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Safety Rack
Recommendations

Spacing, limitations, and recommendations for proper use of Blackwood's safety racks. 

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Capacity

Spacing Recommendations

Recommended weight capacity: 60,000 pounds per base. (i.e.) a rack made up of two bases would have a recommended capacity of 120,000 pounds total, given the weight is evenly distributed. 

Dense materials such as treated wood or concrete utility poles reach the weight capacity before the height capacity.

Do not stack materials above the top of the upright.

Dunnage is recommended in between layers of material. 

Wood Pole Spacing: 

60’ - 4 bases spaced 12’ apart with a 6’ overhang on the ends   

55’ - 3 bases spaced 15’ apart with a 5’ overhang on the ends 

50’ - 3 bases spaced 12’ apart with a 7’ overhang on the ends

45’ - 2 bases spaced 25’ apart with a 10’ overhang on the ends 

40’ - 2 bases spaced 25’ apart with a 7.5’ overhang on the ends 

30’ - 2 bases spaced 20’ apart with a 5’ overhang on the ends

 

Concrete Pole Spacing: 

3 evenly spaced bases are necessary for concrete pole storage regardless of length. 

 

Steel Pole Spacing:

2 evenly spaced bases are necessary for steel pole storage regardless of length. 

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