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Gareth

Pallet Stripping Bars for sale.

Pallet stripping bars for sale.

These are the most effective tool for manually stripping the planks from the stringers on used wooden pallets so that the timbers can be reclaimed, recycled or re-used for other purposes.

The bars are approximately 1 metre long, have a weight of approximately 5 kgs, and a rolling fulcrum section on each head which provides the optimum leverage and momentum for the effective, efficient and safe stripping of wooden pallets: with practice a standard wooden 2 way Euro pallet can be stripped in about 90 seconds.

The bars can be used for stripping either 2 way or 4 way wooden pallets, and incorporate 2 ergonomically designed heads; one suitable for pallets with stringers up to 2 inches (50mm) wide, and the second head suitable for pallets with stringers from 2 inches (50mm) to 4 inches (100mm) wide.

The bars also include hand protection guards to help prevent injury should a previously damaged or split plank should break during the stripping operation.

The bars are £45 each Plus £11.50 Postage & Packing  (Parcel force 48 service with tracking)

Payment is by: Cheque, postal order or paypal. email Cargo-cycles@live.co.uk  or call 07758 786036 for further details or to place an order.





Here is a link to a short video showing a Pallet reclamation bar in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQLy-0Pfag





Special Offer: Available only to registered members of Over The Gate who have made 500 (five hundred) forum postings or more; Place an order for a Pallet Reclamation Bar after 1 am on the 15th of May 2011 and before Midnight on the 21st of September 2011 to receive a £5 discount .... a Bar for £40 Plus £11.50 P&P

This offer is restricted to one bar per qualifying registered member; additional bars are at the listed price of £45 + P&P each.
Mo

WooHoo! This is my 504th post!  

I'm convinced Steve needs one.

It's very cloak and dagger though - are there limited numbers? Do I need to stay up until 1am on 15th May?  
Gareth

Nothing cloak and dagger about it; the 15th just seemed like a good idea at the time, because when I made the above post this morning I had already scheduled the last Parcelforce collection for shipment this week.

Plus, I want to get out in the garden this afternoon and use my Pallet Bar to reclaim the timber for the other planters that I am making: Lois is getting a little anxious about the growing season slipping away from her.
Mo

I was only kidding  
About the cloak & dagger, I still want one.
Mo

Gareth, not been in touch because we're not sure it would work with the pallets we get - they look different to yours, we think. All the loose ones have been 'butchered' so we need to get the tarp off our pile and check them out.
Gareth

The Cargo Cycles Pallet Bars are suitable for stripping both 2 way and 4 way Pallets.

A 2 way Pallet usually comprises of full length stringers and planks and is only approachable to lift by a Forklift Truck from the front and the back.

A 4 way Pallet usually comprises of a block in each corner, 1 in the centre of each end, and usually 3 blocks along the centreline, making 9 blocks in all. This allows a forklift to approach the the pallet from 4 different directions.

The top Pallet in the photo is a 4 way Pallet. The blocks are marked A. and the wide head of the pallet bar is Marked C.

The bottom Pallet is a 2 way Pallet, and the full length stringer is marked B. Normally the stringers on 2 way pallets are 2 inches or less wide, and the narrow head of the Pallet bar is Marked D.

Mo


You really are a very helpful person! Thank you for posting that.
I shall be in touch when I have my 'proper' head on later today.
julieshrops

We have just bought one of these off Gareth and my OH yesterday spent a couple of hours making a pile of pallets into 3, very neat, piles of usable wood.  Must add that he didn't stop grinning whilst working!  

Would definately recommend - and many thanks Gareth  

Julie
Gareth

If you are unsure as to whether a Cargo Cycles pallet Reclamation Bar is suitable for stripping the kinds of Pallets you have or can obtain.

Please refer to the illustrations of different types of wooden Pallets on the left hand side of the page at this link: http://rrmgtonline.com/pallet-parts.php

The Cargo Cycles Pallet Reclamation Bars can be used to effectively and efficiently strip all of these types of wooden Pallets, with the exception of the full covered plywood , SOLID DECK Pallet at the bottom of that page.

Here is a photo of a full covered Plywood, SOLID DECK Pallet. Please excuse the paint and glue drips, etc. .... this is my Garden work bench top.



Mo

We took delivery of our Pallet Reclamation Bar yesterday and I can whole-heartedly recommend it.

