centre position is the Off position. The Manual
Fast position will give you a ball every 7 seconds after a
15-second starting delay. The Manual Slow position will
give you a ball every 11 seconds after being started by the keyfob
remote control. The Remote Slow position will give you
a ball every 11 seconds after being started by the remote control.
The feeder unit is fitted with a warning bleeper, which sounds each
time the feed sequence is started manually or by the remote control
unit. This is designed as a warning for safety purposes.
The ball feeder is also fitted with two LED indicators, which are
fitted to the black box on top of the ball rack. The green LED is
lit when the feeder is plugged in and the switch is in any position
except the Off position. It is an active
indicator and tells the batsman that the feeder sequence is in progress
and will feed balls if there are any in it. The second LED is red
and flashes briefly as the ball release mechanism activates.
The optional keyfob remote unit is very simple to operate. Pressing
the outermost button (marked 1) will switch the feeder on if it
is off and off if it is on. When switching On, listen
for the warning bleeper and watch for the green active
LED. When switching Off the green active
LED will go out.
(PROFESSIONAL MODEL ONLY)
The BOLA Professional machine is equipped with
an electronic random delivery mode. This can only be utilized when
the machine is fitted with the BOLA 28 Ball Automatic Feeder.
To activate the random delivery mode, set your BOLA up to
bowl the required neutral line and length ball. Press
the L and R bias buttons simultaneously.
The bias LEDs will then begin to flash. The BOLA will then
alter speed and bias after each ball is delivered. The change in
speed will alter the length and the change in bias will change the
line. The automatic feeder triggers these changes, so this facility
can only be used when the feeder is fitted.
IMPORTANT: When batting against the machine with the feeder fitted
remember that it will continue to feed balls whist the green active
light is on until it is empty. It requires your concentration at
all times during use.
FOR THE USE
AND CARE OF YOUR BOLA
Always be aware of the ball speed of the machine - increases in
speed should only be at the request and full knowledge of the batsman.
Remember that the bowling machine is purely for the benefit of the
batsman - not the operator.
When feeding your BOLA hold the ball high and, when you are
sure the batsman is ready, place the ball in the hole. Ensuring
that you do this as consistently as possible. This will give the
batsman every chance to time his stroke correctly.
Do not use the machine in wet weather.
Do not cover the lid or wheels of the machine without advice from
the factory. The wheels are carefully balanced to aircraft standards.
Do not remove the control panel or interfere with its fastenings.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Do not move your BOLA without first ensuring that all three legs
are firmly located.
Deposits on the wheels will not effect the performance of the machine
and can be safely ignored. However, if there is build up of residue
on the ball guide track between the wheels, this should be carefully
removed with a long scraper or putty knife, with the machine switched
Keep sparks and flames away from the battery (i.e. no smoking).
Your battery contains dilute sulphuric acid, which is corrosive.
Flush with water if splashed on skin or in the eyes and get immediate
During charging, your battery gives off explosive gasses. It should
be charged in a well-ventilated area (not a living area) so the
at it can gas freely to the open air. Avoid any possible source
of sparks while charging.
Keep the battery away from children.
Do not allow the machine to rest for prolonged periods on its plastic
lid, as this will distort the ball guide and cause poor performance.
Do not subject your BOLA to extremes of temperature or damp. Ideally,
it should be stored in its carrying case in a clean, dry environment
to prevent undue damage.
Occasional light applications of grease to the leg clamp and ball
joint spindles will ensure long-term smooth operation.