Pallet Racking For Sale - Teardrop Style

Teardrop pallet racking is one of the most popular types of warehouse storage systems used today. Teardrop rack uses a slide-in teardrop shaped punched hole design, which is used to lock the horizontal beams to the vertical uprights for quick and easy assembly.

What is Teardrop Pallet Racking?

The teardrop design assembles quickly and is a popular storage shelving system designed to store materials on pallets in rows and different levels. Teardrop pallet racking is popular because of its slide-in teardrop shaped punched hole design, whick is used to lock the horizontal beams to the vertical uprights for quick and easy assembly. Many rack manufacturers use this teardrop design, which allows for mixing and matching diffferent manufacturer brand parts.

Teardrop Pallet Rack Components

Used Teardrop Pallet Racking & Components

This teardrop pallet rack is one of our most recent large purchases, and includes uprights, beams, wire decks and aisle guards.


Interlake Teardrop Pallet Rack

Used Interlake Teardrop Pallet Racking

This heavy duty Interlake teardrop pallet rack is an industry standard. We have both new and old style Interlake beams and uprights to choose from.


Mecalux pallet racking for sale

Used Mecalux Teardrop Pallet Racks

This large buy of Mecalux teardrop pallet racking is in excellent condition and will fit well in the right space.


Teardrop Pallet Racking

Used Teardrop Pallet Racking Beams and Uprights

This large buy of Mecalux teardrop pallet racking is in excellent condition and will fit well in the right space.


Teardrop Pallet Racking

New Pallet Racking in our Online Store

We offer many different sizes and types of pallet racking in our online store, including uprights, beams, kits and accessories.

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Teardrop Warehouse Rack

Using Pallet Racking For Home or Warehouse Storage

Pallet Racking is one of the most popular types of warehouse storage systems used today. Because of the wide variety of styles and sizes to choose from, it is commonly used by warehouses and distribution centers for industrial storage, as well as for a simple home storage projects.

SJF carries a wide variety of new and used warehouse storage rack brands and styles to fit any space. We also carry a wide assortment of accessories to add-on to or customize any currently installed warehouse rack systems.

SJF's professional sales staff has over 60 years of combined experience with new and second hand or used pallet racks of all types. We have thousands of light and heavy duty beams, column uprights and accessories in-stock and ready for immediate shipment. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us for a free professional consultation.

If you're interested in new pallet racking, check out our online store for pallet rack kits, new uprights, new beams and many pallet racking accessories.


Pallet Racking FAQ & Guides

Frequently Asked Questions

Used pallet rack beams can start as low as $15 each and used pallet rack uprights can start as low as $55. Prices depend strongly on size and condition of the material. Purchasing used pallet racking is a very popular choice for many businesses needing industrial shelving and storage. Often it is in like-new condition and can save quite a bit of money if purchased from a reputable dealer.

Standard duty pallet racking typically holds from 15,000-18,000 lbs. For heavy duty racking, the weight capacity can typically range from 25,000 to 30,000 lbs. The amount of weight that it can hold depends on the size and density of the pallet rack.

View tips on how to configure your own rack installation with our Pallet Rack Assembly Guide.

There are many different types of pallet racking for different spaces. Here are a few of the more popular types used for industrial storage:

Teardrop pallet racking

Teardrop pallet racking is one of the most popular types of pallet storage systems used today. Teardrop rack uses a slide-in teardrop shaped punched hole design, which is used to lock the horizontal beams to the vertical uprights for quick and easy assembly without hardware.

Drive in racking and drive through racks

Drive in pallet racks store pallets on a First In/Last Out (FILO) basis. Pallets are loaded and retrieved from the front side of the drive in rack and forklift trucks drive directly into the rack's bays to get to the stored product. The last pallet loaded into the rack becomes the first pallet accessible.

Drive through racking works similarly, but stores pallets on a first in/first out (FIFO) basis. Pallets are loaded on one side of the rack and retrieved from the opposite side.

Push back racking

Push back racking uses a selective rack structure with a rail and cart system. Pallets are set on nested carts or trays that can be pushed backwards along rails in the rack frame itself. The rails are on an incline and fed by gravity, so the most recently added load is always in the front of the rack. The pallets are easily loaded and unloaded on a "Last In, First Out" (LIFO) rotation.

Case flow racking and carton flow racks

Case and carton flow rack uses gravity rollers or skatewheels in the rack shelf itself to allow product to be loaded from the back and flow to the front, which is the pick side. Carton flow racking (or case flow racking) provides FIFO (First In, First Out) inventory control.

