Source for server lift/hoist?

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Mon Jul 4 19:18:23 CDT 2016

On Jul 4, 2016, at 17:11, steven at wrote:
> Nice unit, Mark, with the 22" wide platform I suppose
> you lift the gear from the side of the rack?

Yes, that's what I usually do. I haven't taken any pictures while racking and un-racking items so far, because my hands have been pretty full!

On Jul 4, 2016, at 17:12, Jason T <silent700 at> wrote:
> I work in a datacenter.  We use a lift from the aptly-named Serverlift
> Corporation almost daily.  They're run off of 12V batteries and can
> lift a few hundred pounds.  Of course, they are nowhere near cheap:

The slidey bit on the lift looks particularly helpful. The lift truck that I use isn't ideal, since the platform doesn't end up very level, so I can see how a custom-designed racking lift would work better in a professional environment. But my less-specialized lift gets pressed into service for other uses, too, and it can work in a much less clean environment than a datacenter thanks to its simple construction.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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