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New Cantilever Racks

New Cantilever Racks are made for storing long, bulky products such as lumber, furniture, and pipes. It is commonly referred to as lumber rack, furniture rack, pipe rack, and home depot style rack (simply because it is found in home depot stores). his type of racking system is one of the easiest to design and install in your warehouse. There are endless configurations and layouts for cantilever rack, it all depends on the material size/weight, and needs of your warehouse. Should you find your current configuration slowing productivity you can quickly adjust the racking system. By doing this you will help increase the efficiency of your warehouse through making the materials more accessible. One of the biggest advantages of cantilever racking is that it’s perfect for storing those awkwardly shaped or oversized items that can potentially slow down production.

At American Surplus, we have a large selection of cantilever racking that can be custom configured to fit your warehouse and the type of materials that you need to have stored. From metal materials to carpet, these systems are incredibly flexible to save you space, time, and money. Call us today to find out how American Surplus can help you design the perfect cantilever racking system for your warehouse or storage facility!

New & Used Super Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack
New & Used Super Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack
Column Capacities (lbs.)
Column Height 36" Arms 48" Arms 60" Arms
96/144" 19,000 15,250 12,500
192" 16,500 13,500 11,250
288" 11,750 10,000 8,750
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New & Used Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack
New & Used Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack
Column Capacities (lbs.)
Column Height 36" Arms 48" Arms 60" Arms
96" 14,750 11,500 9,250
144" 13,250 10,500 8,750
192" 11,500 9,250 7,750
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New & Used Medium Duty Cantilever Rack
New & Used Medium Duty Cantilever Rack
Column Capacities (lbs.)
Column Height 36" Arms 48" Arms 60" Arms
96" 9,500 7,250 6,000
144" 8,500 6,750 5,500
192" 7,250 6,000 5,000
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Cantilever Rack Buyer's Guide

Cantilever rack buyer guide

Cantilever racking can be configured in many ways to cater to a diverse range of storage requirements. Figuring out what material you need and how to determine your system's capacity requirements can be difficult. But with American Surplus' Cantilever Rack Buyer's Guide you'll be able to make a more informed decision when selecting your cantilever rack. Check it out to learn more!

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Advantages of Cantilever Racking Systems

Cantilever Rack

There are numerous advantages to adding a cantilever racks to your warehouse facility. Not only can they easily be installed and reconfigured, but they can store those awkward and oversized items.

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About Cantilever Rack

Cantilever Racks systems consist of vertical columns bolted to a horizontal base. Cantilever arms are attached to the upright and are either mounted straight or on an incline. The straight arms typically are used to store flat products such as lumber. The inclined arms are ideal for storing products on rolls, such as carpets. Brace sets provide stability and are available in two types: roll formed and structural steel.

Structural Cantilever racks are made from hot steel. The hot steel is rolled to form I-beams and C channels. Structural Cantilever rack is more expensive than cold rolled but can handle forklift abuse. Frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced.

Cold rolled cantilever rack begins as a piece of flat steel. It is processed through a machine that rolls the steel into the desired form. This type of rack uses less steel which reduces the cost. The lightweight and easy installation makes this an ideal type of rack for applications that need to stack to the ceiling.

Assisting customers in designing used cantilever rack systems is a specialty at American Surplus. Tell us the dimensions of the product to be stored (length, depth, height, and weight), and we will design and install a used cantilever rack system for your warehouse. Call us at 800-876-3736.

Manufacturers we distribute include:

  • Cogan cantilever rack
  • Dexco cantilever rack
  • Interlake cantilever rack
  • Home Depot cantilever rack
  • Meco cantilever rack
  • Ridg-u-Rak cantilever rack
  • Structural Cantilever rack
  • Steel King cantilever rack
  • Frazier cantilever rack
  • Roll formed cantilever rack
  • Speedrack cantilever rack

What some people call used cantilever rack, others may call:

  • Industrial cantilever racks
  • Lumber storage racks
  • Home Depot style racks
  • Cantilever shelving
  • Cantilever pipe racking
  • Cantilever rack systems
  • Commercial lumber storage rack
  • Lowes Lumber Racks

Cantilever racks and lumber racks are a style of racking that has beams that only anchor on one end, and are commonly found in lumber yards or plumbing supply warehouses where items being stored are long and bulky unlike used pallet racking. It consists of uprights, bases, arms, and bracing. The uprights are held up by the base, and arms extend out of the vertical columns to act as shelves. The bracing adds stability to the racking by holding the uprights together.

