Pallet Cages and Frames

Our Freight Services

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Palletised Freight

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Bulky Items

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Dangerous Goods

Some items are particularly susceptible to damage in transit. Glass is probably the most obvious example and includes goods such as glass sheets, windows and mirrors, but also smaller items such as light bulbs. A small crack can render the item useless, so it pays to spend the extra time and resources preparing these shipments and transporting them in the most secure manner.

Other goods, even if they are not fragile, can be awkward to move around due to their size, weight or shape. In these cases pallet delivery cages or transport frames could be the solution for the items to be mobile enough for transportation.


Shipping Goods in Pallet Cages

Pallet cages, also known as stillages, are ideal for transporting fragile, awkward or multi item goods, such as heavy wheel castors and offer the best form of freight protection for these. Unstable heavy, solid objects that need extra support should be placed in a pallet cage for transport. Consignments of multiple awkward or heavy items should be caged for ease of handling wherever possible.
Pallet cages have added protection and safety features that you will not get with any other pallet. They are designed to attach to the forklift or pallet jack safely, making transport not only efficient but safe.
The key aspect to pallet cages is that they keep your goods and products safe and secure, making it easier and safer to ship your goods, or simply transport them around the warehouse.


Freight protection and requirements for moving glass in Transport Frames

Protection is Essential

Glass sheets, bench tops and stone slabs etc. are best transported in upright Frames which have top and bottom lifting points. When transporting glass in particular, it is important that the glass does not protrude beyond the frame. It is a requirement that:

  • The weight of the goods does not exceed the stated capacity of the Frame.
  • The Frame has forklift pockets underneath
  • The Frame has top lift rings.
    —These rings have a safe weight lift limit.
  • Goods are restrained to the A-Frame
  • Goods are packed to absorb vibration.

Custom Made Transport Frames

Purpose-built transport frames must be designed and manufactured to Australian Standard AS4991 (Lifting Devices). They must also include load restraints and lashing points as specified in the National Transport Commission publication “Load Restraint Guide” 2004 edition. Only the manufacturers themselves are permitted to carry out any modifications to the frames.

If frames have not been manufactured to the above standards, or there is doubt regarding the adequacy of a transport frame, then our tranport providers may refuse to transport the item due to the high risk of damage.


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