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Used Bulk Storage Rack for Sale

  • Industrial-grade shelving for hand-loaded products
  • Heavy duty steel stores twice the capacity of weight per level vs. standard metal shelving.
  • For higher capacity storage or palletized loads, consider used pallet pallet racking instead.
  • Accessibility from both sides provides ease of access and high visibility of product.
  • Multiple configurations available to be custom tailored to your unique application.
  • Easy to build with shelf levels adjustable in two inch increments.
  • Decking options include mesh wire decking and particleboard decking.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used bulk storage racking: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Lyon Bulk Storage Rack -18” Deep
Used Lyon Bulk Storage Rack -18” Deep
  • Withstand Heavy Use
  • Long-Lasting Durability
  • Easy to Assemble & Install
  • Reliable Storage Solution
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Used Buckley Bulk Storage Rack - 26" Deep
Used Buckley Bulk Storage Rack - 26" Deep
  • Ideal Bulk Storage Solution
  • Decking Included with Order
  • Quick & Easy Assembly
  • Hand-Load Bulk Material
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Used Penco Wide Span Shelving
Used Penco Wide Span Shelving
  • Designed for Bulk Storage
  • 4-8 Level Configurations
  • Boltless Design for Easy Assembly
  • Available at 30"-48"D
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Used Lyon Bulk Storage Rack -36” Deep
Used Lyon Bulk Storage Rack -36” Deep
  • Capacity: 1,650 lbs. Per Level
  • Durable Construction
  • Optimize Storage Space
  • Quick Assembly & Installation
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Used Scotch Bulk Storage Racks - 48" Deep
Used Scotch Bulk Storage Racks - 48" Deep
  • Heavy-Duty Construction
  • Ample Storage Space
  • Visibility and Accessibility
  • Optimize Space
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Used Teardrop Wide Span Storage Racks - 48" Deep
Used Teardrop Wide Span Storage Racks - 48" Deep
  • Maximize Storage
  • Quick & Easy Install
  • More Economical
  • Easy to Maintain
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Advantages of Bulk Storage Rack

Increased Storage Capacity

Bulk storage rack is designed to accomodate bulky or oversized items that may not fit on traditional shelving systems. Bulk storage rack offers a higher storage capacity versus standard metal shelving or boltless shelving, and is great for storing large or heavy loads such as boxes, containers, tools, equipment, and more.

Durability & Stability

Bulk storage rack is constructed from heavy duty steel to ensure a long lasting, reliable storage solution for your facility. Bulk rack is designed to withstand heavier loads than standard shelving without worrying about wear or damage over time. Metal shelves as opposed to wire decking or particle board make wide span shelving an even more durable choice.

Quick & Easy Assembly

Bulk rack offers a simple, fastener free design that makes installation easy. The components typically snap or lock into place, making it simple to put together and adjust without special tools or expertise. This can save time and effort during installation, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.


Bulk Rack is often more affordable compared to higher capacity storage systems such as pallet racking, making it a great budget-friendly alternative when more capacity is needed than standard shelving provides. The simple design and ease of assembly can reduce labor costs during installation, and the absence of bolts or other fasteners can lower material costs. This makes bulk storage rack a cost-effective storage solution for various applications.

Applications of Bulk Storage Rack

Warehouse and Distribution Centers

Bulk storage rack is commonly used in warehouses and distribution centers for storing large and bulky items, such as boxes, cartons, tools, equipment, and spare parts. It provides efficient storage for items that may not be suitable for pallet racking, but still require organized and accessible storage at a greater capacity than standard shelving provides.

Automotive and Auto Parts Storage

Bulk storage rack is often used in automotive related applications for storing auto parts, tools, hardware, and automotive accessories. The increased capacity vs. standard metal shelving & easy-to-clean steel shelves make it an ideal storage solution for auto shops, collision centers, and car dealerships.

Retail Stores

Bulk rack can be used in retail stores for backroom storage of merchandise, such as electronics, car parts, and other heavier retail products. Its adjustable shelf heights and versatility allow for flexible display configurations, and its durability makes it suitable for commercial use in busy retail environments. For higher-capacity or palletized backroom storage, one may consider Used Pallet Racking as an alternative.

