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Title: How pallets with red oak deckboards performed in use
Author: Kurtenacker, Robert S.;
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-04. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 9 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: In-use tests in a combination brick and cement block yard and subsequent laboratory tests indicated that laminated pallet deckboards made from knife-cut, low-grade red oak logs can perform as well as deckboards of solid red oak. Performance was not significantly different between laminated oak deckboard pallets assembled with 2-l/2-in.-long by 15-gage staples and pallets assembled with conventional helically threaded pallet nails if approximately five staples were used for every three nails based on total fasteners per pallet. In a severe handling environment, a synthetic elastomeric adhesive for assembling pallets did not perform as well as nails or staples.
Keywords: Pallets, performance, stapling, nails, handling, adhesives, gluing
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Kurtenacker, Robert S. 1975. How pallets with red oak deckboards performed in use. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-04. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 9 p.
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