3 Advantages To Using Pushback Pallet Racking Solutions

Pushback racking is a type of pallet storage system that allows 2 – 6 pallets deep to be stored on both sides of an aisle, providing high storage density than other pallet rack systems. A pushback rack system is a LIFO system normally composed of an inclined rail section that extends the full depth of the storage lane. The 3 main pushback advantages include higher density storage, faster operation and higher selectivity.

  • High Density Storage

Pushback racking ranges from 2 deep to 6 deep pallet positions that allow pallets to be stored on both sides of an aisle, providing higher density storage than other pallet racking solutions. A warehouse operation can gain up to 25% – 55% more storage space without moving to a larger warehouse by implementing pushback pallet racking positions. Lower profile construction pushback racking can add even more storage density to a warehouse by adding pallet positions vertically depending on vertical clearance.

  • Fast Operation

The elimination of aisles and the ergonomics of a pushback pallet racking system increases productivity and speed in a warehouse. The fork truck driver lifts the pallet off, reverses slowly and the next pallet comes forward, using gravity, and into the front position. This process can be repeated up to 6 pallets deep and eliminates the need for forklift aisles while limiting forklift traffic. Direct access to pallet positions increases operation efficiency in a LIFO (Last-In-First-Out) storage application.

  • High Selectivity

Pushback pallet racking delivers the highest combination of storage density and selectivity. This type of racking delivers the opportunity to store pallets on both sides of an aisle without decreasing direct access to pallet positions. Pushback utilizes LIFO inventory flow so SKU types and inventory diversity should be a consideration when implementing pushback solutions into a warehouse. This warehouse pallet racking solution provides high density and selectivity and can be configured and customized to specific warehouse throughput requirements, available warehouse space and storage density needs.


  • Mia Stewart

    June 14, 2019 - 7:23 pm

    I like how the article explains that a pushback pallet rack is able to increase the amount of storage space without having to move to a new warehouse. Recently, my company’s warehouse hasn’t been able to have enough space to store all our products but we don’t want to move to a different warehouse because we have a good location. Maybe getting a pushback pallet rack will allow us to get more space and not have to move locations.

  • Oliver Ray

    September 13, 2019 - 7:44 pm

    It is good to know at pallet racking allows you to have access to both sides of the aisle. I can only imagine having to work in a warehouse with limited space to maneuver items like pallets and how that might be difficult when the pallets are six deep. Getting a handling company to teach or install pallet racking would be ideal for any company that stores material in a warehouse area.

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