Double-deep Pallet Rack Storage systems are selective pallet racking solutions which are installed two racks deep and are operated in medium aisles with trucks that can reach double pallet depths.

A double-deep pallet racking storage solution offers businesses a space-efficient alternative to standard pallet racking by reducing the number of access aisles required while increasing storage density.

Double-deep Pallet Racking Storage systems results in Last-In First-Out (LIFO) access; 50% of goods are behind pallets when storage locations are at full capacity.

An efficient and up-to-date stock inventory system helps users of double-deep pallet racking to take advantage of their increased storage density.


  • Medium volumes (up to 3000 pallets)
  • SKUs in lots of two
  • Medium land cost

Double-Deep Pallet Racking Benefits.

Double-deep pallet racking solutions are a popular choice for cold stores, dry stores and the storage of multiple pallets of the same products. In deciding whether it’s the right warehouse storage solutions in Melbourne for you, you’ll need to consider some of the following factors:


Advantages Disadvantages

  • Medium to low storage system
  • Floor level is not critical (front loaded)

  • Loss of storage locations as only same SKU can be stored in front storage positions
  • Recommended storage loss allowance 15-20%
  • LIFO inventory management
  • Limited storage height (10m)
  • Special trucks required
  • Poor visibility of rear upper storage levels
  • Reduced through-put rates when compared with Reach Trucks

Double-Deep Pallet Racking Truck Specifications


Aisle widths Storage area Operating aisle area Through-put rate Lift height
3.0 to 3.5m (medium aisles) 55% 45% 12-18 pph up to 9.5m

(Cubic capacity is based on pallet height and available clear storage height).

Double-deep storage systems are medium cost when building, racks and trucks are taken into consideration. However, inventory products and quantities (PQ) and storage location loss must be considered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is double deep pallet racking?

Double deep pallet racking is a specific type of storage system that is installed two racks deep and is operated in medium aisles with trucks that can access double pallet depths. It is an effective system that provides benefits to warehouses and factories that are looking to maximise storage capacity and improve efficiency.

How does double deep pallet racking work?

Double deep pallet racking works by providing Last-In-First-Out access – whereby 50% of goods are behind pallets when storage areas are fully utilised. Trucks with double pallet reach depths are then able to get to the stock or materials in a safe and efficient manner.

What are the main benefits of double deep pallet racking?

The main benefits of double deep pallet racking is that it acts as a space-efficient alternative to standard pallet racking designs. This is because it reduces the number of access aisles needed while allowing for greater storage density. It’s important to maintain an up-to-date inventory of stock to ensure that workers can fully benefit from a double deep pallet racking system.