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Used Warehouse Carts


Used Warehouse Carts for Sale

  • Designed to transport good, inventory, and other items in an office, warehouse, packaging facility, or other distribution center.
  • Helps to eliminate manual labor employees would normally have to do when moving objects.
  • All carts are in good condition and quantity discounts are available.
  • Various types of carts are available, including used bin carts, wire carts, ladder carts, shelf carts, panel trucks, mobile tables, U-boats, and more.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used warehouse carts: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Wire Shelving
  • Multiple Finish Available
  • Excellent Shelf Capacity
  • Easily Reconfigure
  • Quick Installation
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Used Tote Carts
  • Transport small parts
  • Totes slide easily in and out
  • Cover to prevent dust buildup
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Used Bin Carts
  • Mobile or stationary
  • Increase storage capacity
  • Organize work areas
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Used Platform Trucks
  • Transport large, bulky items
  • Rounded edges for safety
  • Avoid manual carrying
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Used Shelf Stock Trucks
  • Store & transport product
  • Quick access to product
  • Easy to maneuver
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Used Rolling Z-Racks
  • Nests to save space
  • Great for restocking
  • Large 4" wheels
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Used Utility Carts
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Rounded corners
  • Non-marking casters
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Used Ladder Carts
  • Combination ladder/cart
  • For picking and packing
  • Compact, maneuverable design
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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

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

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About Warehouse Carts

American Surplus has numerous styles of warehouse carts available to fit in every department of your facility. Used utility carts are the most general-purpose warehouse carts ASI offers. They can be used for transporting inventory for stocking, or to carry tools and parts wherever you may need them. Platform trucks feature a large, open deck to move bulky objects easily.

Rolling Z racks, or garment racks, have a 70-inch-tall cross bar to accommodate the storage and transportation of clothing, allowing them to hang neatly for quick access. They are also nestable when not in use for convenient storage. Shelf stock trucks have two to four open shelves for transporting boxes and are ideal for stocking inventory and picking orders.

Bin carts are custom made at American Surplus and feature a double-sided louvered panel affixed to a mobile cart. Hanging bins are added to the panels for separating and sorting tools, parts, and pieces. Ladder carts make stocking and picking even easier by adding a step ladder to the rear of the cart, giving the user a few extra feet of reach without requiring any additional equipment.

Basket carts are ideal for storage and transportation of lightweight materials. They feature open wire basket shelves to allow for easy content inspection. Steel tray carts are used to transport shallow trays for storing flat objects or parts and pieces. They also can be used as convenient mobile drying racks, among other things.

Tote carts allow for the transport of multiple totes at one time, rather than moving them individually by hand. American Surplus has tote carts which can hold up to ten totes at a time, and some even have spring loaded ladders attached to make stocking shelves or picking orders less of a hassle.

Wire carts can be used for transporting inventory, or for long term storage of boxes, tools, or just about anything else. All shelves are fully adjustable to whatever height you like, making storage of various sized items possible. Open decking makes cleaning easy and prevents dust buildup. In addition to our selection of used warehouse carts, we also have hundreds of casters in stock to repair any broken wheels you may have, or to add to other equipment to make them mobile.

With all these used warehouse carts available, and at 40-60% less than purchasing new, American Surplus definitely has something for your facility. Contact a member of our sales team for more information about our current inventory of used warehouse carts, as well as any other warehouse or material handling equipment you may need.

Advantages of Warehouse Carts

Used warehouse carts offer a wide range of benefits to many different industries. Here are some of the advantages when including a warehouse cart in a business’s operations:

