Can this shelf be mounted so the shelf is positioned inside the rack rather than extending outward from the front? Or, because I imagine rack dimensions may vary, what is the outside width exclusive of the ears?
It is a shelf and it fits in a rack. It adequately resists the forces of gravity and allows my equipment to sit in a place where there was only air before. It is not a bobcat or a flan, which would be less useful, so that's a plus.
Shelf is quality but one of the brackets came bent in shipping. I did not contact support as I needed it ASAP and could not wait for a replacement. I was able to bend the tab and mount it no issues. Nice that is comes with mount screws.
I could not believe how heavy the steel is in these shelves! I've been buying rack gear for generations and these babys are super duty! They won't bow no matter how much you load them! I was wonderfully shocked!