Dexco L-Shed and T-Shed Storage Rack Systems

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Space-Efficient Storage Configurations in High-Density Covered Buildings for Expansive Construction Materials

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Overview

Dexco™ L-shed and T-shed cantilever racking systems provide the structural foundation for high-density, covered buildings used to store expansive construction materials such as lumber, roofing and siding. Extremely space-efficient, they allow for easy storage, organization and access, while reducing material damage and loss due to weather exposure. Shed cantilever racks can easily be utilized for a wide range of products and are available in T-shed, L-shed and drive-thru configurations.

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Design Features and Benefits

Dexco T-shed and L-shed racking systems are designed and manufactured for select distributors, who incorporate them into their own turnkey canopy systems. These systems are typically comprised of structural steel racking, truss beams and metal roof decking. Truss widths are engineered to meet site- specific requirements and arm configurations are available with 3, 4, or 5 levels of storage or more. Contact Ross for information on a distributor in your area.

Shed cantilever racking systems offer many advantages, including:
 

Protection

L- and T-shed cantilever racks serve as an excellent solution for protecting valuable inventory susceptible to weather damage. They provide added defense against rain and snow to reduce corrosion.
 

Efficiency

Our systems make good use of limited space and are cost effective, particularly when used along property and building lines or anywhere drive-thru buildings won’t fit. The L- and T-sheds can combine to create a system that optimizes your available space.
 

Flexibility

Each system’s lack of front columns means no restrictions on the length of items stored. You can place objects of different lengths or oddly sized items within the same rack system to consolidate space.
 

Accessibility

Since there are no vertical obstructions at the face of the rack, loading and unloading product is quick and easy. Forklifts and other types of heavy equipment can easily access your materials.
 

Adjustability

Bolted connections allow for easy adjustment of arms to accommodate a wide variety of load heights. As your storage needs change, you can modify the arm placement to optimize your material configurations.
 

Modularity

We developed a modular design that makes it easy to expand when needed and that can be installed in stages — racks are installed first, then the canopies. You can also request to add more units as your storage needs increase.

Applications and Industries

L- and T-sheds protect materials from rain and snow in outdoor environments. They work well for storing long materials such as:

  • Lumber and decking
  • PVC and metal pipe
  • Rebar
  • Roofing
  • Metal studs

Businesses that perform industrial work outdoors benefit the most from T- and L-sheds. Industries such as the following use T- and L-sheds for storing materials:

  • Construction
  • Lumber
  • Building materials

 

Choose From L-Shed or T-Shed Cantilever Racking

Our outdoor cantilever rack systems come in two varieties:

L-Shed Storage Rack Systems

An L-shed stores and shelters materials on a single side, creating its namesake “L” shape. It features racks and a roof on one side, leaving the other side flat. You can install an L-shed against a building or as a standalone storage column with back panels.
 

T-Shed Storage Rack Systems

While an L-shed has one side of storage, a T-shed has storage and shelter on both sides of the rack. Since the roof covers both sides, it creates a “T” shape. A T-shed requires installation with ample surrounding space for vehicular movement.
 

The Right Choice for Your Business

Depending on your storage needs, an L-shed, a T-shed or a system that combines both could suit your company best. If you request a larger industrial racking project, our team can visit your site to determine the best layout for your outdoor system. Factors to consider during L-shed and T-shed design include:

  • Your storage needs
  • Locations for concrete slabs to support each shed
  • The presence of walls and buildings in the area
  • Material shapes, sizes and weights
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Technical Data

Dexco Rack Systems are engineered using American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standards, which were developed to guide the design of large steel structures such as bridges and buildings. The stringent nature of these standards, coupled with Ross Technology’s conservative approach to structural rack design, mean you can be confident that your people and products are safe and secure.

All vertical and horizontal members are manufactured using wide flange beams with a 50 KSI minimum yield, offering greater strength and durability compared to roll-formed steel. As a result, these racks better resist damage from material handling equipment and provide larger load capacity within a given space.

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