What's the best way to load pallets on a pickup?

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velvetfoot

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Dec 5, 2005
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Sand Lake, NY
I want to pick up some pallets with my pickup with 6.5' bed. Any ideas on how best to load?
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Chap

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Jun 12, 2015
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Midlands of South Carolina
For getting the maximum number into the bed of the truck I have found that standing them on end to be the best method. Doing it that way I can get 12-14 in my bed.
 
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Paulywalnut

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Nov 29, 2012
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Kennett Square, PA
Some guys I see going down the road have them stacked all which way. I don't know what keeps them from falling off.
Piled high and tipping to the side
 

Jan Pijpelink

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Jan 2, 2015
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South Jersey
For getting the maximum number into the bed of the truck I have found that standing them on end to be the best method. Doing it that way I can get 12-14 in my bed.
I get pallets all the time and this is exactly how I do it. 14 in my 6.5' F-150
 

warno

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Jan 3, 2015
1,237
illinois
Any ideas on how best to load?
Thanks.
Fork lift, big stack in one shot. Stack em high and throw the best one on top. Cross strap them down and go home. I have a set of 2" straps I use and things are creeking I pull them down so tight. Bit scary breaking the straps loose at home.
 

Jay106n

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Apr 1, 2015
779
Litchfield County, CT
On end with straps.
 

blades

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Nov 23, 2008
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WI, Leroy
Well the pallet scroungers around here stack them at an angel to the center of the bed overhanging the rails so two stacks as high as they can toss them sometimes they even put a strap on the but not often. In that fashion they might have as many as 30+ in a short box and double that on an 8ft box ( ya grossly overloaded on ancient dilapidated pickups mostly 1/2 ton units). They will jam 20 or more on the 1/4 ton rigs as well. When I see one of those ahead of me I find an alternative route quickly.
 

velvetfoot

Minister of Fire
Dec 5, 2005
10,040
Sand Lake, NY
Well, it was really easy! My friend has a business and he had a stack of 9 pallets that a guy operating a forklift put into my truck off the loading bay. He pushed the pile a little with a fork so that the tailgate could be closed and also so he didn't take a header with the forklift! I put a strap over it, diagonally. Like I said, eazy peazy.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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The sky's the limit! >> Just know the limits of your suspension.
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