Push back racking is a design system that offers a high-density solution for storing pallets. Systems are typically between two- and five pallets in depth, and two complete systems can be placed back-to-back. If height permits, push back racking can optimize overhead space by stretching the system vertically.
How does push back racking work?
Push back pallet racking works by placing a loaded pallet onto an empty cart, within a given lane. To load the second pallet, the lift operator aligns with the first pallet and uses the load to push it backward. During this action, another empty, nested cart is exposed. The second pallet is deposited and the action continues until the lane is filled. When unloading, the front pallet is removed and gravity draws all of the pallets forward toward the pick face.