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Pat trap problem

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GOT A PAIR, May 25, 2011.

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  1. GOT A PAIR

    GOT A PAIR TS Member

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    Pat trap goes into auto mode after throwing a target it keeps on throwing

    targets on its own. We have a shoot in two days and can not find the problem.
     
  2. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Take a cell phone into the trap house and give Mr. Hilliker a call..they will walk you thru correcting it without too much effort. Probably a simple adjustment. They have helped me a couple of times!

    Big Jack
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Check the friction brake. It has to be set stiff enough to slow down the arm, enabling the switches to act. If it's too loose the machine will go into windmilling.

    The switch plate adjustment is next. The position of the plate determines where the arm stops. We always had a winter setting and a summer setting.

    Check the friction brake and then call Amy.

    HM
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Stand behind the machine. Looking forward on the left, under the launch plate is a small thumb wheel holding an arc like piece with a switch attached to it. Loosen the wheel and move the arc piece forward an eight of an inch. That should stop the arm sooner on the brake. This is the cold weather adjustment described in you manual. Sometimes the thumb wheel works loose and the switch moves allowing the machine to windmill.
     
  5. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Yep, either the brake or the switch on side. Jake
     
  6. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Some of the older trap do not have the thumb screw. They have Allen screws but they do the same thing. Usually all it takes is a small movement.

    Ajax
     
  7. grunt

    grunt TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Check the brake rubber. They can wear down. Also the switchs #2/3 bad wire can cause this. Mice like wire...
     
  8. missed some

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    shooter99 Well-Known Member

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    If the machine is not warmed up (hydralic fluid) the machine will windmill. Give enough warm up time.
     
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