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(Topic ID: 141105)

Moving a machine up stairs alone... my solution.


By Timerider

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Starscream
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    #51 5 years ago
    Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

    Definately never just use two people to dead carry a machine up or down stairs, it makes backs go out.

    Yeah.... the 5 1/2 foot cast iron tub i have was fun to get up stairs. It involved quite a lot of people and I was genuinely worried that my stairs were gonna cave with the combined weight. Luckily the pins stay downstairs. Actually I had one other friend help me move my first one up the three stairs from my garage and he told me not to call him for any others.

    #52 5 years ago
    Quoted from nman:

    Yeah.... the 5 1/2 foot cast iron tub i have was fun to get up stairs.

    They are lighter if you take the water out first.

    LTG : )™

    #53 5 years ago
    Quoted from flipnout1:

    Having moved hundreds of pins, vids, jukes,gun safes,tvs etc with the Escalera, I would be glad to teach anyone how to use the Escalera. Stop by my booth at Expo and I'll let you try one out on our stairs

    Would you be able to make a video showing the proper operation for people unable to attend. I need something other than abusing friends.

    #54 5 years ago

    hahaha OK I may have the redneck factor +1 on you....

    I do the same thing to bring machines up my bulkhead, except instead of just the Harbor Freight winch, I hook it to the back of my old 1983 Wheel Horse garden tractor.

    Instead of reeling out the winch, I back up the tractor.

    Yeeeeee hawwwww...

    #55 5 years ago

    What star trek pin are we looking at here?

    #56 5 years ago

    Have you tried to ride it yet??

    #57 5 years ago
    Quoted from pinballdork:

    Would you be able to make a video showing the proper operation for people unable to attend. I need something other than abusing friends.

    Check out my website I have some video's on it showing me moving games. Best practice for new folks who are a bit nervous moving their brand new game is to take it slow and one step at a time. Its all about balance and letting the Escalera do all the work. Where folks get nervous is when the center of gravity shifts ever so slightly when the feet hit the next step and the balance point shifts. There is a simple solution to that and that is to allow the feet to just land on the next step and then you push down on the handle to put all the weight on the feet and now you are perfectly balanced for that next step. (This is assuming you are going up the stairs). Do that for each step and that alleviates any balance issues. This method is slightly slower as you are stopping each step but the easiest way for new users to go until they get comfortable.

    larry@flipnoutpinball.com

    #58 5 years ago
    Quoted from wantdataeast:

    What Star Trek pin are we looking at here?

    It's the 1991 Data East Star Trek 25th Annv.

    #59 5 years ago

    I just used my escalera last month alone to move a Sega Goldeneye, Left head on) Cirqus Voltaire (took head off) The Addams Family Gold (left head on) and a superpin Twilight Zone (took head off)

    All were blanketed and shrink wrapped to withstand a bomb blast so they only thing that touched the walls was that,

    Without my Escalera there wouldn't be a way to get those game upstairs in my house in FL

    Also experimented with head on and head off and really didn't see much difference,
    I think from now on I'll leave the heads on

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