It's fab! Although I may come to regret standing there like a 12 year old insisting "Let me have a go!"
It's just too easy and I have nowhere to hide behind "I can't do it".
I thought it would be too heavy for me to use but the balance of it is excellent and you hardly notice you are holding it (if that makes sense).

Gareth   You are a star. Not only for the product, but also for the excellent service.

However.... I'm thinking that your family can always guess what you've bought them for Christmas?  

Seriously though, I was impressed with the minimal packaging.
Gareth

Mo,

Thank you for your comments and recommendation regarding the Pallet Reclamation Bar.

May I also thank you for the email communications that we had. Your questions highlighted that I had not fully explained the types of pallet that the bar can be used to strip effectively so that the timbers can be reclaimed for use in other projects.

I have now put together a single page pallet identification chart so that potential customers can see at a glance the the types of wooden pallet that can be stripped with the Cargo Cycles Pallet Reclamation Bar.

Here is a downloadable PDF version of that chart; but if you require it as a Word Document version, please do not hesitate to email me to request one: Cargo-cycles@live.co.uk


Click to download file
daddymatty82

if only i could afford one right now. i got 30 pallets im picking up from work later maybe one day  
Anunnaki

Greetings from White Springs, Florida U.S.A.

Hi Gareth
I found this site/forum while researching wooden pallet uses and happened upon your clever invention.

I sent you an Email Friday regarding purchasing one to use for some building projects I have in this rural north central part of Florida.

White Springs is a little country town with 850 people and no traffic lights.
My next door neighbor just put up a Pole Barn and has some pygmy goats. This is an area of rolling hills, pine trees, and lots of farm land and very different from what people think of about Florida -Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, etc. Two blocks away is the famous Suwannee River that Stephen Foster wrote a song about.

Please let me know Gareth if you received my Email and how I may purchase your Pallet Reclamation Bar.
Thank you
RD
HonkHonk

Anunnaki!  I think Gareth is away at a family celebration this weekend, probably the reason you aint had a reply yet mate.
Anunnaki

Thanks Mate
Woodsmoke

HonkHonk wrote:
I think Gareth is away at a family celebration this weekend, probably the reason you aint had a reply yet mate


Either that or he's chained to a radiator somewhere..................there was this plasterer, sparky & plumber, you see....................    
HonkHonk

    .....DICTATOR??? ...... WHAT DICTATOR????
Fix my plug in 2 minutes....... or else      
dan

Woodsmoke wrote:
HonkHonk wrote:
I think Gareth is away at a family celebration this weekend, probably the reason you aint had a reply yet mate


Either that or he's chained to a radiator somewhere..................there was this plasterer, sparky & plumber, you see....................    

 
Bazzer

HonkHonk wrote:
Anunnaki!  I think Gareth is away at a family celebration this weekend, probably the reason you aint had a reply yet mate.


Think you got that wrong mate it's actually his coronation
 
sod

           

White Springs sounds a great place and a good size too
Gareth

Woodsmoke wrote:
HonkHonk wrote:
I think Gareth is away at a family celebration this weekend, probably the reason you aint had a reply yet mate


Either that or he's chained to a radiator somewhere..................there was this plasterer, sparky & plumber, you see....................    


I am currently in South Pembrokeshire having a last cuppa before I depart on the 370 miles drive back to Norwich.
Bazzer

Surely a quicker reply wouldn't hurt. After all the customer is king.
Border

Gareth wrote:
 I am currently in South Pembrokeshire having a last cuppa before I depart on the 370 miles drive back to Norwich.


Where abouts where you Gareth, there are some fantastic places of intrest in South Pembrookshire.
Gareth

We've spent a couple of days at my parents in Saundersfoot along with my sisters and all of our kids, several elderly Aunts & Uncles and a few assorted cousins and offspring.



BAZZER .... ..... FYI .... A direct email reply regarding the bar was sent by me over 24 hours ago.



Righty O! now to begin the 8-9  hour drive home
Bazzer

Just wondering mate, are they still only £35 on downsizer for single headed???????
dan

OOOOOH BAZZER

Shake that!!!

Consider yourself told      

Hail the Gareth ........
Border

Now....... I have not been on downsizer for a while, but if my memory serves me correctly, and it might not, the pallet bars on there, only had one head, the bars on this forum are double headed, so maybe the extra tenner is for an extra head.

