- We build our own pallets. Prima fruit is always shipped on clean, brand new, unused pallets. Our customers will never receive pallets with
patched or missing boards from us. We closely audit both our pallet fabrication process and raw material upon arrival.
- We build our pallets in two different, unique sizes. Each size is specifically manufactured for the box being stacked on it. We intentionally
build our pallets larger than the industry standard. We do this to protect the product from being struck by forklifts or other equipment. The
additional dimension ensures that boxes do not overhang the pallet, so product is protected from impacts.
- We build all our pallets with four stringers instead of only three stringers.
This greatly increases the structural integrity of the pallet.
- We proudly place our Prima brand on each pallet to signify the pallet’s superior quality.
No one in the industry has pallets as good as ours.
- Pallet pool pallets allow for missing nails, large amounts of pallet damage and structural flaws such as splits and cracks to the support blocks.
Our customers get more reuse from The Prima™ than from pallet pool pallets.
PRIMA PALLET™ FABRICATION STANDARDS
- No boards will be split greater than 1/3 the length of the board or as to obviously detract from the board strength.
- Nail holes will not cause indentations greater than 1/8” deep.
- No nail ends sticking out of boards are allowed.
- Top boards must have straight, flat edges facing outboards and upwards.
- Pallets must be square to within 1/8”.
- Top and bottom boards shall not overhang 2” x 4” stringers by more than 1/8”.
PRIMA PALLET™ WOOD RAW MATERIAL STANDARDS
- The length and width of boards must not vary by more than 1/8”.
- The depth of boards must not vary by more than 1/16”.
- Bottom boards will be constructed of thick stock material (11/16” thick).
- Use of standard 5/8” thick material is unacceptable.
- No decayed or rotted wood is acceptable.
- Splits must not run more than 1/3 the length of a board and must allow both sides of the split to be nailed into place. More than one split per
side of a board is unacceptable.
- Maximum knot size is 1/2 the cross section of the board. Maximum hole size is 1/4 the cross section of the board. Holes or serious knots above the
notches in stringers are unacceptable. Knots or holes must not interfere with effective nailing. Maximum number of holes or serious knots is two.
There must not be an excessive number of small knots.
- No more than one edge of a board can be affected by wane.
- If greater than five percent of the material fails to meet standards, the material will either be rejected or a
credit from the vendor for the amount of material over five percent must be obtained.