You know that your company needs to invest in a baler to manage your cardboard or other recyclables and gain some additional profits. But with such a wide range of balers on the market, how do you choose between baling equipment? Narrow down your choice of balers by first determining if you need a horizontal baler or vertical baler. Ask yourself:
What materials are being processed?
How much materials are being processed?
How much space is available for the baler?
If the space that you have available is limited, you may need to purchase a vertical baler to get the job done. Vertical balers have a smaller footprint and take up less floor space. On the flip side, doorway openings and ceiling heights should also be considered so you can get the vertical baler inside your facility. Vertical balers work nicely for many smaller facilities.
Other factors to consider before purchasing a vertical baler or horizontal baler:
- Safety – If the equipment has safety features that are built-in and promote ease of use, your operations will run smoother.
- Electrical System – As a three-phase electrical system is most economical for running most baling equipment.
- Hand Tying versus a Tying System – Some of the horizontal balers have convenient tying systems such as the patented semiautomatic tying system in the H60XL, most vertical balers require hand-tying.
- Quality – Research to find a company who offers exceptional quality and customer service and can get you baler parts quickly if you need them. Harmony Enterprises is proud to have some of their balers that are still baling materials, thirty years strong, with testimonials and case studies, and great customer service to back it up.
If you have more questions on which baler is right for your facility, we can help. Give us a call at 800-658-2320 or fill out this simple contact form. Our staff will talk through your needs and options so that you feel confident with your equipment purchase.