Now that we know the difference between the pallet and the skid lets look at the different type of pallets available. There are 2 main style of pallets available which are 2-Way Pallets and 4-Way Pallets.
With a 2-Way Pallet the idea is to lift it from the deck boards with your pallet jack that comes through two sides of the pallet.
A 4-Way pallets are design to be lifted by the more sturdy stringers. Being that they are built from stringers they are stronger than the 2-Way Pallet. They are able to be lifted by the electric pallet jack from all 4 sides making it the strongest and most efficient option.