Victor Drive In Pallet Racking


The most cost effective solution to store large quantities of like products. So called because the forklift needs to drive right inside the aisles to deposit or retrieve pallets.

Drive In racking is ideally suited to bulk storage of like product, and is very good value on a cost per pallet space basis.

Drive In racking is very popular with bulk producers like dairy factories where one production batch will fill one or multiple aisles with the same product.

A Drive In system will approximately double the amount of product stored in a given area as compared to selective racking.

The only down side is selectivity is reduced to about 30%. This is not an issue when storing big quantities of like product. Often used in freezers for storing pallets of frozen meat or butter where you can fill one, or multiple aisles up with one product type or batch.

Drive In racking works with fork lifts driving to the end of any empty aisle to deposit the first pallet. Pallets are stored 2 to 12 deep and sit on centring rails on extended ledges along both sides of the aisle.

This system requires a fairly narrow forklift. Generally any modern forklift up to 1.8 tonne will fit easily. A standard pallet width is 1200mm. If larger pallet widths are used then a larger forklift can be used. What you find is that specific industries often have a pallet size that is standard to the industry, such as the fertilizer industry seems to use 1400 wide pallets, the printing industry uses smaller pallets. You will need a forklift under 1100 wide to load 1200 wide pallets. Forklifts don’t come much narrower than 1100mm so if you want a drive-in system for smaller than standard pallets you will need to sit your small pallet on a standard pallet to make it work.

There are no cross support beams with Drive In racking so pallets will be of a specified user standard size.

Drive In racking storage is designed for high volume, low stock rotation use.

Often used in freezer environments, where First In Last Out (FILO) is not an issue, and high space utilization is critical. To remove the pallet that was loaded in first, all pallets in front will have to be removed.

Performance data

  • Space utilisation storage area up to 70%
  • Space utilisation operating aisle 70% down to 20%
  • Average aisle width 3 to 6 meters
  • Access to individual pallets 50 to 20%

Victor’s engineering team will assist you with the documentation process to enable your organisation’s racking project to be ‘Certified’ as compliant with the relevant standards. Furthermore Victor assures you that our products will meet all required installation and manufacturing standards, subject to proper use and operation within maximum load ratings.

Please consider Victor’s very extensive range of technical solutions. Go to the design and compliance sections for detailed design specifications and seismic compliance data, which will assist you in the planning process of developing an efficient and safe working storage environment.

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A ‘Drive-in’ racking system could well be the best solution to your need; we know you will find there will be a solution from Victor to meet your warehousing demands. Victor racking, better in every connection.


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