Costco Whalen Industrial Rack


This Whalen Industrial Rack from Costco is awesome! If you’re looking to maximize space inside your garage, see if one of these will fit. I’ve got one of those TRINITY 5-Tier Heavy Duty Wire Shelving Racks from Costco in the garage & it’s fantastic. The difference between the 2 is the one I have is Chrome with wheels, while this one has a black powder coat & fixed. These are a little more industrial than mine because these can handle 2,000 pounds per shelf as opposed to mine, which is only 800 pounds per shelf. I don’t how they tested this rack by loading it down with 8,000 pounds (2,000 x 4 shelves), but I’d sure like to see that.

Whalen Industrial Rack Costco


The only drawback as I mentioned before is this does not have wheels. If you are buying it for it’s intended use, you shouldn’t need wheels because you wouldn’t want that much weight to be mobile. Here are a few more stats about this rack……

  • Black Powder Coated Finish
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Frame
  • Four Adjustable Shelves (nice to make taller shelves)
  • Easy Assembly
  • 77″W x 72″H x 24″D
  • 2,000 pounds per shelf

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If you’re looking for a similar rack with only 3 shelves (more space per shelf), check this rack out on Amazon. It’s almost the exact same size at 77″W x 72″H x 24″D except it’s got 3 shelves……

Price: $149.99, Item: 956886

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35 thoughts on “Costco Whalen Industrial Rack

    1. They usually go on sale a couple times a year. I don’t know exactly when they will go on sale, but keep checking. The price has definitely gone up recently, which is a bummer, because these were a GREAT deal circa 2020

  1. I’ve been searching on the Costco website and nowhere do I see these available to purchase.where can I purchase these??

    1. These are available in store now. I saw this item at Costco yesterday in the Bay Area. You’re best bet is to get it in store. The price has gone up significantly so be prepared.

    1. Ya, I noticed that at my Costco too! Seems like a pretty drastic price increase. It is a large heavy item, so maybe they are taking shipping costs into account as well. Either way these are awesome racks that are well built. Maybe you can wait for them to go on sale to make up for the price increase.

    1. Awesome! Thanks for the tip Rod. These are in stock again at Costco so if anyone needs them, make sure to check in-store

    1. Yes. They are seasonal & different Costco’s carry them at different times. These were on sale recently as summer was ending. I want to say our Costco still has them in stock, but yours may not. Keep checking in store & online. You can also have Costco look up the model number to see if they are anywhere near you. Good luck & I hope you find one. They are great!

  2. Can I buy the side supports separately? I want to gang two racks together and it makes sense to use a single middle section

    1. I’m not sure I understand. If you want to put two of them together, you would need to buy 2 separate racks. If you do that & connect them together you would be left with 1 extra side support & not need 1 extra. Please correct me if I am wrong or do not understand

    2. After adjusting shelves for my intended use, and having a few shelves remaining plus one support, if I buy one more support, I can build another independent rack of shelves.

      1. Oh Ok. I think I know what your talking about. You might be able to email or call them & see if they will ship you one. I’d like to think they have that “part” in case of defects. Let me know how it works out

    1. I see these on sale at least a few times a year. They were just most recently on sale till today (1/17/2021) for $139.99. The regular price is now $159.99. We probably won’t see them on sale again for at least a few months. Even without the sale, they are still a GREAT deal

  3. They only sell them in-store. Bummer, because they weigh A TON! Worth it. They’re fabulous, sturdy and functional. Half the price of anything comparable.

    1. Thanks for the comment Nanette. Glad you like them. You are right….nothing compares to this for the price. I believe their on sale right now too!

  4. These look like a perfect fit for my barn – anyone know how much the units weight in the box? Trying to assess how many I can transport at one time.

    1. I’m not exactly sure how much they weigh, but I’m guessing you will need 2 people to load it up. The box is fairly big. I’ll try to get the specifications on the box next time I go to Costco. I think they’re on sale right now for $139.99 too. They go on sale a couple times a year & all he storage items seem to be on sale now. Not sure how big your car/truck is, but you’ll probably need a truck. These are HEAVY DUTY. As Nanette said above, they weigh “A TON”

    2. Hi Denise. I got some photos last time I was at Costco & found the weight on the box. The Gross Weight is 83 kilograms or 182 Pounds & the Net Weight is 79 Kilograms or 174 Pounds. I am assuming the item itself is 174 pounds and with all the packaging it weighs 182 pounds. Feel free to look at the photos above since I posted them. I also posted the Customer Service Information for anyone that has issues with the product. The phone number and email can be obtained by looking at the photo above. I hope that helps

    1. Nice! I believe they’re on sale right now too! My store has them for $159.99 – $20 coupon, so $139.99. I have the photo of the sale price, I just haven’t gotten around to posting it. These racks really are great! Thanks for the comment

  5. I have two of these racks but when I went back to Costco they no longer sell them. I called Costco.Com and they also don’t show them in their system anymore

    1. That’s interesting. I could have sworn I saw this at Costco this week. I know I saw the Costco Whalen Storage Rack, 5-Shelf Z Beam Steel Rack, but I’m pretty sure I saw this one too. That’s the tough part about Costco….you never know when they will stop selling and item online & in-store. This is a popular rack so they may be temporarily out of stock & get some in next year. That or maybe a new manufacturer. Either way, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for this rack. It’s a great deal!

    1. Sorry to hear that. Usually Costco is pretty good about vetting that out because they don’t want returns. Were you looking for parts or to return an item?

    1. It doesn’t look like the company Whalen sells the shelves directly. I checked their website. You can contact them via their “Customer Care” page & ask. They do have a note that says “NOTE: We may not be able to provide replacement parts for pre-assembled items. A fee may apply for Additional Parts and requests”. That sounds like they might be able to sell the shelves individually, since this is not a pre-assembled item. You can also call & ask. 1-866-942-5362. I tried calling but got a busy signal. Hopefully you can get further than me. Let me know if you are able to find out about this question. Hope that helps!

  6. I am interested in knowing if i can purchase just the shelving to connect two units of shelving together from the distributor or the manufacturer.

    1. It doesn’t look like the company Whalen sells the shelves directly. I checked their website. You can contact them via their “Customer Care” page & ask. They do have a note that says “NOTE: We may not be able to provide replacement parts for pre-assembled items. A fee may apply for Additional Parts and requests”. That sounds like they might be able to sell the shelves individually, since this is not a pre-assembled item. You can also call & ask. 1-866-942-5362. I tried calling but got a busy signal. Hopefully you can get further than me. Let me know if you are able to find out about this question. Hope that helps!

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