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    Copier Hoist

    Does anyone have any experience with this product: Copier Lifting Equipment – Make Lifting Simpler and Safer or something similar? We're looking for something that will allow us to install/remove copiers on stands/pedestals in our warehouse.
    Why does every customer think they're the first one to ever say: "you've been here so much we should get you an office, ha, ha, ha"?

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    Re: Copier Hoist

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

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    Re: Copier Hoist

    Quote Originally Posted by arnh79 View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with this product: Copier Lifting Equipment – Make Lifting Simpler and Safer 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!

    Quote Originally Posted by PrintWhisperer View Post
    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 (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.
    Started in the copier service business in the fall of 1988 and have worked at the same company since then, now the senior tech, since 2004.

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    Re: Copier Hoist

    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/1/02...g?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:
    1. Must allow for easy adjustment to take out slack
    2. Must be able to hold the weight of the load
    3. 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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    Re: Copier Hoist

    Quote Originally Posted by PrintWhisperer View Post
    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. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Copier Hoist

    Do the same thing with a harbor freight winch from the ceiling, we use similar hooks


    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    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/1/02...g?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:
    1. Must allow for easy adjustment to take out slack
    2. Must be able to hold the weight of the load
    3. 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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