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Lumber Pallets Are Cheap And Repairable

By Lela Perkins

The predominant storage and transport platforms are lumber pallets. It does not matter what industry you look at, if they have things to move around the plant, store in shelves or ship out in trucks or trains, they use pallets. There are various different other materials that are used for these items, however, the most popular one is wood.

These easy to use items come in many different sizes. Some of the smaller, standard, models are two foot by two foot. A look at some of the larger ones will find 12 foot by 12 foot as an upper limit for most production models. There are, of course, any number of custom sized pallets created for particular products needing to be shipped to the final customer.

The pallet can be made to handle various different things as well. The basic model will have two platforms, one on the top and another on the bottom. They are separated by stringers of wood numbering, usually, four. This system allows for the separation, strength and the ability to move the unit with a pallet jack or a forklift.

Many companies will want to have modifications on the pallets they purchase, such as those that allow for the locking down of drums or barrels. This is helpful to all but eliminate the possibility of having a container fall off. Fingers can be installed to lock the drums down or to completely surround barrels that have no bottom seal ledge.

Another customization will be the addition of walls or fences around the perimeter of the top platform. This will help prevent a load of dissimilar objects from falling off. This type of damage or injury is common in many areas that have tall shelving storage facilities.

Most of the companies that fabricate these pallets will be large while a small number of them are the specialty firms who do special orders. Finding the company that will provide the ones you need for your industry can be a bit of a search, however, they are the best ones to have on your side. The reason for this is they will have all of the suggestions for branding your specific shipments for easily recognized reputation points when your shipment arrives at your clients place of business.

When you think about what type or size of pallet you need, your imagination can come into play. Measure the product you are manufacturing and establish the appropriate center of gravity for it. Look at what the product stands on and create the appropriate distances between lumber pieces of the top platform. Design the logo that is be engraved or burned into the sides of the pallet. This creates the perfect branding item for shipping and instantly visible when it arrives where it is going.

Lumber pallets have been around for many years. They have stood the test of time and continue to give quality service to all who use them. The ability to repair these units also go a long way to reducing costs. This for a product that is renewable and will also provide a service after they have outlived that usefulness. Do not forget the fact that many people, some who may work for you, will be able to take these broken ones home and burn them as firewood in their fireplaces.

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Perkins, Lela "Lumber Pallets Are Cheap And Repairable." Lumber Pallets Are Cheap And Repairable. 13 Apr. 2014. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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