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Pallet Components

A pallet is made from lots of different components. Here is our handy guide...

Deck Board - One of the boards that make up the deck.

Deck - An assembly of boards that make up the surface of the pallet.

Stringers - The load-bearing boards of a 4 Way Pallet to which the deck boards are fixed.

Bearers - Timber to which the deck boards of a 2 Way Pallet is fixed; providing space between top and bottom for entry forks.

Blocks - Timber or composite blocks that connect the top deck assembly to the base of a 4 Way Pallet providing space between top and bottom for entry forks.

Base Boards - Boards located on the bottom of the pallet adding rigidity and strength.

Free Base Entry - Base boards that are positioned to allow easier entry for pallet trucks.

Perimeter Base - Base boards arranged to provide a level surface on all sides to the bottom of the pallet with an additional board(s) across the centre. Suitable for pallet trucks.

Reversible - Top and bottom deck of pallet are identical - usually not suitable for hand or powered pallet trucks.

Wings - Deck boards protrude beyond stringers or bearers. Often used in conjunction with shrink wrapping.

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