Pallet flow racking

Pallet flow rack is a First In, First Out (FIFO) system that utilizes gravity roller tracks to form a gravity flow lane. The tracks are set with a decline pitch which allows pallets to move by gravity from the in feed side (rear) to the pick side (front).

Span-Track

Span-Track is a product manufactured by the Unex company and is similar to carton flow rack. Unex Span-Track uses gravity rollers to flow product from the back to the pick side in the front. Span-Track provides FIFO (First In, First Out) inventory control.

Cantilever racking

Cantilever racks are steel shelving units with long arms that extend from metal frames used to store long, bulky or awkward materials. They are used to store items such as furniture, lumber, PVC, metal pipes, steel bar stock, plywood, steel sheets, sheetrock and even cars. Cantilever racks are configurable in countless different ways, allowing a flexible solution to fit any type of storage needs.

Selective pallet racking

Selective pallet racking uses an aisle to access each pallet, offering easy accessibility to every pallet, as well as utilizing the available vertical space.

Pallet racking bays are the sections in a racking system that have an upright on each side.

Pallet racks can be up to 240" high.

Pallet racks efficiently use otherwise wasted available vertical space by creating a shelving system with many options available. Forklift trucks are used to load and unload the materials on and off of the rack shelves, increasing warehouse efficiency and saving stock picking time.

Pallet racking is available in many different styles and capacities to fit the needs of a warehouse. There are many types of pallet racking, but teardrop pallet racking is the most popular because of it's ease of assembly and flexibility in mixing and matching brands.


How To Choose Pallet Racking Beams

Teardrop warehouse rack beams are the most requested and sought after beam styles for pallet racks used in modern warehouses today. These cross beams come in all different lengths, heights and gauges (height and gauge determine beam capacity).

All storage rack beams listed below are a standard teardrop style and will work with all major brands, as long as the upright utilizes the classic "teardrop" shaped hole punching. SJF also carries a wide range of shaved pin beams. This is a modern innovation that allows SJF's shelf beams to fit both the new and old teardrop type hole design originally introduced by Interlake/Mecalux.

If you have any questions about warehouse racks or any of industrial storage systems you see on this site, please call and speak to one of our friendly SJF customer service representatives for more details at (320) 485-4974 (direct sales line) or (800) 598-5532. Click to view our new storage racks in our eStore.

Beam Dimensions

View a short video explaining measurements and capacities for pallet rack beams.


How To Choose Pallet Racking Uprights

Choose from a wide variety of sizes with SJF teardrop style upright frames. These upright frames utilize the universal teardrop style connectors which can be interchanged with any and all standard teardrop racking on the market today.

All uprights come painted with high visibility paint, which reduces the chances of damage to racks and accidents to employees.

If you have any questions about warehouse racks or any of industrial storage systems you see on this site, please call and speak to one of our friendly SJF customer service representatives for more details at (320) 485-4974 (direct sales line) or (800) 598-5532. Click to view our new storage racks in our eStore.

Upright Dimensions

Click above to see a short video on how to measure uprights.


Pallet Racking for Storage Basics

What is teardrop pallet rack?

What is Pallet Racking? What is it Used For?

Wondering what is pallet racking? Warehouse pallet racking is a material handling storage system designed to store pallets in horizontal rows and vertical levels, similar to a warehouse shelving system. Pallet racking beams attach to uprights, forming strong levels that support pallets of materials. Pallet racks are used as strong industrial shelving that can be accessed by forklifts.

What is Teardrop Pallet Racking?

The teardrop design assembles quickly and is a popular storage shelving system designed to store materials on pallets in rows and different levels. Teardrop rack is popular because of its slide-in teardrop shaped punched hole design, which is used to lock the horizontal beams to the vertical uprights for quick and easy assembly. Many rack manufacturers use this teardrop design, which allows for mixing and matching different manufacturer brand parts.

What are Pallet Rack Upright Frames?

Pallet rack uprights or upright frames are the vertical structure that determines the height and depth of the warehouse racking system. Two upright frames are needed for a starter pallet racking. Once the first structure is in place, only one upright frame is needed to add on to a current rack. Upright frames come in many heights and depths to support weight capacity needed.

What are Pallet Rack Beams?

Pallet rack beams are the horizontal weight-bearing structure that connects the upright frames to each other. The beams come in different lengths and heights depending on the size of the pallet racking needed and the weight and dimensions of the items stored on the racks. They also come in step style or box style, which allow the use of optional over the top or drop in supports or decking. Pallet rack beams can be adjusted to whatever height from the ground is needed and can be easily removed and readjusted to a different level for future changing needs.