Shipping Rack (#MSR)
Available from Martins Industries
The shipping rack is designed to move large numbers of tires from place to place, or load them into a dry box. The shipping rack is very similar to the transport rack (MTR), but not as wide. This helps when moving the racks around and reduces space requirements. For example, if you need to put a rack next to an assembly line, where space is often limited, the shipping rack will be a better choice than the transport rack (MTR).
The length of a 53-foot truck can hold 14 shipping racks by 2 high, taking 3 times less loading and unloading time than traditional wooden pallets. Based on our tests, one employee can load or unload a 53-foot trailer in just 24 minutes. If the tires were loaded in bulk in the same truck, 3 employees would take 4 hours to do the same job. Two shipping racks can be moved at once, allowing very large numbers of tires to be handled and saving time and effort for employees.
The tires must be laced in the shipping rack (photo C) in order to make the most of available vehicle space or warehouse space. When lacing similar tires, space is actually gained from the volume inside the tire. Depending on tire sizes, numbers vary from 45 to 70 tires per rack.