Having an efficient storage solution is arguably more important in the home shop these days than it ever has been before. With more people stuck at home, resurrecting old projects, and building new hobbies, it's imperative that the garage is clean and organized. Enter the Levrack.
Levrack was born out of necessity on a farm in the heartland of America. The company's founders were looking for a storage solution for the farm's shop. However, everything on the market at the time was either far too expensive, not flexible enough to do the job, or just plain looked bad. The solution proved to be a hanging storage system that they called Levrack. The Levrack storage system combines the best qualities of pallet racks, workbenches, storage cabinets, and sliding storage systems (without the downside of floor-mounted tracks, however).
The Levrack is unique in that it takes a traditional cabinet, flips it sideways, and then suspends it from a hanging track. Each cabinet section slides on the overhead track system using a trolley and wheel setup similar in design to those found on roller coasters. The result is a storage system with double the capacity in the same amount floor space.
At first, the company serviced high-profile clients with their innovative storage solution. Agencies including NASA, every branch of the U.S. military, and major aerospace manufacturers are Levrack clients. Also included in the company's list of happy customers are automotive customizers that you may recognize, such as West Coast Customs, Gas Monkey Garage, Collins Bros Jeep, and they are even featured in Jay Leno's Garage.
Most recently, Levrack has branched out into the home garage market. Having built many different project vehicles from the ground up at home, this author knows the importance of having high-quality storage in the home-based shop, and lots of it. We recently moved into a new home with an even larger garage than previous, one that had an additional single-car unit with an awkwardly large passthrough to the main shop. Thankfully for us, Levrack's smallest unit, the 7-foot storage system, was the perfect fit for the weird space we were given.
The 7-foot Levrack is the smallest system the company offers and is 7.5 feet long, 7 feet tall, and 30 inches deep. Each shelf is rated at 200 pounds of capacity with each shelving section capable of handling up to 800 pounds total. The entire system, inclusive of the four shelving units and the pallet rack, is rated to hold up to an impressive 9,500 pounds. For those with larger spaces, Levrack also offers 8-, 10-, and 12-foot-long systems, each of which can be either 7 or 8 feet tall. Workstations can be added, along with a host of other accessories.
Follow along with us as we take a look at the process of uncrating and assembling our new Levrack storage system for the home shop. The process took us just a couple hours and required a few basic hand tools. A strong, willing helper is also needed as some of the parts are large and heavy. In the next installment we'll report how life has been living with the Levrack and show a few ways in which it has made our life easier.