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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:24 pm 
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I searched the forum and didn't really find an answer, approx. How many lbs of boards can I expect to fit in a Gaylord or stacked pallet of boxes

Some examples from others previous shipments? Especially peripheral boards, which I expect have a much lower packing density with larger components

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:41 pm 
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Most generic gayloard pallets are rated for 800-2000 lbs. depending on brand and materials.
A GL filled with Cable box boards will probably reach low end weight limits before full. But a GL of trackpads normally won’t pass 500lbs packed flat.
I’m sure Chris has a better answer. And there’s some commercial sellers if anyone wants to weigh in. Pardon the pun.
But depending on board type you can fit a few hundred to a few thousand pounds in a GL. A GL of DDRx ram, for example, will easily pass the weight maximum for the GL if packed carefully. And be non-shipable. You’re unlikely to get to the max on TV power supplies due to the large inconsistency in girth.

Ultimately that’s a convoluted way to say I don’t know. ;)
I’ve never tried shipping, or hauling, a single gayloard of escrap boards.
I do know the AMD RX breakaway pallets weigh apx 2100 lbs. but that includes the packaging of the card boxes and a plastic pallet.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:11 pm 
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Trackpads? Like these?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:10 pm 
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Omg. I laughed so hard I got a cramp in my side.
More along the lines of these:
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...and more specifically the board inside them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:22 am 

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I used to have the same question and was surprised there was not already an answer on here about it. Now that we regularly fill gaylords, I can share with you what to expect. We use 48x42x36 gaylords. The weights are typically as follows:

Multi socket motherboards, both metal & non metal sockets - right at 1,000lbs filled to the top of a neatly packed gaylord. You can "overfill" for about 50-75 more lbs

Backplane - 900lbs - 1150lbs depending on the "bulkiness" of the boards. A mix of all types of backplanes is around 1,000lbs. Mostly small & light is around 900 and mostly big heavy ones is 1,100+.

Single socket motherboard, peripheral & other light weight boards - 800lbs-1,000lbs.

Mixed wire - 1,200-1,500 depending on the type of wire & if it's really packed in the box tightly

Power supplies - 1,100lbs-2,000lbs. The desktop power supplies will be closer to 1,100 but heavy server power supplies can weigh almost 2,000 packed optimally & overflowing a bit.

Let me know if I missed any!


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suz wrote:
I used to have the same question and was surprised there was not already an answer on here about it. . .


Great info! Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 1:01 am 

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suz wrote:
Let me know if I missed any!


Not necessarily optimally packed but I fit:

873 & 990lbs of low grade in two different gaylords

1099lbs of mixed PSUs with and without wire (I inherited a mess and wasn't sorting it)

On top of that you have an 84" height limit, so stack and secure stuff if you can, gross weights on the three gaylords were 957, 1221, 1205lbs respectively. Another gaylord I used to contain other boxes and filled it to 937lbs

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:25 am 
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I’m still laughing at the trackpad tread photo!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:32 am 
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One thing to always remember is rated weight ability.

You could fit many many thousands of pounds of lead cubes in a semi-standard gayloard.
But if it’s only rated for 800lbs you have a serious problem!

Topless cube storage with attached base, generically called gayloard pallets, come in many ratings. From a few hundred pounds on shabby recycled press wood pallets to tens of thousands with plastic pallets and laminated or polymer walls.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:32 am 

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Weighing in (hahaha)
I send normal 48x40 gaylords to the refinery. I send any and all boards, as they also pay for copper content.
Usually mixed boxes of everything including MB's, peripheral boards, cards, cd rom drive boards, etc. weighs in at 600-800 pounds.
But again, if you had the patience to fill a gaylord with HD logic boards, you might see 1000-1500 lbs, both ways are easily within the rated capacity of a gayloard, even if it isn't double or triple walled.
If you're shipping excavator track pads, I would suggest triple walled LOL.


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