Ready to get your new baler installed and make your first bale? Here are some tips before starting your baler for the first time – and why it is important to have ample materials on hand to bale.
Tips for Making your First Bale of Recyclables
- Make sure you have a sufficient supply of recyclable materials on hand. Depending on the material being baled, you will need to have a little more than what the upper bale weight specifies, as it does fluctuate a little.
- Make your first bale while the baler technician is still there. With a good stock of materials ready to bale, you will be able to run the recyclables through the baler and make adjustments while the service technician is still at your location.
- Avoid breaking bales and rebaling material. Instead, use materials that are being baled for the first time.
- Some balers will require a lot of material to build up hydraulic pressure and bale density. Harmony Enterprises Inc. can provide guidance on how much material you will need for whatever Harmony baler you are using. This information can also be found in the Product Manuals.
Material Weight Needed for M60STD Vertical Baler
As an example, here is the material weight that you would need for the M60STD Vertical Baler.
Corrugated Cardboard 800-1000 Lbs
PET Beverage Bottles 600-750 Lbs
HDPE 720-850 Lbs
Aluminum Cans 420-540 Lbs
Steel Cans 1000-1350 Lbs
Magazine / Newsprint 770-960 Lbs
Clothing 700-800 Lbs
Milk Jugs 800-860 Lbs
Having the right materials and the baler expertise will help make the first baler process as fast and efficient as it should be for your first run.
Other Baler Installation Resources
Here are some other baler installation and resources that may be useful to you. If you have questions, contact us via this email form or at 800-658-2320.