Used Rack vs. New Rack

Should you buy used pallet rack or new rack?   Learn the advantages and disadvantages and then make an educated decision.

Used Pallet Rack Advantages:

  • Less expensive than new rack
  • Can be refurbished to look like new
  • You can purchase components to add to existing rack
  • Quick lead time when in stock

Used Pallet Rack Disadvantages:

  • Used rack is harder to locate in a down economy
  • Limited in configurations, size, and colors
  • Damaged rack can lead to safety issue
  • No warranty

New & Custom Rack Advantages:

  • New rack is typically higher quality for optimal safety and performance
  • Customized design options are available to fit specific warehouses for maximum efficiency
  • New rack can be designed to meet special requirements for seismic zones
  • Newer designs can accommodate specific capacities including higher PSI ranges
  • Standard quick ship options with short lead times are available
  • Customers chose standard paint colors for a sleek new look
  • New rack is RMI compliant
  • Manufacturer warranty