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  1. #1
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    Weight of Trane RTU?

    Hello,

    I have a unit that I have to take off of a roof. I know it's a Trane, guessing about 30 years old based on other equipment up on the roof. Can not read any model or serial numbers on it, but I do know it has 4 compressors with tags that indicate 5 ton capacity. My question is how much could it potentially weigh? I do not generally venture into systems of this size, but just need to get it off a roof and do not want to give a crane operator a false sense of weight.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2014
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    Google any brand 20 ton RTU ( Roof Top Unit ) with four compressors and gas heat if your units have heat to get an approx. weight , or even with two compressors add 100- 200 lbs. as the old stuff had thicker gauge sheet metal panels, heavier weight motors, possible heavier weight compressors. Should give you a close estimate of weight.

  3. #3
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    Run extra screws in all the panels. After thirty years, I am sure half the screws are missing and the other screws are stripped. Panels hold the unit from collapsing and you don't want panels dropping to the ground..

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    Sounds good. Thanks.

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