Push Back Pallet Storage System

A push back pallet storage system contains a pair of inclined rails and a series of nesting carts which ride on these rails. As an example, a 4 deep lane will have 3 nested carts. The first pallet is loaded on the top cart by a forklift. When the operator comes in with the second pallet, they push the first pallet back and rests the second pallet on the middle cart. Similarly, the 3rd pallet pushes back the first 2 and rests on the bottom cart. The operator loads the last pallet by pushing back the first 3 and placing the load on the pair of rails.

When unloading the push back rack, the sequence is reversed. The rails are inclined toward the aisle, so when the operator picks up the pallet resting on the rails and backs out, the 3 remaining pallets will follow to the front of the lane. They can then remove each pallet in succession, until the lane is empty.

An accumulative storage system that allows up to four pallets deep to be stored per level. Pallets are placed on trolleys on sloped storage lanes and pushed back along the rails. The incline of the push-back racking structure means that pallets towards the back of the lane move forward when the pallet closest to the aisle is removed.

Push-back pallet racking is ideal for storing medium-turnover products, with two or more pallets per SKU (using the Last In First Out (LIFO) system).


  • The best possible use is made of the available space
  • Saves time in storage and extraction operations
  • Very little height space is wasted
  • Each level can be used to store a different SKU