Wooden Pallet Types
Block pallet is a true four way entry pallet. It use blocks of solid wood, plywood or sawdust to support the unit load. Typically, block pallet use 4 to 12 blocks to support the top deckboards. Curiously enough, between the blocks and the deckboards are thin stringers, which form a mat with the deckboard.
Block pallets can be designed with or without bottom deckboards, or a full-perimeter base.
A stringer pallet uses “stringers,” which holds the unit load. The stringers are the legs which sandwiched between the top and bottom deck boards.
When specifying a stringer pallet, the length (i.e. the length of the stringer) is noted first, and the width, or length of the deck boards is noted second. Frequently, stringers may be notched to allow for partial four-way fork entry, thus creating a “4-way” stringer pallet. If the stringers are not notched, it is called a “2-way” pallet, with fork entry only from either end.