Sports & Recreation Facilities

Bulk storage rack can be used in sports clubs, recreation facilities, and fitness centers for storing sports equipment, recreational gear, and other supplies. It offers an organized, accessible, easy-to-clean storage option that caters to bulky, unusual loads such as lacrosse sticks, baseball bats, pool toys, and more. For secureable storage intended for personal belongings, consider ASI's inventory of Used Lockers.

Industrial & Manufacturing Facilities

Bulk storage rack is commonly used in manufacturing and production facilities for bulk storage of raw materials, work-in-progress (WIP), finished goods, and other production-related items where accessibility without lift equipment and high capacities are requirements.

Workshops & Garages

Wide span shelving is great for workshops and garages where heavy tools, hardware, and supplies need to be stored in a durable, organized manner.

Great For Storing...

  • Packaged & Loose Merchandise
  • Bulky Lawn & Gardening Supplies
  • Large, Heavy Boxed Products
  • Heavy Tools & Equipment
  • Automotive Parts & Accessories
  • Sports & Recreation Equipment
  • ...and More!

Manufacturers of Wide Span Shelving We Carry

American Surplus Carries Lyon Bulk Storage Rack American Surplus Carries Husky Bulk Storage Rack American Surplus Carries Konstant Storage Solutions Bulk Storage Racking American Surplus Carries Interlake/Mecalux Bulk Storage Rack American Surplus Carries Penco Wide Span Shelving American Surplus Carries ULINE Bulk Storage Racking
ASI Carries...
  • Lyon Shelving
  • Husky Rack & Wire
  • Konstant Storage Solutions
  • Global Industrial
  • UNARCO Material Handling
  • Penco Shelving Products
  • Interlake Mecalux
  • And Many More!

Other Common Names for Bulk Storage Rack

  • Wide Span Shelving
  • Bulk Storage Shelving
  • Heavy Duty Shelving
  • High Capacity Shelving
  • Industrial Shelving
  • Racking Systems
  • Bulk Storage Racks
  • Warehouse Shelving
  • Bulk Storage Units
  • Bulk Storage Solutions
  • Bulk Material Racks

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Need a specific size? Trying to source an unusual brand of bulk rack? Looking for more information about alternatives to bulk rack? Get in touch with our team today! We're happy to answer any questions you have and guide you to the optimum material handling system for your facility.

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What To Consider Before Buying Used Bulk Rackiing

What Type of Storage Do You Need?

Before investing in your bulk rack system, you should carefully consider the following:

  • Available Footprint: Assess your facility's dimensions including wall heights, available floor space, and obstructions such as columns or sprinkler systems that may affect rack placement. Knowing these details in advances helps streamline the system design process and is crucial to calculating the number of bays that will comfortably fit in your area.
  • Type of Products Being Stored: Consider the products you wish to store in your racking system. How large are they? How much do they weigh? Bulk rack is most appropriate for bulk quantities of material from small to large sizes.. Our team of material handling specialists can help guide you to the appropriate system for your storage application.
  • Throughput & Accessibility: How frequently are you accessing your racking system? Bulk storage racking offers reasonably high visibility and accessibility of stored product, making it easy to identify, pick, and store high-turnover product without obstruction. For low-turnover inventory or facilities using FIFO or LIFO inventory control, more efficient storage solutions may be a worthwhile consideration.

What Is Your Budget?

