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post #1 of 8 Old 10-23-2019, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

I have various used mower parts in various plastic storage totes. Some plastic totes aren’t taking it well and im just not as strong as I used to be. I guess one option is to build some crates but that could take half a days work. Or does anyone sell small parts crates?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-23-2019, 07:51 PM
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Re: A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

Do you have a need to move this stuff around?

I would just find some used industrial shelving. Small stuff can go in the totes and put on the shelves.

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Yes I’m trying to downsize how much storage I rent. I’m in two sections of two pole barns plus in an 18’ grain bin. I’m trying to get rid of enough stuff to eventually get everything into my 13x45.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-23-2019, 11:26 PM
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Re: A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

If surgical cleanliness isn't required milk/beer crates work great.

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Re: A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

Beer crates?
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Re: A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

Here in Japan bottled beer comes in plastic crates, much like milk crates but larger.

Maybe there's no such thing on that side.

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Re: A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

Beer crates, now that's an idea I can get behind!!

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Re: A tote or ____ to store heavy parts?

Many places I get free pallets from also have crates or pallets made into a crate like "box"..one place I go to is a monument maker (grave stones,etc,) and they always have a lot of small crates used to ship the granite blocks that are sturdy and ready made..
Wooden crates can be pretty heavy even empty though..and plastic pallets,milk crates,seem to crack easily when you load heavy things in them..

One guy I know took a bunch of old galvanized sheet metal heating duct he saw at the dump home,and he cut some pieces out of it to make a "bottom",pop riveted them on, and turn them into metal totes of sort--those are light weight,and can hold a lot of heavy parts without damage,only bummer is you cant see what is in them,so he uses a magic marker to write on them to tell what the contents are.


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