A Comprehensive Guide to Maximizing Storage with a 10-12' x 48" X-Brace Cantilever System

In this episode of Pallet Rack Talk, we explore the benefits of using a 10-12′ x 48″ X-Brace Cantilever System for storing long and awkward objects such as lumber, pipe, and more. Learn how to join multiple sections together to maximize storage for items up to 20 feet in length. Discover the weight capacity of each arm, which can hold up to 3,000 pounds. Whether you’re setting up a single-sided or double-sided cantilever system, we’ll guide you through the proper placement of the base and anchor foot plate to ensure stability and safety.

What You'll Learn

  • What is a cantilever system and what types of objects can it hold that are difficult to store on pallet racking.
  • Who can benefit from using a 12 foot tall, 48 inch arm, 48 inch base, 6 foot X brace cantilever system.
  • Why is it important to center the hardware correctly when installing a single-sided or double-sided cantilever system.

Listen to the audio version below!

Transcript for the audio/video

Tracy Jackson:
This is the 12 foot tall, 48 inch arm, 48 inch base, 6 foot X brace cantilever section. This is what we call one set, which will hold a bundle of 2 by 4s particle board or plywood, depending on the length. The sections can also be joined together to make multiple rows to, say, hold 20 foot poles or wood. So, pipe, wood, or long, awkward, scratch that whole thing. Cantilever is used to hold lumber, pipe, or long objects that are hard to store on pallet racking. Also, if it’s very heavy, each one of these arms will hold 3,000 pounds.

For single-sided, you’re going to have a base connected with a anchor foot plate in the back. If you’re going to do a double-sided cantilever system, you would have another base where that plate is located. You do need to center this hardware so that you can get a anchor in the back of the actual base. So make sure your hardware is centered correctly to angle it.