Few things are as dangerous or disruptive as a pallet breaking under a heavy load. The GMA spec wood block pallets that most grocery and produce packaged goods are shipped on are only rated for an evenly distributed 2,800-pound load. While a shipment of 16-ounce bottled water weighs in at about 2,000 pounds—under the load limit—when in motion, however, the dynamic load can easily exceed the weight limit. The result: a broken wood pallet and flustered workers trying to manually move the product onto a new pallet. Weighty fluids like cleaners are also a strain on wood pallets—and threaten the liability of a hazardous spill.
Wood pallets are not the ideal platform for shipping heavy loads like bottled water, canned food, and household cleaners. Operations managers and shipping coordinators understand how much money is wasted by wood pallets causing damage to product, injury to personnel, maintenance to machinery, and excessive wood debris. In the search for an alternative, they may find themselves asking: How much weight can a plastic pallet hold? The answer is that the iGPS plastic pallet holds more than enough weight to safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively get your products to market.