What is Push Back Racking?
Push back racking is a high density pallet storage system where pallets can be stored several deep. A push back rack system allows for a high level of storage space in a much smaller area. When a new pallet is added, the current load gets pushed back and the new pallet takes its place in the front.
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.
Pushback racking can be a great option when you're looking for a medium to high density storage solution. It allows for a much more efficient use of space because the storage area is compacted into a much tighter area than traditional standard pallet racking, which could require many individual rows for the same number of pallets stored.