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Pallet repair and salvageAuthor(s): Richard E. Frost; Hollis R. Large
Source: Res. Pap. NE-323. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionEfficient unit-load handling with permanent pallets requires a well-organized pallet repair program. To provide basic infomation on pallet damage that could be used in establishing repair standards, we inspected a total of 1700 damaged pallets at four repair facilities. All damage was recorded by type, severity, and location. This survey determined that missing deckboards at the ends of the pallet account for more than 50 percent of the total deck damage and longitudinal breaks and splits outside the stringer notches account for more than 80 percent of the total stringer damage. This information should benefit those who use and repair wooden pallets.
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CitationFrost, Richard E.; Large, Hollis R. 1975. Pallet repair and salvage. Res. Pap. NE-323. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
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