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242S60W: 242 Cell 23×12″ Forestry Seedling Propagation Container – Shallow

  • Suitable for a range of pines including Douglas Fir.
  • Primarily for Glue Plugs, but may work for some loose-fill mixes.
  • Very strong, rigid and long-life design.
  • 23″ x 12″ container designed to fit on T-Rail benching.
  • Eliminates root circling.
  • Optimum cell angle and shape to allow easy pulling of seedlings.
  • 11 cells wide by 22 cells long.
  • Can be effectively & easily sterilised.

Made In:

USA Flag

Suitable For

Forestry, Pine

Details & Features

The future of the pine forestry seedling industry is containerization. Our 242 cell container is an excellent replacement for growers that currently use Styroblocks or Copperblocks and that do not wish to keep throwing away trays or want to move away from using short-lived, expensive, and rather nasty, copper treatments.

Proptek’s forestry containers produce pine seedlings with an exceptionally natural root system, time and time again. Root circling caused by growing in a container is completely eliminated due to Proptek’s patented specialist root technology.

Our tray is designed to be compatible with mechanization which will help reduce your labor costs. Furthermore, less fertilizer is required than bareroot and Styrofoam setups, which together with a higher plant survival rate and less wasted seed, helps boost your bottom line profitability.

All our propagation trays and containers are made from injection molded plastic, which benefits pine propagators in numerous ways:

– Plants pull incredibly easily and vastly reduces the likelihood of doing invisible damage to the seedling.

– Containers are rigid so sit on benching well and are easy to carry.

– They last a very long time – no more throwing out Stryoblocks every year.

– No chemicals required: no nasty copper treatment is needed to stop root circling, as the cell design already achieves this.

– Can be effectively steam sterilised with no negative effects on either the life of tray or plant pulling.

This tray is not suitable for Longleaf Pine. Our 128S67N2 model is our specially designed Longleaf propagation container.

Key Features

Cell Count

242

Outer Dimensions

23" x 12"

Plant Density

124.7 pl/ft.2

Min Order Qty

192 trays

Made In

USA

Variants

Tray

Seeding Information

Cell Count

242

Configuration

11 cells x 22 cells

Plant Density

124.7 pl/ft2

1342 pl/m2

Centre-to-centre spacing

1.06"

27mm

Tray/Frame Dimensions

Length at top

23.5"

597mm

Length at bottom

23.5"

597mm

Width

11.89"

302mm

Depth

2.76"

70mm

Cell Dimensions

Cell opening

0.98"

25mm

Cell depth

2.76"

70mm

Drainage hole Diameter

0.55

Weight

Tray weight

4.12lbs

1871g

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

192 Trays

Trays/Frames

Units per Pallet1

210 if order full truck

192 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck

26

Max Units/Truck

5460

Max Units/Container2

3456

Please Note…

1 Full truck loads can fit more trays per pallet as a dedicated full size 53ft lorry is used for delivery. For partial truck loads, we cannot guarantee the height of the lorry, so pallets must fit into all commercial freight vehicles. If arranging your own transport, please advise us at the earliest opportunity on the internal height of your vehicle.

2 Trays are stacked loose or partly loose to get the maximum number of trays per container. This will result in lower unit shipping cost but also more labor to unload

All statistics and measurements may vary so please check before purchasing, if critical, or ask for sample.

Mike Coyle | International Forestry Company (IFCO), GA / LA, United States

Working with Proptek has helped us revolutionize how we and the industry grow pine. Proptek’s containers are sturdy and produce incredibly high-quality seedlings with natural roots. The seedlings are so good from these containers that we have been able to significantly extend our growing season. We’ve saved big too on our labor bill, as these trays work so well with our seeding lines and the plants pull so easily too it makes the job of boxing up so straightforward. Containerized pine needs a Proptek container.