RackLift™ RL5000S | 5000LB Aluminum Server Cabinet Lifter

RackLift RL5000S Cabinet Lifter

The battery powered RackLift RL5000S precision is designed to lift and move an entire, fully loaded cabinet weighing up to 5,000 pounds.

The precision-engineered RackLift RL5000S, powered by a reliable battery, is specifically crafted for lifting and relocating fully loaded cabinets weighing up to 5,000 pounds.

With this advanced server rack mover, a single technician can effortlessly transport a fully loaded server cabinet from one location to another at the touch of a button. The lift capability extends up to 13 inches/28 cm from the floor and can be customized for a 30″ lift, facilitating the smooth transfer of loads from a pallet into a designated work area.

To ensure even weight distribution on raised floors, the load is evenly spread across eight Colson Castor Wheels (1500lb per wheel). The standard shoe can be easily adjusted using set screws to accommodate most cabinets, and custom shoes are available for specialized cabinets, guaranteeing a secure and swift lifting process.

How The RL5000S Rack Lifter Works

The RL5000S 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 RL5000S 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.

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.

RL5000S Panel

Up / Down Switch

RACKLIFT™ RL5000S Benefits

  • Rack Mount Lift Supports Up To 5,000 Pound Cabinets
  • Operation requires only a single operator
  • Safe and easy to use Retractable Safety Straps
  • Motorized lift system, modular plug an play components
  • 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
  • Made from 704 Aluminum with precision fittings
  • Improve Employee Morale
  • Increases Productivity
  • Reduces Equipment Damage
  • Accurate Alignment
  • Easy-To-Use Powerful and simple to Maneuver
  • Brake Activates When Button Is Released
  • Precise Height Control to 13″
  • Adapts to any Standard 19″ or 24″Racks
  • Aluminum 704 Construction For Enhanced Safety
  • Optional Accessories for HVAC or Battery Lifts


Lifting Capacity5000 lbs./ 2268kg
Lifting HeightLifts up to 13” / 33 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 13″/ 33 cm

Physical Dimensions

Height46 3/8” / 118 cm
Width23.25” / 59 cm
Depth14.25” / 36 cm
Weight125 lbs./ 57 kg. per side
Lift SystemSafety DC battery winch – auto-lock
FinishNickel plated hardware/ Aluminum 704 frame
Freight Dimensions and WeightL x W x H for set – 46” x 28” x 48” (117 x 71 x 122 cm) 325 lbs./ 147 kg shipped together