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Cantilever Racks vs. Pallet Racks: A Plus Warehouse Explains How to Choose for Each Warehouse's Storage Needs

April 21, 2009  |  Comments

Factories, warehouses and manufacturing facilities across the United States use heavy duty pallet racks and cantilever racks from A Plus Warehouse, a leading national material handling dealer, to quickly and effectively organize and manage their heavy and bulky items.

"Depending on what you're storing in your warehouse, you may want to choose pallet racks over cantilever racks, or vice versa," said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. "Pallet racks offer selective pallet racking, which is the best solution for warehouses where it is necessary to keep a wide variety of articles in pallets; cantilever racks are more suitable for storing long loads."
Pallet racks offer:

  • Direct access to all stored pallets
  • Easy stock control
  • The ability to handle one pallet without moving others 
  • Absolute load storage flexibility, both in terms of weight and volume
  • Pre-configured pallet racks from A Plus Warehouse 
  • Pallet rack shelving has capacities of up to 24,000 pounds per upright and 6,000 pounds per pair of beams
  • Structural pallet racks have upright capacity to 45,000 pounds and beam capacity to 15,000 pounds.

Cantilever racks offer:

  • Ideal storage for beams, profiles, pipes, timber, etc. 
  • Ability to segregate each type of product by commodity and size
  • Problem-free height adjustment
  • Storage for aluminum sheets, lumber, wooden crates, metal crates, sheet metal, plywood, plumbing tubing, dry wall, fabricated long parts, flake boards, marble, granite and other stone products

A Plus Warehouse offers pre-configured pallet racks which are very mobile, saving assemblers valuable time and effort in setup and breakdown. They come with or without wire decking. A Plus Warehouse also sells preconfigured cantilever racks as well as the traditional arms, uprights and spreaders methods.

For more information, or help with ordering, call 800-209-8798 or visit

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