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arnh79
10-12-2021, 07:34 PM
Does anyone have any experience with this product: Copier Lifting Equipment – Make Lifting Simpler and Safer (http://copierhoist.com) or something similar? We're looking for something that will allow us to install/remove copiers on stands/pedestals in our warehouse.

PrintWhisperer
10-12-2021, 07:48 PM
Imagine those four straps with hooks….attached to forklift forks.

JLSam
10-12-2021, 07:55 PM
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srvctec
10-12-2021, 09:56 PM
Does anyone have any experience with this product: Copier Lifting Equipment – Make Lifting Simpler and Safer (http://copierhoist.com) or something similar? We're looking for something that will allow us to install/remove copiers on stands/pedestals in our warehouse.

That's pretty cool!


Imagine those four straps with hooks….attached to forklift forks.


This is exactly what I've been thinking about doing for a few years now since none of us are getting any younger at our office. My design would basically be a square frame that has forklift channels underneath to prevent any movement on the forks. Then just attach adjustable straps to that to hook to the copier and lift it up. We'd probably use Rope Ratchets (https://www.roperatchet.com/) (which is already what we use for copier tie-downs for over 20 years) and just hook over the top of the frame into holes drilled at different spacings to accommodate the hooks.

I could just weld up the frame myself and it wouldn't even cost more than $100, I would think.

slimslob
10-13-2021, 02:42 AM
As shown in the video it is lifting a Ricoh with SPDF. Lift points on those are different height on each side. If you want to make your own, the hooks need to be the correct width for the hand lift points. Too wide and they won't fit. Too narrow and they could damage the side covers. Some 2' wide load tie downs come with the proper hooks already attached. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0283/2229/9949/products/2x30-yellow-ratchet-strap-black-flat-hook.01_420x.jpg?v=1616791949. Each strap need to be independently adjustable so you can put the hook in place and then take up the slack. Whatever attaches the straps to the frame needs to meet a couple of criteria:

Must allow for easy adjustment to take out slack
Must be able to hold the weight of the load
Must not be easy to accidentally release by bumping into them

The old seat belt adjustment buckles pictured might not meet #3.

blackcat4866
10-14-2021, 01:52 AM
Imagine those four straps with hooks….attached to forklift forks.

One of our managers has a bad hip, and the ingenuity to invent this exact thing. It's some heavy duty truck straps that attach to the forklift forks. 100% successful, and cost him a few nuts washers & bolts to attach the hooks. =^..^=

toddanderson
10-15-2021, 07:18 PM
Do the same thing with a harbor freight winch from the ceiling, we use similar hooks



As shown in the video it is lifting a Ricoh with SPDF. Lift points on those are different height on each side. If you want to make your own, the hooks need to be the correct width for the hand lift points. Too wide and they won't fit. Too narrow and they could damage the side covers. Some 2' wide load tie downs come with the proper hooks already attached. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0283/2229/9949/products/2x30-yellow-ratchet-strap-black-flat-hook.01_420x.jpg?v=1616791949. Each strap need to be independently adjustable so you can put the hook in place and then take up the slack. Whatever attaches the straps to the frame needs to meet a couple of criteria:

Must allow for easy adjustment to take out slack
Must be able to hold the weight of the load
Must not be easy to accidentally release by bumping into them

The old seat belt adjustment buckles pictured might not meet #3.

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