Old Prince Stringing machine

gonzalocatalino

Hall of Fame
Hello. I have the chance to get an old prince stringing machine from a friend of a friend (the guy bought a lot of stuff from an auction more than 10 years ago) and, long story short, my friend give me his phone when i told i him i could be interested. The problem is he lives a bit far from my house (but not much) and so far couldn't send me pictures (but he promised he'll be sending some this days). He told me he got the machine 10 years ago and is sitting in his warehouse since then.
He Didn't know nothing about, only that the machine is a prince, is big and the "engine" is in working condition (with a table and cover included). The machine was from a closed tennis store in the early 2000. So, i would like to know what models prince has been released in the 90's with similar characteristics... It will be easy with some pics or model, but i dont have nothing yet, he only told me the price, which is very very low (i can get it for $50 or less!).
I just want to know what prince machine can expect! I will share the pics when he send me something. It could be an old p200 or something better, who knows...
Thanks
 
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beernutz

Hall of Fame
Hello. I have the chance to get an old prince stringing machine from a friend of a friend (the guy bought a lot of stuff from an auction more than 10 years ago) and, long story short, my friend give his phone when i told i could be interested. The problem is he lives a bit far from my house (but not much) and so far couldn't send me pictures (but he promised he'll be sending some this days). He told me he got the machine 10 years ago and is sitting in his warehouse. He Didn't know nothing about, only that the machine is a prince, is big and the "engine" is working condition (with a table and cover included). The machine was from a closed tennis store in the early 2000. So, i would like to know what models prince has been released in the 90's with similar characteristics... It will be easy with some pics or model, but i dont have nothing yet, he only told me the price, which is very very low (i can get it for $50 or less!).
I just want to know what prince machine can expect! I will share the pics when he send me something. It could be an old p200 or something better, who knows...
Thanks
When you say it has an engine do you mean it is electronic?
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
There was a guy in Australia several years back who picked up an old p100 on the side of the road and after sinking quite a bit of money into it got rid of it I believe.
 

lew750

Rookie
I have a P200. Parts are scarce and you can only get them from Tennis Machines. If any of the white plastic parts are cracked, it may be hard to replace them. Turn on the compressor and set the tension to 60 lb - no racket, just turn it on. When it reaches the proper tension, the compressor will stop. If it comes right back on, there is probably a leak in the moisture filter. Tennis Machines doesn't have those. Still, for $50, it's worth a shot no matter what. You can sell the clamps for more than that.
 

gonzalocatalino

Hall of Fame
I have a P200. Parts are scarce and you can only get them from Tennis Machines. If any of the white plastic parts are cracked, it may be hard to replace them. Turn on the compressor and set the tension to 60 lb - no racket, just turn it on. When it reaches the proper tension, the compressor will stop. If it comes right back on, there is probably a leak in the moisture filter. Tennis Machines doesn't have those. Still, for $50, it's worth a shot no matter what. You can sell the clamps for more than that.
thanks! i will check all that
 

gonzalocatalino

Hall of Fame
i´ve arranged a visit to the owner warehouse this friday, so, i will report in two days.
Is someone can provide a couple of pics of the things i have to check, i will appreciate that. I never owned a stringer, so, i am a little lost here!
 

djkahn86

Rookie
I have a P-200... thing works real good... but once it needs a part.. i hope i can source them... I do lile it ... gets the job done everytime
 

lew750

Rookie
i´ve arranged a visit to the owner warehouse this friday, so, i will report in two days.
Is someone can provide a couple of pics of the things i have to check, i will appreciate that. I never owned a stringer, so, i am a little lost here!
Check anything that's white for cracks. At the bottom of the machine is a semi-circular metal cage. Inside that cage is an inverted dome with a rubber nipple sticking out of the bottom. That is the moisture filter and the nipple will bend to the side to let air and moisture out. If the compressor keeps coming on without tensioning strings, it's probably leaking. Sometimes that can be fixed by putting oil in the tube running into it. Call JC at Tennis Machines and he can tell you what to look for and maybe send you electronic versions of the manual and repair guide.
 

gonzalocatalino

Hall of Fame
Check anything that's white for cracks. At the bottom of the machine is a semi-circular metal cage. Inside that cage is an inverted dome with a rubber nipple sticking out of the bottom. That is the moisture filter and the nipple will bend to the side to let air and moisture out. If the compressor keeps coming on without tensioning strings, it's probably leaking. Sometimes that can be fixed by putting oil in the tube running into it. Call JC at Tennis Machines and he can tell you what to look for and maybe send you electronic versions of the manual and repair guide.
thanks, i will check all that tomorrow.
 

gonzalocatalino

Hall of Fame
Well, it was an old rusty p200, but sadly, all the important stuff was missing. No clamps, bars or mounting parts.
So, no luck with this one! Thanks to everyone wbo helped!
 
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