Status:Closed Asked:Sep 11, 2013 - 08:47 AM
preferred way to double stack IBC container (TOTES) for shipping
I need to double stack IBC containers (totes) for shipping each tote weighs 2890 lbs. Do I use a piece of plywood between each double stack totes or maybe cardboard sheet between the two??
Many totes interlock when stacked to help prevent shifting while being transported. I assume these do not. Further assuming you've determined that the tote on the bottom can withstand a top load of 2890 pounds while under truck vibration, then it comes down to whether or not the receiving party wants to deal with sending back plywood along with your totes or if this is an expense you can eliminate by using slipsheets. Many agricultural concerns try to minimize the use of plywood since it can easily become an insect harborage.
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