The Strategy of Risers
Risers are designed to absorb shock and/or vibration and to protect the load while moving across dock or in transit.
Additionally, risers facilitate the use of forklifts in crate positioning. Multiple options and designs are available to you based on your specific needs.
Typically, risers are made of multiple pieces of lumber stacked and fastened together. Different styles of risers can be used for special application such as needed with sensitive or delicate equipment.
Multiple factors are considered when determining the use, configuration and positioning of risers.
These factors include: the profile of the crate, number of risers required to support and evenly distribute the weight of the load to be transported, the space required for the forklifts, and the storage and/or shipping space available.
• Standard Risers:
Standard risers are constructed of stacked 2×4 or 2×6 lumber depending on the load set on base for forklift/pallet jack access.
• Cushioned Risers:
Foam standard risers are engineered with foam planks of various density between the 2×6 riser lumber. Foam planks are added protection against vibration and shock during transit.
SkidMates are also available as a cushioned riser option that can be bolted onto the base of the crate/deck. These also allow for four way accessibility.
Additional lumber can be fixed to the bottom of risers for forklift accessibility on both ends and sides.