Used Warehouse Equipment

The Top 5 With Very High Resale Value

Used warehouse equipment has more value than you think. Five types of used warehouse equipment command a high resale value, which can offset the cost of a warehouse relocation or liquidation. Determining the value of your used warehouse equipment is a huge step in the planning of your warehouse relocation. Having an understanding of what your current equipment is worth gives you accurate insight into what should stay and what should go. 

Here are the Top 5 categories of used warehouse equipment that command a high resale value:


# 1 Used Warehouse Equipment With Top Value: Racking

Racking is the obvious starting point when figuring out the value of your used warehouse equipment because it is a high-value item that lasts a long time. Racking is also commonly sold in used condition, although it’s important to keep in mind that many factors can affect the final value of warehouse racking. Used racking prices can fluctuate heavily based on the age and condition of the racking, so make sure you’re getting accurate quotes for its value.


Most types of warehouse racking are fit to be sold:


  • Pallet racks
  • Cantilever racks
  • Carton flow racks
  • Drive-in racks
  • Pallet flow racks
  • Pushback racks
  • Pick modules



# 2 Used Warehouse Equipment With Top Value: Conveyors

Conveyors are the superhighway of your warehouse, and depending on their age and condition, the conveyors in your warehouse or distribution center may be worth a lot more than you think. Buyers are always looking for the right used conveyors because new ones are so expensive. Gravity conveyors and power conveyors are the easiest to liquidate, with power conveyors tending to be much more valuable.


The following types of warehouse conveyors are the most commonly used:


  • Roller conveyors
  • Skatewheel conveyors
  • Belt conveyors
  • Merge conveyors
  • Chute conveyors
  • Curve and bend conveyors


# 3 Used Warehouse Equipment With Top Value: Mezzanine

Used mezzanine is often one of the easiest things to sell because for buyers, it is like adding square footage to your warehouse without disruptive construction. Depending on the age and condition, buyers are generally highly motivated to find this particular type of used warehouse equipment.


The following types of mezzanines do well in a liquidation:


  • Free-standing mezzanines
  • Rack-supported mezzanines
  • Shelving-supported mezzanines


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# 4 Used Warehouse Equipment With Top Value : Warehouse Shelving


Not only is quality shelving the heart of an industrial warehouse and therefore easily sold, but there are also alternative markets to sell warehouse shelving to consumers for garages and storage buildings. Shelving might not be the most valuable used warehouse equipment, but it sells fast.


The following types of warehouse shelving may be valuable in a warehouse liquidation:


  • Backroom shelving
  • Bulk rack shelving
  • Rivet shelving
  • Steel shelving


# 5 Used Warehouse Equipment With Top Value: Carousels

Automated carousels save a substantial amount of floor space in a warehouse, which makes them an extremely valuable asset. The right carousel setup is critical to any warehouse or distribution center – so, they will almost always sell, even if it is not a quick sale.


Other types of equipment that can be resold:


Aside from the most commonly used assets, you’ll find in a warehouse, there are other items that retain a high resale value, based on the model, manufacturer, number of years in operation, and overall condition. Several of these items are extremely popular and sell easily and quickly.


Examples of other used warehouse equipment with value are:



  • Balers
  • Forklifts
  • Rolling ladders
  • Stretch wrappers
  • Garment on hanger systems
  • Yard ramps
  • Access ramps
  • Lift tables
  • Hand trucks
  • Pallet jacks
  • Workbenches
  • Containers, bins, and totes



The real key to assessing your used warehouse equipment is working with a liquidation company that understands what you have and what it is worth. Experience matters when it comes to liquidations, and 1GNITE has the experience with warehouses that can make your relocation or warehouse cleanout a success.

Not only can we tell you what your used warehouse equipment is worth, but we can also make sure you get it sold.

Contact 1GNITE  today to see how we can help you with your next warehouse move. 


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