VAX-11/750 registry (Was: Reviving a VAX-11/750)

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Wed Jul 8 15:10:50 CDT 2015

On 7/8/15 12:59 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:
>> I love those server hoists... the data center that I work in at U-M has two
>> of them, however they are made by Genie and they are a hand-crank type, no
>> automatic lift. They easily turn a job that could require two, three or
>> even four people into a job that can be quickly done by one person. I
>> really wish I had one for home! :O
> We never had those back when I managed rooms with a dozen H960s.  I
> wanted one then, and I'd love one now.
> We just did it the hard way - 2-3 people juggling 100 lb boxes in the
> air... not recommended, I know, but it's what we did.
I have a Genie lift that I acquired a number of years ago.  It is the 
single best piece of
equipment for managing what I have in racks.  I used to find excuses for 
not rearranging
what's in the various racks.  Not any more!  ;-)

My only complaint is that mine has a 400lb cast iron counter weight 
(which means the
total weight of the lift is >500lbs.  Unless I have a truck with a lift 
gate, I don't take my
lift anywhere.  The counter weight isn't really big enough to get the 
requisite number
of people to be able to lift it comfortably.

TTFN - Guy

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