LFA 151 – Medium Vertical Baler
The LFA 151 is our most popular midrange vertical baler. It is one of our seasoned veterans that has been in our range for 20+ years. It is an ideal machine for small/medium quantities and size of material due to its 1090x540mm feed opening and 10t compaction force. With a fast cycle speed of 55 seconds, it will quickly bale up material. The LFA 151 creates bales up to 180kg (depending on material) and has an auto eject feature making bale ejection easy. With an IP rating of 65, it can withstand all forms of weather so it can be sited inside or outside. The most common types of materials baled are cardboard, plastic film, dry waste and paper, but it can also bale other materials.
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Benefits of Baling
Reduce carbon footprint and comply with ISO 14001
To reduce storage space required for bulky waste
Reduce disposal costs and receive maximum income on the baled material
To lead to a tidier work environment which improves health and safety
To reduce the need to flat pack/break down material
To save on labour from reduced material handling
|Feed Opening Width||1090mm|
|Feed Opening Height||540mm|
|Cycle Time||55 Seconds|
|Bale Full Indicator||Grill|
|Feed Door||Side Hinged|
|Electricity Supply||Single Phase, 230V, 13A|
Free training, installation and delivery is offered nationwide.
Delivery is normally via pallet network. Other delivery methods can be arranged if specified.
The compaction cylinder can be dropped to get it through areas with restricted access.
If required, the baler can be specified with:
- A vandal proof cover over the controls
- A lockable feed door
- More retention teeth
It can also be used as a metal can crusher by inserting one our can crusher tables.
If new, we can paint the machine any RAL colour and even include logo stencils (Extra charges).
For further customisation, contact us and we will try to meet all requirements.
Typically, the minimum amount of recyclable material per week to gain a cost saving would be either:
- 1100ltr wheelie bin(s) – Three DMR (Dry mixed recyclables) or two GW (General waste)
- FEL (Front end loader) skip(s) – One DMR or ½ of one GW
Once baled, the rebate received for the bales would typically be over £20 per ton depending on the material and quantity stored.
- Twin cylinder
- Automatic cycle
- Bale twine cutter
- Bale full indicator
- Strapping guide slots
- Side hinged feed door
- Safety interlocked doors
- Simple, easy to operate controls
- Auto eject for easy bale removal
- Rated IP65 so safe to be sited inside or out
- 52 Retention teeth inside the front door and chamber
- Saves on labour from reduced material handling
- Reduces storage space required for bulky waste
- Reduces the need to flat pack/break down material
- Reduces carbon footprint and complies with ISO 14001
- Reduces disposal costs and able to generate an income for material
- Leads to a tidier working environment which improves health and safety
The LFA 151 takes roughly 30 seconds to set up and 3 minutes to tie off a bale, making it quick and easy to use.
Step 1 – Setup
When first using the machine, attach the bale twine reels to the back of the machine and guide the four straps through the rear of the machine into the chamber. Pull the twine through, make a loop and attach it onto the four hooks that are positioned on the front of the machine. Lay the twine into the guide slots on the base, making sure they are taught. Close the door and feed the material.
Step 2 – Feeding
This step is straight forward – open the top feed door and throw the material into the chamber, making sure it is spread evenly (there is no need to flat pack the material as the baler will do the work). Close the feed door and press the green ‘go’ button. The plate will automatically run a full cycle compacting the material into the bottom of the chamber and catching on the retention teeth. The plate then returns to the resting position ready for the next load. (If at any point the door is opened, the machine will cut out for safety precautions).
Step 3 – When is the bale full?
There is a bale full grill positioned on the feed door, when the plate is under full compaction and the plate sat in the middle of the grill is visible, the bale is full and ready to be tied off. Repeat step 2 until this happens.
Step 4 – Tying off the bale
With the plate in its resting position at the top of the chamber, open the feed door (using our twine hook), bring the four twines across the top of the bale and cut the twine at the correct length. Feed the twines through the slots in the bottom door and lay the other twines that are still attached to the reel on the top of the material, ready for the next bale. Close the feed door and press the ‘down’ arrow button for the plate to compact and stay down. Now that the material is under compression, detach the loop end of the twine from the hook and pull the cut end through. Pull it tight and tie off. Repeat this on the other twines.
Step 5 – Ejecting the bale
Once a bale is created, it needs to be ejected. Open both doors and place a pallet in front of the baler. The baler has a pin that automatically slides into place interacting with the ejection chains when the door is open. Hold down the two bale ‘eject’ buttons and the plate will start rising, along with the ejection chains. The bale will start tipping and with momentum will slowly roll onto the pallet. The bale now weighs up to 180kg sat on a pallet, ready to be stored for collection.
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 do this in person. Training certification can be supplied if required.
*Note – Refurbished models may vary in its operation slightly, but the principle will remain very similar.
Free training, installation and delivery is offered nationwide
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