Source for server lift/hoist?

Pete Turnbull pete at
Tue Jul 5 01:40:41 CDT 2016

I've used a Genie Load Lifter to lift a PDP-11/40, a well-endowed PDP-8/E, an Origin 2000 module and many other heavy things in and out of racks. It will go right under most racks, and lift to a height of about 6 feet. Not very expensive, I think I paid UKP 300 or so.  (I have very limited inet access ATM so I don't know how that compares to other things already mentioned). So useful my colleagues at work bought three more. And they fold up into a fairly small space when not in use. 

BTW, thanks, Jay, for that suggestion several years ago!

Pete Turnbull

> On 5 Jul 2016, at 02:41, Adrian Graham <witchy at> wrote:
>> On 04/07/2016 23:57, "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?
>>    Noel
> At work we were given a Genie Lift a few years ago, for a manual lifting
> device it's easily one of the best things I've used. Almost child's play to
> get something like an AlphaServer ES45 off the workshop bench and back into
> a rack single handedly. They'll even carry fully loaded HP Bladecenters.
> Just :)
> -- 
> Adrian/Witchy
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