Contact us: 800-876-3736

American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Pallet Racking


ASI has all varieties of used pallet racks in stock and ready for sale today.  Used pallet racking is professionally packaged and ships within 7-10 days or less! Pricing may vary based on the condition, capacity, and quantity required.  Large quantities are in stock, and quantity discounts are available, call 800-876-3736. Click here to learn more about ASI rack department. (click here to view entire article)

Our experienced sales staff will work with you to solve your material handling needs.  Although we are located in RI, ASI has inventory stored throughout the country, allowing us to ship nationally with competitive rates.  Call for a free same day quote on used pallet racking.  We also buy used pallet racking in good condition and in large quantities, so speak with purchasing today!

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Used Teardrop Pallet Rack
  • Industry compatible rack
  • Interchangeable pallet rack
  • Roll formed design
Used Structural Pallet Rack
  • Impact resistant
  • Nut & bolt assembly
  • Larger weight capacity
Used Drive In Rack
  • Large volume storage
  • Single entry/exit point
  • Requires fewer aisles
Used Pushback Racking
  • Maximize storage capacity
  • Rail drops onto welded cleats
  • Flanged steel wheels
Used Pallet Racking
  • Build higher, store more
  • Fast access to pallets
  • Maximize storage space
Used Wire Decking
  • Drops into place, no tools
  • Visual inspection of product
  • Increase fire safety
Used Cantilever Rack
  • Store long, bulky loads
  • Unobstructed horizontal storage
  • Arm design saves space
Used Pallet Flow Rack
  • Increase storage capacity
  • Product rotation is automatic
  • Stand alone or combine w/rack
Used Stack Racks
  • Ideal for bulk storage items
  • Can be used to ship product
  • Designed for forklift handling
Used Pallet Rack Accessories
  • RMI Compliant
  • Safety Equipment
  • Mandatory OSHA Compliant

Used pallet rack is a storage system for material handling settings designed to store materials that are placed on pallets, or “palletized”. Pallets are then placed on horizontal rows of racking that contains multiple vertical levels. Forklifts are used to pick and store pallets on used pallet racks, and they can be either LIFO or FIFO style inventory storage. There are many different styles of used pallet racking to choose from, and based on your specific needs, ASI is here to help.(click here to view entire article)

Some of the more common types of used pallet racking include drive in/ drive through, pushback, and pallet flow, although there are many others. Drive in/drive through pallet rack allows for forklifts to drive directly into the lane where the product is being stored. The difference between the two is drive in pallet rack doesn’t allow for the forklift to drive all the way through the racking, whereas drive through does.


Even though drive in pallet racking doesn’t allow for a forklift to drive though, they can be placed back to back, reducing the number of aisles by half when compared to drive through. This allows for increased storage density, and it also means less rows for forklifts to travel to retrieve product.


Used pushback pallet rack takes advantage of depth of storage and allows for pallets to be stored up six deep, which also allows for less rows. Pallets are stored on flow rails, which allow for it to be pushed back into the racking. The rails are angled towards the front of the used pallet rack, so when a pallet is taken away, the rest of the pallets in that row slide forward. This style of storing inventory is considered LIFO, because the last product to be stored is the first product to be picked.


Used pallet flow racking is similar in style to pushback, except pallet flow rack is stocked from the back and picked from the front, whereas pushback pallet rack is picked and stocked in the front. Pallets are stocked in the back of the racking, which contains flow rails that are angled towards the front, allowing for the pallet to slide to the front of the used pallet rack. This is a FIFO style of inventory, because the first item stored slides all the way to the front of the racking is picked first.


ASI carries many different types of specialty used pallet rack as well, including used carpet rack, reel rack, structural rack, stack rack, and more. As you can see there are many different types of used pallet racking to choose from, so feel free to give us a call. Our sales team will happily work with you to answer any questions and to determine the ideal pallet rack for your material handling needs.


by Bill Dimaio


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