Push Back Rack

A pushback rack system uses multiple, nesting pushback carts to create a high density LIFO storage solution.

How It Works

The pushback pallet racking system works in the way described here. A pallet is loaded on a cart at the front of the bay. To load a subsequent pallet, the loaded forklift pushes the first pallet back (which rolls easily because of the cart it is resting on), and places the second pallet on the next cart in the nested stack.


This process is repeated multiple times for as many carts as the system holds. Because the rails and pallets are stored at a slight incline, pallets automatically roll to the front of the bay when pallets are removed.


Pushback rack systems can typically support 2 to 5 pallets per lane.

Pushback Rack Benefits

  • High density means less wasted aisle space
  • Pallets roll to the front of the lane for easy retrieval

Limitations of Pushback Racking

  • Maximum depth of 5 bays per lane.
  • LIFO system does not work well for perishable products

When is Pushback Racking a good option?

There are several factors when evaluating when pushback rack makes sense for your project. If all of the below items are true, pushback warehouse racking could be a good fit.


  • Adequate budget — pushback rack is more expensive than selective pallet rack
  • You need high density – you need to store a lot of items in a small space
  • Products are palletized – you typically store your products on standard size pallets
  • Products have a long shelf life – perishable products don’t work well in a Last In First Out inventory system
  • Several pallets of the same SKU – it’s inefficient to put different SKU’s in the same bay, so you should commonly have at least three pallets of the same SKU


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