Mounting HP7970e 9-Trk 1/2" Tape Drive

Jack Harper harper at
Thu Feb 7 11:27:51 CST 2019

Great information Alan -

I appreciate it.

Regards to the List,

Jack in the Rocky Mountains

At 04:43 PM 2/6/2019, Alan Frisbie via cctalk wrote:
>Jack Harper <harper at> wrote:
>>I got both drives into the rack this past weekend and I am an old guy
>>(67) - I carefully stared at the thing before I started and finally
>>figured out that I could, in fact, lift the drive from a waist high
>>cart for a few seconds, but definitely could not lift it or lower it
>>vertically with my arms - no way - and I would have one shot at
>>getting the drives into the rack on the rails.
>Harbor Freight sells a nice hydraulic lift table for under $200 that
>I have found very useful for that sort of thing.   It doesn't go up
>very high (like for the top of a rack), but I used it with some wood
>blocks to lift a DEC ES45 Alpha system into a rack by myself.
>500 pound capacity, 28.5" lift height, $170
>1000 pound capacity, 34.5" lift height, $260
>Alan Frisbie

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