How Push Back Racking Works
A pushback rack system contains a pair of rails and carts that are nested. As an example, if you had 4 deep lanes, you would have 3 carts. The first cart is loaded by the forklift on the top rail. Then, when they come back with another pallet, they push back the cart on top and place it on the middle rail. Similarly, they load up the 3rd cart by pushing it back and placing it in front of them on the bottom rail. They then load up their last pallet onto rails 1-3 and can rest easily from their work because all of their pallets are now loaded into carts in order from top to bottom!
Why You Should Use Push Back Racking
Using a push back rack is a good idea because it’s faster to load and unload than any other type of racking system. Having the ability to store different products in the same aisle reduces the possibility of potential damage; in turn, this creates a number of advantages for those who choose to use a push back racking system in their warehouse. It also makes stocking easier because each level can hold a different product. Not to mention, since you don’t have to drive the pallets into place, the chances of either the pallet or product getting damaged are drastically reduced.