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Used warehouse equipment

Wire Baskets – New & Used

Wire baskets for storage and transportation of both in process and finished inventory can be a significant addition to your application. There are many styles, and sizes available at economical prices. Featured in this article are these wire baskets typically available with and without casters.

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Wire basket w/o casters

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Wire basket with casters

Wire baskets provide increased productivity:

  • Stackable with or without caster
  • High Visibility
  • Quickly moved manually or with forklift
  • Four-way forklift access
  • Most include single or double drop door for ease in accessing product
  • Sides fold flat to save space when not in use
  • Optional lids are available
  • automatically adjusting tray
  • Able to stack 3-4 high without banding

Typically wire basket mesh size is 2″ x 2″ providing excellent ventilation. Most baskets of this type have a capacity of 4000 lbs. and are protected with zinc plated rust resistant finish.
There are many options available to store and move product. Discuss your application with one of our storage technicians who will assist you if needed. You will be satisfied.


Industrial Shelving Comparison Guide

Used warehouse steel shelving is designed to store small, light to very large heavy, bulky items.  There are several application and shelving features that must be compared and considered when purchasing.
How the shelving will be loaded:

  1. Loaded by hand,
  2. using a forklift
  3. or, combination of both.

Hand loaded storage shelving categories are as follows:

  • Used steel compression clip shelving is an all-purpose system for light to heavier items, cases, cartons.
  • Used nut & bolt shelving uses all nuts and bolts to secure all shelves to posts resulting in a system for heavier loads.
  • Used steel wire shelving is used by certain industries requiring added visibility, cleaner shelves and NSF certification.
  • Used Enclosed shelving with either compression clips or nuts & bolts provides shelf level with solid sides and back to ensure stored product is secure.
  • Used welded frame with clip on beams provides added capacity for large and bulky products and supplies.
  • Used rivet style shelving using either single or double rivet connections allows a full range of light to heavy components being stored safely.
  • Used wide span shelving using clip on, single or double rivet connections is an all-purpose type of shelving for industrial storage including record storage boxes.


Use the attached shelving chart to compare available storage systems with your requirements. To confirm your choice, call (800-876-3736) and speak with one of our shelving technicians who will assist you in choosing the best system.
American Surplus has been in the storage and material handling business for over 20 years selling quality used shelving. You will be satisfied.


Used Mezzanine Benefits


Used mezzanines are a perfect way to add extra storage or office space to your warehouse or storage facility. Typically mezzanines are semi-permanent floor systems that are usually installed within buildings between existing permanent stories.
ASI custom designs used mezzanine systems using CAD drawings to suit your specific needs. Some of the benefits of a custom designed used mezzanine from ASI include:


Cost Effective – Mezzanines are one of the most cost effective ways to maximize storage space or add additional office spaces to your warehouse or storage facility. This is much less expensive than building a structure from scratch or relocating to a new facility with the extra space. Relocating would require payment of rent or purchase of additional space, and additional property tax. Not only are you able to stay in your existing space, but you are able to cost effectively maximize the space you currently have.


Reconfigurable – Our used mezzanines are reconfigured using CAD drawings, so it can be built to your exact specifications based on your available space and needs. We will fit the used mezzanine to your existing available warehouse or storage space, and can work with you to pick the best options to maximize that space.


Additional Options – Used mezzanines have many styles of flooring to choose from based off of your weight requirements including plywood, open plank, bar grating, B deck, and diamond plated. You also have the option of adding mezzanine stairs or a mezzanine ladder for safe and easy access to the mezzanine floor. Used mezzanine catwalks, gates, and hand railings can also be included in your mezzanine for additional safety of your workers.


Movable – Mezzanines are considered semi-permanent because they act as a permanent structure because of their strength, but can also be broken down and relocated when needed. This is ideal for the constantly changing warehouse environment because the mezzanine can be moved within the building or even taken off site to another facility.


Expandable – Mezzanines can be added to and expanded without taking the existing structure down. As your business expands, so can your mezzanine for additional storage, offices, and more.


Climate Control – Mezzanines are almost always installed in your existing facility, so it takes advantage of your existing heating and cooling systems.


On Site Installation – On site installation of used mezzanines from our technicians is fast, efficient, and reliable. Installation can be completed in as little as one day depending on the size and complexity of the mezzanine. This allows for operations at your facility to continue to run smoothly with little interruption from construction.


Why Buy Used? This might be the first thing you ask yourself, and the only obvious answer is that it saves you money, but this may lead to other more concerning questions. Is a used mezzanine just as safe as new one? The answer is yes. You will never compromise the safety of your workers and equipment when buying used from ASI because that is our top priority. We personally and currently use mezzanines that we acquired used to structure our own facility, including our new office space. Every used mezzanine is in good working condition, so yes, you will save money, and no, you will not compromise the safety of your workers or equipment. Call today for a free quote and CAD drawing of a used mezzanine.