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MX240 Chassis Lifting Guidelines

 

The weight of a fully configured chassis is about 128 lb (58.1 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving the router:

  • Before moving the router, read the guidelines in MX240 Site Preparation Checklist to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Do not attempt to lift a fully configured router by yourself. Using a mechanical lift to maneuver the router into a rack is recommended. If a lift cannot be used, a minimum of three people must lift the router, and you must remove components from the chassis before lifting.

  • Before lifting or moving the router, disconnect all external cables.

    To lift routing devices and components, use the following lifting guidelines:

    • Up to 39.7 lbs (18 kg) 1 person lift.

    • 39.7 lbs (18 kg) to 70.5 lbs (32 kg) 2 or more person lift.

    • 70.5 lbs (32 kg) to 121.2 lbs (55 kg) 3 or more person lift.

    • Above 121.2 lbs (55 kg) material handling systems (such as levers, slings, lifts and so on) must be used. When this is not practical, specially-trained persons or systems must be used (riggers or movers).

  • As when lifting any heavy object, lift most of the weight with your legs rather than your back. Keep your knees bent and your back relatively straight and avoid twisting your body as you lift. Balance the load evenly and be sure that your footing is solid.