How do I know which two-ram baler is suitable for me?
Take time to research what model is essential when investing in new equipment – don’t buy solely on price. You’ll want to consider the size and speed of the unit and the compression force. Keep in mind what materials you will be compacting. For example, not all 12-inch two ram balers have the same compression force or cylinder penetration, which affect performance and bale weights.
What role does cylinder size play?
Cylinder size and system pressure combine to give the bale enough force to compact materials. It’s good to remember that the larger the cylinder bore, the more compression there will be on the material. The bigger the cylinder, the more hydraulic fluid will be needed.
Is a narrow or wide box baler better?
Narrow-box two-rams are generally 45-inches cross chamber versus 60 inches on a wide box, the narrow box has the benefit of increased platen pressure. For instance, a narrow box 10-inch two ram can have a similar shearing capacity and total force compared with a wide box 12-inch cylinder.
However, you will also be tying off the bale on the long side, so you might want to lean toward the wide box if you have material like plastics.
How does a baler’s horsepower affect production?
Choosing the right combination for your volume and materials is vital. Horsepower combined with GPM is what gives the machine speed. Plastics take more horsepower to bale, requiring more strokes – speed is beneficial and necessary in most applications.