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Paper Rustler

Really Pleased with my Log Boxes.

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I purchased them flat pack, 2 of us assembled them (18) in under half a day using a nail gun.

 

I have Potato boxes from HK timbers that were made in 1992 and have been stored outside. They still have their integrity but some of the boards need attention!!

 

I hope they are going to last at least 10 years!! The main reason is that they can stack safely 5 high therefore utilizing all of my shed space, as well as being able to rotate stock better.

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Yeah that's why we went with boxes instead of cages, you can stack a lot higher and safer. We paid £60 for 160 with double floors for strength 2 years ago and we've only had to put a new plank on 2 and that's with them being constantly shifted around and refilled so hopefully they're going to last a good few years.

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Paper Rustler, glad you're happy with your boxes. Also really good to see you when you visited, your assembly time is good but not quite as fast as our guys - but we are geared up for assembling them...

 

Thank you for your follow-on order its much appreciated:001_smile:

 

To help answer some questions in this thread:

 

Standard boxes are: 1830 x 1194 x 965mm external - we can make smaller or larger.

 

We use KD Scandinavian boards (sides, ends, pallet top deck) and home-grown posts and bearers.

 

Reason for Scandinavian boards is that its slower growing so denser i.e. stronger. On posts and bearers due to the loading of those sections, and their larger sections, we don't need the same strength so we choose to reduce the cost in these parts and use home grown.

 

Paper Rustler requested flat-packed to save on transport. It obviously works for him and many others.

 

I know the price may put some people off but as my Mother-In-Law says 'buy cheap, buy twice' and although it pains me to say this, she's right.. Seriously though, we've been making potato boxes for 40 years now and on average we expect them to last 10-12years on the farm. At LAMMA this year I was told of some that have lasted 30 years and their still going.

 

I see no reason why Paper Rustlers boxes won't last just the same length of time. The better you handle them the longer they last, I hope his last 30 years.

 

If your interested call us at 01427 611311 or go to Potato & vegetable storage boxes HK Timbers Gainsborough Lincolnshire

 

Cheers guys

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