Accession Number:

ADA009266

Title:

Increasing Resistance of Wood Pallets to Handling Impacts.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Nearly one-eight of the lumber produced in the United States goes into wood pallets, stimulating the Forest Products Laboratory to search for better techniques of pallet construction and handling. Extensive research at the Laboratory centered on impacts between pallets and forklift tines during loading. This report covers two successive studies that showed The strong desirability of using an impact panel attachment to the forklift trucks that handle wood pallets and a strong advantage in butting the first and second top end deckboards if the pallets are to be handled by a conventional forklift truck. Use of an impact panel can greatly decrease the damage to reuseable pallets.

Subject Categories:

  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE