Industrial Racking – Used But Still Good

Push-back racking | Speedrack West

Industrial Racking – Used But Still Good

Pallet racking and shelving in Eugene, Oregon | Speedrack West

What is it called?

There are a few problems that arise when you start looking for used industrial racking. The first, and probably the biggest, problem you will find with searching for industrial racking that is used is that the industry does not call it “industrial racking.” A search for that term might not turn up very many results because people are not referring to the product in that way. Why does that matter? It is because there is a disconnect between what you call it and what the search engine has for information about that topic.

What is Industrial Racking Called?

Industrial racking is called pallet racking, and keep in mind that there are many different types of pallet racking. The concept is similar to trying to search for a sports ball of some sort. If you see a ball, but did not know the name, then you might have problems searching for one. Leather may be one of your descriptive words for this item. You may even mention the ball contains air. The ball then could be one of several balls like a football, a soccer ball, a basketball, or whatever it might be that also matches those qualities.

In this case, the pallet rack would be similar to the word ball. The different types of pallet racks, like the ball, all fit into the same category and are still, technically, pallet rack. The most common pallet rack types are selective, pushback rack, cantilever rack, pallet flow rack, drive-in rack, and there is even pallet rack shuttle systems. Some of these racking types are more used than others. For example, you probably are not going to see very many used pallet rack shuttle systems out there—they are uncommon to find used. If a company is going to shell out the money to have an automated pallet rack system that makes use of remote controlled machines then they are unlikely to get rid of it. However, a system like a selective rack will be much easier to find because it is common.

Which version are you looking for used?

If you are using a FIFO system in your business then you are probably looking for a pallet flow system—or at least you should be considering it. FIFO systems help a business use the first in first out system which you find many food-related warehouses using. Sometimes people do not realize this racking type exists, so they start out looking for selective pallet racks or industrial racking for storage. Selective rack is what most people think of when they think of industrial shelving systems. It allows you to select whichever product you want off the shelf without a system behind it like a pallet flow system or a pushback system. If you are not looking for a selective rack then the most likely rack you are looking for after that is a cantilever rack system. Traditionally these racks hold pipes or lumber.

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Is it possible to buy used racks?

We carry used pallet rack in many different styles. You will not find them listed on our website, yet we do have them for sale. All you have to do is call us, let us know what you are looking for, and we can see if we can accommodate you. Keep in mind that this does not mean you cannot get a new product for a similar price. We sometimes carry a generic brand that is brand new. Moreover many of these are close to the same quality as the name brands. This might be the best way to go if price is an issue—if you are ok with not paying extra for the name of a brand.

If interested in used industrial racking (a.k.a. pallet racking) give us a call or email us. We can help you find what you need or we might even be able to see if we can get you a good deal on a new one.

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