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Used Wire Baskets

Wire Baskets are an excellent bulk storage solution for a wide array of products around your facility! A durable welded wire mesh design with a rust-resistant finish provides a see-through container that will not wear or rust, while keeping the basket itself lightweight for easy handling. These industrial baskets allow for drainage and ventilation and keep items much safer than other containers. Each container is collapsible and can be stacked up to 10 high when collapsed, freeing up valuable floor space around your facility when not in use. Usually, industrial strength wire baskets are used in manufacturing facilities, industrial plants, distribution warehouses, and more. American Surplus has several sizes and styles of wire basket in stock to meet any of your storage needs.

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Used Wire Baskets 20" x 32"
Used Wire Baskets 20" x 32"
  • Wire Mesh Containers
  • Half-Drop Front Gate
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Used Wire Baskets 40" x 42"
Used Wire Baskets 40" x 42"
  • 42" L x 40" W x 42" H
  • 37" Usable Height
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About Wire Baskets

Wire baskets are relatively lightweight and allow ventilation and product visibility, making storage and inventory checks hassle free and preventing any water or debris buildup. Most wire baskets feature a standard half-drop gate in the front to remove products while stored and are durable to handle being maneuvered by lift equipment.

Wire baskets are available in two styles, non-collapsible and collapsible. Non-collapsible wire baskets, sometimes called rigid wire baskets, are for heavy-duty applications. They do not collapse or fold and can be stacked four to five baskets high when full. However, because of their heavier design, they can handle weight capacities exceeding 4,000 pounds. 

Collapsible wire baskets feature a lightweight design and are made to be able to collapse and fold to conserve space when not in use. They can also be stacked four to five baskets high when full and have a weight capacity up to 4,000 pounds. 

Industrial wire baskets are versatile and durable containers used in a wide range of industries for material handling, storage, and transportation purposes. These baskets are typically constructed using steel or stainless-steel wires, forming a mesh pattern that offers strength, visibility, and airflow. They are designed to withstand heavy loads, harsh environments, and frequent use.

One of the primary advantages of industrial wire baskets is their durability. The materials used in their construction provide exceptional strength, allowing them to handle heavy items without compromising their structural integrity. This makes them suitable for industries such as manufacturing, automotive, agriculture, warehousing, and logistics, where robust containers are required.

The wire mesh design of industrial wire baskets offers excellent visibility and airflow. This allows for easy visual inspection of the contents without the need for unpacking, facilitating efficient inventory management and quality control. The open structure also promotes airflow, preventing moisture buildup and ensuring proper ventilation for items that require it, such as perishable goods or components sensitive to humidity.

Stackable is another valuable feature of industrial wire baskets. Many designs include stackable features, enabling them to be securely stacked on top of each other. This optimizes storage capacity, maximizes floor space utilization, and simplifies organization within warehouses or manufacturing facilities. Moreover, stack-ability reduces the need for additional shelving or storage systems, saving both space and costs.

Used wire baskets from American Surplus are all inspected by our trained staff to ensure that the pre-owned product you are buying is in excellent condition before shipping. New wire baskets can cost hundreds of dollars, and ASI can offer you prices at 40-60% off when buying used. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our inventory of wire baskets and our full selection of used industrial containers.

Advantages of Wire Baskets

Industrial wire baskets offer numerous advantages in various industries. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Durability: Industrial wire baskets are typically made from strong and durable materials such as steel or stainless steel. This ensures that they can withstand heavy loads, harsh environments, and frequent use without compromising their structural integrity.
  • Versatility: Wire baskets are highly versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications. They are commonly employed in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, agriculture, warehousing, and logistics. They can hold and transport various types of materials, components, products, and even waste.
  • Visibility and airflow: The wire mesh design of these baskets allows for excellent visibility and airflow. This is particularly beneficial when storing or transporting items that require proper ventilation, visibility for inventory management, or inspection of contents without the need for unpacking.
  • Stackable: Many industrial wire baskets are designed with stackable features, allowing for efficient use of space. They can be safely stacked on top of each other, optimizing storage capacity and minimizing the need for additional shelving or storage systems.
  • Safety: The wire mesh construction of these baskets ensures that contents are securely held and do not shift or fall during transportation. This reduces the risk of damage to products and protects workers from potential injuries caused by falling or shifting materials.
  • Easy maintenance: Wire baskets are relatively easy to clean and maintain. The open design facilitates access to the contents, allowing for easy cleaning and inspection. Additionally, the wire construction is resistant to moisture, making the baskets suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Economical: Industrial wire baskets are a cost-effective solution for material handling and storage needs. Their durability ensures a long lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements. Moreover, their stack-ability and reusability help optimize storage space and minimize the cost of additional storage equipment.

