Used Versus New: Which
Type of Material Handling System is More Practical?
In the material handling, distributing,
and warehousing industries, there is controversy
over whether or not used rack and shelving systems
are a better choice over new systems. While
some are convinced that newer products are the
way to go, others have favored used pallet rack
and material handling systems for years and
refuse to invest in anything else.
At The Surplus Warehouse, we buy, sell,
and trade both used and new material handling systems
and equipment, but have found that used products offer
considerable advantages to our customers. Read on
to determine if used pallet racking or industrial
shelving systems are right for your operation or contact
Philadelphia’s largest used material handling
dealer and speak directly with one of our representatives.
Relocating? Can’t Take
Your Material Handling System with You?
move, they are usually not able to take their pallet
rack or shelving with them to the new facility. So
what do they do with the leftover product? They take
advantage of a company, such as The Surplus Warehouse,
and sell their material handling equipment for a great
price. The Surplus Warehouse will not only purchase
used product at great prices, but we’ll also
remove the systems as part of our service.
Need a Pallet Racking System
or Shelving System Fast?
As new equipment
often takes 6-8 weeks to be delivered once the order
is placed with the manufacturer, used equipment is
typically available immediately. For companies that
need a replacement system, accessories, or an entire
new setup in a tight timeframe, used pallet racks
or industrial shelving is the better choice.
Although some warehouse
and distribution managers are uncertain as to whether
or not used materials will remain structurally sound
long term, it is a proven fact that used metal on
racks and shelves, if stored inside, will not degrade,
but rather remain durable for years to come. While
used materials may not look as appealing as new pallet
rack and industrial shelving, they are guaranteed
to do the same job for less.
Save a Truckload with
Used Rack &
The price of new
rack and shelving ordered from a catalog or material
handling dealer can be very expensive. But at The
Surplus Warehouse, our used equipment is available
at a nominal price. Additionally, as trucking costs
continue to increase, it can be very expensive to
ship new rack from a manufacturing facility, especially
if it is located hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Buying used rack locally can have significant cost
savings in freight. By saving a truckload with used
rack and shelving, you can spend money on other areas
of your operation that could stand to