so much back-and-forth lifting on each step with the Powermate.

    Yeah I rented a PowerMate to get my POTC upstairs and every step was stressful.

    3 months later
    #256 1 year 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!

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