Building Your Pushback Rack System

When designing your Pushback Rack system there are a few things that need to be considered.

  • Pallet sizes to be used in your pushback rack system: What is your current pallet sizes that you will be using in your pushback rack system? Example: 48” deep x 40” wide.
  • Pallet Orientation: What dimension of the pallet will be facing the pick aisle in your pushback rack system? Example: 48” or 40”
  • Bottom Board Configuration: What is the board configuration on the bottom of your pallet? It is often very helpful if you can provide a sketch of how the boards are laid out on the bottom of your pallet and what their widths are.
  • Heaviest Pallet: What is the maximum weight of the product you will have on your pallets? Example: 3000lbs
  • Tallest Product on pallet: What is the maximum height of the product on the pallet including the pallet? Example: 48” High/Tall.
  • Product Overhang: Do you have any product that protrudes past any of the pallet edges? If so, please provide a worse case sketch showing the overhang potential.
  • Are any of your pallet going to have stretch wrap around the product?
  • What is the clear height of the building in the area where you are planning to set up your pushback racking? Example: Lowest point under ceiling joist, sprinkler pipes, lights, etc..
  • Forklift Lift Heights: What is the maximum lift height for the forklifts that you will be using for stocking and picking pallets from your pushback rack system. This is typically available on the information plate attached to the forklift chassis. Example: 187” for a triple stage counter balance forklift.

This information will be a great start to helping our professional salespeople design the right pushback system for your needs.

Don’t forget , We can help you with your layout and design! If you can simply provide a drawing of your current space we can help you determine how many pallet positions of pushback racking that you can store in that particular area. If you don’t have a drawing, then just simple measurement will typically be enough information for us to get started.