Extra head for a tenner thats gotta be cheap.  
Gareth

Over the last 4 months or so, there has been very little demand for the single head 4 inch wide bar; less than 3% of the total Pallet Stripping bar sales. When I posted the add up on Downsizer, my dual headed bar had only stripped around 150 Pallets, and I was at the time holding back on the product launch to coincide its introduction with the period for entries into this year's annual competition for small businesses hosted by Barclay's Bank.

With the sales of my dual head bars now entering into continental Europe as well as covering all regions of the UK, along with enquiries from the US and Canada, I am seriously considering dropping the single head version from the range of products that I produce, and concentrating on making only the dual headed version because this has proven to be so popular.

I still have 3 of the single head bars left in stock from the batch of 12 that I made in April, and so as a gesture of goodwill (and as a marketing and media opportunity) I have donated them to Charitable pallet wood art project that will be using them to strip down many pallets over the coming three weeks. The timber from these reclaimed pallets will be used to build a complete house and all that it contains before it is set fire to on the Monday evening as the culmination of the Bank holiday weekend celebration.

Before this month is out I hope to announce an agreement of licence to manufacture the dual head pallet stripping bars in the USA; a small steel fabrication business in Eugene Oregon, and second small steel fabrication business in Fort Worth Texas.
Mo

Gareth, Someone called Jonathan left a comment on my Blogpost about your Pallet Bar. Thought you'd like to see it:

"I got my pallet bar about three months ago. Really good and it really does take only 90 secs to strip a pallet worth every penny. My mate said it was like having a portable timber yard. Clever, very clever. Project one a lumber shed and a firewood store: Two a shed (with a neat roof: Three work bench: Four shelves. Being able to make stuff without worrying about the cost of wood or hassle. Genuinely superb bit of kit that proved itself without reservation once I started using it. Should win a greenest product award.
If anyone out there uses timber for practical tasks or fuel(?) Get one .... no ... really ...get one .... no two ... give  one as a present ... and make a friend for life as well... "
Jonathan

http://asmallholding.blogspot.com/2011/06/pallet-reclamation.html
Gareth

Thank you for letting me know about that Mo.

I received this testimonial yesterday:

Gareth,

I received the item this morning and used it tonight, wow how easy is it now to dismantle pallets, with your tool it takes minutes.

Please find attached some pictures of my planters made from pallets.  

Many thanks for a great product

Mike (Gloucestershire).


Mo

That's great
Pallet_kaz

What you MUST know about the Pallet Reclamation tool

Maybe its an over 50 thing, but I have been thinking that I ought to "green" my life up a bit, hence the solar panels, the growing of vegetables, the wood burning stove etc. In Dec 2011 we moved into Hitchin into a house were we  have had to do a fair bit of work to get it to the way we like it.

Anyway, part of the plan was to try to find the most cost effective way of building a log store, vegetable growing area etc by recycling materials. Which is why i was interested to come across the Pallet Reclamation Tool. Now there is one thing you need to know about me, I am a sales man ideal customer, I just believe everything I get told. I know that is not good. So many years ago (I am 53)  when I started dating, there was an advert for a product called Hai karate.. If you cant remember look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWn9EmbFTRo

Well I bought two bottles! Guess what it did not work!! What a downer.

Now many years on I have been banned from watching shopping channels as there are so many things that I just HAVE to buy. And been disappointed that they rarely do "what they say on the tin" - even if they are sold on the box!

Anyway, I spoke to Gareth about the tool, very friendly and helpful - back of my mind was thinking hmmm another smooth talking salesman!  But I went ahead and ordered the tool on Thursday just before noon and it arrived within 24 hours. Well. that was a very good start I thought, I wasn't expecting that!

I was not able to try my new toy until Saturday morning. So after my morning gym session, I went to find come pallets, found 8 and brought them back. Unpacked the tool and proceed to use it. I inserted the tool into my pallet applied a little pressure and amazingly it popped up. Well I'll be!! Tried again, and it popped up again. Within the space of few minutes i had lifted out 4 slats.

Well my lightning fast mind immediately came up with three scenarios

a) I must have chosen pallets where the wood was either rotting or the nails were all smooth
b) all  my going to the gym and eating spinach has made me strong so as long as there is no kryptonite around, I jsut do not know my own strength
c) this really is an amazing tool - up there with my Jack Le Lance juicer ( bought off TV), my popcorn making machine (bought at ideal home).

