How Much Does a Pallet Weigh?

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Typical wooden pallets weigh between 30 and 70 pounds depending on the type of wood, the moisture content and the size of the pallet. Plastic pallets weigh less, usually between 3 and 15 pounds. A standard 48-inch long by 40-inch wide pallet weighs between 35 and 45 pounds.

Smaller pallets, such as one that is 36 inches square, weigh nearly 30 pounds. A 48-inch square pallet is closer to 40 pounds. Standard corrugated cardboard pallets weigh nearly 19 pounds, saving cargo shipping weight in trucks and trailers. Standard wooden pallets are 6 inches thick and have a static load bearing weight of 3 tons with a 1-ton dynamic.