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Things to consider when purchasing pallets...

  • Pallet delivery address.
  • How will the pallets be unloaded: Dock or Ground (Flatbed or Van Trailer)?
  • What is the minimum quantity per order for this size pallet?
  • How often is this quantity ordered?
  • Pallet type requested: New or Recycled Or Either.

New Pallets

made from green (new) lumber

Recycled
Pallets

reconditioned (used, refurbished)
remanufactured (made from reclaimed lumber)
hybrid (combination of new and reclaimed lumber)

Pallet Length
(stringer)

Pallet Width
(boards)
Entry Style
  • 2 way
    (no notches in stringer)
  • 4 way
  • Either

Deckboard Style
  • Flush
  • Single Wing
  • Double Wing
  • Any Style

Pallet Style
  • Stringer Style
  • Block Style
  • Either

  • Approximate Maximum Total Weight to be placed on pallet.
  • If you have a special service request (if your pallets are for export, please make note) or pallet disposal needs.


If you do not know your exact pallet specs, try and answer these questions (if you do, these questions may be optional):

1. Pallet Jackable: Yes or No
2. Minimum Thickness of Deckboards.
3. Maximum Spacing Between Top Deckboards.
4. If 48" by 40" Reconditioned 4way, Specify Grade: (1 or A, 2 or B, 3 or C)
5. Will Pallet be used in Racking System? Yes or No
6. Describe Products to be placed on Pallets.
7. Will Pallets Containing Product be Double or Triple Stacked? Yes or No


You should know the following information if you do know the exact pallet specifications:

Stringer
Information

  • Stringer Length
  • Stringer Width
  • Stringer Height
  • Number of Stringers
  • Wood Type - Mixed Hardwood, Softwood, Solid Oak or least expensive

If pallet
is notched

  • Notch Length
  • Notch Depth
  • Notch Location

 

Top Deckboard Information

Top Lead Board

  • Length
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Wood Type - Mixed Hardwood, Softwood, Solid Oak or least expensive

Top Inner Board

  • Length
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Wood Type - Mixed Hardwood, Softwood, Solid Oak or least expensive
  • Number of Top Inner Boards
  • If Wing, Length of Wing
  • If Top Deckboards are not evenly spaced, describe spacing

 

Bottom
Deckboard
Information

Bottom Lead Board

  • Length
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Wood Type - Mixed Hardwood, Softwood, Solid Oak or least expensive

Bottom Inner Board

  • Length
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Wood Type - Mixed Hardwood, Softwood, Solid Oak or least expensive
  • Number of Bottom Inner Boards
  • If Wing, Length of Wing
  • If you know your exact fastener size (nail/staple) please describe





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