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Old 04-01-2012, 01:10 AM   post #1 of 13
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I picked up some pallet racking for the shop.

Now I can start getting stuff on shelves.


My recently refurbished compressor will go on the top here, above where it is sitting now:


This tractor project was a tight fit here, I wanted 10’ load beams for this section, but they only had 8’, 9’ or 12’, and I didn’t have the room for 12’, so I had to use 9’ for this section:


Then today, I found a deal on some wire decking.
I was just about to buy some 2x6 lumber and start cutting blocks to drop into the steps in the load beams to make shelves on my pallet racking, when I found a deal on some 36" wire decking that was an odd length. I needed decking for 9' load beams and this place had a stack of it in 59" lengths.
He had mis-ordered it and was stuck with it in inventory, so he let me have eight of them for $10 apiece.
I used a bolt cutter to shorten them to the right length for two to fit a 9' load beam, and installed them.




This works out perfectly for my needs and saves me a ton of time, and a little money, too.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:32 AM   post #2 of 13
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Great Job. Very nice shop
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:03 AM   post #3 of 13
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Steevo, very nice industrial shelving you have! I have to ask, did you custom build that gap so the GT and loader fit in there? Doesn't look to have an extra inch of clearance.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:50 AM   post #4 of 13
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Looks awesome. My only observation is are your uprights anchored to the floor or is there a cross piece near the floor to keep the uprights from spreading? I recently acquired the same material through work and set up two 8 ft runs of racking. My uprights are only 54" tall which is tall enough to park my motorcylces under. Love your mesh decking and wish I could find some cheap / free. We buy it at work in qtys of 50 but we never seem to have any damaged stuff I can take home.
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Steevo, very nice industrial shelving you have! I have to ask, did you custom build that gap so the GT and loader fit in there? Doesn't look to have an extra inch of clearance.
No, it just happens that a 9' load beam left just enough space to roll the tractor in there, once I lowered the bucket to make it as short as possible.
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Looks awesome. My only observation is are your uprights anchored to the floor or is there a cross piece near the floor to keep the uprights from spreading? I recently acquired the same material through work and set up two 8 ft runs of racking. My uprights are only 54" tall which is tall enough to park my motorcylces under. Love your mesh decking and wish I could find some cheap / free. We buy it at work in qtys of 50 but we never seem to have any damaged stuff I can take home.
Not anchored, and no floor-level beams. Since each bay has two rows of load beams, they keep the uprights from leaning or spreading.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:41 PM   post #7 of 13
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Nice job. I have a couple of pallet racks out in my shed that some one abandoned at a friends house. I store car parts on them. Had to have one set cut down 2 feet to fit now I just have to get the shortened set installed.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:48 AM   post #8 of 13
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Very well organized, I like that.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:14 AM   post #9 of 13
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Very nice Steevo !!

In hind site I wish I used adjustable racks like you did.

I made one 36' long X 40" deep x 10' out of Unistrut and 3/4 plywood. Its real strong, but not easily adjustable like yours. Matter of fact, it won't be adjusted cause it's just a PIA.

Is The Bolens with a loader your next restore project ?
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That is a pretty slick set up..
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:59 PM   post #11 of 13
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Looking Great Steevo!

I've been watching your shop evolve over time and it seems to be getting a bit smaller:

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=158818

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=216924

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=217843

It's nice to see it still in pristine condition!!

It's time to get some paint or oil on the floor!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:49 PM   post #12 of 13
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It is definitely shrinking.
The racking was needed to use some vertical space and free up floor space.
There is at the very least spray can overspray on the floor, and I have spilled some oil in a couple of places, but it wipes right off the sealed floor.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:24 PM   post #13 of 13
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Nice setup! As far as the tight fit with the loader tractor, have you tried rolling the bucket forward so the bucket sides are parallel with the shelve uprights? Just a thought.
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