Gaylord Boxes for Sale
Gaylord Boxes for Sale
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Characteristics of a Gaylord Box or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
Sidewalls of Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
Large shipping containers made from cardboard boxes are called Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes. Gaylord boxes sit upon many different types of pallets. The sidewalls of a Gaylord box are used to determine the strength of the Gaylord box. Gaylord Boxes are measured by the number of walls such as one, two, three, or four-wall. One and two-wall layers is a light duty Gaylord box for shipping light commodities such as small boxes or other products. Three-wall layers are sturdy and can need banding or reinforcement if filled with heavy materials. Four and five-wall layer Gaylord boxes are the most heavy duty and can handle nearly every job.
Shapes of Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
Gaylord boxes are typically square boxes. Some Gaylord boxes have angled corners called Octagon Gaylord Boxes. This type can support more weight when loaded.
Gaylord Box and Corrugated Bulk Box Pricing
Gaylord boxes for sale can range from $5.00 to $25 for new and used. Give us a call if you would like a quote.
Gaylord box or Corrugated Bulk Boxes Bottoms
Some Gaylord boxes have full cardboard covering the box bottom. Some Gaylord boxes do not have bottoms but have flaps that fold and cover a portion of the bottom. The flaps are like 6-8 inches. If your Gaylord does not have a bottom you will need to place cardboard in the bottom or a slip-sheet. If you are filling non-bottom Gaylord boxes with small granular items you may need a plastic liner to prevent leakage.
Top flaps on Gaylord boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
Top flaps on Gaylord boxes are not real common but are good for stacking boxes. Stacking Gaylord Boxes correctly are similar to the guidelines for stacking pallets correctly.
Produce Gaylord boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk are used to ship food and vegetables. Some popular items to ship in Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes are pumpkins, watermelons, and cantaloupe. Produce boxes sometimes have ventilation holes so check for those before you buy some.
Quality of Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
To determine the quality of a Gaylord box or Corrugated Bulk Boxes you need to look at the cleanliness. If the box is cleaner it is usually better quality. You can also look at how many sidewalls the box has. The more sidewalls the stronger the box will be. You will also want a pallet that is equal in quality like a A-Grade Pallet or a B-Grade Pallet.
Sizes of Gaylord Boxes or Corrugated Bulk Boxes
Gaylord Boxes and Corrugated Bulk Boxes come in many sizes. The most popular are the 48x40-inch boxes because they fit on a standard size 48x40-inch pallet.
Size 48 x 45 x 42H
Size 44 x 44 x 44H
Size 48 x 38 x 36H
Size 48 x 40 x 36H
Size 48 x 40 x 45H
Size 48 x 40 x 24H
Size 36 x 36 x 36H
Packaging Gaylord Boxes for Shipping
Gaylord boxes should be sorted by size when getting ready to ship, similar to sorting pallets. First fold down the Gaylord box and place on a pallet. Second, bundle the Gaylord boxes to the pallet with straps. You can typically get 25 to 40 Gaylord boxes on a pallet. The area of a truck will be filled up to 60 x 90 footprint. You can get 500 to 800 Gaylord boxes in a truck depending on the size and thickness.