Wire Baskets Applications

Wire baskets find applications across various industries due to their versatility and durability. Here are some common applications for industrial wire baskets:

  • Material handling and storage: Wire baskets are widely used for storing and transporting materials, components, and products within manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers. They are ideal for organizing and holding items such as parts, tools, equipment, and raw materials.
  • Automotive industry: Wire baskets are extensively used in the automotive industry for storing and handling automotive components, such as engine parts, brake systems, electrical components, and tires. They provide easy visibility and access to the parts, facilitating efficient assembly line operations.
  • Agriculture and horticulture: Wire baskets are used in the agricultural and horticultural sectors for harvesting, sorting, and storing produce. They are commonly employed for handling fruits, vegetables, flowers, and nursery plants. The wire mesh design allows proper airflow, reducing the risk of spoilage.
  • Warehouse and logistics: Industrial wire baskets play a crucial role in warehouse and logistics operations. They are used for storing, organizing, and transporting goods within the facility or during shipping. Wire baskets can be stacked, allowing efficient use of vertical space, and facilitating inventory management.
  • Retail and display: Wire baskets are used in retail environments for displaying merchandise. They are commonly seen in stores for showcasing items such as clothing, accessories, toys, and household goods. The open design of the baskets allows customers to easily view and access the products.
  • Waste management: Industrial wire baskets are utilized in waste management and recycling industries. They can be used for collecting and sorting different types of waste materials, such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass. The wire mesh design facilitates proper ventilation and drainage for waste disposal.
  • Food industry: Wire baskets find applications in the food industry for handling and storing perishable items. They are commonly used in commercial kitchens, restaurants, and food processing plants for organizing and transporting food products, ingredients, utensils, and supplies.
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare: Wire baskets are employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and healthcare settings for handling and storing medical supplies, equipment, and instruments. Their durability and easy cleaning make them suitable for sterile environments.

Wire Baskets Manufacturers

  • Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC
  • WireCrafters LLC
  • Dexco Wire and Mesh Products
  • Western Wire Products Company
  • ACME Wire Products Co., Inc.

Wire Baskets are Also Known As

  • Wire mesh baskets
  • Wire storage baskets
  • Wire containers
  • Wire cages
  • Wire crates
  • Wire trays
  • Wire racks
  • Wire shelving units

Wire Baskets Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are industrial wire baskets used for?
A: Wire baskets are used for material handling, storage, and transportation in various industries. They are versatile and can hold items such as components, parts, products, and even waste.

Q: What materials are industrial wire baskets made of?
A: Industrial wire baskets are typically made of durable materials such as steel or stainless steel. These materials provide strength and longevity to withstand heavy loads and harsh environments.

Q: Are industrial wire baskets stackable?
A: Many industrial wire baskets are designed with stackable features, allowing for efficient use of space. They can be safely stacked on top of each other to optimize storage capacity.

Q: How do industrial wire baskets provide visibility and airflow?
A: Industrial wire baskets have a wire mesh design that allows for excellent visibility and airflow. The open structure enables easy viewing of the contents and facilitates ventilation to prevent moisture buildup.

Q: Are industrial wire baskets easy to clean and maintain?
A: Yes, industrial wire baskets are generally easy to clean and maintain. The open wire mesh design allows for easy access to the contents, making cleaning and inspection straightforward. Additionally, the wire construction is resistant to moisture.

Q: Can industrial wire baskets be used outdoors?
A: Yes, industrial wire baskets are often suitable for outdoor use. The materials used in their construction, such as stainless steel, are typically resistant to corrosion and rust, making them suitable for various environments.