What is Selective Pallet Racking?

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What is Selective Pallet Racking?

Selective pallet racking allows direct access to every single pallet that you put in the rack system. Selective pallet rack systems are what you see in a Home Depot or Costco. Selective racking increases storage capacity while at the same time allowing immediate access to all pallet positions. It is by far the most common racking system in use.

Selective Pallet Racking

Selective Pallet Rack Capabilities

  • Cheapest per pallet position
  • Offers easy access to every pallet
  • Increases storage space
  • Easiest to find in used pallet racking
  • Easy to adjust beam levels
  • Store a large variety of products
  • Roll formed steel or structural pallet racks
  • Low cost type of racking
  • Can make back-to-back rows
  • Can use pallet supports or wire decking
  • Available in many dimensions
  • Available in many different capacities
  • Wide range of accessories available

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Selective Rack Systems

TYpes of Selective Pallet Racking Systems

Standard Aisle Pallet Racks - 13' - 14' aisle widths for sit down forklifts


Narrow Aisle Pallet Racks - 10' - 11' aisle widths for standup forklifts


Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racks - 6' - 7' aisle widths for turret trucks or stock selectors

TYpes of Selective pallet Racking

Roll Formed Pallet Rack

Roll Formed Pallet Rack

Structural Steel Pallet Rack

Structural Steel Pallet Rack

Where is Selective Pallet Racking used?

Selective pallet racks have a variety of uses and are seen in almost any type of storage application. Selective racks can be used to increase storage capacity for your pallet load or for hand stacking applications. 

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  • Distribution Centers
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Storage Facilities
  • Third Party Logistics
  • Retail Store Inventory Rooms
  • Wholesale Stores
  • Fulfillment Centers

Selective Racking Systems Summary

Selective racks are manufactured by several different pallet racking manufacturers and is made in several different pallet racking types. Selective rack systems are made of 

Pallet rack upright frames

Pallet rack horizontal load beams

Pallet rack wire decking


Teardrop pallet rack is one of the most commonly seen racking systems but there are other styles including keystone, slotted, t-bolt and more. You can easily adjust shelf heights of cross beams with the bolt less construction of selective racking.


A selective racking system is often the best solution to meet your storage requirements. They are reliable structures and an efficient use of floor space. There are many selective rack accessories including column protectors, pallet rack netting, end of aisle guards, m-bar dividers, locking pins to prevent accidental disengagement and more.


There are many factors you have to consider when designing your selective storage racks systems layout. 

1. You need to consider your pallet size to get the correct upright depth. 

2. Determine what you want the width of aisles to be based on your forklift

3. Measure your ceiling height to see the usable warehouse height


Let Trammell Equipment be your racking specialist for your selective rack solution. We have the experience and expertise to create your custom storage solutions. New pallet racking and used pallet racking is in stock. Free consultation, design and installation services are available.

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