Stack ten tie plates in each of 16 rows in alternating fashion, one row up and the other down. The plates are to be separated into two bundles with a .375″ plywood divider on edge in the center of the pallet.
A 1.25″ non-metallic band is used to secure each group of 32 plates to the pallet for a total of five. Two 2.5″ x .5″ x 38.75″ boards are placed across the center of the stacks of plates over and perpendicular to the first five non-metallic bands. A 1.25″ non-metallic band is then placed over each board to secure the plates to the pallet transversely for a total of two bands. The pallet is of special design and made of hardwood.