The cases and crates must be built to well defined specifications both regarding the
preparation of the timber and the construction of the bottom and the lining.Once the wooden cases have been built, sheet metal protection is added to the corners of the cases, and the cases are then sealed with pressed lead seals.
The measurements may vary and depend on the type of material to be introduced; it is also possible to have cases without a base for complete bodyshells that can reach lengths of up to 7000 mm.If the case has to be put in a container, it must have at least one side that does not exceed 2250 mm, whereas if it is transported on a truck, it can have at least one side up to 2400 mm.The rear axles of heavy trucks, gearboxes, drive axle engines, and bodyshells are put into the largest cases as the following table shows:
CASE WITHOUT BASE FOR BODYSHELL
CASE FOR 10 DAILY ENGINES
CASE FOR 12 SIDES+DOORS
CASE FOR 3 INTERMEDIATE REAR AXLES
CASE FOR 3 MERITOR F.T. REAR AXLES
CASE FOR 4 FRONT OR REAR AXLES
CASE FOR 4 GEARBOXES
CASE FOR 4 HEAVY GEARBOXES
Disassembled cases and cratesThe supplier is obliged to print the initials identifying him and the drawing no. with indelible ink in characters 30 mm high, in a corner on the outside of every element making up the case or crate.
Metal hoops for cases and crates