The pallet doesn't need to be the same length. I've seen lots of stuff shipped on pallets that overhung on both ends. The pallet is mostly so the Kart can be easily handled with a forklift.No doubt a custom palette would be best, but not totally necessary.Its longer then a pallet , you would need an extended length or custom .
I've driven forklifts in the process of doing my job, and I've Driven forklifts All the time As my profession. II've loaded and unloaded freight with a fork truck .
Be sure too put a fragile and handle with care sticker on it .
Whoops and it'll be alright , are commonly used terms in the process .