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TRAPEZIUM MAINTENANCE.

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21 Mar 2017 @ 08:22:45 am
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Greetings.
I have had my Trapezium for twelve years and travelled many kilometers, mostly on tar.
What concerns me, is that during this time, I have not had it "Serviced" and am wondering what is required.
Your thoughts and advice will be much appreciated.
Regards,
Gavin.
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21 Mar 2017 @ 10:39:01 am
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It would be interesting to know.

May be if there is no sign of too much play or other wear and tear one could say if it aint broken don't fix it.

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21 Mar 2017 @ 10:52:41 am
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Hi Danie,
This has been my view as well, however with so many experienced members of this community, I wanted to pass it by all this experience, so as to put my mind at rest.
Thank you for your reply.
Regards,
Gavin.
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21 Mar 2017 @ 12:45:41 pm
Anonymous

Gavin, Trapeziums do not need services, only care.

However, if you feel there is some play or you want peace of mind, google Trapezium Developments in Roodepoort, they will be glad to assist in any way.

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21 Mar 2017 @ 12:48:49 pm
Anonymous

Click on the link below for their info.

Trapezium Contact

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21 Mar 2017 @ 13:04:17 pm
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Thank you very much Johann.
I will give them a call tomorrow.
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Gavin.
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21 Mar 2017 @ 13:20:28 pm
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Hi Danie,
This has been my view as well, however with so many experienced members of this community, I wanted to pass it by all this experience, so as to put my mind at rest.
Thank you for your reply.
Regards,
Gavin.

Gavin you said it. Put ur mind at rest. Although good we should sometimes not worry about things that can go wrong until it happens. Earlier in the week I stumbled upon the thread on thrust bearings on the jacks. After I serviced my 4 jacks I asked myself if there is no damage to the threads then they should work effortless. I found I could turn all of them by merely having a long socket on the wurm head.

This means by modifying to add thrust bearing is perhaps something we do because we CAN and  the effort would be less but not something worth the effort to change.

Please guys don't stone me it is just myself thinking a bit. laughinglaughinglaughing

 

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21 Mar 2017 @ 13:49:10 pm
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Yep. This is a catch 22.
Ends up what you feel comfortable with.
Enjoy the afternoon.
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24 Mar 2017 @ 17:08:55 pm
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Spoke with Philip at Trapezium Developments (011-474 4431) and was advised that if there is more than 1mm play forwards/backwards or side to side, it is advisable to service.
They do a Service Exchange for R700-00 including tax.
He asks that you phone to ensure there is a unit available.
Hope this is of interest.
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24 Mar 2017 @ 18:05:20 pm
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Spoke with Philip at Trapezium Developments (011-474 4431) and was advised that if there is more than 1mm play forwards/backwards or side to side, it is advisable to service.
They do a Service Exchange for R700-00 including tax.
He asks that you phone to ensure there is a unit available.
Hope this is of interest.

Glad you are sorted, at least, now you know from the manufacturer what is acceptable.

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24 Mar 2017 @ 20:01:23 pm
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Correct.
Thanks Johann.
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30 Mar 2017 @ 16:53:14 pm
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Just received my Trapezium back.
Sent by "The Courier Guy" on Tuesday afternoon and returned today.
Highly recommend "The Courier Guy".
Thanks too to Phillip of Trapezium Developments. Excellent service.
My Service Exchange unit looks brand new.
Another happy customer.
Thanks to all for your advice.
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17 Jan 2020 @ 22:58:49 pm
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I was looking at the forum to see if there is any spec on the trapezium since I have had mine also for approximately 12 years, never needed servicing, but also not knowing what the spec should be, thanks to the forum we are now informed.  

However fate decided for me in that the one bottom bush on the right were lost during my recent tow.  I am now in search of the so called famous  Trapezium developments but the phones does not work, the E-mail does not get responded to, does anyone knows if they still exist, moved or have they just like many good companies disappeared.

If so would anybody know were I could source spare parts for this highly effective stabilizer, or get the unit serviced? 

 

 

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