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Tyler Supply Company
(800) 356-7417


Kalamazoo Office
3611 E. Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 345-2121
(800) 356-7417

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Naperville, IL

(630) 210-2764 

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Rack, Pallet Rack, Rack Storage, Selective Rack Storage and Much More

The statement “Rack is Rack” is false. Rack is NOT Rack. See Why Below.

Rack really isn’t just Rack and Tyler Supply will help you choose the type of rack that best suits your application. If you need a shelving and rack specialist, you’ve come to the right place.

Pallet Rack creates order and maximizes storage density in a warehouse, making good use of floor space and ceiling height.

Selective Rack is the most common type of racking. It is called “Selective” because you have access to every pallet in the system without having to move any other pallet loads. Selective Rack is the least expensive rack available, based on cost-per-pallet position.

Double Deep Rack stores one pallet load behind another by combining two rows of standard selective rack. This allows you to double the density of your storage, but you limit the access to pallets. To access the second pallet the first pallet position must be empty. This may require double handling and a special reach pallet truck.

Drive-In/Drive-Thru Rack allows for very dense storage because you can store up to 10 pallet loads deep. It is normally used when you have many pallets of the same product and rotation is not a high concern. Drive in/Drive-Thru is considered a LIFO ( Last in First Out) System.

Push Back Rack combines a stationary rack structure with nested carts (or modular track) that allows the pallets to move forward and backward in the rack. Pallets are loaded and unloaded from the front. In a typical Push Back system, the first pallet is placed on the top cart; when the second pallet is placed in the rack, the fork truck uses the new pallet to push on the first, exposing the second cart, and so on. Push Back systems are much more expensive due to the carts or tracks that are required. Push Back Rack is considered a LIFO (Last in First Out) system.

Cantilever Rack is ideal for storing tubing, lumber, steel bars, sheet metal, flat bar, pipe, furniture and other difficult to store items that must remain off the floor. Cantilever rack also allows easy access for forklift loading and retrieval of odd shaped items.

Let us design a rack system that best meets your space, needs and budget. With years of experience and a vast array of products to offer you’ll receive a sound, structurally safe solution for your facility. Contact Tyler Supply today via e-mail or just call 1-800-356-7417 to get started.