Pallet Grading

Premium Grade A

These are most commonly used at retail where they will sit out on
the selling floor becoming an integral part of a display.

  • 7 boards on top
  • 5 boards on bottom
  • 6″ lead boards top and bottom
  • Average top deck spacing 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″
  • 3 stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • No block or metal repairs to stringers
  • No colored or painted stringers.

Grade A

Pallets are mostly used by food, pharmaceutical or others

  • 7 boards on top
  • 5 boards on bottom
  • Average top deck spacing 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″
  • 3 stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • No block repairs to stringers
  • Each stringer can have one metal repair plate to strengthen any split.

Grade B

Considerably less expensive than Grade A and are used primarily for warehousing
or shipping where it is likely the pallet will not be coming back.

  • 6 to 7 boards on top, depending on board width which can be
    3-1/2″ to 5-1/2″ wide
  • No less than 4 boards on bottom
  • Average top deck spacing 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″ but can be up to 4″
  • 3 stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • Has plugs (repairs) on stringers
  • Plugs can be various length and location
  • No more than two boards (stringers) thick at any one point
  • Chips or partial split boards are acceptable