APB 20 – Portable Compactor
The APB 20 is our 20m³ dry waste, portable compactor. It is one of our most used machines in our entire range. The main purpose of a portable compactor is to contain all waste whilst reducing the amount of transportation required to dispose of waste. By using the APB 20, it is ensured that charges are correct for disposal instead of being overcharged for under capacity skips and bins. The extra powerful 30t compaction force can achieve payloads of up to 8t of general waste but in some instances, up to 12t. The APB 20 has a massive 1700x1800mm feed opening which uses a fast straight push ram compaction mechanism. These features are great for high volumes of waste and the ram is able to break larger waste types up like pallets before compacting into the chamber. This also allows for a multitude of different feeding methods such as hand loading, forklifts, tipping skips, tele-handler etc, and a variety of different waste types.
|Feed Opening Width||1700mm|
|Feed Opening Depth||1800mm|
|Cycle Time||60 Seconds|
|Compaction Method||Straight Push Ram|
|Lifting Method||Hook Lift|
|Electricity Supply||3 Phase, 415V, 32A|
The compactor can be specified with a 3/4 full light and we can modify the feed hopper and loading door to meet your needs. It can also have a bin lift attached to tip 500-1100ltr wheelie bins for better manual handling (APB 20 BL). For further customisation, contact us and we will try to meet all requirements.
Typically, the minimum amount of waste per week to gain a cost saving would be either:
- 1100ltr wheelie bins – Fifteen GW (General waste)
- FEL (Front end loader) skip(s) – Three GW
- REL (Rear end loader) skip(s) – Two GW
- Twin cylinders
- ¾ full indicator
- Automatic cycle
- Extra-large feed opening
- Self-cleaning scraper blade
- Simple, easy to operate controls
- Rear rollers with drop down hook
- Hydraulic pack separate from waste
- Powerful 30 tonne compaction force
- Rated IP65 so safe to be sited inside or outside
- Lockable front hinged feed door & control panel
- Low maintenance straight ram compaction method
- Helps prevent fly tipping
- Reduces waste disposal costs
- Reduces contractor traffic on site
- More environmentally friendly
- Saves on labour from reduced material handling
- No longer charged for air voids in skips/bins
- Reduces carbon footprint and complies with ISO 14001
- Keeps the yard much tidier – contains all waste and bad smells
The APB 20 is extremely easy to use and requires very little manual work.
Step 1 – Feeding
This step is straight forward – throw the waste into the charge box and press the green ‘go’ button to start the compaction cycle. The straight ram will push compact all of the waste into the back container. This cycle will run 3 times but can be configured to run more/less or on a timer.
Step 2 – When is the compactor full?
The compactor has an indicator to notify the operator when it is ¾ full. Once this illuminates, the operator can calculate when the compactor will be full and when it needs to be collected by the waste contractor.
Step 3 – Waste removal
The contractor will arrive on site with a hook lift vehicle and will unplug the APB 20. They reverse up to the compactor and engage the hook positioned at the front of the machine. The vehicle then pulls the compactor up onto the vehicle bed. The compactor will be taken away, emptied and returned ready to start using again.
As simple as that! It probably takes longer to read the operation than to implement it. As part of the package, one of our trusty engineers will come to site and show the team how to operate it in person. Training certification can be supplied if required.
*Note – Refurbished models may vary in operation slightly, but the principle will remain very similar.
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Benefits of Compacting
To reduce waste disposal costs
To keep the yard much tidier – no mess or leakage
To gain a rebate of recyclable material
To prevent fly tipping
To have less contractor traffic on site
To be more environmentally friendly
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