Now that we know the difference between a pallet and a skid, let’s look at the different type of pallets available. There are 2 main style of pallets available: 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 which comes through two sides of the pallet.
A 4-Way pallet is designed to be lifted by the more sturdy stringers. Being that they are built from stringers, they are stronger than the 2-Way Pallet. They can be lifted by the electric pallet jack from all 4 sides making it the strongest and most efficient option.