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Teardrop Pallet Rack

Recently, Storage Solutions posted a blog called All You Need To Know About Pallet Racks, which overviews different designs we have in stock at our warehouse in Westfield, IN. This blog will go more in-depth on the Teardrop Pallet Rack design.

The Teardrop Pallet Rack is constructed of cold-rolled steel, which is commonly referred to as “roll-formed steel.” The racking structure involves an upright with open holes on its face that are shaped like “teardrops.” The structure also has beams that have connectors with “rivets” that slide into place in the teardrop punch on the face of the uprights. This type of structure allows for the simple connection of beams and uprights.

Take a look at our visual glossary to see the Teardrop design as well as others we keep in stock.

Benefits of Teardrop Pallet Rack

The Teardrop design is the most common design in the industry. Because the style is ubiquitous, beams and uprights are often interchangeable and compatible with other manufacturer designs. Therefore, it allows peace of mind when buying additional racking for your growing facility. Also, when compared to the heavier design of structural racking, the teardrop rack is the most economical.

Storage Solutions stocks Teardrop Pallet Racks that utilize a spring-activated safety lock. This lock prevents the beam from dislodging from the upright during loading and unloading. We prioritize safety in our warehouse and we want to ensure the same in your facility.

Teardrop Pallet Racks can be used to fit your specific needs and can be equipped with custom accessories to fit any function. This racking design has a wide variety of colors, sizes, and capacities so you can find the right one for you.

In addition to selling new equipment, we also sell used pallet rack beams and uprights. Check out the advantages of buying used equipment here.

Want more information on Teardrop Pallet Racks? Give us a call at 317.449.8726 or contact us here. Our team is happy to help you!

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We are always looking for used equipment!  So why not let us pay you for your unwanted/unneeded materials?

Storage Solutions is your partner when it comes to buying used equipment.  We want to help you move your old, unused materials for a competitive price.

While we appreciate the opportunity to buy any used equipment, there are a few things that we really need on an ongoing basis.

Teardrop Uprights

Uprights are our one of our most popular products at Storage Solutions. Because of that, quality uprights are always in high demand.

Teardrop beams

8′ beams are the most common, so we are always on the lookout for them.  As an integral part to nearly every project, we like to have quality beams in inventory at all times.

Wire Decking

Why Wire Decking? At Storage Solutions, we prefer to use wire decking for a number of reasons.  Since safety is paramount for us, wire decking is much better for fire code compared to the traditional wood pallets.  They are also more cost effective and they drop right into place, making installation a breeze.

To learn more about our used equipment purchasing service, check out our Rack Buyback page!

This Week’s Term of the Week:

Teardrop Pallet Rack

Teardrop Pallet RackTeardrop pallet rack is constructed of cold rolled steel commonly referred to as roll formed. This racking structure involves an upright with open holes on its’ face that are the shape of a teardrop along with beams that have connectors with rivets that slide and lock into place on the uprights. This type of design allows for the simple connection of beams and uprights.  Most types of teardrop rack utilize a spring activated safety lock to prevent the beam from dislodging from the upright during loading and/or unloading.

Almost every manufacturer of roll formed pallet racking has a teardrop design. The designs across the various manufacturers have slight differences and variations, but for the most part are interchangeable and compatible. Therefore, when a customer has existing teardrop racking in their facility they are not often restricted to only one manufacturers design of pallet racking when the need arises to add additional racking to their facility. The teardrop design of racking is the most interchangeable equipment across manufacturers in the industry which is why it is used by most customers in the marketplace.

Teardrop racking can be used in a variety of storage facilities such as garages, offices, storage rooms, warehouses, etc. It can also be manufactured to any size that fits the need of the customers products, and is available in a wide spectrum of colors.

Features of the teardrop rack:

  • Most common design in the marketplace
  • Compatible with most existing teardrop racking
  • Spring activated safety lock on most designs
  • Economical compared to the heavier design of structural racking
  • Wide variety of colors, sizes, and custom accessories to fit any function

IMG_1205-resized-600Want more information on Teardrop Pallet Rack? Contact our online sales team at 866.474.2001, and one of our knowledgable sales representatives will be able to help you get what you need! We also sell new and used pallet rack beams and used pallet rack uprights. Check out our inventory!

Storage Solutions was awarded the 2011 Top Gun Dealer Award from our partners at Speedrack. Their partnership has enabled us to provide our customers with quality products and competitive pricing for numerous years.

Source: Speedrack

When it comes to the material handling industry, it can often times be difficult to keep up with the terminology we use from day to day.  We have decided to start posting a Term Of The Week to break it down in terms everyone can understand.

This week’s Term Of The Week:

Selective Pallet RackSELECTIVE RACK

Standard selective pallet rack is designed for the purpose of the bulk storage of palletized goods and equipment.  All types of pallet racking create some level of increase in storage density, storing materials in horizontal bays.  Pallet rack is an essential and ever-present element in most modern warehouse, manufacturing facilities, retail centers and other storage and distribution facilities.

Elements of Selective Rack:

  • Pallet Rack Uprights – the vertical pieces of these storage units, which are typically anchored to the floor and provide the support for the racking system.
  • Pallet Rack Beams – clip into the uprights and provide the horizontal support in these units.
  • Wire Decks – are the final element of these units, which sit on top of the beams and create the sheld that the pallets and/or goods sit on.

Welcome back to the Storage Solutions blog!  This week we are going to highlight a few new clearance items we have available.  We are offering a special on used pallet rack this week, and have different sizes and styles for your to choose from.  We will be offering some used teardrop pallet rack, used Penco pallet rack, and used Ridg-U-Rak pallet rack.  All of these items have a listing for the retail price, but if you call to place your order, you will get a discounted rate!  Take a look at the products and give us a call at 866.474.2001.

Penco Pallet Rack
Penco UsedPalletRack Uprights42”D x 192”H Penco Pallet Rack Uprights

  • Column Size:  3″ X 2-1/4″
  • Column Style:   Open Tube
  • Color:  Blue
  • Quantity:  320
  • Retail Price:  $70.00 each

Penco Pallet Rack
Penco UsedPalletRack Uprights42″D x 204″H Penco Pallet Rack Uprights

  • Column Size:  3″ X 2-1/4″
  • Column Style:   Open Tube
  • Color:  Gray
  • Quantity:  210
  • Retail Price:  $80.00 each

Penco Pallet Rack
96Lx4H_Penco_UsedPalletRack_Beams-resized-60096″L x 4″H Penco Pallet Rack Beams 

  • 1-5/8″ Step 
  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs. per beam level
  • Color: Yellow
  • Quantity:  2,058
  • Retail Price: $13.00 each

Penco Pallet Rack
144Lx5-12H_Penco_UsedPalletRack_Beams-resized-600144″L x 5-1/2″H Penco Pallet Rack Beams

  • 1-5/8″ Step
  • Capacity: 6,500 lbs. per beam level
  • Color: Yellow
  • Quantity: 3,822
  • Retail Price: $21.00 each

Teardrop Pallet Rack
42Dx96H_UsedPalletRack_Uprights-resized-60042″D x 96″H Teardrop Pallet Rack Uprights

  • Column Size:  3″ X 3″
  • Column Style:   Open Tube
  • Color:  Light Green
  • Quantity:  745
  • Retail Price:  $40.00 each

Pallet Rack Uprights
42Dx180H_UsedPalletRack_Uprights-resized-60042″D x 180″H Teardrop Pallet Rack Uprights

  • Column Size:  3″ X 1-5/8″
  • Column Style:   Open Tube
  • Color:  Light Green
  • Quantity:  654
  • Retail Price:  $70.00 each

Pallet Rack Beams
92Lx4H_UsedPalletRack_Beams-resized-60092″L x 4″H Teardrop Pallet Rack Beams

  • 1-5/8″ Step
  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs. per beam level
  • Color: Orange
  • Quantity: 1,494
  • Retail Price: $14.00 each

Pallet Rack Beams
102Lx3-12H_UsedPalletRack_Beams-resized-600102″L x 3-1/2″H Teardrop Pallet Rack Beams

  • 1-5/8″ Step
  • Capacity: 3,500 lbs. per beam level
  • Color: Yellow
  • Quantity: 5,270
  • Retail Price: $16.75 each

Ridg-U-Rak Pallet Rack
42Dx240H_Ridgurak_UsedPalletRack_Uprights-resized-60042″D x 240″H Ridg-U-Rak Pallet Uprights

  • Column Size: 3″ x 2-1/2″
  • Column Size: Open Tube
  • Color: Forest Green
  • Quantity: 21
  • Retail Price: $80.00 each

Pallet Rack Beams
108Lx4H_Ridgurak_UsedPalletRack_Beams-resized-600108″L x 4″H Ridg-U-Rak Beams

  • 1-5/8″ Step
  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs. per beam level
  • Color: Orange
  • Quantity: 1,744
  • Retail Price: $14.00 each

Thanks for stopping by this week’s Storage Solutions blog post!  Remember, if you are in need of any help with your current or upcoming warehouse projects, contact our trained professionals today!  Call us at 1.866.474.2001 or visit us online at www.storage-solutions.com.

We here at Storage Solutions would like to devote this week’s blog to our newest clearance package.  Be sure to check out the clearance section of our website to see if there are any additional clearance packages still available!  This week, we put together a package of used pallet rack that will provide an incredibly cost efficient solution for your small to mid-size storage needs.  Let’s take a look at the equipment.

Used Pallet Rack Package
Starter Units Include:

clearance thumb(2)  42″D x 96″H Teardrop Pallet Rack Uprights

  • Color:  Light Green
  • Column Size:  3″ x 3″
  • Column Style:  Open Tube
  • List Price:  $40.00 ea

(6)  98″L x 4-5/8″H Teardrop Pallet Rack Beams

  • Color:  Orange
  • Capacity:  5,500 lbs per Beam Level
  • Step:  1-5/8″
  • List Price:  $13.00 ea

clearance thumb2(6)  42″D x 46″W Pallet Rack Wire Decks

  • Color:  Gray
  • 2 Channels
  • Channel Height:  1-5/8″
  • List Price:  $13.00 ea

This package of equipment will make one bay of rack with 3 shelf levels for only $210.00! Add-on units can be purchased for only $170.00!

We understand that everyone has their own unique storage needs.  Contact us and we will be happy to create a custom solution to meet your personal needs.

Storage Solutions has two used equipment packages available, arriving at our facility in Westfield, IN this week! Drive in pallet rack, selective rack and wire decking! Some of the specific items are:

  • (1,200) 96″ x 4″ Teardrop Beams
  • (1,300) 96″ x 3″ Teardrop Beams
  • (2,700) 96″ x 4-1/8″ Mecalux Teardrop Beams
  • (230) 42″D x 144″H Mecalux Teardrop Uprights
  • (350) 42″D x 216″H Mecalux Teardrop Uprights
  • (250) 42″D x 216″H Teardrop Uprights
  • Over (2,000) pallet positions of drive-in rack

For more information including pictures, capacities, and colors please call 866-474-2001 or e-mail AJ at andrew@storage-solutions.com.