Just finished working on a Hobbit. That's got to be the world's heaviest playfield ever made. Had it leaning against the headbox and I started to lower it. Almost broke my arm when that playfield came crashing down. It's way heavier than it looks. Lucky I jerked my arm out of the way quick enough. I could have been seriously injured today. With as expensive as the new machines are, why the hell don't they include a playfield prop rod? I'm talking all manufacturers today.
Playfield prop rods are ESSENTIAL not optional in my book. Please, all you pinball manufacturers, include a prop rod and make it strong enough to support the weight of the playfield.