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MX10008 Chassis Lifting Guidelines

The weight of a fully loaded base AC configuration is approximately 285 lb (129.27 kg) and 332 lb (150.59 kg) for the redundant AC configuration. Similarly, the weight of a redundant DC configuration is 319 lb (144.69 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving an MX10008:


If you are installing the MX10008 without a mechanical lift, remove all power supplies, RCBs, SFBs, cover panels, and fan trays before attempting to install the router. Unless you are using a mechanical lift, at least three people are required to perform the rack installation.

  • Before installing an MX10008, read the guidelines in MX10008 Site Preparation Checklist to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Before lifting or moving the MX10008, disconnect all external cables.

  • When raising the MX10008 into the rack, have two people lift and align the router with the rack while another person secures the router to the rack. 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.