There are two common styles of lumber racks and cantilever racks, single and double sided. Double sided allows for storage on both sides, but also requires clearance on both sides of the racking. Single sided cantilever rack can be positioned against a wall to save valuable floor space but will not allow for as much storage as double sided. Determining which type is right for you depends on what you are trying to store and how much of it.

There are many options when choosing used cantilever rack. When deciding on arms, which are the actual storage levels or shelves, it is important to determine how much weight you will be putting on each, and what kind of material is being stored. There are two main styles of arms: straight and inclined. If materials have the ability to roll, like pipes, rolled carpet, and logs, then the inclined arm is preferred because it is set at a pitch to prevent products from falling. Otherwise, for materials with a flat bottom or that cannot roll, straight arm is preferred. Cantilever arm capacity is based off of its length and the metal gauge that was used. The longer the arm, the less weight it can hold because it is that much farther from the upright.

Uprights are sold in different heights with varying shelving weight capacities, so taking careful weight and size measurements of what you are going to store is crucial. Once you know how many arms are to be included on each upright, and the weight capacity of each of those arms, you can multiply these two numbers together to get the weight capacity needed for the uprights.

Brace sets provide additional structure to the uprights, and the number of these needed depends on the number of arms, the height, the capacity of the arms and the uprights, and the length of the storage items. Braces are not intended to be load bearing, and only stabilize the rack horizontally.

Why buy used? There are clearly many factors to consider when purchasing used cantilever rack. These options and considerations can be overwhelming, but ASI will work with you to design the racking system that is right for you. Our sales staff will get to know you and your specific material handling needs before recommending a configuration.

Used Cantilever Rack Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are cantilever racks?
A: Cantilever Rack is a storage rack system that is designed to store long, bulk material such as lumber, piping, and other material. Upright columns connect to a base, and there are arms along the upright to make up the levels of the racking system. X-bracing between uprights sets the width of each section of cantilever rack and adds stability. They are open in the front to provide easy loading and unloading.

Q: What are cantilever uprights?
A: Cantilever Uprights are the vertical columns, made of I-beam structural steel, that support the arms of the system. These uprights can be single or double sided.

Q: What are cantilever arms?
A: Cantilever arms are the horizontal beams that support the material being stored.

Q: Should I buy rolled form cantilever rack or structural cantilever rack?

A: This depends on the weight capacity you need for storing your materials. For lightweight applications you will be able to purchase rolled form, and more heavy-duty applications will require a structural steel solution.


Q: Can I put cantilever rack outside?
A: Yes, provided you have a solid, flat, concrete ground (that is rated to support the weight of the rack and materials you are storing) to secure your cantilever rack to.

Q: How hard is it to install cantilever rack?
A: Cantilever rack is installed by following a few simple steps. Bracing will be installed between the uprights for stability, twelve foot uprights require a single x-brace between uprights, while sixteen footers require one x-brace, along with one horizontal brace. The cantilever rack uprights and bases must then be anchored to the floor. The final step is to attach the arms to the columns to create your levels. It is important to determine your load and capacity requirements prior to installation to make sure you have the correct spacing and design within your system.

Q: Can American Surplus offer custom-sized cantilever rack?
A: Yes, our fabrication department can customize existing sizes to fit your application.

Q: What types of products are stored in cantilever rack?
A: Steel stock, aluminum sheets, plywood, lumber, PVC tubing, electrical pipe, furniture, automobiles, shafts and rods, drywall, moldings and more!

Q: Does American Surplus provide cantilever rack installation services?
A: Yes, click here to learn more!

Q: Can I get my cantilever rack painted a specific color?
A: Yes, we can paint the components a specific color for an additional fee, just ask your salesperson for a quote!

Q: Is American Surplus' cantilever rack made in the United States?
A: They do not call us American Surplus for nothing!

Q: How quickly can I get an order of cantilever rack?
A: This depends on the size of your order and our current production schedule; your salesman will include an approximate lead time on your quote.

Q: Is shipping included with my cantilever rack order?
A: Our salesman will provide you with a shipping estimate, we typically ship orders freight collect, using our discounted rates. You can provide your own carrier or pick up your order at our warehouse as well.

Q: How can I pay for a cantilever rack purchase?
A You can pay for your order in a couple ways, check on delivery or check in advance. We accept check, cash, wire transfer, or credit card.

Q: Can I return a cantilever rack purchase if I am not satisfied?
A: Yes, please click here to view our terms and conditions.

Q: Does ASI buy used surplus cantilever rack?
A: We Buy Used.