What is a Pallet
Most of us know what The Pallet Man is. It is something we see tossed around an industrial area, often considered useless after use. It is picked up and used by people as tables or other ingenious designs.
Invented in the twentieth century these pieces of wood, usually not expensive wood, are nailed together to make a small platform, sometimes called a skid.
The platform is used to hold containers for shipping which can be, once attached by straps or wrapped in shrink-wrap or stretch plastic, are transported easily. It can be moved or lifted by a pallet jack, a forklift, a front loader, or a crane because it has proven itself sturdy. Once used, it is often not reused as it is large enough to be expensive to store and cheap enough not to be worthy of the space needed for storage.
Are there many pallets sydney businesses? Loads. Pallets have transformed the shipping industry. Pallets have become the standard means of loading merchandise because they are simple and work. Instead of wooden barrels and crates, which are heavy and expensive, pieces can now be moved in boxes or be plastic wrapped. Will pallets sydney businesses have pallets for sale? You bet. Why would they want to keep them around or try to dispose of them in dumpsters they already have to pay for when they could sell them, even the ones that are broken? Both palette businesses and their customers will have pallets for sale, one to businesses who need pallets and the other to dispose of pallets they have accumulated.
What Does a Pallet Man Do?
Those pallets that people find tossed away for lack of space is a loss all the way around. Trees and precious wood, no matter the quality cannot be wasted. The pallets can be used again. The pallets can be repaired and reused and that is the job of the Pallet Man. He picks up the pallets after use, repairs the broken boards or re-nails them and when sure that they will serve well, resells and delivers them strapped securely down on big trucks.
There are different sizes of pallets, #1 size is 41×48 and #2 pallet is 48×48 euros. There are many different variations and sizes to fit individual needs of merchandises.
If a man off the street wants a pallet can he buy one from a pallet company? Usually, there is no problem if the pallet company has the size the customer wants.
Since the beginning of the standard pallets, has come an assortment of individual uses and sizes. One pallet which has built upsides is used often as an animal feeder and there is even a three-legged pallet. There are other sizes besides the standard sizes, there are the Euro pallets, many different CP pallets, spicers/VMP pallets, and green (DPH) pallets.
All these pallets must be stored neatly and found where they should be found when they need to be located for shipment. Since I cannot usually find what I have done with my shoes, I would not be good for this. The little man who runs around with a clipboard telling what shipments are due to be picked up, which pallets need delivering and what lifts will be used at what time, and unavailable when another man needs them is an engineering type man. That can get complicated.
This business requires:
large storage spaces, I mean large
large trucks for delivery
drivers good at tight spots and loading of unusual merchandise
office personnel (That little man with the clipboard).