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Products - Wood Bulk Bins, Pallets

Boland Bins provide the following products and services:

  • Rental standard bulk bins
  • Manufacture bulk bins
  • Repair bulk bins
  • Manufacture standard pallets
  • Manufacture non-standard pallets customised to specific clients needs
  • Manufacture rustic pallets
  • Manufacture WOS (wet of saw) pallets
  • Manufacture dry pallets for export
  • Manufacture fumigated dry pallets

Wood Pallets Manufacture

Wood pallets are manufactured per client specifications and the following pallet types can be manufactured in both two-way and four-way configurations.

Wood PalletsRustic Wood Pallets

These pallets are made from wood from the outside of the tree after it has been debarked. These wood pallets are mainly used as a disposable pallet for both local use and export to African countries.

WOS (wet of saw) Pallets

These pallets are made from the clean wood from the inside of the tree. These wood pallets cost approximately double the price of rustic pallets mentioned above. These wooden pallets are mostly used on a more permanent basis for moving goods.

Dry Pallets

These pallets are made from wood with no more than sixteen percent moisture content and are manufactured for export of goods.

Fumigated Pallets

These are dry pallets that have been fumigated for pests and are mainly used for export of goods.

Every extra process required, before and during the manufacture of wooden pallets, adds to the eventual cost of the pallet.

Boland Bins is registered with the National Plant Protection Organisation to apply the Certification Mark in terms of International Standard No. 15 (ISPM 15): Guidlines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade.

Why Rent a Wood Bulk Bin?

There are a number of excellent reasons to rent a bulk bin. Some of the more important considerations are listed hereunder.

  • Bulk Bin RentalDue to the initial capital outlay and cash flow required to purchase bulk bins, it makes more financial sense to rent a bulk bin if the bin is required for less than four months of the year.

  • The tax deduction of purchased bulk bins is depreciated over four years whereas the full cost of renting a bin can be fully deducted in the year of rental. This is an excellent way of structuring off-balance sheet financing which reduces the assets on your balance sheet thus increasing the return on your assets.

  • Special equipment and trained personnel are required to repair bulk bins over time, whereas rental bins are always ready for use.

  • The procurement of wood when renting bulk bins remains the responsibility of Boland Bins.

  • Farmers and other businesses can focus on their core capabilities and not waste valuable time and resources on the repair and manufacture of bulk bins.

Manufacture of Wood Bulk Bins

The following factors that are taken into consideration in the manufacture of wood bulk bins include -

  • Wood Bulk BinsThe timber is kiln-dried, mainly P.radiata with a density exceeding 500 kg per m3. The moisture content before treatment is below 16% and ensuring that bearers and corners contain a low percentage of juvenile wood.

  • Natural defects are kept to a minimum and that the plaining of the timber is of a high standard so that even years of weathering will not affect the wood finish.

  • Correct timber sizes - as incorrect sizes are mostly responsible for bulk bins loosing their shape and shorting their life span. Extra stress on the fasteners because of incorrect timber sizes can lead to early fatigue and also increase stacking problems.

  • "Ring shank" nails to be used to nail the bottom slats of the bins to the bearers.

  • Galvanised or zinc dipped screws are used to screw the sides of the bulk bin together.

  • Pre-drilling is done on all holes and that the diameter of the pre-drilled hole is correct for the diameter of the shank of the screw.

  • Galvanised metal corners of the correct thickness and width are used on the bulk bins.

  • Correct gaps are left between the slats for water discharge and ventilation purposes.

  • Wooden corners and inside supports protrude the correct amount above the long side and end slats of the bins so that when the bulk bins are stacked on top of each other the load bearing area are the corners and the inside supports and not the side slats.

  • The inside support fastened using galvanised screws on the top and bottom slats.

  • The bulk bins are uniform and stable and air hammers and screwdrivers are set at the correct working pressure so that screws are not stripped.

Repair of Wood Bulk Bins

The following factors that are taken into consideration in the repair of wood bulk bins include -

  • Bulk bins are mostly stored outside where the effect of the elements, such as sun and rain, has a detrimental effect on the lifespan of the wooden bulk bin.

  • Bulk bins are damaged over time by incorrect handling of the bulk bin and also by the nature of the use of the bulk bin - for example, certain produce has a corrosive effect on the wood of the bulk bin.

  • Depending on the condition of the bulk bin, it may be more financially prudent to repair bulk bins compared to puchasing new bulk bins.

  • Special equipment and trained personnel are required to repair bulk bins.