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balatonwine

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Sorry to rub salt in a wound, but moving a loose load (and unwrapped interlocked boxes that tall are still "loose" since they can (and did) collapse*) that is stacked above handle hight of a pallet truck is asking for trouble.

As my father sagaciously always said: Don't break your back or your heart. If you overload, something will break. Take two trips.


* This is even mentioned by OSHA (my highlight): "Bags, containers, bundles, etc. are stored in tiers that are stacked, blocked, interlocked and limited in height so that they are stable and secure to prevent sliding or collapse."
 
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I do appreciate that you had the courage to share that as a warning to others. I'm pretty sure that I would not have.
 

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Man, that stinks. Were those all full? Hopefully most survived.

balatonwine's father has some solid advice. I've never loaded a pallet jack much higher than the handle and that was always with sturdy construction material. If you need to stack that high for whatever unavoidable reason (limited space, etc.), then I would suggest wrapping with the stuff that looks like saran wrap that they use for shipping and putting some sort of support (heavy cardboard) every few rows.
 

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All full. It could have been worse. About 30 cases toppled off when the pallet jack broke through the floor drain. I only lost 33 bottles. I was only moving them a few feet. Live and learn. I should have had the stack a little shorter and wrapped in plastic wrap.
 
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My dad (he's 90 now) tells the story about a very proper lady he used to work. Something horrible happened at work one day and he says all she could say was " Cuss words, Cuss words, naughty words in abundance!!" Somehow, I think much worse than that would have come out of my mouth (and maybe hers) if something like this happened.
 

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