Pushback racks offer a dynamic warehousing solution, enabling high-density storage by allowing pallets to be stored multiple deep. With a last-in, first-out (LIFO) system, this efficient storage method provides easy access, streamlining inventory management and maximizing space utilization in warehouses.
What are Pushback Racks?
Pushback racks are high density racking systems that allow you to better cube out your space with storage and eliminate excess forklift aisles. When warehouse space is at a premium pushback rack is an excellent option to better increase storage density.
Pallets are loaded and unloaded on the same side. The first pallet loaded in will be the last one taken out, making it a FILO system. Pallets are loaded onto the nested carts that are then “pushed back” by the forklift driver with another pallet on the forks into the next position.
When unloading, the forklift operator picks up the pallet and SLOWLY reverses while the pallet in the next position comes down to the front of the system.
Pushback rack is always a custom system made to fit your exact pallet and to fit into your storage space. Things that are important to take into consideration during system design is dimensions of the pallet, weight of the pallet, and type of the pallet that will go into the system. These are all factors that come into play when designing a pushback racking system.
Pushback racking systems can be made up to 5 pallet positions deep and some manufacturers will go 6 deep. Pushback rack is available in roll formed or structural steel.
Who Should Used Push Back Racking Systems?
- Food Distribution
- Third Party Logistics Facilities
- And more!
Pushback Racing Benefits
- Much faster to load and unload than any comparable drive-in rack because pallets come to the aisle
- Rack damage is significantly reduced because the operator does not have to drive the forklift into the system
- Stock rotation and occupancy are greatly improved with pushback racking because each level can store a different product