Well in the book "The Sign of Four" Sherlock Holmes said to Dr Watson  "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

So applying my powers of observation and analytical reasoning I first examined the nails. I was surprised to see that very few of the nails were smooth, some were serrated and some were spiralled.

I then asked my wife to have a go. As she inserted the tool and having applied a little pressure said "wow, this is easy!" After a few minutes she commented that it is one of the better things I have bought

So that left me with scenario c. But just to prove that it does work, a bit like proving Pythagoras theory at school with right angled triangles, I worked through 8 pallets in less 25 minutes. What had been 8 pallets, was now a pile of slats and pieces of wood. To say I was gob smacked would be an understatement. This is definitely the best thing since sliced bread.

However, there is a down side to this. My wife began to think of things we can build. Sadly apart having a couple of degrees, I also graduated from the Frank Spencer school of DIY where it stands for Destroy It Yourself. So an adventure awaits.

One thing is for certain, the Pallet Reclamation Tool is one amazing, awesome (for our American readers) piece of equipment which I endorse completely!
Gareth

Don't worry Kaz ..... I shall be posting up a few more reclaimed pallet timber projects over the next few weeks ..... I am currently working upon some really nice ones   ... so that will give you the opportunity to use up all the timber you have already gained and then some.
12Bore

Great write up P-K, welcome in to OTG!
Gareth

Re: What you MUST know about the Pallet Reclamation tool

Pallet_kaz wrote:
My wife began to think of things we can build.

Kaz,

I really think that you should build one of these for your wife. It is a log barrow made from reclaimed pallet timber. It will allow her to play her part and keep the woodburner fed with all the fire wood you have reclaimed.  

Wilder

Hi,  Would it be possible to order one for delivery to France?

I had a look on the Cargo Cycles website to see if the pallet thingys were on there, and if there was any info on delivery.  Tad confused by the home page being in Latin, and the bike pictures being crayon drawings, but it gave me a giggle anyway!  
Gareth

Wilder wrote:
Hi,  Would it be possible to order one for delivery to France?

I had a look on the Cargo Cycles website to see if the pallet thingys were on there, and if there was any info on delivery.  Tad confused by the home page being in Latin, and the bike pictures being crayon drawings, but it gave me a giggle anyway!  


At the moment I cannot use the Cargo-cycles website due to a none-disclosure agreement with two very high profile joint venture partners that I am working with on some R&D contracts.

I ship Pallet Bars all over the world, so if you would send me an email to cargo-cycles@live.co.uk with your full postal address post/zip code and telephone number (required by the delivery companies) I will send you a full quotation for deliver to you.
mole trapper

Hmmm, think i could be doing with one of these! I have a few quid in paypal at the mo, could i use this to pay for one please Gareth?

Cheers, Jamie.
Gareth

Yes, I accept paypal, please open your paypal account and credit my email address.
mole trapper

Done, money is on it,s way.
Pallet_kaz

It has been a few months now since I last wrote so I thought I should share my experiences with the pallet buster!

Well, it has been an experience, I have ended up in casualty and had a black eye.. yes both due to using the tool - but let me say the injuries have been due to my lack of care and not the tool! And I have met some nice people in casualty, like this lady who told me that the doctors could not help her as she was inebriated!! Why do these people sit next to me???

So let me say, I have taken apart more pallets that I have thought possible, small pallets, large pallets all shapes and sizes. It has been an absolute dream.

But I wanted to share with you one aspect of the tool that Gareth has not mentioned. And before I say anything else, I need to say that I am a very happily married man!

You know what its like, you buy a new car, then all of a sudden you find the same car on every street corner. Well, its like that once you get the tool, all of a sudden you notice pallets everywhere!

Now one of the things I have made a point of, is making sure that i always ask the house owner if they do not mind me taking the pallet away? And it amazing how many single women I meet on the front door.

So I approach the house, i hold my tool proudly in my hand. I ring the door bell, and as the lady opens the door I enthusiastically say "Hi, I love to save the planet and you are the only person in the world who can help me." Now, assuming that the door is not slammed in my face I show them the tool I am holding in my hand and tell them that I save on carbon gases by burning wood that would normally go to a landfill site. Oh, I may not be wearing my blue tights on the outside of my red y fronts, but I can sense it when i see the "my hero" look in the ladies eyes

And come on, telling a woman "Can I show you how well  my tool works" s considerably better than saying "do you come here often!"

