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I am not sure that I would necessarily consider "vitamins, supplements, and similar" necessarily any lighter than most loads seen in Home Depot or Lowe's.  For many rack in such stores, the stuff is packed in boxes that are big and bulky, but rather light compared to their size.  There are certainly racks that will have heavy loads (such as down in the lumber areas).  Vitamins and supplements can be rather dense materials relatively speaking.  So, I would go too light on the loads.



On Apr 6, 2011, at 12:18 PM, Andrew Kester wrote:

> Part 2 of an earlier post. Again, the owner is unable to provide us with any useful info so we are providing them with a conservative design.
> If I am going to conservatively design for forklift traffic, say the type of forklifts at home depot, does anyone have a model/spec I can look up to get wheel loading and dimension info?
> The same would go for racks, say, similar to home depot. However, the product being stored is considerably lighter, pallets of boxes with vitamins, supplements, and similar inside of them. Not very heavy stuff. But what conservative rack post size, spacing, and axial capacity would anyone recommend?
> ANY suggestions so I have a base point are welcome.
> Regards,
> Andrew

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