Contact us: 800-876-3736

American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

Contact American Surplus or visit our 550,000 sq. ft. facility





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Used Drive In Rack for Sale

Used Drive In Rack For Sale

7,000+ Pallet Positions

2-10 Deep Systems (Can Be Reconfigured)

26' Frazier Uprights (4" Heavy Duty Column w/ 24" Bull Nose)

3+ High Available

Designed for 40"-48" wide x 48" Deep Pallets

 (Can be Reconfigured)

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                 40" x 48" Pallet Style                                               Lifo Inventory Control                                              Structural Drive-In Rack






 Used Drive In Rack




*Price and product availability subject to change without notice.  Call today for free quote 800-876-3736 


American Surplus stocks thousands of bays of used pallet rack including drive-in pallet rack. Our inventory is huge and changes daily, please call 800-876-3736 or Email to check our inventory and ask about quantity discounts. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used drive in pallet rack is a high-density storage system, allowing storage of more pallets in less space.  Storing more products in less space means fewer aisles, therefore, saving and maximizing floor space.  Lanes are deeper than standard pallet rack so they hold more pallets which equate to saving floor space. Lanes are stacked 2-10 pallets deep.  Lanes are loaded and unloaded with a forklift.  The forklift enters and exits the aisle the same way thru the front.  (click here to view entire article)




Rails run the length of the rack to provide evenly placed pallets.  Rails are supported by arms/saddles which are connected to the frames/uprights.  Each rail holds one pallet in front of the other until lane is completely loaded front to back. The depth of the drive-in rack is the available floor space.  The height is as high as the ceiling.

Drive in rack utilizes the LIFO (last in, first out) method of inventory control and is ideal for cooler and freezer applications and warehouses that store large amounts of similar products.

There are two types of drive in pallet rack; cold rolled and structural.  Structural drive-in pallet racks are made from hot steel.  The hot steel is rolled to form I-beams and C channels.  Structural steel rack is more expensive than cold rolled but can handle forklift abuse.  Frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced.  Structural drive in rack holds more weight than cold rolled.

Cold rolled drive in rack begins as a piece of flat steel.  It is processed through a machine that forms the steel into the desired form.  This type of rack uses less steel which reduces the cost. Lightweight and easy installation makes this an ideal type of rack for applications that need to stack to the ceiling.  Cold rolled rack is easily damaged when hit, therefore, frame protectors are recommended.

Used drive-through pallet rack is also available.  This type of rack is set up the same way as drive in racking, but the forklift operator can enter and exit from both sides.  

Used drive-in rack manufacturers include Frazier, Interlake, Steel King and Unarco.   American Surplus stocks these brands along with Ridg-u-Rak and Mecalux.  Design and installation of used drive in pallet rack, by trained professionals, is available nationwide.


We carry the following accessories for your pallet rack:

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Used drive in pallet racking allows forklifts and other lift equipment to drive directly into the rack’s rows to place pallets. The only difference between drive in and drive through pallet rack is drive through has openings on both ends, allowing for lift equipment to drive all the way through the racking system, while drive in racking only has an opening on one side, so forklifts must back out of the row. (click here to view entire article)



The advantage of on-side access over drive through racking is that there are less rows, because only one sided of the drive in rack has to have an opening. Because of this, two drive-in systems can be installed back to back, using just half the amount of rows as a drive through rack. 

Why buy used drive in pallet racking? This is a major concern of most first-time used purchasers. Our used pallet racking is a fraction of the cost of new, and is in good working condition. 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.

by Bill Dimaio


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