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Title: 44U Rack Dolly
Post by: Peter Lane on May 04, 2012, 10:38:41 AM
When wiring large racks (usually 44 spaces) in the warehouse, moving them around is a pain, especially when they get loaded full of gear. Does anyone know of any product that would make rack movement in the warehouse easy?  I was thinking something like an organ dolly, but I can't find anything online.  Ideally it would be easy to attach and remove from the rack and wouldn't need to raise the rack up more than an inch. Does anyone have any ideas? 
Title: Re: 44U Rack Dolly
Post by: Glen Kelley on May 04, 2012, 11:48:43 AM
We use a Genie GL-8.

Capacity is only 400 lbs. Unfortunately, the forks are too tall to slide under a rack that is on feet, or a rack with a skirted base, so it fails your spec on that front. If you have the rack sitting on a pallet, you'll be in good shape.
Title: Re: 44U Rack Dolly
Post by: John Livings on May 05, 2012, 06:07:50 PM
Maybe reinforce the bottom, add heavy duty casters (bolted and left on),

Roll into position and lock the 2 front casters.

For service, unlock casters and roll forward.

If the rack is not to tall, It should clear all door ways.

Regards,  John
Title: Re: 44U Rack Dolly
Post by: Hal Bissinger/COMSYSTEC on May 08, 2012, 01:58:25 AM
You really only have two choices- build the rack on a pallet or equip the rack with castors. With a pallet it's easy to move it around with a pallet jack or forklift and that's also a good option if you have to load the completed rack into a truck for transport. The only problem is getting the rack off the pallet at the location. You need to wiggle and tip it off which means some strong guys if it's heavy.
I only like wheels or castors for limited movement, not moving it from one place to another because it can be very unstable. I still have memories of pushing a fully loaded rack across the shop floor. Along the way the wheels hit a crack in the concrete and the whole thing went right over in it's side. Ouch!
Title: Re: 44U Rack Dolly
Post by: Tim Padrick on May 09, 2012, 02:36:23 AM

Any Hammond dealer, or eBay.