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Used Drive-In Pallet Racking


Used Drive-in Pallet Racking for Sale

  • Allows more pallets to be stored in less space by reducing number of aisles.
  • Typically stacked between 2 and 10 pallets deep and are loaded and unloaded with a forklift.
  • Rails run the length of both sides of the rack to help keep pallets aligned until the lane is fully loaded.
  • Drive-in warehouse rack can be built as deep as the available floor space allows.
  • Drive-in rack is ideal for freezer applications & warehouses storing large amounts of similar product.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used drive-in pallet racking: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Structrual Drive In Rack
Used Structrual Drive In Rack
  • Configurable Pallet Positions
  • 2-10 Deep Systems
  • 40"-48"W x 48"D Pallets
Used Roll Form Drive In Rack
Used Roll Form Drive In Rack
  • LIFO Inventory Control
  • Variety of Sizes & Configurations
  • CAD Layouts Available
Used Drive-Thru Pallet Racking
Used Drive-Thru Pallet Racking
  • High-Density Storage
  • Uses FIFO Rotation
  • Proven Durability
Used Drive In Rack CAD Layouts
Used Drive In Rack CAD Layouts
  • Professional Design
  • Conceptual Layouts
  • Complimentary with your quote

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We Buy Used Warehouse Pallet Racking

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used pallet racking material? American Surplus Inc. can help! Learn more about our pallet rack purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800)876-3736 to get started.

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About Drive-In Pallet Rack

Drive-In and Drive-Through pallet racking are essentially the same thing, but with one distinct difference. While construction is, more or less, identical, Drive-Through pallet racking differs in that it is designed to be accessed by forklifts from both ends, whereas Drive-In pallet racking can only be accessed from the front. With this in mind, it is important to consider which design works best for your unique storage needs.

The best way to determine the right pallet rack system for your operation is based on the method of inventory control you utilize. Drive-In pallet racking is ideal for the last in, first out (LIFO) storage method; Drive-Through pallet racking provides the option of utilizing the first in, first out (FIFO) storage method.

The LIFO method is used when only one point of access is available, such is the case with drive-in pallet racking. The last pallet placed in the row, therefore, must be the first pallet to be removed. This is a great storage method if you are storing large amounts of like-items or non-perishable items.

The FIFO storage method makes use of having two points of access, wherein a pallet is loaded on one end, pushed through to the other end where it can later be taken out. This storage method is ideal when dealing with perishable items or items with defined shelf lives. Once these options have been considered, the choice of which pallet racking system works best for you should be a clear decision.

There are two types of drive in pallet rack: cold rolled and structural. Structural drive-in pallet racks are made from hot steel which is rolled to form I-beams and C channels.

Structural steel rack is more expensive than cold rolled but can handle forklift abuse, which is important to consider when using drive-in or drive-through pallet racking as it is designed to be loaded by lift vehicles. Structural steel rack frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced. Structural drive-in pallet rack also holds more weight than cold rolled.

Cold rolled drive-in rack begins as a piece of flat steel. It is processed through a machine which rolls the steel into the desired form. This type of rack uses less steel which reduces the cost. Cold rolled rack is easily damaged when hit, therefore, it’s recommended that you use column protectors and/or end of aisle rack guards.

American Surplus Inc. with over 30 years in the industrial storage and material handling industry stocks used drive-in/through rack from numerous manufacturers including Frazier, Interlake, Steel King, Unarco, Ridg-u-Rak, and Mecalux. Design and installation of used drive-in/through pallet rack is offered nationwide through American Surplus. We will send one of our teams of trained professionals directly to your warehouse to handle the installation of your drive-in or drive-through system; we can even help you design it by offering full CAD service.

Our used pallet racking is a fraction of the cost of new and is in great working condition. All of our used equipment is inspected before purchase to ensure that and you will not compromise safety or quality when buying used from ASI. We will work with you to determine the best style of racking to suit your material handling needs.

Advantages of Drive-In Pallet Rack

Drive-in pallet racking is a popular storage solution in many warehouses and distribution centers due to the following advantages:

  • High storage density: Drive-in pallet racking allows for high-density storage of goods and materials, making it an ideal solution for companies with limited floor space. The system allows pallets to be stored several deep and high, which maximizes the use of available space.
  • Last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory management: Drive-in pallet racking is designed for LIFO inventory management, which means that the last pallet loaded is the first one out. This makes it an ideal storage solution for items that are not time-sensitive and do not require frequent access.
  • Reduced handling time: The ability to store multiple pallets in one lane means that handling time is reduced. This results in increased efficiency and productivity, as pallets can be loaded and unloaded quickly.
  • Enhanced safety: Drive-in pallet racking is designed to keep pallets secure and reduce the risk of damage during storage and retrieval. This can help to prevent accidents, injuries, and damage to goods.
  • Cost-effective: Drive-in pallet racking is a cost-effective storage solution that allows businesses to maximize their storage capacity without having to invest in additional warehouse space.
  • Customizable: Drive-in pallet racking can be customized to meet specific storage requirements, including different pallet sizes, weights, and shapes.

