RackLift™ RL5000E | 5000LB Server Cabinet Lifter

The battery powered RackLift RL5000E is designed to lift and move an entire, fully loaded cabinet weighing up to 5,000 pounds.

With this server rack mover, one technician can move a fully loaded server cabinet from one location to another.  The lift is accomplished with the touch of a button. The cabinet can be lifted up to 11 inches/ 28 cm from the floor.  This facilitates lifting loads from a pallet.

The weight is equally spread across eight dual castor wheels to distribute the load on raised floors.

How The RL5000E Rack Lifter Works

The RL5000E consists of two units working in tandem – one on each end of the server cabinet. Both units are placed in position and secured to the rack housing.

The operator uses a simple up/down switch to raise and lower the load.  Vertical movement is synchronized by a control cable connecting the two units. The load is raised for transport and a single operator then move a 5,000 pound/ 2268 kg cabinet accurately into position.  When the RL5000E is not in use, it can remain on charge to ensure it will be ready when needed.  The smart charger will not over-charge the batteries.

It comes with an adjustable width stabilizer where no physical attachment to the cabinet is required.  This stabilizer can be adjusted to accommodate three cabinet widths – 24”/ 61cm, 28”/ 71 cm, and 31”/ 79 cm.  Optional Shoe and upper Pinch Blocks for Cabinet Side or 31″/79cm cabinet widths available at time of order.

A Universal  Foot Adapter is also included to connect the unit to all common and standard cabinets.

RackLift RL5000E Server Lifter

RACKLIFT™ RL5000E Benefits

  • Rack Mount Lift Supports Up To 5,000 Pound Cabinets
  • Operation requires only a single operator
  • Safe and easy to use
  • Motorized lift system
  • Smart charger maintains batteries at the ready and prevents overcharging
  • Status light shows when batteries are fully charged, charging or low
  • Charger operates on 115V or 230V
  • Light Weight, Small Footprint
  • Reduces Lost-Time Injuries
  • Improve Employee Morale
  • Increases Productivity
  • Reduces Equipment Damage
  • Accurate Alignment
  • Easy-To-Use Powerful and Maneuver
  • Brake Activates When Button Is Released
  • Precise Height Control
  • Adapts to any Standard 19″ or 24″Racks
  • Steel Construction For Enhanced Safety


Lifting Capacity5000 lbs./ 2268kg
Lifting HeightLifts up to 11”/ 28 cm
Rack Size SupportedLifts any size cabinet
Insertion DistanceUniversal foot adapter provides 6”/ 15 cm reach for palletized equipment
Insertion Clearance Height1.70”/ 4.3 cm
RackLift Spin RadiusRack depth plus 14″/ 36 cm

Physical Dimensions

Height46 3/8” / 118 cm
Width23.25” / 59 cm
Depth14.25” / 36 cm
Weight175 lbs./ 80 kg. per side
Lift SystemSafety DC battery winch – auto-lock
FinishNickel plated hardware/ steel frame
Freight Dimensions and WeightL x W x H for set – 46” x 28” x 48” (117 x 71 x 122 cm) 350 lbs./ 159 kg shipped together