Budget constraints are a central part of buying a material handling system. Fortunately, bulk storage rack is an affordable storage option. When planning your system, you should consider the following:

  • Service Life: High quality, durable steel bulk racking is designed for long-lasting service life. ASI sources minimally damaged bulk racking to ensure that a used bulk rack system lasts for years to come.
  • Installation & Maintenance Costs: Bulk storage rack is an easy-to-install storage solution requiring no tools beyond a mallet to setup, making upfront installation costs low. Installation is so simple, you can even install it yourself! With no moving parts and a durable steel construction, bulk racking is among the affordable storage systems to maintain long-term.
  • Tax Incentives: Equipment such as bulk racking purchased at American Surplus may qualify your business to claim the Section 179 Deduction, helping you save even more money at tax time. You should account for these savings when seeking out price quotes from various dealerships.
  • Unbeatable ASI Savings: At ASI, you get the same high-quality material you'd get from the manufacturer with none of the lead team and up to 60% off MSRP. Purchasing material handling equipment from a used supplier like American Surplus can help make your next bulk storage system more affordable.

About Bulk Storage Rack

Bulk storage rack shelving is a great industrial storage solution designed to accommodate a wider range of heavier storage requirements. This type of racking has several names describing what is a middle category of storage between standard steel shelving, heavier bulk shelving for boxes, crates, single odd shaped items and heavier loads that are packaged on pallets and stored using a forklift versus lighter style items that are stored by hand. This makes it easier to keep smaller items away from larger items promoting the categorization of inventory. An immediate advantage of bulk storage shelving is that it helps to maximize the floorspace in facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers.

Bulk storage racks lower the need to have lifting equipment accessible in your facility. Usually, heavier objects would require lifting equipment, like a forklift or reach truck, to transport and access them. With bulk storage racks, you can leave more items out so you can easily access them instantly without the need of having to bring out any type of lift equipment. Bulk rack shelving come in numerous sizes, shapes, and configurations, making it simple to adapt units to your individual facility’s needs. Wide-span shelving is flexible and easily reconfigurable, letting you construct and take down each unit and switch the decks to a different style quickly, often without tools. This type of shelving is often ideal for businesses that frequently need to reconfigure for any reason. Manufacturers of bulk rack include Lyons and Edsal. Design and installation of used bulk rack, by trained professionals, is available nationwide.

Which system(s) do you need? Single or double riveted, all welded frame and clip on beams, steel clip on shelving or wire shelving? Contact a member of our sales team and let us figure that all out for you!

What Are Bulk Storage Racks?


Bulk storage racks are sturdy and durable storage systems designed to handle large, heavy, or bulky items. They are typically constructed with robust materials such as steel, and offer high load-bearing capacities. These racks are commonly used in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other storage environments to efficiently store and organize items.

How Can I Determine The Right Size & Capacity For My Rack?


The size and capacity of bulk storage racks depend on the specific requirements of your storage space and the items you need to store. Factors to consider include the dimensions and weight of the items, available floor space, ceiling height, and any specific regulations or restrictions. It's advisable to consult with a storage solutions provider or rack manufacturer who can assess your needs and recommend appropriate rack sizes and capacities.

Are Bulk Storage Racks Easy To Assemble?


Bulk storage racks are typically designed for easy assembly. They often feature either an easy-to-assemble, boltless design or may have bolted connections that do not require specialized tools. However, the ease of assembly may vary depending on the specific rack system and manufacturer. Assembly instructions and guidelines are usually provided with racks to ensure proper installation.

Can Bulk Storage Racks Be Used For Palletized Items??


Bulk storage rack is used for hand-loaded storage of medium-to-heavy products, goods, materials, and equipment. It provides a higher capacity than comparable metal shelving, while being a more affordable choice than traditional pallet racking.

Are There Any Safety Considerations For Bulk Storage Rack?


Safety is important when using bulk rack. It is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper assembly, weight limits, and load distribution. Overloading racking or using them for purposes beyond their intended design can compromise safety. It's also important to ensure proper installation on a level floor and secure attachment to walls or other support structures, as well as follow proper material handling practices when loading and unloading items from the rack.

How Do I Choose The Right Shelving For My Needs?


Selecting the right wide span shelving system depends on factors such as the specific items to be stored, available space, weight capacity requirements, and budget considerations. It's important to carefully assess your storage needs, consult with manufacturers or storage experts, and consider factors such as weight capacity, dimensions, adjustability. Our team of material handling specialists will help ensure you're choosing the right storage system for your needs with a free consultation.