When shopping around to purchase pallet racking, many companies aren’t aware of the fact that they don’t always need to purchase it brand new. In fact, second hand pallet racking can be just as good of an option, but for a price that is far more favorable than that of new racking.
Regardless of whether you need to purchase racking for an entire new warehouse or you simply need to add on to an existing system, second hand racking can be a great option. In most cases, this pallet racking will have come from companies that may have gone out of business or that may have downsized over the years.
As with many other items, used pallet racking is available in a range of size, quality and weight rating options. While some may look obviously used, other racking may still look brand new – it ultimately depends on the environment in which it was previously used.
One of the most important aspects to look for when purchasing used racking is to ensure that the Safe Working Load (SWL) is clearly displayed on it. This sign must display the maximum Uniform Distributed Load (UDL) that the racking is capable of handling per level and per bay overall.
Benefits of Second Hand Pallet Racking
- Can be used in many applications
Regardless of what your requirements may be; second hand pallet racking can fulfil all of your storage needs. These materials can either be used to compliment an existing racking system or for creating a complete new storage system. In some cases, warehouses make use of second hand racking as somewhat of a ‘stand-in system’ for when their regular racking is being maintained or repaired.
- A wide range is available
Second hand racking is available in many different size and brand options. Some of the most popular and durable brands include BrownBuilt, APC, Dexion, SafetyLock and Colby. This means that most companies or warehouse facilities will be able to find what they need relatively easily.
- An affordable option
Most companies that use pallet racking will know just how costly it can be to purchase it new. This often results in them trying to shop around for the cheapest options possible, which can result in them not getting exactly what they need. However, when a company is able to obtain second hand racking at more competitive prices, it means that they can opt for better quality products – and get exactly what they need in the process.
Before agreeing to purchase any second hand racking, it is crucial to ensure that all of the components are compliant according to the current Australian Standards AS4084-2012 for Steel Storage Rack Systems. Doing so will mean that companies and/or warehouse managers will be purchasing products that are safe to use and that will last for as long as possible.
Get in touch with us today if you are interested in purchasing top of the range second hand pallet racking products for your business.