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Lateral File Selection and Use Guide

Lateral File Cabinet Selector

Lateral filing cabinets Lateral file cabinets are manufactured by HON, Alera and more. They offer super efficient storage to meet all of your filing needs. They can be used to file from side-to-side or from front-to-back when you purchase the optional crossrails as well.
Description Width Availalble
Sizes
# of
Drawers
Leveling
Glides
Drawer
Pulls
Locks
HON® 400 Series 30” Letter/legal 2, 4 2 Plastic, monochromatic Yes
HON 500 Series 30”, 36” Letter/legal/A4 2, 4, 5 4 Monochromatic Yes
Alera® 5000 Series 30”, 36” Letter/legal/A4 2, 4 2 Monochromatic Yes
HON 600 Series 30”, 36”, 42” Letter/legal/A4 2, 3, 4, 5 4 Bright aluminum,
recessed, centered
Yes
HON 700 Series 36”, 42” Letter/legal/A4 2, 3, 4, 5 4 Recessed,
full face of drawer
Yes
HON 800 Series 36”, 42” Letter/legal/A4 2, 3, 4, 5 4 Full-width radius,
designer style
Yes
Global® 9300 Series 36”, 42” Letter/legal 2, 3, 4, 5 4 Full width, recessed. Yes

Description Front-to-Back
Hangrails
Roller Type Drawer-
Suspension Rating
Recommended
Use
Grade
HON 400 Series Available Steel ball bearings Good Occasional weekly Commercial
HON 500 Series Available Steel ball bearings Better Moderate weekly Commercial
Alera Lateral Files No Steel ball bearings Better Moderate weekly Commercial
HON 600 Series Available 3-part telescoping
ball bearing slide suspension
Best Daily Commercial
HON 700 Series Available 3-part telescoping
ball bearing slide suspension
Best Daily Commercial
HON 800 Series Available 3-part telescoping
ball bearing slide suspension
Best Daily Commercial
Global 9300 Series Crossrails 3-stage telescoping
ball bearing slide suspension
Best Daily Commercial

Filing Options

Example
Description
Side-to-side filing

Side-to-side filing:

30”-wide files: 27” of filing with letter or legal.
36”-wide files: 33” of filing with letter or legal.
42”-wide files: 39” of filing with letter or legal.

Front-to-back filling

Front-to-back filing for 42"-wide files:

42”-wide files*: 45¾” of filing with three rows letter, or 30½” of filing with two rows legal or two standard printout rows.

*Requires crossrails (Double Cross Rails - HON919492)

Front-to-back filing

Front-to-back filing for 30"- and 36"-wide files:

30”-wide files*: 30½” of filing with letter/letter rows.
36”-wide files*: 30½” of filing with letter/letter, legal/legal or letter/legal rows.

*Requires crossrails (Single Cross Rails - HON919491)

Combination filing

Combination filing (front-to-back filing with side to side in one drawer):

30”-wide files: not recommended.
36”-wide files*: 15¼” of front-to-back filing and 20¼” of side-to-side legal filing.
42”-wide files*: 15¼” of front-to-back filing and 26¼” of side-to-side legal filing.

*Requires crossrails (Single Cross Rails - HON919491)

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