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Want to prevent pallet rack damage from fork trucks? Get the Guard Dawg

Want to prevent pallet rack damage from fork trucks? Get the Guard Dawg

Steel King Guard Dawg
Steel King Guard Dawg

In busy warehouses, pallet rack damage is a fact of life. Damage is common along an upright’s first 6" to 12" of column from the floor due to fork truck impact, especially at end rows, tunnels, drive-throughs, and intersections where maneuvering is tight. Rack damage also occurs when fork truck operators push pallets—empty or with product—against end row uprights, which can bend diagonal or horizontal bracing.

To prevent such end row or intersection rack damage from fork trucks, Steel King announces Guard Dawg pallet rack protection, which can have a ROI of 20:1 compared with total cost of upright replacement. Typical single upright replacement can cost about $1,000 to $1,500 including part cost, freight, changeout labor, downtime, and lost storage space. Guard Dawg helps avoid these costs while preventing rack damage.

Constructed of high-strength 5" x 3" x 3/8" steel angle, Guard Dawg protects 3"- or 4"-wide upright columns and comes in right, left, or double-ended guards so it works with virtually all end row racks.

Offered in two standard sizes or customized to fit any span between back-to-back uprights, the Guard Dawg pallet rack protection is secured to the floor with 3/4" heavy-duty anchors and hardware, included with purchase.

Guard Dawg is powdercoated bright industrial yellow for greater operator visibility, which can improve material handling safety and efficiency. Because it’s powdercoated rather than painted with enamel, it’s 94% more resistant to chips and scratches. Guard Dawg is available in Steel King’s 48-Hour Quick Ship stocking program.

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