Push Back Rack is a last-in-first-out (LIFO) system in which the forklift operators never enter the rack. The system works by placing pallet loads on a series of nesting carts that are secured and fed forward by gravity on sturdy structural steel rails. As the pallets are loaded from the front, the first pallet rests on the top cart and the second pallet pushes that pallet back to rest on the second cart. Additional pallets will rest on the nested carts below and the final pallet rests on the rails. As pallets are removed, each position behind flows forward gently until all product is finally brought to rest by rubber bumpers at the front of the system.

The pushback solution is an extremely low profile and offers more versatile storage than drive-in rack because each lane flows independently and vertical storage operates separately from lanes below. Multiple pick facings for a variety of SKUs can be stored and retrieved without disturbing other product above or below in a single-lane or double-lane format. It’s flexibility, for up to 6 pallets deep, can be arranged in back to back islands or stand-alone runs. There is no limit to the height of the system, other than the reach of your forklift or ceiling height. Push back rack is available for freezer and cooler applications too.

The carts can be designed to hold up to 2,500 lbs and use minimal vertical space within the bay because they nest together and flow forward which allows you to store up to six pallets deep, creating more stocking space and clearance between levels. The flow of the cart, achieved by gravity, moves the carts along the inclined rails which are adjustable vertically to control pitch. The welded structural steel and four fully-sealed and lubricated wheels per cart provide easy installation and years of durable flow.



  • Structural steel or roll-formed designs
  • Available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 deep configurations
  • Forklift operators never enter the rack system
  • Nesting carts require minimal vertical space
  • Pallets are always in picking position
  • No special pallets required
  • Suitable for coolers and freezers with temperatures as low as -30 below