How to Use Cantilever Racks to Organize Your Lumber Yard

Commercial lumber yard storage can be a tricky business, but as a lumber dealer or a hardware store owner, you need to have an organized lumber yard. After all, what use is your inventory if you can’t find what your customers want when they want it? You’ve probably found that storing lumber on the floor or ground can create serious safety, organizational and productivity issues, so what’s the answer?
The simple solution is to use high quality cantilever racks. For […]

Top 5 Uses for Cantilever Racks

Elsewhere on our site, we tell you that new and used cantilever racks are the perfect storage solution for all of your “Long Parts Inventory,” which essentially means anything you need to store that is long or otherwise unwieldy. The best way to illustrate what that means is by using examples, so we’ve put together a list of the top five uses for cantilever racks.

1. Furniture Storage
When it comes to storage, you don’t get much more unwieldy than furniture. […]

Top 4 Benefits of Buying New Warehouse Storage Equipment

When it’s time to buy warehouse storage equipment, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is if you will be buying new or used equipment. If you choose to buy used cantilever racks or other warehouse equipment, make sure you purchase your equipment from a company with a reputation for selling high quality used equipment. Before you make your decision, however, we would like to offer you a list of 4 of the benefits of investing in […]

Other Uses of Cantilever Technology

The technology of the cantilever has been around for centuries and has influenced everything from the architecture of bridges to buildings to racking systems. Essentially, a cantilever system involves a single load bearing beam supported on only one end with no external braces. Cantilevers have been popular in architecture because it allows structures to be built with the absence of things like lintels, spars, and other supports. While structures built using a cantilever system may look delicate and flimsy, […]

Choosing the Right Forklift For Your Cantilever Racking System

After designing your cantilever racking system, one of the most important steps in setting up your warehouse operation is determining what equipment will work best. Choosing the right forklifts is a key part of this process, as forklifts are what you use to both stock and pick the products in your facility. With the following tips, you will be able to choose the right forklift for your cantilever racking system.
Determine Your Application
The first step in choosing the right forklift […]

A Guide to Cantilever Rack Accessories

When it comes to designing your cantilever racking system, the racks themselves are just the beginning. There are also many different accessories that you can attach to your cantilever racks to enhance the system and provide a number of benefits for your warehouse. Read our guide to cantilever rack accessories to learn more about how to best use these products.
Steel Decks
By adding steel decks to the arms of your cantilever racks, you can store castings, metal dies, short lengths […]

Forklift Safety For Your Cantilever Racking System

When it comes to warehouse safety, forklifts are frequent culprits of accidents and breaches of protocol. When forklifts are not used correctly, the consequences can be disastrous, leading to serious employee injuries. To ensure that forklifts do not lead to safety concerns in your warehouse, there are a few steps you can follow. Through proper employee training, forklift maintenance, safe driving, and following loading procedures, you can make certain that your warehouse is a safe place for all employees.
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Cantilever Rack Safety Tips

Now that you have purchased your cantilever racking system, it is important that you and your staff understand proper safety measures. Warehouses are often the site of major safety code violations and workplace accidents, and such situations can be extremely dangerous for all of your employees. Follow these tips to ensure proper cantilever rack safety.
Hire a Professional for Assembly
The first step in ensuring cantilever rack safety is hiring a professional to assemble and install your cantilever racks. Only someone […]

Tips For Buying Used Cantilever Racks

Purchasing used cantilever racks is the ideal option for multiple reasons. First, buying used cantilever racks saves you money. Second, making a used purchase is good for the environment, as it allows these materials to be re-used. Used cantilever racks are just as structurally sound as new cantilever racks, which is why buying used is such a common option. However, when buying used, it is important that you ensure that you are purchasing cantilever racks that meet the appropriate […]

How to Design Your Cantilever Rack System

When designing your cantilever rack system, there are many considerations to take into account. First, you will need to determine what type of load you are storing. From there, you can begin choosing the appropriate sizes for your components. The key to designing your ideal cantilever rack system is preventing deflection and ensuring that your capacity requirements are met. With this guide, you can begin designing your cantilever rack system.
Components of the System
In a cantilever rack system, there are […]