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Installing the MX2020 Router Using a Pallet Jack with Attachment

 

Before installing the router, you must remove all components (see Removing Components from the MX2020 Router Chassis Before Installing it in a Rack). To install the router using a pallet jack with attachment:

  1. Ensure that the rack or cabinet is in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance.
  2. Reinstall the front and rear shipping covers to help guide the chassis during installation.
  3. Place the pallet jack attachment across both legs and secure the attachment to the pallet jack.
  4. Using a four-person team to load the router onto the pallet jack, make sure it rests securely on the pallet jack attachment platform.
    Figure 1: Loading the MX2020 Router onto the Pallet Jack
    Loading the MX2020 Router onto the Pallet Jack
    Note

    Juniper Networks offers a router transport kit to install the router (see Installing the MX2020 Router Using a Router Transport Kit).

    Caution

    Applying force to any other parts of the chassis other than the shipping covers can damage the chassis.

  5. Attach the shipping brackets to the pallet jack attachment using existing hardware.
  6. On each of the shipping brackets, partially insert screws into the holes to secure the brackets to the chassis. Tighten all screws. These brackets will help prevent the chassis from tilting (see Figure 2).Note

    There must be a minimum of 45 U of usable rack space when installing the MX2020 router into a 45-U rack.

    Figure 2: Securing the MX2020 to the Pallet Jack Attachment
    Securing
the MX2020 to the Pallet Jack Attachment
  7. Lower the pallet jack before moving the chassis. This will help distribute the weight evenly and reduce the risk of tilting or damage to the chassis.Note

    An empty MX2020 router weighs approximately 300 lb (136.0 kg).

  8. Using the pallet jack, position the router in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the mounting shelf.Note

    If you are installing the MX2020 router into a network cabinet, make sure that no hardware, device, rack, or cabinet component obstructs the 45-U rack space from access during installation.

  9. Using the pallet jack, lift the chassis approximately 0.25 in. (0.6 cm) above the surface of the mounting shelf, and position it as close as possible to the shelf.
  10. Remove the shipping brackets that are attached to the pallet jack attachment and chassis, and set them aside.
  11. Grasping the handles on the shipping covers, carefully slide the router onto the mounting shelf so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelf overlap by approximately 2 inches. Continue sliding the router until the front-mounting flanges contact the rack rails (depending on your type of installation). The shelf ensures that the holes in the front-mounting flanges of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails (see Figure 3).
    Figure 3: Loading the MX2020 Router into the Rack
    Loading the MX2020
Router into the Rack
    Note

    There must be a minimum of 45 U of usable rack space when installing the MX2020 router into a 45-U rack.

  12. Move the pallet jack away from the rack.
  13. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack should be aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side, and the router should be level.
  14. Insert sixteen mounting screws (eight on each side) into the mounting holes to secure the router to the rack.