I don’t know about you guys but since I have started in the vending machine business I have accumulated tons and tons of keys. I buy a used piece of equipment and I get keys. I purchase 15 new machines I get different keys and the list goes on.
Really there is nothing like going into a vending machine location and wasting time trying to find the right key. The keys for the gumball machines are different than the sticker machine keys and the sticker machine keys are different than the 2” capsule machines.
If you operate only bulk vending equipment for example stickers, 1” items, and 2”items then you will only have three keys and three keys really isn’t that bad.
My current set of keys is in the picture here in the video. However, my goal is to shrink my key ring down to 5 keys. I know for a fact that goal is going to be hard to meet because some machines are not compatible with certain locks. For example my padlocks can be keyed all of the same but the key for the crane machines has to be different than all of the padlock keys.
I plan on updating my bulk vending racks to all have the same barrel locks. What is awesome about that is the gumball barrel locks are only a half turn. You don’thave to sit there and spin the fat wad of keys around and around until the lock comes off. Beaver Vending Machine Manufacturer I have found to have the best solution for this.
If you know any other place to get the same bulk vending locks please let me know by posting a response in the comments below.
Padlocks that are all keyed the same are easy to come by. Feel free to use google or click the following link. Have a great day and as always, “Successful Vending.”