Wide Span Shelving | Long Span Shelving

We can design a wide span shelving systems in almost any configuration you want. Please call us at 800-763-9020 or email sales@rackandshelf.com. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and find a shelving system that fits your needs.

NOTES: Est. Lead Time: 1-2 weeks. Ships best way pre-paid & add. Freight Class 65. FOB: Chicago, IL 60504 or La Palma, CA 90623

Lower Prices for Larger Quantities

Wide span shelving is a hybrid storage system that combines advantages of industrial shelving and pallet rack – It’s only drawback is that it cannot be machine loaded!

Long span shelving is a great choice for many businesses. This system is versatile, durable and helps improve your safety, efficiency and organization. Bulk materials aren’t easy to store, but wide span shelving makes it easy and affordable. Built to last, these systems will transform your space!

Like pallet racks, wide span storage rack systems have uprights and beams. In some ways it’s like a light duty pallet rack system. Wide span shelving (AKA bulk storage racks) is the most affordable shelving system when you are storing hand loaded items on shelves that are long, deep and tall. It features heavy duty uprights, ¾” step beams, shelf supports, plus particle board, laminated board or wire decking, it’s ideal for storing bulky and/ or heavy items. Wide span is unique because it doesn’t require a shelf at the bottom of the unit. Bulk storage racks are ideal for backroom, storeroom or warehouse storage.

Wide span storage rack is a cost-effective way to rack your warehouse. Designed for the manual storage of products (not pallets), this hybrid storage system combines the advantages of pallet racks and industrial shelving. Bulk storage racks are ideal for storing different load types in small and varying quantities. Bulk storage rack is for the storage of large boxes, totes and cartons. Wide span shelving is an efficient, cost-effective means of storing bulk material.

This unit is also a space-efficient storage system for your warehouse. You can maximize your floor and counter space by racking those heavy duty odds and ends that can eat up all your space. You don’t have to buy multiple storage units to store various size items. The open design allows you to quickly see what you have.

Wide span storage rack units combine four basic components – upright frames, beams, shelf supports and shelf material – to create a rigid and stable hand-loaded, bulk storage system. Our modular design allows a single unit to stand alone, or accommodate future expansion through the use of a common upright frame. Wide span has shelf capacities that range from 1000 lbs. to 1500 lbs. per shelf. Decking options include particleboard, wire mesh, corrugated metal and smooth metal.

Long span storage racks are a great system for improving your warehouse safety. Store heavy-duty items securely without worrying about shelf failure. Getting those heavy-duty items off the floor and into a bulk rack systems prevents injuries and keeps employees safe.

If you’re not storing pallets why not buy wide span storage rack? It’s like pallet rack but less expensive!

Advantages of Wide Span:
• Ideal option for different article types and split turnover
• Modular design for future expansion
• All-steel construction for strength and rigidity
• Suitable for storing large or heavy items
• Adjustable load levels., with shelves that are vertically adjustable on 2″ centers
• Easy to assemble, with boltless connections

Wide Span Storage Racks Consist of The Following Components:
• Upright Frames – Bulk rack upright frames have all steel construction with welded “C” Channel supports – available in a wide variety of sizes and capacities
• Step Beams – Bulk rack has all steel step-beams with welded, three-lug hook plates that accept plywood, particle board, wire or steel decking. Beams can be designed to support special load size or capacities. Beams have a shallow 5/8″ step for particle board or plywood decking
• Lateral Supports – Galvanized “A” shaped supports snap into beams and add rigidity and support to shelf loads
• Foot Plate – Welded foot plates with pre-punched, offset anchoring hole to permit on-spot lagging

You can design your own wide span storage rack system by purchasing individual components. Or order a complete starter set and add-on units with your choice of ¾” particle board, ¾” white laminated particleboard or wire mesh decking. Please email sales@rackandshelf.com or call 800-763-9020 to talk to an expert.


8′ x 36″ Wide Span Upright. 7000 lbs. Capacity per Upright. Color: Green. Weight:  Part Number: CU36096A
8′ x 48″ Wide Span Upright. 7000 lbs. Capacity per Upright. Color: Green. Weight: 37 Part Number: CU48096A
Foot Plates. Weight:  Part Number: CUCF01
96″ x 2″ Wide Span Step Beam. 1000 lbs. Capacity per pair. Color: Orange. Weight:  Part Number: 215-CB20096
36″ Cross Bar Support. New. Weight:  Part Number: 215-CSS36
48″ Cross Bar Support. New. Weight:  Part Number: 215-CSS48

NOTES: HAND LOAD ONLY. NOT DESIGNED TO BE MACHINE LOADED. Est. Lead Time: 1-2 weeks. Ships best way pre-paid & add. Freight Class 65. FOB: Chicago, IL 60504 or La Palma, CA 90623

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