There are many different types of pallet racks, and they all serve unique functions. It stands to reason, then, that there will be differences in pricing. In this post, I’ll go through a rough estimate of the cost of materials and labor for each pallet racking system, based on typical application. Obviously, prices could vary significantly depending on your specific requirements, and they don’t include delivery. However, this guide will be able to give you an idea of what your system could cost.
Here are some factors that will affect the price of your pallet rack system:
- The overall size of the project
- The product size and weight
- Number of levels in a bay
- Location of the installation
So, keeping in mind that these factors and more could alter the final cost of your material and installation, here is a general price range for the material and installation of each type of pallet rack.
- Roll Formed Selective Pallet Rack
- This rack is the most common type, and the most versatile. Selective rack will run you around $50 per pallet position.
- Structural Selective Pallet Rack
- Structural rack is set up the same as roll formed selective pallet rack, but is made of more heavy duty steel. This pallet rack will be around $75-$100 per pallet position.
- Push Back Pallet Rack
- Push back pallet rack is a LIFO system that uses heavy duty carts that the pallets are loaded onto, with each one pushing the one that was loaded before back. Push back can range between $150-$300 per pallet position.
- Drive In Pallet Rack
- Drive in rack is also LIFO and the forklifts enter the rack itself to place and remove pallets. The drive in system could cost $100-$250 per pallet position.
- Pallet Flow Pallet Rack
- The pallet flow rack system is going to be the most expensive. It is FIFO and uses roller track sections on sloped lanes, letting gravity pull the pallet down to the area where it will be picked. If you think pallet flow would work best for your application, be prepared to pay between $300-$500 per pallet position.
These numbers should give you a good idea of what each system will cost you. Obviously, where the job is located and the freight costs will raise your bill. If you would like an accurate quote or help deciding which type of pallet racking system would work best for you, contact us. We will be happy to assist you.