The pallet shall be packed level A, B, or C as specified (see
6.2). Shipments shall be made in carload or truckload lots when possible. For
truckload lots, the maximum number of pallets in a unit pack shall be as shown
in Figure 3. The actual quantity of pallets in each unit pack shall be marked
on each pack in accordance with MIL-STD-129. Nails shall be shipped in the
required quantities with type II pallets. As allowance against loss or damage,
a 10 percent increase in the number of nails shall be provided. These nails
will be packaged in bags in accordance with MIL-B-117 and placed in the voids
between the post of "made up pallet No.4" (see step IV of Figure 4). These
bags shall be stapled in place in a manner to prevent opening in transit and
shippage. AS specified by step VI, Figure 4, two bags with copies of Figure 5
shall also accompany each shipment.
5.2.1 Type I assembled pallets. Type I assembled pallets shall be packed in
accordance with Figure 3. Steel strapping shall be 1 1/4" X .035" (32 mm X .9 mm)
conforming to Class 1, Type I, of QQ-S-781.
Type II unassembled pallets shall be
Type II unassembled pallets.
packed in accordance with Figure 4. Steel strapping shall be 1 1/4" X .035" (32
mm x .9 mm) conforming to Class 1, Type I, of QQ-S-781.
5.3 Marking. In addition to any marking required, marking for shipment shall
be in accordance with MIL-STD-129.
The pallet manufacturer will ensure that each shipment of pallets
treated with preservative is clearly labeled. This label will
identify the potential hazards associated with handling the product
and the appropriate personal protective equipment (gloves, clothing,
respirator, etc.) to be used.
6.1 Intended use. The pallets described herein are for use in general maeri-
als handling operations in the military storage and distribution system both
CONUS and OCONUS, wherever full 4-way entry is required by conventional mobile
materials handling equipment. Pallets may be loaded whereever materials enter
the supply system for storage purposes and may be shipped loaded from storage.
pallets may be used for long term storage in both covered and uncovered areas.