Military Crates, Pallets, & Pallet Adapters

As a premier supplier of top quality material handling products, Modular Container Systems has custom fabricated a wide assortment of crates, pallets, and pallet adapters for the military and defense industry, some of which are pictured here. Each was designed to streamline their warehousing and logistical operations and provide an efficient means of storing, handling, and shipping contents that ranged from munitions to vehicle components to commissary items.

Manufactured according to custom specifications from various ASTM grade steels, we fabricated these material handling solutions according to strict Mil-Spec standards and technical requirements. In addition to wire straightening, cutting, bending, and forming, primary production processes included shearing, punching, and MIG and arc welding. Various finish operations included galvanizing, zinc electroplating, painting, and powder coating. Our ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system set high standards to guarantee product functionality and durability.

Typically produced in an 8-10 week timeframe, these products were built with exceptional structural integrity to withstand many years of constant use as well as optimize the ergonomics and workflow of military and defense logistics operations. If you would like to learn more about our ability to manufacture wire and steel material handling containers, contact us today.

Custom Fabrication of Crates, Pallets and Pallet Adapters Project Details

Product Description

Custom crates, pallets & pallet adapters utilized for the storing and material handling of military and national defense products. Products fabricated include, but aren’t limited to steel pallets, ammunition crates, pallet adapters, stainless steel carts, skids for tank component remanufacturing and returnable wire crates. Our focus is on fabricating products which enhance military related warehousing and logistical operations. Customers include Dept. of the Army, Defense Logistics Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Commissary Agency, Tinker Air Force Base, NAVSEA Indian Head as well as Anniston Army Depot.

Capabilities Applied/Processes


  • Wire straightening and cutting
  • Wire forming and bending
  • Wire mesh fabrication per ASTM A185
  • Wire trimming
  • Wire Butt welding
  • Hydraulic press bending
  • Steel shearing and punching
  • Mig or Arc welding per AWS D1.1 standards
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management Systems
Overall Part Dimensions

Our custom crates, pallets & pallet adapters are custom and to customer specifications. Part dimensions vary.

Tightest Tolerances

Up to 1/16″

Material Used
  • Wire per ASTM A82 or ASTM A510
  • Type 304 stainless steel wire
  • Structural steel plates, angles, flats & channels per ASTM A36
  • Hot rolled sheet per ASTM A1011
  • Filler metal per AWS A5.18/A5.18M
Material Finish
  • Hot dip galvanize per ASTM A123
  • Zinc electroplating per ASTM B633
  • Quick dry enamel paint
  • Powder coating
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

QMS system certified to ISO 9001:2008

Featured Industries

Military Industry

National Defense Industry

Product Name / Volume
  • ADU-426/E pallet adapter – NSN 8140-01-126-5387: 10,298 sets
  • ADU-535/E pallet adapter – NSN 8140-01-183-5061: 2355
  • MK12-1 material handling pallet – 3990-00-566-2472: 2683
  • MK11-2 top pallet adapter – 8140-01-108-2667: 6541
  • MK11-2 bottom pallet adapter – 8140-01-102-1086: 6535
  • CED 2G10A Roll-in milk rack for 120 gallons: 437
  • CED 2G10B Roll-in Milk Rack for 80 Gallons: 244
  • CED 2G08A Roll-in egg rack for 360 dozen: 125
  • CED 2G08B Roll-in egg rack for 240 dozen: 104
  • MK108-1 ammunition crate – NSN 8140-01-357-6389: 825
  • 32 x 20 x 22″ high rigid wire container – 500lbs capacity: 2276
  • MK3 material handling pallet – 3990-00-039-0223: 21,076
  • Pallet Crate, size 3 – 34 x 44 1/2 x 28″ – NSN 8140-00-829-5378: 1
  • Wheel Storage Transport Racks: 108
  • Pallet Crate, size 1 – 48 x 48.5 x 40″ – NSN 8140-00-131-6769: 391
  • MK2 Mod 0 Pallet Crates, Cover: 136
Delivery/Turnaround Time

In general, 8 to 10 weeks ARO for 1st article & 8 to 10 weeks ARO and receipt of 1st article approval for production. Timeline may vary depending upon product, technical requirement and quantity.

Delivery Location

Anywhere in US

Standards Met

Any MIL standard, Tech spec or other specified customer requirements