The mobility sturdiness trade-off in consumer versions
Anytime you start talking about a movable rack people usually think about the chrome unit you can find in just about any store. The problem with using these racks is that they are not meant for commercial intent. It means that they are far less strong than their industrial counterparts. However, it does not mean that there are growers who do not have success with them, in fact, many beginner growers have excellent success with these carts or shelving units. It is inevitable at some point that the grower will find that they have outgrown these units. If you are at that point then a question you may be having is where do I find units that are better than these. Maybe you have lost more than your fair share of yields because of these less than ideal units for what you are doing. There is, at least, a trade-off that happens when you choose to use nonindustrial versions of these mobile carts. That is not to say that there are not any industrial versions of these mobile carts. There are, in fact, industrial-strength movable cannabis racking systems that you can find in the marketplace including the one we have available here.
“If you take into mind how much a professional material handling created movable cannabis racking system can hold then you will see that there is no comparison. These units can hold up to 2500 pounds per level.”
How much can you actually grow on the shelf – Industrial vs Consumer
We have mentioned that there is a big difference between the consumer versions of these movable cannabis vertical growing racks or shelves and the industrial versions. The consumer versions of these movable shelves are capable of holding up to 800 pounds on most models. Keep in mind that those numbers are home hardware-based and not the all in one shopping stores we all frequent when we buy groceries. If you take into mind how much a professional material handling created movable cannabis racking system can hold then you will see that there is no comparison. These units can hold up to 2500 pounds per level. They are also seismically engineered which means that they can, or are meant to, withstand earthquakes in the event that they happen. Of course, the unit you are looking at here will be mobile so you will have to account for the possibility of sliding. However, if the unit was anchored into the ground then you would get the full designation of the results of those seismic calculations.
Let us not forget that the smaller versions can also be cramped at times as well. You are not working with a lot of room on the shelves. Whereas a shelving system, such as the ones we carry, hold many plants and have a lot of room for your arms to maneuver around and work with your crop. The systems are far more comfortable for you, your family or your workers to work on every day. You also have more room for your lights and other materials that you may need to grow your crops on a consistent basis with a consistent yield.
If you have ever pushed one of these carts around then you know how terrible it can feel if they go over a bump. You have to be extremely careful to not spill anything because that will damage your ability to make money. The number one rule of growing anything is to not lose any yield if at all possible. It is more difficult if you have a unit that is not meant for industrial use. You will find those units much more wobbly and, frankly, a lot more nerve-racking if you have to move your rack from one place to another if you encounter a decent-sized bump.
Ready to upgrade your mobile rack to something more robust? Click the mobile grow rack link and have a look at those heavy-duty units. You can also call 503-739-8231 if you need more help.