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Should you buy used pallet rack or new? Learn the advantages and disadvantages and then make an educated decision.

Used Pallet Rack

Less expensive than new rack

Can be refurbished to look like new

Purchase components to add to existing rack

Quick lead time when in stock

Used rack is harder to locate in a down economy

Limited in configurations, size, and colors

Damaged rack can lead to safety issue

No Warranty

New & Custom Rack

New rack is typically higher quality for optimal safety and performance

Customized design options are available to fit specific warehouses for maximum efficiency

New rack can be designed to meet special requirements for seismic zones

Newer designs can accommodate specific capacities including higher PSI ranges

Standard quick ship options with short lead times are available

Customers chose standard paint colors for a sleek new look

New rack is RMI compliant

Manufacturer warranty