(Topic ID: 65128)

HERCULES....Now one man can move it!!


By Marc

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

I'll never deny that I redid Hercules to show it. Nobody will argue that it is a great player but I will argue that it is just so damn odd it's cool. The problem comes in that it is just sooo BIG it literally takes four guys to move it. I've only taken it to the Texas Pinball Festival because I know I have solid help to move it there. The huge bitch is just a burden to move, well I fixed that tonight.

Been saying I would do this for a long time and finally did. I made a nice little jig to straddle the "bomb bay" doors (as they are affectionately called) out to the support rails underneath the cabinet. It is designed to fit over a harbor Freight 500lb dolly and has cleats so even it you hit something that stops the dolly the jig won't slide off the cart. Works really well.

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#2 7 years ago

I just played a Hercules the other night for the first time in more than 30 years. The last time I played it was when it was brand new on the floor of Fun and Games in Framingham Massachusetts. I had forgotten how much of a beast it is. Cool job to be able to move that behemoth alone.

#3 7 years ago

played one for the fist time a couple weeks ago. It was so big I couldn't believe it.
I didn't think it played bad or bad shots, but it did seem very limited.

#4 7 years ago

It's not just for breakfast anymore.

(I don't have a clue as to why that popped into my head. But I had to post it.)
I'll be playing Hercules for the first time on October 19th.

#5 7 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

played one for the fist time a couple weeks ago. It was so big I couldn't believe it.
I didn't think it played bad or bad shots, but it did seem very limited.

I actually like the play of it and it has a rule set, multiplier, extra ball and you have to shoot it pretty well to put any kind of score up. If you go into it opened minded and play with a few friends it is a great time.

#6 7 years ago

What a beast!

#7 7 years ago

Will this make it easier to move to the Houston Arcade Expo in November? Haha.

#8 7 years ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Will this make it easier to move to the Houston Arcade Expo in November? Haha.

Hmm...hadn't thought of that.

#10 7 years ago
Quoted from Marc:

Hmm...hadn't thought of that.

Is your Varkon still going to be making a possible appearance? I didn't see it in the game list.

#11 7 years ago

Man that cabinet is awesome. Didn't you tell me you had some one do it for like $400 ? I wish he lived near me as I need mine badly redone. Good thing is that Kruzman is doing a playfield for me, cant wait to do that swap.
Great idea on the moving jig. I'm glad I dont have to move mine around anymore......sheesh.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#12 7 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Is your Varkon still going to be making a possible appearance? I didn't see it in the game list.

I haven't decided. Brian really wants Hercules but I don't want to pull the big trailer and Hercules takes up 2/3 of the small trailer which would limit what else I could bring. Varkon is much easier to haul and doesn't take up near the space. Maybe do a poll to see what the attendees want, or if they even care?

#13 7 years ago

Really cool of you to find a way to share this unique machines with other pinheads! I have yet to play it.

I have played Varkon... man that game is a trip. Love it

#14 7 years ago

The hard choice here is what not to bring. If you bring Herculese what gets left off.....O1, Safe Cracker, or Varkon? Or can you only fit one more game with Hercules? We can wait another year for Varkon. Since you built the moving jig you may as well put it to use. There will be plenty of help to load in and out. I just don't think I can take another year of Brian asking you or Dan to bring Hercules to the show. Just for that it gets my vote.

Just kidding Brian. I will be right there with you to help unload it.

#15 7 years ago

Hercules what a great machine its one on my wish list!

#16 7 years ago

She loads right up now. I can't remember what movie it was from but every time I move it in my mind I keep saying "that's a huge bitch". Might have been from an Adam Sandler movie.

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#17 7 years ago

ARGH !! Your killing me with that nice cabinet

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#18 7 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

ARGH !! Your killing me with that nice cabinet
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

Since you asked. Here is a shot someone sent me from TPF 2013. herculestpfright.jpg

#19 7 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Man that cabinet is awesome. Didn't you tell me you had some one do it for like $400 ?

That is correct, and he did varkon for I think $500. I think I've worn out my welcome though, not sure I will get the same great deals again.

Quoted from Dayhuff:

Good thing is that Kruzman is doing a playfield for me, cant wait to do that swap.

And when Ron is done you are selling me the extra playfield so I can have him do one for me....Right!! Not to worry I will get the one I swap out to you so you can still have a wall hanger.

#20 7 years ago
Quoted from Marc:

And when Ron is done you are selling me the extra playfield so I can have him do one for me....Right!! Not to worry I will get the one I swap out to you so you can still have a wall hanger.

Maybe, but only if you swap me your cabinet for mine when your done with it.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
269-979-3836

#21 7 years ago

I'm not going to lie, when I saw this thread title I was really hoping for a giant lift cart, and you totally delivered.

#22 7 years ago
Quoted from Marc:

She loads right up now. I can't remember what movie it was from but every time I move it in my mind I keep saying "that's a huge bitch". Might have been from an Adam Sandler movie.

Well, Adam Sandler produced, anyway....

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