(Topic ID: 237190)

How much does Pinball Machine weigh?


By JethroP

57 days ago



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    #1 57 days ago

    I am planning to move a collection of pinball machines and am limited to how much weight I can move. I need a pretty good estimate of their weight so I can figure out how many I will be forced to sell (eliminated from collection) prior to the move. Most are EM's. Does anyone know how much these weigh? Not really looking for guesses....I've done that. Hoping someone has actually gotten weights of these old machines in the past. Thanks.

    #3 57 days ago

    The original flyers sometimes had the weight listed. Grand Prix is listed at 270 crated. So modfather is pretty much money.
    But GP was the last Williams em and it was a four player with A LOT of mechs, so it's a beast.
    Single players are significantly lighter; prolly a little over 200...

    #4 57 days ago

    Some games are heavier than others. I’d say 260 is about right.

    #5 57 days ago

    250 to 325 lbs most fit in that range....

    #6 57 days ago

    Space Mission - mid '70s, 4 player, beast - is also listed at 270 crated.

    #7 57 days ago

    I swear 4-player EM backboxes continually gain weight as they seem heavier each time I lift one.

    #8 57 days ago

    JJPOTC is 375lb. Sorry for your backs....but you're welcome?

    #9 57 days ago
    Quoted from Hogbog:

    JJPOTC is 375lb. Sorry for your backs....but you're welcome?

    Wow! Heavier than Hobbit? That was the heaviest pin I’ve ever moved

    #10 57 days ago

    If it's a STTNG you might as well go ahead and rent a crane.

    #11 57 days ago

    The wide body pins like JJP have tend to be about 350 pounds. (WOZ, Hobbit, POTC). But your average pin is between 260 and 310 pounds.

    #12 57 days ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    If it's a STTNG you might as well go ahead and rent a crane.

    Wow, 300 lbs. That's impressive. It always felt heavier than my other games.
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    Quoted from Hogbog:

    JJPOTC is 375lb. Sorry for your backs....but you're welcome?

    That's insane. There should be laws for that!

    #13 57 days ago

    The AFMr I pulled up 12 basement steps last weekend almost killed me.... I coughed up stuff that “ went down the wrong pipe” from 40 years ago..... Pez, Sweet Tarts, you name it!

    #14 57 days ago

    At least EMs get lighter with head removal.
    Cab feels like a dream going down the stairs

    #15 57 days ago

    Get one of these.

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    #16 57 days ago

    my experience is that they weigh anywhere from one to two friends...

    #17 57 days ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    my experience is that they weigh anywhere from one to two friends...

    I think you meant to say 1-2 ex-friends.

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