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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.

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Used Push Back Pallet Racking For Sale


Used Push Back Racking

  • More versatile than drive in rack
  • Last In First Out (LIFO) selection
  • Rolled form and Structural systems available
  • Uses welded carts or glides
  • 2-5 Deep configurations
  • Your truck doesn't enter racking system
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Great option for tight spaces Utilizes tray systems Uses LIFO (Last in First Out)



High Density Storage Racking

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American Surplus stocks thousands of bays of used pallet rack including pushback 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 pushback racking is a high-density rack system that stores multiple product types in less space than selective rack.  Push back rack consists of nesting carts which move by gravity on steel rails.  Each pallet has its own cart.  Product is loaded from the front.  Pallets sit on carts on the inclined rails.  As pallets are placed in the system, the pallet behind moves back one position to the next cart.  When a pallet is removed from the front, the remaining pallets move forward.  Used pushback rack is ideal for applications that utilize the LIFO (last in, first out) method of inventory control.  


Pallets Per

Product Lane 

Lane Depth Used Pushback Rack
1-4 Standard Racking
5-8 2 Deep Pushback Racking
9-12 2-3 Deep Pushback Racking
13-16 3-4 Deep Pushback Racking
17-20 4-5 Deep Pushback Racking
Over 20 5-6 Deep Pushback Racking


Why a Push Back rack system?


  • Better use of warehouse space - push back offers up to 90% more product storage than selective rack systems.
  • Store a variety of goods on different levels of lanes for easy product access.
  • Up to 400% more selectivity than drive-in racks.
  • High storage density coupled with selectivity for faster pick rates. (click here to view entire article) 
  • Maximizes space utilization by filling the vertical cube.
  • Last in, first out inventory.
  • Unlike drive-in racks, each level is independently accessible. 


Used push back rack systems can store pallets from 2-6 pallets deep. Each row of product moves independently of the others.  Pallets move by gravity which moves the carts along the inclined rails.  Each level is independently accessible; the forklift operators do not enter the rack which results in less chance of accidents.  


Used pushback rack is assembled vertically requiring fewer aisles, therefore, saving space in the warehouse.  The interlocking carts reduce jamming and product damage.  Carts have four wheels to reduce the amount of friction.  The steel rails are a one-piece design and trays nest on top of each other when unloaded.  Trays are installed at a low pitch making it easy to control the speed.


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

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Used pushback pallet racking is one of the more dense methods of pallet storage because it utilizes depth-of-storage and gravity for additional storage density. Pallets are placed on trays with wheels that are mounted on rails, allowing for the pallet to slide forwards and backward. When an additional pallet is loaded into the rack, it pushes the other pallets back. When a pallet is picked from the front, the other pallets slide forward automatically because the rails are set at a slight decline. (click here to view entire article)


Push back pallet rack systems can hold anywhere between two and six pallets deep, and up to four pallets high. This style only allows for picking pallets from the front, so the last pallet stored is always the first pallet to be picked (LIFO inventory system).


To best utilize a last in, first out (LIFO) inventory system, we suggest placing similar or identical inventory items in a single pallet row. This removes the need to be selective, because the first item in that row is the same as the last.

Pushback pallet racking saves on labor because pallets automatically slide forward towards the front of the rack, also reducing time on lift equipment. You can also control the angle of the rails to control the speed of pallets that shift forward.

Why buy used push back pallet rack? Push back rack is one of the more expensive styles of pallet racking, so you should always consider buying used to save money. American Surplus Inc. does not buy damaged racking, so all used racking we sell is in good working condition. It is also inspected and tested to ensure quality before packaging and shipment. Our consultations can help design a racking system that best fits your storage or warehouse facility.


by Bill DiMaio


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