ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Palletized Load System

Imagine playing with building blocks. You have a lot of blocks of different shapes and sizes that you want to move from one place to another. But, it would take you a long time to move each block one by one. So, you decide to stack them on a piece of wood with wheels, like a wagon.

This is kind of like what the palletized load system does. Instead of blocks, we have boxes, bags or other things that need to be moved from one place to another. Instead of a wooden wagon, we have a flat platform made of plastic or metal. This platform is called a pallet.

The boxes, bags or other things are put on the pallet and then the pallet is lifted up by a machine called a forklift. The forklift gets under the pallet and uses its arms to lift the pallet and the things on it. Once the forklift has lifted the pallet, it can be moved around easily.

The palletized load system is good because it helps move things quickly and efficiently. It's also safe because the forklift can lift the heavy load without people having to carry it by themselves. It's kind of like using a wagon to move building blocks instead of carrying them in your arms one by one.