Who would have believed it that a life of pallet hunting can be so exciting:) Thank you Gareth, my life has not been the same!
bodger

I've just spluttered my coffee all over the keyboard. It was the vision of you holding your tool proudly in your hand.    
Slipster

[quote="Pallet_kaz:278065"

So I approach the house, i hold my tool proudly in my hand.

And come on, telling a woman "Can I show you how well  my tool works" s considerably better than saying "do you come here often[/quote]





.....I'd say they go pretty much hand in hand...............

bodge....we need a tongue in cheek emotiwotsit here.....
bodger

I'm trying to remember where I left it.
Wilder

I, too, have had great success using my pallet bar to break pallets, but I can't say that I have had the same response when saying to my neighbours 'can I show you how my tool works'............... mind you, I am female, so perhaps that's the reason!  
Mo

I impressed someone with ours just last week. He turned up with a hammer and a crow bar to 'pinch' some bits off our stack of pallets to fix his shed roof.

Sorry, Gareth he won't be buying one, he'll be borrowing ours next time he wants to pinch some bits off our pallets  
Pallet_kaz

Well after all my excitement walking around, I forgot to mention that I have now built three pallet stores from reclaimed pallet wood! Now have almost 9 m 3 of storage space for pallets, nicely cut up already to keep the cold wind and weather at bay - oh my gas bills have plummeted so much that the daily charge for a 38 day period is £8.74 but the gas usage is on £1.50! At present only heating up water, have used a little into the radiators recently in the morning but thats about it!

We use a H2 Panel that allow the Gas Central Heating system work in tandem with the wood burning stove, or can run in Gas only or Wood only modes:)

Very happy bunny - not that I look anything like a bunny after I had my teeth fixed, nor do I dress up as one, leave that for those who look better in bunny outfits!
woodbutcher

so, come on do tell what's going on your website is full of cr@p and there's no piccies.

Karl
Pallet_kaz

there you go Karl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQLy-0Pfag
Gareth

woodbutcher wrote:
so, come on do tell what's going on your website is full of cr@p and there's no piccies.

Karl


My web-site www.cargo-cycles.com is currently on hold due to the conditions of a none disclosure agreement I have with a very high profile blue chip joint venture partner.

Yes, it does hinder my business and online presence to a degree, but this R&D project that I am involved in will make a genuine major impact when it comes to fruition; I have been directly involved in the project for over two years now and my partners also include a Gov't dept and 3 major universities, along with a very high profile manufacturing company.
woodbutcher

So, are you still making the pallet wreckers or are you subbing the manufacturing out?
If the latter , is there a price hike in them ? and what's the cost of sending 1 or 2 over to Holland?

cheers , and best of luck with the secret venture ;)

Karl
Gareth

woodbutcher wrote:
So, are you still making the pallet wreckers or are you subbing the manufacturing out?
If the latter , is there a price hike in them ? and what's the cost of sending 1 or 2 over to Holland?

cheers , and best of luck with the secret venture ;)

Karl


I still make the bars; a considerable mumber of them and no one but me has been involved in any part of the process, I do all of the cutting, welding, prepping, painting and packaging, and usually assign 2 days (sometimes more) per week exclusively to Pallet Bars............... I have made every single one of the 2200 (2180 sold!) Cargo Cycles pallet dismantling bars, along with each of the 400 plus custom made bars to suit individual requirements (USN, MOD, UN, WHO, and various others) and I ship them all over the world.

The price has remained the same for 2 years now with increases in material costs and energy prices, etc. being off-set by me becoming more efficent at making them.

Karl, please email me at cargo-cycles@live.co.uk with your full address and postal code so that I may provide you with a quotation for delivery.
CastleFarm

I bought 1 and are well pleased with the bar and service. recommended.
woodbutcher

secret venture

so how has it gone ? flying success or sunk without a trace ?

oh, your lack of comms, made getting in touch whilst
i was in the UK was / is a shame :(

K
Gareth

Re: secret venture

woodbutcher wrote:
so how has it gone ? flying success or sunk without a trace ?

oh, your lack of comms, made getting in touch whilst
i was in the UK was / is a shame :(

K


What lack of comms?

I quoted for your european address, and for an address in the UK, I ensured that you had my contact details. I ensured that you had my  payment details, and I ensured that a bar was allocted to you and packed ready for immediate dispatch;.................. yet I did not not get a reply from you.
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