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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Cantilever Rack for Sale  


Used Cantilever Rack for Sale- Roll Form


Used Cantilever Rack



  • MEDIUM DUTY- 1200 lbs. per level


  • Cantilever rack is available in both single and double sided uprights. This cold rolled style features a 9" x 3" column for its trees & bases.The uprights are 120" tall.


  • The arms are made with used 3" channel stock and can be cut to 36" arms for a maximum of 600 lb. capacity per arm. That gives you 1200 lbs. per level.


  • Our brace sets are standard for both new & used cantilever racks and typically come in 48" to 72" widths.


  • We consider this style to be a medium duty rack, if you do not need the 5000 lb. capacity per level that our Home Depot Style Cantilever Rack offers, than this style is for you.



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Part Sizes Available
Cantilever Columns (Trees) 120" - 168" high
Cantilever Bases 36"- 48" long
Cantilever Arms 36"- 48" Long
Cantilever Brace Sets 36" to 72" wide


Used Cantilever Rack for Sale- Structural


Used Cantilever Rack for Sale



  • MEDIUM DUTY- 1200 lbs. per level


  • Used structural cantilever racks are available in single sided & double sided units.


  • These racks are designed for manual loading and unloading of stored products.


  • The trees for this style are available in 80" and 120" heights.


  • The bases typically match the arms at 36" long.


  • Cantilever rack arms are adjustable and have a capacity of 600lb. per level. These arms also are made out of 3" channel and typically come in 36" lengths.


  • The brace sets again are your standard ASI style ranging from 48" to 72" wide.



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Part Sizes Available
Cantilever Columns (Trees) 80" & 120" tall
Cantilever Bases 24"- 48" long
Cantilever Arms 24"- 48" long
Cantilever Brace Set 36" to 72" long


Used Cantilever Rack for Sale- I-Beam

Home Depot I Beam Style

Heavy Duty- 5000 lbs. per level

Ideal for pipe, lumber, unusual shaped items

 Storage flexibility - unobstructed access

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                   Home Depot Style                                         I-Beam Cantilever                                   Lumber Rack Storage


Used Cantilever Rack    

Used heavy duty industrial grade cantilever rack is designed for capacities typically 20,000 lbs. per tree, double sides and 10,000 lbs. single sided. Structural I-beams are used for the towers, bases, and arms. Bases are lagged to the floor for stability. This cantilever rack system uses both diagonal and horizontal bracing between towers. The cantilever style is the same style used by Home Depot & Lowes in their lumber rack departments.


Part Size Available
Columns (Trees) 96" high, 144" high or 192"high 
Arms 36" long, 48" long, 54" long or 60" long
Brace Sets From 36" to 84" wide
Bars 36" long, 48" long, 54" long or 60" long


Used Furniture Cantilever Rack for Sale

Light to medium loads

Unobstructed storage

With wood decking and supports


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            Speed Rack Cantilever                                 Furniture Cantilever                              96" - 288" High



 Used Furniture Rack for Sale



Used furniture cantilever racks are available in single or double sided design for manual loading    and unloading of stored products. Cantilever racks give clear frontal access to the storage levels and have no vertical obstructions that allow for full use of space from side to side on each level. These racks are ideal for: pipe and tubing, appliances, furniture, lumber products, bar stock and rods, rugs, large boxes, tv's, stereos, electronic components and more.



*Price and product availability subject to change without notice.  Call today for free quote 800-876-3736  


American Surplus stocks thousands of bays of used pallet rack including cantilever rack.  Our inventory is huge and changes daily, please call 800-876-3736 or Email to check our inventory and ask about quantity discounts. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used cantilever racks store long, bulky, odd-shaped loads such as lumber, furniture and pipes. Product is loaded with a forklift as there is no front column restriction like selective pallet rack.  The entire length of the rack is used for storage.  Cantilever rack is designed two ways; single sided and double sided.  The single sided cantilever provides storage on one side and is usually placed against the wall in a warehouse.  While the double sided cantilever stores more product, it also requires more floor space. 


Cantilever racks systems consist of vertical columns bolted to a horizontal base.  Arms are attached to the upright and are available in either straight or inclined.  The straight arms store flat products such as lumber.  The inclined arms are best used to store products on rolls. Brace sets provide stability.  Available in two types; roll formed and structural steel:


Structural cantilever racks are made from hot steel.  The hot steel is rolled to form I-beams and C channels.  Structural cantilever rack is more expensive than cold rolled but can handle forklift abuse.  Frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced.  Structural rack holds more weight than cold rolled.


Cold rolled cantilever rack begins as a piece of flat steel.  It is processed through a machine that forms the steel into the desired form.  This type of rack uses less steel which reduces the cost. Lightweight and easy installation makes this an ideal type of rack for applications that need to stack to the ceiling.  Cold rolled rack is easily damaged when hit, therefore, frame protectors are recommended.


Designing cantilever rack systems is a specialty at American Surplus.  Tell us the dimensions of the product to be stored (length, depth, height and weight), and we'll design and install a used cantilever rack system for your warehouse.  Call us at 800-876-3736.


Used cantilever rack manufacturers include Frazier, Interlake, and Steel King.  American Surplus stocks these brands along with Palmer Shile and Speedrack.  Design and installation of used cantilever rack, by trained professionals, is available nationwide.


Used cantilever rack is a style of racking that has beams that only anchor on one end, and are commonly found in lumber yards or plumbing supply warehouses where items being stored are long and bulky. It consists of vertical columns, bases, arms, and bracing. The vertical columns are held up by the base, and arms extend out of the vertical columns to act as shelves. The bracing adds stability to the racking by holding the uprights together (click here to view entire article)




There are two common styles of used cantilever rack, single and double sided. Double sided allows for storage on both sides, but also requires clearance on both sides of the racking. Single sided used cantilever rack can be positioned against a wall to save valuable floor space, but will not allow for as much storage as double sided. Determining which type is right for you depends on what you are trying to store and how much of it.

There are many options when choosing used cantilever rack. When deciding on arms, which are the actual storage levels or shelves, it is important to determine how much weight you will be putting on each, and what kind of material is being stored. There are two main styles of arms, straight and inclined. If materials have the ability to roll, like pipes, rolled carpet, and logs, than the inclined arm is preferred because it is set at a pitch to prevent products from falling. Otherwise for materials with a flat bottom or that can’t roll, straight arm is preferred. Used cantilever arm’s capacity is based off of its length and the metal gauge that was used. The longer the arm, the less weight it can hold because it is that much farther from the upright.

Uprights are sold in different heights with varying shelving weight capacities, so taking careful weight and size measurements of what you are going to store is crucial. Once you know how many arms are to be included on each upright, and the weight capacity of each of those arms, you can multiply these two numbers together to get the weight capacity needed for the uprights.


Brace sets provide additional structure to the uprights, and the number of these needed depends on the number of arms, the height, the capacity of the arms and the uprights, and the length of the storage items. Braces are not intended to be load bearing, and only stabilizes the rack horizontally.

Why buy used cantilever rack? There are clearly many factors to consider when purchasing used cantilever rack. These options and considerations can be overwhelming, but ASI will work with you to design the racking system that is right for you. Our sales staff will get to know you and your specific material handling needs before recommending a certain configuration.


by Bill Dimaio


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