The two most common wood types used for making pallets are southern yellow pine (SYP) and oak.
A former study done by the USDA and Virginia tech determined that SYP made up 18.9% of all woods used while oak made up 17.1% (by volume). Both oak and SYP actually contain several species that make up the woods classification which is based on the density of the wood.
I must admit, I am having a little trouble staying focused on pallets during the baseball playoffs.
There is nothing like the feel of a fall playoff game when your team is in the hunt. True to form, this year’s games have provided loads of excitement already.
100 trips… that’s a lot of trips. Think about it. If you could get an average of 100 trips out of a plastic pallet, what would that pallet cost you on a per-trip basis?
Say for example, you pay about $80 for a brand new, heavy duty, plastic pallet and you send it out the door on 100 trips. That pallet would end up costing you only 80 cents per trip. That’s right, only 80 cents per trip. That is a great value!
With that in mind, there are several plastic pallets on the market that will last for several trips. However, we feel like we have found the best pallet for extended life-span: the PM4840FP-ULTRA
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