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Our pallet rack guide is designed to help customers make a more informed decision about what type of racking system will best fit their needs. 




  • The most obvious reason while shopping for pallet racking is to find the best prices, but it's also important to shop for value. Finding a trustworthy source that stocks quality used material can be difficult. The difference in price between new and used goods can be the difference between a complete project and an incomplete warehouse.


  • Many new stock only pallet rack dealers put lead times of 1 - 2 weeks on all orders. Because they don't stock  material and have to have it shipped through a different company or the manufacturer it can take longer than you have to complete your project.

  • When you call Pallet Rack Surplus we can ship your order of used pallet racks the same or next day in most cases.

  • Our lead time is generally no longer than 2 -3 days on ALL orders.



  • You don't have to give up quality or long lasting condition because you purchase used pallet rack.

  • When looking for certain products to meet specific weight or condition standards, check with Pallet Rack

  • We also stock material that is made to hold light loads up to 10,000 lbs per shelf.

  • Please don't think that when buying used you should have to compromise with a lesser product, we still offer the best products at a great value!

  • At Pallet Rack Surplus we understand the importance of providing our customers a great value for every dollar they spend.


  • When shopping for pallet rack you can expect excellent customer service from our team at Pallet Rack Surplus.

  • Check out our services page to see all we have to offer to our customers.

  • Whether you are a small start-up company or large corporation expanding your operations, we will be there to help you through any project you need us for.

  • As always, customer satisfaction is our number one goal.


  • Pallet Rack Surplus is located just east of Atlanta, GA, but we buy and sell pallet racking all over the U.S.

  • Many times, we can supply your company with racks close to your location from a current project to save on freight charges.

  • Contact us to find out if we have material in your area.



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Webb-Prest rack is a type of pallet rack that has the post on the upright welded backwards. The face of the post is facing inwards towards the bracing. It is often referred to as "Webb Rack" or "Prest Rack". 



Penco pallet racking have a 3 prong beam connection. Recessed beam locking keys are an integral part of beam assembly. The beams are vertically adjustable in 3” increments.

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Paltier pallet racking has wedge-type locking action which secures the arm to the  upright.The beams are vertically adjustable in 2” increments.

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​Teardrop pallet racking is the most common style of racking on the market.  It is commonly referred to as "Old Style" and is on 2" centers.

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Speed Rack beams are unique in that they use both a handle clip and a J hook locking pin. This offers additional safety by preventing the beam from becoming detached from the upright in error. This tough horizontal component attaches to vertical components using a clip and pin style connection in order to provide additional bay support and assure pallets, products and other materials remain safely stored at all times

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Keystone is often referred to as "Republic" Pallet Rack. Is has one hole in the center of the upright post that both beams connect in. It is a very simple and effective design that is easy to install and works well.



T-Bolt pallet rack is a common type of used racking. The beam connects to the upright with a tab and one T-Bolt in each beam clip. It is a great safety feature that keeps the beam from ever becoming dislodged.

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Husky Pallet Rack is superior in quality, cost effective, and synonymous with high quality in the pallet rack industry for more than 49 years. This tough horizontal component attaches to vertical components using a Husky style connection in order to provide additional bay support and assure pallets, products and other materials remain safely stored at all times.

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Interlake Pallet Racking is a common style of rack that is also referred to as "New style teardrop racking". 

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Ridge - U Rak is a popular style of rack manufactured in PA. It is heavy duty and is a sturdy racking option.

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Sturdi-Bilt pallet rack consist of a "wedge lock pin" locking mechanism. The beam is set in place and the wedge clip is inserted from behind. It is very common and quality style of pallet rack.

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Another very popular style of pallet racking commonly used in seismic locations. An advantage to structural pallet racking is that it is very impact resistant and tends to have heavier capacities than other styles of the same dimensions.


These capacities are based on teardrop beams. Each Style has a different capacity, please call us if you have questions on your racking capacity.

Beam Capacities:
Upright Capacities:


To determine the size pallet racks you need you should first determine:

  1. The weight of the product you are storing.

  2. The dimensions of the product you are storing.

  3. If your products are going to be stored on pallets.

Once you have the size of your product determined, measure the space you are going to put your pallet racking in:

  1. How tall are your ceilings, or how tall are you wanting your racking.

  2. How deep do you want your racking to be?

  3. How long do you want your bays to be?

  4. How many levels do you want per bay?

Once everything is measured, determine all of your measurements and the quantity of everything you need.

  • Check out our various inventory pages to see what we have in stock and check our promotions page to see what packages we have at an even greater discount.

  • If you know the quantity and measurements you need, fill out a quote form.

  • If you don't know the quantity or measurements you can contact us and one of our qualified sales representatives will assist you in making the right selections.

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