Lifting heavy rack-mount gear (was Re: PDP-8/e rack questions)
steve at cosam.org
Wed Jan 7 11:03:18 CST 2009
2009/1/7 Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>:
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 2:31 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
>> Nice pictures, they make me feel like a total amateur having "only"
>> moved a 11/70 (two cabinets) and a Alphaserver(one cabinet). And in both
>> cases used a truck with a lift.
> Those lifts are nice sometimes, but they are not without their problems.
> Most of them have a very steep ramp of about 3-4" at the very edge that big
> racks have trouble with.
It's either that or, like I had last time, the lift itself is
essentially one big ramp. Having successfully rolled two H960s off the
truck alone, I figured I'd finally had an "event-free" haul.
Unfortunately the kit in the third and final rack was heavier than the
other two combined... I ended up resorting to a variant on that
ratchet strap method to slowly inch the thing down the lift/ramp to
level-ish ground. I know it can't have been that long ago as the
lovely maroon reminder under my big toe nail still hasn't grown out
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