  • Increased Efficiency: Warehouse carts enable efficient movement of goods and materials, reducing the time and effort required for manual handling and transport.
  • Labor Savings: Using carts reduces the need for manual lifting and carrying, leading to decreased physical strain on workers and potentially lowering the risk of injuries.
  • Optimized Workflow: Warehouse carts help organize and streamline workflow by providing a structured method for moving items, which can lead to better productivity and order fulfillment.
  • Versatility: Different types of warehouse carts cater to a variety of needs, such as platform carts for large loads, order picking carts for item selection, and utility carts for multi-purpose transport.
  • Space Optimization: Carts can be designed to fit specific storage and workspace layouts, maximizing the use of available space, and enhancing overall warehouse organization.
  • Reduced Damage: Securely transporting items on warehouse carts helps minimize the potential for product damage or breakage during handling and movement.
  • Improved Safety: By minimizing manual lifting and carrying, warehouse carts contribute to a safer working environment, reducing the risk of strains, sprains, and accidents.
  • Quick and Convenient: Many carts are equipped with wheels or casters, allowing for easy maneuverability and quick transportation of items, especially over short distances.
  • Cost-Effective: Investing in warehouse carts is a cost-effective solution for enhancing material handling processes without requiring extensive infrastructure changes.
  • Customization: Warehouse carts can be tailored to specific needs, with options for adjustable shelves, specialized compartments, and attachments to accommodate unique requirements.
  • Ergonomic Design: Modern warehouse carts are designed with ergonomic features such as comfortable handles, height-adjustable components, and user-friendly controls.
  • Flexibility: Warehouse carts can be used in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and distribution to retail and healthcare, making them a versatile solution for various applications.
  • Inventory Management: Carts equipped with labeling systems or RFID technology can aid in accurate inventory tracking and management, helping reduce errors.
  • Eco-Friendly: Using warehouse carts to transport goods can contribute to a reduction in the use of forklifts or other larger vehicles, potentially leading to lower energy consumption and emissions.
  • Enhanced Customer Service: Efficient material handling with warehouse carts can lead to quicker order processing and improved customer satisfaction due to timely deliveries.

Types of Warehouse Carts

There are several different types of warehouse carts designed to meet specific material handling needs. Each type serves a unique purpose and offers various features to accommodate different tasks within a warehouse or industrial setting. Here are some common types of warehouse carts:

  • Platform Carts: These are flat, wheeled carts with an open platform that can carry a variety of items, from boxes and equipment to larger loads. They come in various sizes and weight capacities.
  • Order Picking Carts: These carts are designed for efficient order fulfillment and often feature shelves, compartments, and bins for organizing and transporting items needed for order assembly.
  • Hand Trucks (Dollies): Hand trucks have a two-wheel design and are used to move heavy or bulky items vertically or horizontally. They come in different styles, such as upright, convertible, and appliance hand trucks.
  • Pallet Jacks: Pallet jacks, also known as pallet trucks or pallet movers, are used to lift and move palletized loads. They have forks that fit under pallets and can lift and transport them within a warehouse.
  • Flatbed Carts: Like platform carts, flatbed carts have an open flat surface but may also include raised sides or a railing to prevent items from falling off during transport.
  • Utility Carts: Utility carts are versatile and can serve a variety of purposes, such as transporting tools, supplies, or equipment. They often have multiple shelves or compartments for organization.
  • Bin Carts: These carts are designed to hold bins, totes, or containers, making them ideal for moving small parts, components, or items that need to be segregated.
  • Panel Carts: Panel carts are designed to transport large, flat items like panels, sheets of material, or doors. They typically have vertical supports and straps to secure the load.
  • Ladder Carts: Ladder carts combine a cart platform with a ladder, allowing for safe and easy access to elevated areas while also providing space for transporting tools or materials.
  • Tilt Trucks: Tilt trucks are larger carts with a tilting mechanism that allows for easy dumping or unloading of bulk materials, such as waste, debris, or loose items.
  • Instrument Carts: These carts are designed to transport delicate or sensitive equipment, often featuring padding, secure compartments, and adjustable dividers.
  • Lift Carts: Lift carts are equipped with a lifting mechanism, such as a hydraulic or pneumatic system, to raise or lower the cart platform, making it easier to load and unload heavy items.
  • Platform Trucks: Platform trucks are heavy-duty carts designed for moving heavy loads over longer distances. They typically have larger wheels and a sturdy construction for durability.

Warehouse Carts Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should my warehouse cart have casters or swivel tires?
A: Heavy-duty industrial warehouse carts rely on flexible wheels to provide the assistance and ease of movement essential to transport items across the warehouse. Thus, this support base needs to be equipped to carry loads and transport around with buckling under strain. This means that depending on the weight of loads being moved will decide which style best works for you.

Q: What is a warehouse car used for?
A: Industrial warehouse carts are often used for commercial and industrial applications.

Q: Do I need handles on my warehouse cart?
A: Warehouse carts that are moved for longer distances should be designed with at least one handle, to make handling, pushing and pulling easy, effortless and ergonomic.

Q: What type of cart should I buy for my business?
A: ASI carries a wide range of various styles and sizes of warehouse carts depending on your specific application.

Q: What are used warehouse carts and how are they different from new ones?
A: Used warehouse carts are pre-owned equipment designed for transporting goods within a warehouse or industrial environment. They offer a cost-effective alternative to new carts while still providing functionality and durability.

Q: Are the used warehouse carts on your website in good condition?
A: Yes, all used equipment on, including warehouse carts, undergoes thorough inspection and refurbishment to ensure they are in good working condition before being listed for sale.