Hoist Adapter Tool
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A hoist tool adapter is used to install units in a rack. The tool A folds flat and fits in its own carrying case B (Fig.. 1.) An adapter bracket assembly C (Fig.. 2) is installed in proper holes in the rack (Fig. 3). Latches D are flipped up to lock the bracket assembly to the rack (Fig. 4). The hoist tool and chain hoist are mounted on the rack (Fig. 5), and the tool adapter A is unfolded and slid under the unit to be installed (Fig. 6). A safety retainer E is hooked over the top edge of the unit (Fig. 7). The chain hoist is used to raise the unit from a pallet (Fig. 8), until it is level with the locking shaft of the bracket assembly A and the catches F are hooked over the shaft (Fig. 9). The unit is then slid in the rack (Fig. 10). The catches F are unhooked by pulling the cable G (Fig. 11).