Wood Bins and Pallets - Boland Bins South Africa

By: Boland Bins  11-11-2011
Keywords: Wood, Pallets, Bins

Boland Bins provide the following products and services:

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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.

The use of bins for picking fruit has been a long established practice. The time saving benefits of using bulk bins are well recognised. Bin liners are large plastic bags used in specific fruit industries for harvesting purposes.

It is especially useful in the harvesting of grapes for wine production with the following benefits:

  • The grapes are placed within the plastic liner and therefore no juice can be lost due to leakage, that would have been the case with bulk bins used without bin liners.
  • The builk bin does not come into direct contact with the fruit; therefore avoiding any contamination and also keeping the bins clean.
  • The bin liners are made of a high durable quality plastic and can be used for at least one harvest season.
  • The cost of these bags are a fraction of the cost of moulded i.e. permanent bin liners.

Bin liners available from Boland Bins, are provided as a value added service to customers. Boland Bins is your ideal supplier of bin liners with very competitive pricing and no minimum order quality.

Keywords: Bin Liners, Bins, Bulk Bins, Pallets, Wood, Wood Pallets, Wooden Pallets