Are your Quick-Crates heat treated and ISPM-15 export compliant?
ISPM only regulates solid wood products and since at
Quick-CrateŽ we use only plywood and/or OSB, our crates are exempt from
these regulations. Because of the heat treating process used during the
manufacturing of plywood and OSB our Quick-Crates fully ISPM-15 export
compliant. They can be shipped worldwide without worry of problems with
ISPM-15 Regulations: page 7, section 2.1
" The following articles are of sufficiently low risk to be exempted from the provisions of this [ISPM-15] standard:
-wood packaging made wholly of processed wood material, such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board [OSB] or veneer that has been created using glue, heat or pressure, or a combination thereof."
How much weight can a reusable Quick-CrateŽ hold?
Our reusable Quick-Crates have been certified by the US Army to
transport 4,000 lbs of live ammunition per crate and stack 3 crates
high when loaded. That translates to a stacking capacity of 12,000 lbs.
Our crates have phenomenal strength despite the fact that they are made
only with 3/4" plywood panels. Each specific crate's load capacity may
differ based on the product you are shipping and weight distribution.
And although we've thoroughly tested our crates we encourage you to
test your Quick-CrateŽ for your specific application.
What is the difference between a reusable and Economy Quick-CrateŽ?
The reusable Quick-CrateŽ is constructed completely from 3/4"
plywood and has bolted pallet blocks for maximum longevity over the
course of many return cycles. The Economy Quick-CrateŽ is constructed
from 3/4" OSB material, has nailed pallet blocks and a plywood base
panel for durability during shipping. The 1-way crate is designed to be
used in a situation where getting the crates back is not feasible or as
a cost-effective alternative, without sacrificing the strength of the
reusable system. Typically you will see an average drop in price of
30-40% with the Economy crate versus the reusable crate, depending on
size and volume.
How much space is saved by the collapsibility feature?
Quick-Crates collapse to about 9 inches high. And unlike
traditional crates or metal racks, which do not collapse, the
Quick-CrateŽ system collapses at a ratio of about 5 to 1 with crates
measuring 45" or taller. This translates to a significant reduction in
freight cost by being able to fit 5 times as many crates in a truck for
a return cycle. Collapsibility also allows customers to use 1/5 of the
warehouse space as compared with traditional non-collapsible crates.
What options are available with a Quick-CrateŽ?
We offer many customized options to fit almost any situation.
Our options include custom dunnage, lift handles, vertical dividers, color
codes, painting, ramp panels, permanately fixed casters, custom cradles,
stenciling, barcoding and more. Our engineers are experienced and are
able to accommodate virtually any of your specific crating needs.
How do you attach and remove the clips?
The simplicity of the clips is one of the most attractive
elements of our crates. A Quick-CrateŽ can be assembled or disassembled
in 2-3 minutes. To attach a clip, fit one end of the clip in the
machined slot and push it with the heel of your hand until it snaps
into the other slot. To remove, take our removal tool and fit it into
the raised pocket on the clip and pry it off. Please see our assembly sheet PDF for more information.
How many trips will a reusable Quick-CrateŽ last?
We have had customers report using Quick-Crates for 50 and more
shipping cycles with only normal cosmetic wear and tear. The 3/4"
plywood allows the crates to withstand the harshest of handling
conditions over time. And unlike traditional crates, our reusable
Quick-Crates have a nailed and bolted base for extended longevity in
freight terminals, where crates can often and unavoidably get knocked
What is the lead time for a Quick-CrateŽ?
Lead time is something in which we pride ourselves. Since all
aspects of engineering and manufacturing are done in house we are able
to cut our lead times to a minimum. Any crates ordered from our stock
sizes will be shipped within 1-2 days. Custom crates will vary
depending on complexity and volume, but we are typically capable of
producing 300-500 crates per week.
Can I have a single replacement panel made if one gets damaged?
If a crate gets damaged, you can simply order the required
replacement panel without the expense of replacing the entire box. At
Quick-CrateŽ, all panel programs are stored in our CAD system, which
allows for quick and easy replacement orders.
Can I buy just the clips?
If you lose a clip we will be happy to replace it, but we are
unable to sell the clips by themselves. This is because our clips will
not perform at a satisfactory level if not used in conjunction with our
precision machined panels. We would not be able to guarantee the
crate's integrity or safety.