Drive-in pallet racking is a popular storage solution for businesses looking to maximize their storage capacity while maintaining efficiency and safety. Its high storage density, LIFO inventory management, reduced handling time, enhanced safety, cost-effectiveness, and customizability make it an ideal choice for many applications.

Drive-In Pallet Rack Applications

Drive-In Pallet Rack is well-suited for businesses that need to store a large volume of similar products. It is particularly useful in industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing, where large quantities of raw materials or finished products need to be stored in a small space. Some common applications for Drive-In Pallet Rack include:

  • Cold Storage: Drive-In Pallet Rack is ideal for cold storage applications, such as storing frozen or refrigerated food products.
  • Manufacturing: Drive-In Pallet Rack is often used in manufacturing plants to store raw materials or finished products.
  • Distribution Centers: Distribution centers can use Drive-In Pallet Rack to store large volumes of inventory, improving efficiency and reducing the amount of floor space required.
  • Retail: Retail businesses with a high volume of inventory, such as home improvement stores or discount retailers, can use Drive-In Pallet Rack to store and manage inventory efficiently.
  • Pharmaceutical Storage: Drive-In Pallet Rack is often used in the pharmaceutical industry to store raw materials or finished products that require careful temperature control.

Drive-In Pallet Rack is suitable for businesses that require a high-density storage solution for large volumes of similar products.

Drive-In Pallet Rack Manufacturers

  • Buckley pallet rack
  • Interlake pallet rack
  • Pacific pallet rack
  • Paltier pallet rack
  • Penco pallet rack
  • Prest pallet rack
  • Redirack pallet rack
  • Republic pallet rack
  • Ridg-U-Rak pallet rack
  • Schaefer pallet rack
  • Speedrack pallet rack
  • Sturdi-Bilt pallet rack
  • D’Altrui pallet rack
  • Advance Storage Products
  • Unarco Material Handling
  • Hannibal Industries
  • Mecalux
  • Frazier Industrial

Drive-In Pallet Rack are Also Known As

  • Drive-through pallet racking
  • High-density storage rack
  • Last-in, first-out (LIFO) rack
  • Live pallet racking
  • Block stacking system
  • Deep-lane storage rack
  • Storage tunnel system
  • Pallet shuttle system

Drive-In Pallet Rack Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Drive-In Pallet Rack work?
A:Drive-In Pallet Rack works by allowing forklifts to drive directly into the storage lanes, eliminating the need for aisles between each rack. Pallets are stored on rails that run the length of each lane, and the forklifts retrieve pallets by driving into the lane.

Q: What are the advantages of Drive-In Pallet Rack?
A: Drive-In Pallet Rack offers several advantages, including high storage density, improved space utilization, and increased efficiency in inventory management. It is also ideal for storing large quantities of similar products and is suitable for businesses with a high volume of inventory.

Q: What are the limitations of Drive-In Pallet Rack?
A:Drive-In Pallet Rack is not suitable for all types of products and applications. It is best suited for high volume, low SKU inventory, and products that can be safely stacked. It may not be suitable for businesses that require frequent access to individual pallets.

Q: What are the safety considerations for Drive-In Pallet Rack?
A:Safety is a critical consideration when using Drive-In Pallet Rack. Forklift operators must be properly trained in the use of the equipment and follow all safety guidelines. Load capacity, height limitations, and weight distribution must also be carefully considered to ensure safe operation of the system.

Q: What is the difference between Drive-In Pallet Rack and Push-Back Pallet Rack?
A: Drive-In Pallet Rack and Push-Back Pallet Rack are similar in that they both offer high-density storage solutions. However, Push-Back Pallet Rack is designed to allow for the storage of multiple pallets in each lane, while Drive-In Pallet Rack is designed for single pallet storage.

Q: Are pallet racks compatible with forklifts?
A: Yes, pallet racks are designed to work in conjunction with forklifts. Forklifts are commonly used for loading and unloading pallets onto and off the racks. It's important to ensure that the forklift dimensions and capabilities are suitable for the specific pallet rack configuration being used.