Warehouse Equipment

August 05, 2017

Check In With Our Team Often on Wholesale Pallet Rack Closeouts

Investing in the right warehouse equipment is one of the most important things that you’ll do for your warehouse or distribution center. That’s because your warehouse equipment plays an incredibly important role in how efficiently your warehouse operates. But investing too much in your warehouse equipment can drain your bottom line and set your company back years in terms of showing a healthy profit. So when you need to find the right warehouse equipment at a great price, you need to find a trusted distributor like DAK Equipment & Engineering.

Looking for Great Prices on Used Warehouse Equipment?

When you are searching for great used warehouse equipment, start with DAK. We often take in previously-owned pallet rack and other equipment from companies across the Midwest. Often these pallet rack systems are still in perfectly good shape; they may not have met the needs of the company any longer and they needed to upgrade. We’ll take their old systems, scrap out pieces that may no longer be safe, and offer them to other customers who are in the market for affordable wholesale pallet rack systems. There are a number of advantages to buying your used equipment from DAK:

  • We inspect everything before we sell it. You can rest assured that while you might be getting a great deal, you aren’t sacrificing the safety of your team. We’ll take out any pieces of equipment that aren’t safe for use and scrap them, only selling you the good stuff.
  • We can help you set up your new equipment. We have installation crews that can help with the set up of your new equipment as well as the tear down of your old stuff and even inspections to ensure safety and quality.
  • We understand the warehousing industry. You will be working with warehousing experts who can help ensure you are getting exactly what you need and maximizing every penny in your budget. We have experience in the industry so we can better understand and meet your needs.

Are You Getting the Best System for the Best Price?

That means you could have more options than you think when it comes to buying from DAK Equipment! Make sure you contact a member of our team before you make a purchase to ensure you are getting the best system for the best price. We can help you determine if one of our used wholesale pallet rack systems is right for you, or if you’d be better off going with a newer system. You can be assured that we’re getting you the right system for the right price when you work with one of our project managers. We can even work with you to develop an optimized warehouse layout that shows you where every piece of warehouse equipment should be placed to get the most out of your space and your equipment investment.

Call Our Team to Discover Great Deals on Warehouse Equipment

If you are a company who is looking at upgrading your current pallet racks, let us know. We’re always interested in your old systems! We can even send our teams to dismantle and remove the system, and if it’s no longer safe, we’ll scrap it for you. If you are looking for a new system, get in touch with us. We often take in old equipment that is still perfectly suited for the warehouse environment.

Give us a call whether you are in the market to buy or sell a wholesale pallet rack! We’re available over the phone or by contacting us through our website. We’ll help you buy or sell your warehouse equipment and get everything you need!

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July 30, 2017

How Much Pallet Racking Do You Really Need?

One of the delicate balances that you have to strike as a warehouse or distribution center manager is having enough pallet racking without spending too much or overcrowding your space. Sure, you could toss up some pallet racks and call it good. When your business first starts, this probably was good enough. As you continued to grow, though, maybe you just kept adding more racks until your setup is a haphazard mess and not really working for anyone anymore. Maybe you’ve run out of space for more racks, have too many racks, or are concerned that your current space is such a mess that you need to start over (or move). All hope isn’t lost, and DAK Equipment & Engineering can help.

How to Determine How Much Racking You Really Need

There are a number of factors that you’ll need to take into account when determining how much pallet rack you need to purchase, including:

  • The size of your warehouse.
  • How much square footage you are devoting to racking.
  • The weight limit of the racking.
  • How much your inventory weighs.
  • Your inventory levels.
  • What kind of racking you’ll be using.

It can be a fairly complicated process. The easiest way to get started is to create a warehouse layout that takes into account the above factors and lays out your warehouse space, giving you a blueprint for setting up all of your warehouse equipment.

How to Cut Down On Your Pallet Racking Needs

If you are running out of space, though, and need to store more inventory but don’t have any more room for pallet racking, it’s time to optimize what you already have in place. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you do this in a number of ways.


