Benching Shopping Guide

Compare Benches & Trays

We’ve developed benching systems and tray options that are designed to add efficiency and increase productivity in many growing environments.The comparison chart below highlights where each system and tray style perform best and offer the most value.


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Key considerations:

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Room size

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Flooring condition

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Aisle size requirements

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Planting density and airflow

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Comparison charts

The comparison charts below highlight where each system and tray style perform best and offer the most value. Use the charts to narrow down options that align with your specific goals.

Compare Benching Systems: Track vs. Slide

Project requirements have a direct impact on the benching solution that’s right for you. Use the references below to better understand how each option impacts your design strategy.

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ConsiderationTrack BenchesSlide Benches
Lengths Greater than 60’6”
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When benching lengths exceed 60.5’ in total length Botanicare recommends using Slide bench or breaking Track system down into smaller lengths. Our design options will help you navigate the right solution.
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Unlevel Flooring
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Botanicare Slide bench is the only solution that Botanicare suggests in an environment where the flooring is more than 1/2 inch out of level.
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Level Flooring
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Botanicare Track benches must be installed on a level surface, within 1/2 inch of level.
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Flexible Aisle Requirements (≻36”)
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For those looking to maximize canopy and have flexibility to accommodate narrower aisle spacing.
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Egress Aisle Requirements (≺36”)
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Maximize canopy and working aisle space when minimum distances are required.
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Highest Efficiency
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Botanicare Track bench has wall-to-wall travel, ensuring you get an efficient layout and room for the work to be done.
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Compare Trays: Gutter vs. OG

Both tray models feature sturdy, long lasting ABS, but plant count, density and airflow needs will help determine the best option for your room.

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High Density Planting
(1 to 2 Plants per Sq. Ft.)
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Botanicare OG trays provide a seamless open top to maximize planting density.
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Medium to Low Density Planting
(.3 to .8 Plants per Sq. Ft.)
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For those that grow in rows, choose between OG or Gutter tray.
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Under Bench Airflow
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Botanicare Gutter tray allows 23% more air passage over OG. Allowing efficient air movement throughout the canopy.
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TriLock Trellis Mounts

Every grow is unique. That’s why we offer options to improve your setup.

Customers looking for a more robust trellising solution can opt for the Botanicare® TriLock™ Trellis Mount Glass-filled ABS, makes these supports 3 times stronger than the standard support while also accepting a wider range of upright diameters (accepts 3/4″ EMT, 3/4″ PVC & 1″ EMT). Note that TriLock adds 2 ⅕” inches to overall system width compared to standard trellising.

When things are tight, standard trellising provides users with a true outside dimension of 4’ and 5’ respectively. Please note that TriLock™ is an optional upgrade for Botanicare® Slide Bench systems using OG Trays.

TriLock Trellis Mounts

We understand that your grow is unique. That’s why we’ve developed options to improve your experience with a more robust trellising support designed to enhance the rigid connection to the bench.

The Botanicare® TriLock™ Trellis Mount is designed to support almost any trellising configuration.

Made of glass-filled ABS, these supports are 3 times stronger than the standard support while also allowing more flexibility in trellis upright diameters (accepts 3/4″ EMT, 3/4″ PVC & 1″ EMT). With a full 7″ of pole engagement, uneven uprights are a thing of the past.