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eplacing chicken plucker fingers

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Does anyone have any experience with an industrial chicken plucker.  We use one that was retired from an University Ag program.  I suspect the fingers need replaced.  How can I tell?   We seemed to have skin tearing the last time we butchered and the fingers look rounded and worn.  They are also very (!) stiff.  Like I can't even get the tip to flex when pushed.   Also how do I pull them for replacement. 

I saw several instruction for a puller to install new fingers but nothing on removing used fingers.  I may be making too much of this but I hate to go into a project totally unprepared. 

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Well I am going to tear into this plucker.  Please is there anyone who has attempted to replace plucker fingers? I would just really like to know what to expect. 

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post #3 of 4

Vice grips to grab on then pull. I've never replaced them but looking at the bulb end it seems it's a simple (with some muscle, fumbling and side to side motion) pull out push in connection.

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Thanks! 

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