Pallets are made from many different parts. Here's an overview of common pallet components.
Wooden pallets are composed of many different parts, each with their own function. Read this guide on pallet components to learn about each pallet part. To learn more about the importance pallet components play in their weight capacity and how this can impact your operation, start a conversation with us. This guide will review:
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A solid board extending the full length of the pallet, perpendicular to the deck boards and placed between deck boards and blocks. Essentially, you a have two support stringers and a center stringer to form the pallet. An Average stringer can range to 1.5-inch by 3.5-inch piece of lumber.
It is an opening located on the lower part of a stringer where the pallet can be lifted with a forklift. Each stringer has two entry ways.
3. Deck boards
An element or component of a pallet located at top and bottom, perpendicular to stringers forming the support and stability of a pallet.
4. Top Lead Boards
Two pieces of lumber at the front and back of the pallet.
5. Bottom Lead Boards
A component piece of lumber that is located at the front and back of the pallet.
6. Inner Deck boards
The pieces of lumber that will support the pallet and allow for the support of majority of the weight. Spacing requirements are what dictates the number of deck boards used and ensure the structural strength of the pallet.
A rectangular, square, multi-sided, or cylindrical deck spacer, often identified by its location within the pallet as corner block, end block, edge block, inner block, center or middle block. This element is used to build a block style pallet.
The entryways along the edges of the deck board between either the 2x4 piece of lumber or blocks.