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Using the Router Transport Kit to Install the MX2010 Router in a Four-Post Rack

Because of the router's size and weight—up to 985 lb (446.79 kg) depending on the configuration—we recommend that you use a router transport kit to install the router.


Four people are needed to install the router into a rack.


Before front mounting the router in a rack, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the router's weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.

To install the router in a four-post rack by using the router transport kit:

  1. Install the winch strap plate to the rear of the router by tightening the four captive screws (see Figure 1).
    Figure 1: Installing Winch Strap Plate (Four-Post Rack)Installing Winch Strap Plate (Four-Post Rack)
  2. Using a four-person team, transport the router to the rack installation location and center it in front of the mounting shelf.

    A minimum of 38 in. (96.5 cm) of clearance is required to roll the chassis sideways.


    A minimum of 42 in. (106.7 cm) of circular space is required to rotate the chassis.


    The router transport kit handles can be removed to accommodate aisle width.

  3. Install the winch mount bracket to the rear rack rails by using the six captive screws, and tighten the screws (see Figure 2).
    Figure 2: Installing Winch Mount Bracket to Rack RailsInstalling Winch Mount Bracket to Rack Rails
  4. Adjust the height of the router by turning the handles clockwise until the router transport platform is aligned with the surface of the mounting shelf and slightly higher than the mounting shelf (see Figure 3).

    Make sure the bubbles within the T-shaped levels are between the lines, indicating that the router is level.

  5. Adjust the four leveling mounts on the router transport platform until all four leveling mounts rest firmly on the ground (see Figure 3).
    Figure 3: Align the MX2010 Router with Rack Mounting ShelfAlign the MX2010 Router with Rack Mounting Shelf
  6. Unlock the four toggle latches that secure the router transport platform to the router transport mounting plate and wheel assembly.
  7. Lift the wheels up by turning the handles counterclockwise so that the weight of the router is on the router transport platform.
  8. Using a number 3 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the captive screws that secure the router transport mounting plates and wheel assembly to the chassis, and set them aside (see Figure 4).
    Figure 4: Remove Router Transport Mounting Plate and Wheel AssemblyRemove Router Transport Mounting Plate and Wheel Assembly
  9. Attach the winch strap to the winch strap plate at the rear of the router (see Figure 5).
    Figure 5: Attaching Winch Strap to Winch Strap PlateAttaching Winch Strap to Winch Strap Plate
  10. Attach a 1-1/8 in. (28.57 mm) socket wrench to the winch mechanism and turn clockwise to start pulling the chassis into the rack (see Figure 6).
    Figure 6: Pulling the MX2010 into the Rack Pulling the MX2010 into the Rack

    A four-person team is needed to carefully guide the router into the rack while operating the winch.


    If the router is not pulled all the way into the rack by the winch mechanism, grasp the handles on the shipping covers and carefully slide the router onto the mounting shelf until the front-mounting flanges contact the rack rails. You must remove the winch bracket to perform this procedure.


    There must be a minimum of 45-U of usable rack space when installing the MX2010 into a 45-U rack.

  11. Remove the router transport platform, and set the platform aside.
  12. Remove the winch mount and winch strap plate, and set them aside.
  13. Insert twelve mounting screws (six on each side) into the mounting holes to secure the router to the rack.
  14. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. To verify that the router is installed properly in the rack, see that all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the router is level.
  15. Reassemble the router transport kit, and set it aside.