Large vs Small Balers

The bale size is only one of the criteria for selecting a suitable waste compaction machine. Depending on your warehouse's conditions and company logistics inside, some require small easy-to-handle bales, while others are able to process larger mill size bales. The question is, which baler is right for you?

Efficient Waste Management Thanks to Small and Large Balers

Balers allow for effective and comprehensive waste reduction in your company, facilitate waste management and compact waste that you can resell to companies purchasing raw materials. However, it's worth choosing the right machine to compact cardboard or tailor waste to your needs.

If you need guidance on choosing balers when you have restricted space, check out this blog.

The balers we offer at Greenbank provide different technical specifications. It’s a good idea to check when you need a small baler for waste and in which cases you should invest in larger balers. This blog will help you decide which size baler your business needs.

Small Balers Are Easy to Place

The small balers we supply — as the name suggests — are compact in size. Thanks to their small design, they take up little space and you can successfully set them up in places with limited room.

These types of machines allow you to reduce waste to small, handy and light bales, which you can transport and store without the use of specialised equipment. Employees can manually handle bales produced in the smallest B3 balers or slightly larger B4 balers. This reduces the investment and operating costs associated with using forklifts to transport bales.

The weight of the produced bale in the B3 and B4 balers ranges from 30 to 60 kg (cardboard) and from 40 to 70 kg (foil). Thanks to the correct configuration, small balers can produce bales weighing up to 60-70 kg. For this reason, the small baler is a perfect solution for small stores, restaurants, petrol stations or other small-area commercial facilities. The B3 and B4 balers are very efficient, producing small bales with a high waste density.

When You Should Invest in Medium and Larger Waste Balers

Investing in large mill size balers is a great way to reduce waste and the workload associated with storing and transporting loose recyclables. The compaction of larger quantities of material facilitates warehousing processes, making it easy to store and significantly reduces transport costs.

For example, some of our balers — primarily our B20 or B30 models — weigh between 200 to 350 kg (cardboard) and 250 to 450 kg (foil). Such bales can be easily removed from the machine, transported on forklifts and stored on pallets.

The largest machines are our B50 and X50 balers. They produce bales weighing between 400 to 450 kg (cardboard) and 450 to 500 kg (foil). You can even adjust the bale weight easily during setup. 

A large baler will work primarily in companies that have more storage space. Large bales are ejected onto pallets and can only be transported and stored using forklifts. However, larger bale sizes reduce the time needed to load bales for transport and lower waste transport costs to the recyclers. Thanks to this, you can save both time and money on waste management.

It's an excellent solution for large retail stores, warehouses and industry.

Struggling to Find the Right Baler for Your Needs?

Choosing the suitable baler for your waste can be confusing when you don't know where to start. To properly match the baler to your needs, it's necessary to verify several key factors justifying the selection of the machine, including the amount, type and size of generated waste, logistics, present interior and the amount of space intended for operating the machine.

From an X10 to an X50, there are plenty of balers available on the market now that satisfy different baler needs. Our brochure is the ideal place to start to work through them and identify the various specifications. You'll find insights on all of our vertical balers, their sizes, use cases and more.

Start your journey towards better waste management by downloading our brochure today.

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