Our frequently asked questions page is where you’ll find the essential cantilever answers you seek. Find answers to all the most common cantilever rack questions below or call 888-680-2256 with additional questions.
What is cantilever racking?
Cantilever racking is pallet racking with cantilevered arms ideal for storing oblong or odd-shaped objects. Visit our cantilever rack guide to learn more!
What is the name of the manufacturer of cantilever racking?
We offer Meco Omaha cantilever rack online, but there are many cantilever manufacturers, including:
- Speedrack Cantilever
- Spacerak Cantilever
- Steel King Cantilever
- Unarco Roll Formed and Furniture
- Bulldog Cantilever
- Prest Rack Cantilever
- Meco Cantilever
- Steel King Structural Cantilever
- Redirack Cantilever
- Interlake Cantilever
- Konstant Cantilever
- Hannibal Cantilever
- Ross Technology Cantilever
- Bluff Cantilever
- Frazier Cantilever
- SpeedRack Cantilever
- Cosme Cantilever
What are the advantages of cantilever racking?
Cantilever racking can store odd-shaped products that do not fit on traditional pallet racking. It offers more significant storage potential for applications like lumber, steel piping, and more.
Is cantilever racking more expensive?
Cantilever racking is comparable to traditional pallet racking in price.
What are the disadvantages of a cantilever roof?
Cantilever roofs are essential for outdoor applications that require protection from the elements — there are few disadvantages. However, a covering is unnecessary for indoor applications, so if a used system comes with a roof, you may not need it.
How long does cantilever racking last?
Cantilever racking, if used correctly, should last a lifetime. The heavy steel should resist most general wear and tear. However, be sure to protect the racking from rust and forklift damage.
How much weight can a cantilever rack hold?
It depends – different sizes of cantilever components and different steel gauges affect the overall capacity rating of the system. Be sure to choose cantilever components rated for your application. Call us at 888-680-2256 for questions about what racking you should choose for your application.
Read more in our cantilever rack capacity blog.
How far out can a cantilever rack go?
In general, cantilever arms range from 24” to 48” long. A row of cantilever racking can extend as far as you’d like so long as space allows.
What angle is best for cantilever rack arms?
Cantilever rack arms can be straight or inclined. Straight arms work well for flat lumber, furniture, pallets, etc. Inclined arms prevent round products like logs or pipes from rolling off the system.
How does a cantilever rack stay up?
Cantilever racking is supported by a heavy upright and base that bolts to the warehouse floor. These industrial components should keep your system standing upright but don’t overload your racking for the risk of the system tipping forward under the load.
The entire system bolts together to keep the racking up.
What supports a cantilever system?
The cantilever upright and base are the primary components supporting the system. Bolts, bracing, and safety components also support the racking.
Do you offer unique colors?
Yes! Please let us know when requesting a quote, and we can provide options.
Do you buy used cantilever?
Yes, we do, contact us with your information; we would be happy to help.
Do you have a stopper to prevent items from falling off?
Do you offer used cantilever?
How do I measure for cantilever?
How do I order cantilever racking?
Follow the steps outlined on our how-to-order page for help choosing the right cantilever components and placing your online order.
Can I use my carrier?
Yes, you are welcome to use your carrier.
Can I store product on the bottom or base level?
Yes, items can be stored on the base levels. The load placed on the base does not diminish the rated capacity of the upright. Therefore, the heaviest loads should be placed on the base.
Can I add decking to cantilever?
Yes, decking can be added as a special order item.
How much weight do cantilever arms hold?
We offer light-duty, medium-duty, and extra-heavy-duty systems. So we have a wide range of capacities.
Are these items in stock?
No, we don’t stock cantilever at this time, but most orders can ship in 1-3 weeks, with larger orders usually shipping in 3-4 weeks.
Can I remove the freight charge and pick it up at your location?
We can remove the freight charge, but you need to pick up the items at the factory in Omaha, NE 68112. You are also welcome to pick them up at our location, but we still need to charge freight to get the items here.
Do you offer galvanized cantilever?
Yes, for specific applications, Galvanized is needed, and we can custom order this for you.
Do you have other locations around the country?
We do. Depending on your zip code, we may be able to save you freight by shipping from a near state. Lead times may apply.
If I'm tax-exempt, do I have to pay tax?
No, if you are exempt, send us your exempt certificate.