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Used Teardrop Pallet Racks

At East Coast Storage Equipment, we’re more than just a supplier of teardrop pallet racks. We’re a partner in your business, committed to helping you achieve your storage goals and optimize your operations. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of used teardrop pallet racking and other used material handling equipment solutions.


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About Teardrop Pallet Racks

Teardrop pallet racks are versatile storage structures that use a common locking mechanism style to connect upright frames and beams. Many manufacturers produce teardrop-style racking, making the style one of the most popular in the world. They’re also the most readily available in terms of both full systems and individual components.

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In a teardrop racking system, pallets rest on horizontal load beams that latch securely into the teardrop-shaped punches on the upright columns. This design facilitates effortless adjustment of beam levels, enabling easy reconfiguration based on changing inventory needs. Their modular and scalable nature has cemented their place as one of the most popular and widely used racking systems across industries.

Benefits of Teardrop Pallet

This popular style of pallet racking sports some unique benefits:

Easy Assembly

Due to the universal teardrop connection design, these racks are easily assembled, disassembled and reconfigured.

Cost Efficiency

Because teardrop is such a popular style of pallet racking, sourcing high-quality used components and systems at a fair price is very commonplace.


Their universal design means they're often compatible with different brands, allowing for easier integration into existing warehouse setups.


With components made from robust steel, teardrop racks can handle substantial loads, making them an ideal choice for various products and materials.

Optimal Space Utilization

By utilizing the vertical space within your warehouse, selective teardrop pallet racking enables you to store more goods in the same footprint.

Contact the East Coast Storage Equipment Team

Have some questions about teardrop pallet racking? Not finding the brand you’re looking for in our inventory? Don’t hesitate to connect the East Coast Storage Equipment team today. We’re here to answer all your questions and help you find the right teardrop-style pallet racking for your facility.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing Teardrop Pallet Rack

Investing in teardrop pallet racking is a significant decision for any warehouse or storage facility. Before making a purchase, it's crucial to carefully consider various factors to ensure you choose the right system that meets your specific needs. Here are some essential things to consider before purchasing teardrop pallet racking:

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Defining Your Storage Essentials

To pinpoint the ideal teardrop-style racking system, start by clarifying your storage needs:

  • Space Check: Take a close look at your warehouse. Measure the ceiling height, floor space and note any obstructions. This helps you figure out the size and setup of the racking system you need.
  • Inventory Insights: What are you storing? Consider the size, weight and how often you access these items. This can guide you towards either a system that gives easy access to all items or one where you can optimize deeper storage.
  • Access Frequency: If you're frequently moving items around, you'll want a system that lets you easily access different pallets. On the other hand, if some items sit longer, you might lean toward drive-in or push-back setups.

Budgeting Tips

With any project, keeping tabs on your budget is crucial. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Prioritize Quality: Going for a more robust, durable rack might cost a bit more initially, but it can save you from future repair or replacement expenses.
  • Installation and Upkeep: Don't forget the costs associated with setting everything up. This includes assembly, equipment and possibly permits. Also, factor in the occasional maintenance to ensure your racks stay in great shape.
  • Plan for Growth: Consider if your chosen racking system can adapt to future needs. A scalable system can be a wise investment, allowing for growth without a complete overhaul.

Here at East Coast Storage Equipment, we’re always on the lookout for storage handling equipment like teardrop pallet racks. Whether it’s pallet racking or other equipment like forklifts, give us a call at 888.294.5022 or reach out online.

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Teardrop Pallet Racking: Versatile, Reliable, Affordable

Looking for the most common and versatile type of pallet rack? Teardrop rack is a tested and true pallet rack solution. This racking is extremely versatile and can generally be mixed and matched between different manufacturers. For example, you can easily add one brand of beams with another brand of frames because of the teardrop-style rack connection.

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Used Teardrop Pallet Racking: Maximum Savings and Universal Compatibility

Virtually every rack manufacturer in the industry has a version of teardrop racking. That's why we have an enormous used teardrop pallet rack stock. At East Coast Storage Equipment, you can find all different colors and sizes of this boltless, economical rack design.

Up close of teardrop holes that is used to connect to the beam hooks

Our teardrop inventory includes complete used teardrop rack systems and sections, individual teardrop uprights and beam components like pallet supports, wire decks and more. Components may not always be available, so contact our team for help.

Have Your Teardrop Rack Installed By Professionals

Found the perfect teardrop racking for your facility, but don’t know the first thing about installation? Don’t worry; East Coast Storage Equipment is here to help. With our comprehensive installation services, you can rest assured your racking will be installed according to industry standards. We handle every aspect of the installation process, from site assessment and system design to assembly and configuration. With our expertise and attention to detail, you can trust that your pallet racking system will be installed correctly and efficiently, allowing you to maximize your storage space and optimize your warehouse operations.

FAQs About Teardrop Pallet Racks

What Is a Teardrop Pallet Rack?

When you picture a pallet rack, you are more than likely picturing a teardrop pallet rack. Made from roll-formed steel, this is the most common pallet rack design in the world. Its defining feature is the holes in the upright frames that support the rack’s horizontal beams. These holes are shaped like upside-down teardrops.

This design is extremely effective at holding beams in place, but it allows for easy reconfiguring of the rack because you can lift the beams up and out of the teardrop-shaped punch hole.

What’s the Difference Between Teardrop Pallet Racking and Structural Pallet Racking?

Teardrop pallet racks and structural pallet racks are similar, but the key difference between the two is all about how the horizontal beams are fastened to the upright frames. With teardrop pallet racks, you secure the beams via the teardrop-shaped punch hole in the uprights. Structural pallet racks, on the other hand, hold beams in place via bolts.

While the bolts are harder to remove and make it more difficult to adjust the racking to accommodate different heights and sizes, they also provide a much higher load capacity. Teardrop racks can hold an enormous amount of weight, but structural pallet racking is best for ultra-heavy loads.

Do All of My Teardrop Pallet Rack Components Have to Be from the Same Manufacturer?

No! This is one of the key benefits of pre-owned teardrop pallet racking. You don’t have to worry too much about buying used racks from the same manufacturer because the teardrop beam support design is relatively standard across the industry. That means you can mix and match parts within your rack system in most cases.

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