Forklift-friendly rack systems
Cantilever racks are unique among racks in that they employ vertical supports at the rear of the rack only, with “arms” extending from the columns at the back of the system to support loads.
The benefit of this configuration is wide-open access at the front of the rack for loading and storing a wide variety of long, bulky or awkward loads. The arms, which are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes, are easily reconfigured to make this an ideal solution for storing items such as furniture and building materials.
Cantilever racks can be used indoors or outdoors. With the addition of decking, cantilever racks can also provide storage similar to pallet racking, with the advantage that, with no front column, there is easy access for loading and unloading as each storage slot is immediately accessible. This can lower your handling time and costs. The arms provide for adjustable rack openings that easily accommodate various load dimensions.
I-Beam cantilever racks allow access from both sides. This design saves horizontal space normally lost to rack structure, reduces fork truck damage and allows for faster load and unload times. They’re constructed of structural steel with a 50,000 psi minimum yield. With freestanding heights up to 30′ and 8′ arm lengths, the provide a lot of storage options. Arms adjust vertically in 4″ increments. With a heavy arm connector plate and bolted column-to-base connections, they’re a rugged addition to your storage line up.
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