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Unarco T-Bolt Pallet Rack & Heavy Duty Hoppers…

Unarco T-Bolt Pallet Rack

Just In – Unarco T-Bolt Pallet Racking. Click to view photos of this equipment.

T-bolt Pallet Rack

Qty (ea.) Description Liquidation Price
31 Unarco T-Bolt Uprights – 10’H x 48″D $50.00
140 Unarco T-Bolt Uprights – 12’H x 42″D $55.00
789 Unarco T-Bolt Uprights – 14’H x 48″D $60.00
3822 Unarco T-Bolt Beams – 96″L x 4″H $14.50
30 Unarco T-Bolt Beams – 120″L x 4″H $18.00
724 Unarco T-Bolt Beams144″L x 4″H $22.50
160 Unarco T-Bolt Beams – 180″L x 4″H $35.00
20 Unarco T-Bolt Beams – 120″L x 6″H $28.00
15 Unarco T-Bolt Beams – 144″L x 6″H $32.50
251 Unarco T-Bolt Beams – 180″ x 6″H $50.00
1375 Waterfall Wire Decks – 42″ x 46″ $12.00
4125 Waterfall Wire Decks – 48″ x 46″ $12.00


Brand New 1 cu. yd. Hoppers –
Exclusive Online Sale Pricing

Heavy Duty HopperThese rugged, heavy duty welded steel hoppers solve your bulk handling problems and increase productivity – low cost means quick payback!

These dumping hoppers are designed for forklift handling, dump safely from any height and are precisely balanced to tip foreward for complete discharge of contents and return to an upright position.

Now On Sale
Buy Online: $626.50 (was 682.67 – you save: $56)
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Pallet Flow Rail Now Available Online

Pallet Flow Rail

SJF has just added Pallet Flow rail to our online store.  This flow rail from 3D Storage systems is the perfect product if you’re looking to transform your static pallet racking into a more dynamic system.  Choose from either steel wheel pallet flow or poly wheel pallet flow rails in both single and dual staggered wheel configurations.

New Dock Levelers from Pentalift

Mechanical Dock Leveler

Mechanical Dock Leveler

SJF is happy to announce that we are now offering Pentalift Dock Levelers for sale in our online store. Established in 1983, Pentalift has grown to become one of the leading innovators in the dock equipment field in just 25 years.  With an intense focus on engineering a quality product, Pentalift is a continuing innovator in the field, and we’re glad to offer their dock levelers for sale online.

Choose from Mechanical or Electric/Hydraulic standard pit mounted dock levelers or for those who have no pit (or logistically cannot dig one) check out the edge-of dock models – also available in both mechanical and hydraulic models. [links below]

Mechanical Dock Levelers
Electric/Hydraulic Dock Levelers

Mechanical Edge-of-Dock Levelers
Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Levelers

Steel Price Updates | 09/07/2011

Steel Beams

Baosteel predicts iron ore prices to stay high into 2012

Ma Guoqiang, president of Baoshan Iron & Steel – Baosteel Group’s listed arm – expects Chinese iron ore import prices to remain high for the fourth quarter of 2011 and throughout 2012.

Ma’s comment, contained in the company’s online communication with the shareholders on 31 August, reverses the prediction Baoshan Steel made in May that the global iron ore market would dip into oversupply this year.

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SJF Acquires Equipment from Borders Books Bankruptcy

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This material has been fully removed and partially sold. Some of the rack and most of the carousels are still available for purchase and would ship from SJF’s main facility in Winsted, MN. Please call 1.800.598.5532 if you are interested in remaining quantities and sizes.
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SJF Material Handling Inc. ( Winsted, MN was awarded the winning bid for all pallet racks and vertical carousel equipment liquidated in conjunction with the bankruptcy sale of material handling equipment from the Borders Books Distribution facility in TN.

SJF acquired the warehouse equipment which it is now offering for sale to the public via the company’s web site at

SJF is currently offering immediate shipment of all orders it receives for the equipment as it is being removed from the TN facility.

Sales & shipment of the pallet rack and carousel equipment will be available from locations in Tennessee and Minnesota during September.

Below is a brief summary with direct links to detailed descriptions, photos and discount pricing on the equipment available for sale.

Pallet Storage Racks

  • 33,950 ea. – 96″ x 3.5″ – 4″ – 4 ½”, – 5″ pallet rack step beams
  • 3,428 ea. – 42″ wide x 14′ – 26′ high pallet rack uprights
  • 22,554 ea. – wire decks that fit 42″ deep pallet racks
  • 21,345 ea. – pallet supports to fit 42″ deep pallet racks

These racks are available in the following brands: Teardrop, Speedrack, Ridg-u-Rak, Frazier Structural Rack

Diamond Phoenix Carousels

Vertical Carousels

Also: Wire Decking & Pallet Supports

Vertical Carousels

Carousel manufacturer – Diamond Phoenix

22 ea. total carousels available for sale.

18 ea. – 16′ tall Diamond Phoenix Vertical Carousels

4 ea. – 25′ tall Diamond Phoenix Vertical Carousels

View Carousel Photos & Specifications

Contact SJF via phone at 1.800.598.5532 or email with all inquiries on this surplus material handling equipment..

Material Handling Guides

New “Guides” Section on SJF Material Handling Blog

Material Handling GuidesSJF is proud to announce the new and improved Material Handling Guides section on our blog.  This section contains articles, tips, tricks and best practices relating to material handling and warehouse equipment of all types.

Topics include pallet rack, cantilever rack, packaging, balers, shelving and much more.

Further – we plan to introduce new articles about new and used equipment alike.  If you have any suggestions or would like to propose a guide topic, please email SJF and we’ll be happy to oblige.

Guide > Dock Boards & Dock Plates

Dock Board & Dock Plate Guide

Dock boards and dock plates are a portable, non-permanent solution to loading semi truck trailers at a loading dock. These dock ramps bridge a gap from the dock to the truck, overcoming both the gap distance, but also the height differential between the truck and the dock. Typically, dock boards are of heavier-duty construction than dock plates and allow for utilizing a forklift to load and unload a trailer.

Dock Plates

Aluminum Dock Plate

Aluminum Dock Plate – Note the Lack of Guide Rails

The surface of dockplates is typically safe and skid-resistant.  A ten degree bend in the plate allows edges to be flush at dock and truck for smooth material transfer. Beveled edges reduce wear and excessive equipment jarring. Locking legs secure the plate for safe loading and unloading. This unit also comes complete with carrying handles attached to the locking legs for easier portability.

Also notice that the dock plate does not have guide rails on the sides.  This is typical of dock plates as they are not usually handling vehicular traffic such as forklifts.  Also notice, however that to prevent run-off, the edges of the dockplate are distinguished by different shades as well as the lack of diamond plating.

Aluminum Dock Plates
Steel Dock Plates

Dock plate capacities range from 1,800 pounds to 5,500 pounds.

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Guide > Cantilever Rack Basics

Cantilever Rack Basics

Single Sided Cantilever Rack

Single Sided Cantilever Rack

Cantilever Rack (also called lumber rack or pipe rack) is a very unique solution to a very real storage problem.  Often, manufacturers find themselves with long, bulky items they need to safely store, but no real way to keep them out of the way.  This is an ideal solution for cantilever rack.

Cantilever racks make quick work of storing long and bulky items like lumber, plumbing pipes, bar stock or other long raw materials.  These racks utilize a center column with arms providing the actual shelf levels for storing items.

Cantilever racking can be purchased in either single sided or double sided configurations, the only difference being the number of sides available for storage.  Single sided units can only utilize one side while double sided units can store material on both sides.

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