5 Wall Gaylords

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5 ply, or 5 wall, Gaylord boxes are made out of a corrugated fiberboard material that was first patented for shipping use in 1871. Corrugated fiberboard consists of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat liners. 5 ply Gaylords are designed with 5 layers of this corrugated carboard, giving them maximum strength and reliability.

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Everything You Need To Know About A Gaylord Box!

5 Ply Gaylords Shipping And Storing

A total of 500, 5 wall Gaylord containers fit on one 53′ trailer. When shopping for 5 wall Gaylord boxes you have the option to choose between a variety of different sizes, as well as either octagonal or rectangular shapes.These boxes come 25 boxes per stack and can be triple stacked when storing. 5 wall Gaylord boxes are the strongest option when buying Gaylords, making them both the safest and most reliable.

5 Wall Gaylord Weight Capacities

The weight capacity of a 5 wall Gaylord container is 5,000 lbs, making them ideal for shipping heavy products and materials. 5 wall Gaylord containers are considered industrial grade due to their large weight capacity. The 5 ply design utilized by these containers increase their strength, durability, and reliability.

Available Shapes

When shopping for a 5 ply Gaylord box, know that they come in a variety of shapes, as well as sizes and bottom types. 5 ply Gaylord boxes come in both octagonal and rectangular shapes. Octagon Gaylord boxes have double the corners than rectangular boxes, this makes them better equipped for stacking. Rectangular boxes provide a larger cubic space, and work with more manufacturing equipment.

Available Flaps

5 wall Gaylord boxes have different options regarding their flap styles. Partial flaps an available option when shopping for 5 wall Gaylord boxes. Partial flaps come with a slip sheet that you drop into the bottom of the box. Another available option are the full flap bottoms, this option removes the need of a slip sheet by utilizing an interlocking flap design.

Common 5 Ply Gaylord Box Dimensions

48 x 40 x 40″, 48 x 38 x 41 and 47 x 44 x 41″

Popular Styles

5 wall Gaylord boxes with partial/slip sheet bottoms are the most prevalent and used container in the Gaylord reuse market. These boxes are so common because they are cheaper to produce than a full flap bottom. 5 wall Gaylords with full flap bottoms are also popular since they eliminate the stress of the slip sheet shifting while using a tipper. Other popular styles of 5 walls include pallet boxes, octabins, and resin boxes

Average Sale Price

5 wall Gaylord boxes are the strongest form of Gaylord boxes due to their multi-layered corrugated design. New and used 5 wall Gaylords are highly sought after because of their dependability and high weight capacity. On average, 5 wall Gaylord boxes sell for around $12.


Shipping and storage of heavy metals, Recycling electronics, Plastic regrinds, Shipping of ferrous metals, and Waste and reclamation projects

Types of Companies who use 5 ply galyord containers

5 ply Gaylord boxes are used by many different kinds of companies. Most commonly, you can find technology, auto, and metal companies using 5 ply Gaylord boxes. These boxes are also seen being used in recycling and packaging.