Wooden pallets are flat wooden platforms onto which anyone can load and secure goods. There are many types of wooden pallet that come in many different sizes and configurations there are two main broad categories that all pallets inevitably fall into: Stringer pallets and block pallets.
The other major wooden pallet design are known as block pallets.
Block pallets are normally stronger than their stringer alternative.
They are constructed using both parallel and perpendicular stringers to better facilitate handling. Quite often a block pallet will also be known as a four-way pallet.
Due to the additional stringer boards more timber is required in construction which makes them more durable but for a greater cost than the two way alternative.
In contrast to two-way pallets, four way pallets are designed to be lifted by their more rigid stringers instead of the deckboards. This is advised they are usually bigger and heavier than their two-way cousins.