Common Pallet Sizes
Wooden pallets come in all sizes, but there are standard sizes that are used most often. These standard pallets for sale can hold approximately 4,600 pounds. The most common dimensions are:
- 48×40 (this is the most common size)
Though standard wooden pallet sizes are most popular, you can also request custom pallets to meet your specific needs. For example, if you have extra-large goods or oddly-sized/shaped products that need to be shipped, it’s a good idea to consider a custom pallet over a standard pallet. Whether you need a custom shape or heavier load resistance, custom pallets would be the better option.
Custom wooden pallets can be built as large as you need them. FALM currently builds a 26-foot pallet for one of our customers. Keep in mind the larger your pallet, the longer the turnaround time may be due to finding suitable lumber. Additionally, the larger the pallet, the more expensive it is because of increased lumber, more nails and screws, and fewer pallets per truck for higher-per-pallet transportation costs.
Whether standard or custom, properly-sized pallets can mitigate product damage, reduce worksite injuries, and ensure production continuation with pallets that fit your company’s automation lines. They also allow manufacturers to maximize unit load capacities, reduce the number of truck deliveries, and even reduce transportation costs.
If you’re unsure whether you need a standard or custom pallet, we’d be happy to help you identify which pallets best meet your needs using the PDS (Pallet Design Software) to figure out the best-built pallet considering unit load capacities at the most cost effective price.
For more information about standard wooden pallet sizes or to get an order started, make sure to contact our team today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.