  • Warehouse optimization. Sent us the dimensions of your warehouse and we’ll send you a plan that utilizes your space more efficiently. We can increase the capacity of your current warehouse so you don’t need to face the expenses of moving. We’ll even take into account your current inventory of warehouse equipment and help you determine what to keep, what to replace, and what to sell.
  • Process optimization. A personalized warehouse layout from DAK Equipment & Engineering in Chicago will take into account all of the products and projects you handle on a regular basis and help you streamline it into a more efficient process. You’ll see production rates climb!
  • Used rack sales. Once you’ve seen your optimized layout, you may discover that you need to purchase additional warehouse equipment to make the most of your available space. If you do, we’ll help you find exactly what you need at a great price. However, if you find that you have too much equipment on your hands, we can help with that, too. We’ll find a buyer who is willing to give you a great price on your used warehouse equipment so that investment doesn’t go to waste.

Make Sure You Have Exactly What You Need for Your Warehouse

DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you optimize your space, your time and your money in your warehouse. We’ll make sure you aren’t spending too much of your budget on warehouse equipment and draining your bottom line while ensuring you have a layout that is working for your warehouse’s needs.

Ready for a warehouse layout that’s perfect for your business? Get in touch with the DAK Equipment & Engineering team today! We’re ready to get to work on an AutoCAD design that lays out your warehouse for optimal efficiency. Give us a call or contact our project management team through our website and let’s get to work on a warehouse design that’s right for space.

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July 20, 2017

Ladders for All of Your Selective Pallet Racks

Selective pallet racking is one of the most common pieces of warehouse equipment. You’ll have a tougher time finding a warehouse or distribution center that doesn’t use it. There is a good reason for that; when it comes to industrial shelving, selective pallet racking is inexpensive, versatile, and easy to use. Of course, your selective pallet rack is only as good as the equipment you use around it. Your warehouse workers need to be able to safely and quickly get to items at the top and in the back of our selective pallet rack for it to be a useful storage setup for your business. DAK Equipment has you covered! We have a great selection of ladders ready to use in your warehouse.

Check Out Our Warehouse Ladder Options

DAK Equipment and Engineering knows the importance of a great ladder. We also know that ladders aren’t a one-size-fits-all product and that you’ll likely need a variety of ladders in your warehouse environment. That’s why we stock a robust selection of ladders for you to choose from, all at great prices. Here are some of the categories you’ll be able to choose from in our online catalog:

  • Aluminum Ladders. Lightweight and inexpensive, these ladders are great for everyday use within your warehouse.
  • Extra Heavy Duty Ladders. When you need a big ladder for a big job, these ladders are the ones you want. 300 lbs capacity one-person maintenance lift or 500 lbs capacity two-person lift.
  • Rolling Ladders. Get a heavy duty ladder anywhere you need it with these rolling ladders. Holds up to 800 lbs!
  • Stainless Steel Ladders. These ladders will last a lifetime in your warehouse! Lockstep, rolling, and aluminum options available.
  • Tilt and Roll Ladders. Ladders that won’t go anywhere until you need them to move. Safety comes first with these ladders.

Which Ladder is Right For Your Warehouse Needs?

The type of ladder you purchase to use in your warehouse will depend on your setup, your team, and your needs. When it comes to selective pallet racking, most warehouses prefer tilt and roll safety ladders. Ladders with a stair-step design and safety cage at the top provide your team with comfortable access to high-up places and give them some security when they are handling materials at an elevated height. If you aren’t sure this is the right ladder for your space or have questions about other ladder options, our team can help.

Order Ladders for Your Warehouse from DAK Today

Check out the full selection of the ladders available from DAK Equipment in our online store. We make it easy to make the most of all of the selective pallet rack shelving in your warehouse with ladders that safely get your people where they need to go. Order through our secure online store or give us a call and our professional materials handling team will help you place an order over the phone. We can answer your questions and help you find the perfect ladders for all of your warehouse needs!

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