This video will give the basic steps in setting or adjusting the PFR before use on the day of the meet.
This video will show you how to use the PFR. The more you use it you may find aspects that work better for you. The smooth landing area every time is the only goal that matters.
You will need to adjust the PFR to meet the conditions of your jump pits before the start of each day of use. You may not have to change anything, but you must check to be sure.
For the first meet of the year.
1. Make sure the bar is facing the correct direction. The arrows will point toward the take-off board. The wheels with the turnbuckle should be in front.
2. Set all of the wheels in the 7 holes. Maximum height for the bar.
3. Push the PFR up and back in the pit.
a. If there is too much sand, move the excess to the sand catchers. Do this until you are moving just the right amount of sand in both directions.
b. If you are not moving any sand or not enough sand, lower the wheel adjusters 1 hole (7>6) Push up and back to check sand level. Repeat this step until you are moving just the right amount of sand. You should always move some sand, just not too much or too little. You will get a feel for what works best for you.
c. The front wheel adjuster has a turnbuckle wheel. To lower the bar, standing in front of the PFR, turn the wheel counter-clockwise until you are to the position desired. Each turn is 1/16th of an inch.
4. Always adjust 4 wheels at-a-time. Keep the side plate level to the surface of the pit. Both ends of the bar should be the same.
a. The exception is when 1 hole movement is too much, use the turnbuckle to move up or down to the correct position for your use.
For the second and subsequent days
Start by pushing up and back in the pit to determine what adjustments are needed. If sand has not been added or removed, minor adjustments may be needed.
You always need to move some sand in both directions. Watch our video “How to Use the PFR” on this website for proper use of the PF
Information about your PFR
For the Equipment Manager
Please keep this in your file
Here are some things we have learned from our shared experiences.
*You MUST adjust the bar settings before each meet and year-from-year. The sand level changes from one year to the next and from one meet to the next. Do not assume that the pits are just as you left them last time they were used. They will not be.
*Start with all 4 wheel adjusters in the 7 hole, the highest setting. Run the PFR up and down the length of the pit. If you’re not moving any sand you must LOWER the blade. Do this one hole setting at-a-time (7>6>5 etc.) until you are moving the correct amount of sand in both directions. When doing this, move the rear wheels first and then the front wheels always keeping the side plates level. When moving the wheel adjusters and if you need a little adjustment and one hole is too much, make the correct adjustment using the adjuster wheel on the front wheels, turning the adjusting wheel counter-clockwise to lower the bar.
*if you find that you have TOO MUCH sand with the wheels at their highest settings, use the PFR to move any access sand into the sand catchers on the end. Start on the take-off board end and push in ONE direction only, this is to push sand out the far end into the sand catchers. On the return pass, push down on the handles, raising the bar so you are not pushing any sand. Repeat pushing the excess sand in the one direction until you are level with the sides of the pit. If there is a great amount of access sand you may have to use the hand rakes or shovels. Just make sure you start with the sand level with the edge of the pit where the wheels run. If the sand is too low, add sand until you are close to level, using the PFR as the leveling device.
*Have at least one person who will be knowledgeable about the care and management of the PFR. An equipment manager is best. They should be the one responsible for making sure the PFR is set up properly before each meet and during the course of the meet, as needed.
*Have experienced people using the PFR for each and every meet. Do not move people from one event to the next and expect them to know how to professionally manage your pits. Their experience will be the best source to know how to make sure the PFR is working properly. During a meet, the sand level changes so small adjustments may be needed as the meet goes on. Experience will alert them to this fact, and they will know what to do.
The PFR is designed to be able to adjust to all and any sand conditions. These adjustments can only be made by experienced Pit Managers.
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