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What is Wood Pallett or Skid?

Ship A Palett or Skid

A pallet(sometimes called a skid) is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader or other jacking device. A pallet is the structural foundation of a unit load which allows handling and storage efficiencies. Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and shipped.

While most pallets are wooden, pallets also are made of plastic, metal, and paper. Each material has advantages and disadvantages relative to the others.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sanctions six pallet dimensions, detailed in ISO Standard 6780: Flat pallets for intercontinental materials handling—Principal dimensions and tolerances:

Dimensions, in (W × L) Production
48 × 40 1 Grocery, many others
42 × 42 2 Telecommunications, Paint
48 × 48 3 Drums
40 × 48 4 Military,[11] Cement
48 × 42 5 Chemical, Beverage
40 × 40 6 Dairy
48 × 45 7 Automotive
44 × 44 8 Drums, Chemical
36 × 36 9 Beverage
48 × 36 10 Beverage, Shingles, Packaged Paper

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