Deep-lane pallet storage in a condensed footprint with single aisle access… that’s what sets push-back rack apart from other high-density pallet storage systems. The design usually accommodates 2-5 pallets deep to provide ready reserve inventory with a dedicated lane per SKU. Push-back pallet rack is a LIFO stock rotation solution ideal for full pallet storage where you are storing a limited number of high-volume SKUs.
The pallets are loaded with a standard forklift onto the top cart in a stack of nested, wheeled carts. A five-deep system would have 4 carts. The first pallet is loaded onto the top cart. To load the second pallet, the first pallet would be gently pushed back exposing the cart below. The second pallet would then be placed on that cart and the process would continue with the last pallet (#5) being placed on the rack itself.
Extracting the pallets is easily accomplished as the rear pallets will automatically advance to fill-in the pick face once the front pallet is removed.
Push-Back Pallet Rack Advantages:
- Deep-lane storage
- LIFO inventory rotation
- Condensed footprint – single aisle load and unload
- Requires standard forklift
- Minimized forklift/rack interaction vs drive-in rack