The Ultimate Guide to Building a Picking Cart

New Age Industrial offers the flexibility to mix and match shelving types, number of shelves, casters and accessories to build exactly what type of picking cart you want or need. Each Build Your Own Picking Cart begins with a T-bar base in one of three lengths: 24 x 36 inches, 24 x 48 inches or 24 x 60 inches. Once the base model is selected, you can begin building your cart.

Number of Shelves

Build Your Own Carts can be built in different heights. Shelf posts are added to the base once you have determined how many shelves you want on the cart. We recommend 3-4 shelves for ease of assembly and maneuverability.

Shelving Types

Any combination of 24” adjustable shelving can be placed on this cart, as long as it matches the shelf length selected on the base. The Solid Brute, also known as SB Series, adjustable shelves work great for small parts and bins. The solid top on them is removable for easy cleaning or replacement. T-Bar adjustable shelves increase the durability and weight capacity of each shelf. Heavy Duty, or HD Series, adjustable shelves provide the highest weight capacity and are the most durable.


The base units come stocked with two rigid and two swivel casters. An option for two additional swivel casters is available. They are placed on the outside center of the cart on both sides and aid in zero-turning. We also offer a new center, spring-loaded caster that further improves the turning radius and helps the cart navigate through narrow spaces.


Finish outfitting the cart with accessories to improve its functionality. A tube handle improves the overall ergonomics by adjusting its height to match the employee using the cart. A hanging trash can helps maintain a clean facility. It also adds convenience while reducing time-wasting trips. The document tray can be used to store pick sheets or general paperwork. You can also use it to store scanners, tablets, radios, and other process related items. The document tray can be filled with water bottles and other personal items. The desk option provides an ergonomic writing surface that can be used to mount a tablet or clip board for current order information.

For a hands-on look at our Build Your Own Carts, watch this video with Bob Brackle, National Sales Manager of the Material Handling Division at New Age Industrial. You can also view these carts and accessories on this product page.