Source for server lift/hoist?

Jason T silent700 at
Mon Jul 4 19:12:16 CDT 2016

On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 5:57 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at> wrote:
> So there was some discussion a while back about using lifts to put heavy gear
> in racks. I'm going to be doing some of that soon, and I was wondering how I'd
> go about acquiring something like that at a non-exorbitant price? (eBait was
> not useful, and Googling "user server lift" didn't produce anything either.)
> Any ideas?

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:

They also weigh enough that you'd never want to bring one down a
flight of stairs.

The Grainger and McMaster manual lifts do look useful and far more manageable.


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