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CHOOSING A MACHINE: What to Look for

To run a successful and headache free route, you need to pick a reliable machine which will be easy to service and will last for many years. Listed below are the most important qualities which I use to determine whether or not to purchase a machine. If a machine does not have a majority of these characteristics, I will not even consider putting it on my route.

METAL OR THICK PLASTIC BODIES
Unlike thin plastic bodies, metal bodies can take a beating from rowdy kids.

METAL COIN MECHANISMS
Unlike plastic coin mechanisms, metal coin mechanisms are durable if properly maintained.

COIN-KICKER OR COIN-DROP-THROUGH
Built into a machine’s coin mechanism, these devices help prevent coin jams by allowing anything other than a quarter to either fall through the coin slot or fall onto the floor. If your machine jams up only a few days after servicing it, you’ll lose out on potential profit!

INTERCHANGEABLE CANISTERS OR EASY TO REMOVE GLOBES/PANELS
Without interchangeable canisters, you’ll have to scoop out your products by hand!

PLASTIC GLOBES
In the past, globes were made out of glass. SAFETY HAZARD!

ADJUSTABLE AND CONSISTENT WHEEL SETTINGS
Always test the amount of candy vended every time a quarter is inserted. If the amount vended is inconsistent or cannot be adjusted, do not buy the machine!

By selecting a machine with the above properties, you won’t have to worry about machines breaking down, slow service times, carrying numerous extra parts, or complaints that your machine’s coin mechanism is jammed.

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