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LFA 251 HD – Medium Vertical Baler – Heavy Duty


The LFA 251 HD is our heavy-duty, half mill size vertical baler that creates bales up to 300kg (depending on material). It is a fairly new addition to our range (2018) and was designed to withstand large pressures by reinforcing hinges and constructing a thicker metal frame. By doing this the machine is better equipped for springier materials like rigid plastics but it also creates dense bales of cardboard, plastic film, dry waste and paper. Feeding speeds are fast, with a cycle time of 32 seconds paired with an automatic shutter door. The door automatically opens when a cycle is complete, so it is able to be fed straight away without having to open any doors. The LFA 251 HD is an ideal machine for medium/large quantities and size of material due to its 1200x500mm feed opening and 18t compaction force. The auto eject feature makes bale ejection easy and 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, rigid plastic, dry waste and paper, but it can also bale other materials.

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This machine creates a medium bale size.
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Product Details

Product Dimensions
Overall Width1500mm
Overall Height2600mm
Overall Depth1000mm
Overall Weight~950kg
Feed Opening Width1200mm
Feed Opening Height500mm
Technical Specification
Compaction Force 18T
Motor 3kW
Cycle Time 32 Seconds
Bale Full Indicator Rod
Feed Door Magnetic Shutter
Electricity Supply 3 Phase, 415V, 16A

The baler can be specified with a vandal proof cover over the controls and a lockable feed door. It can also be used as a can/drum crusher by inserting one our can crusher tables. The compaction cylinder can be dropped to get it through areas with restricted access. 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) – Four DMR (Dry mixed recyclables) or three GW (General waste)
  • FEL (Front end loader) skip(s) – One DMR or ½ of one GW
  • REL (Rear end loader) skip(s) – Half of one DMR or ¼ of one GW

Once baled, the rebate received for the bales would typically be over £50 per ton depending on the material and quantity stored.


  • E-stops
  • Automatic cycle
  • Bale twine cutter
  • Bale full indicator
  • Strapping guide slots
  • Safety interlocked doors
  • Turn buckle door opener
  • Automatic shutter feed door
  • Simple, easy to operate controls
  • Auto eject for easy bale removal
  • Rated IP65 so safe to be sited inside or out
  • 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 251 HD takes roughly 30 seconds to set up and 4 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 – the shutter door will automatically open when ready for material to be fed. 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 until the magnets hold the door down and press the green ‘go’ button. The plate will automatically run a full cycle compacting all of the material into the bottom of the chamber and returning to the resting position ready for the next load. The shutter door will automatically roll back open so feeding can continue.


Step 3 – When is the bale full?

This baler has an auto stop feature so when the bale is full, the plate stays down, and the material stays under compaction.


Step 4 – Tying off the bale

There are a few ways to tie the bale off, with the following being the recommended way. With the machine in its tying off position, the ram will be compressed, and the feed door will have automatically opened. Open the bottom door and remove the safety cage at the back of the machine. The ram plate has guide slots where the twine threads through. Using the twine hook, thread the four twines through these slots over the top of the bale and cut the twine to the correct length. Detach the loop end of the twine from the hook and pull the cut end through. Pull it tight and tie off. Repeat this for the other twines.


Step 5 – Ejecting the bale

Once the bale is created, it needs to be ejected. At the back of the machine, connect the ejection chain to the plate and reposition the back safety cage. Place a pallet in front of the baler. Hold down the two bale ‘eject’ buttons on the control panel and the plate will start rising with the ejection chains. The bale will start tipping and with momentum will slowly roll onto the pallet. The bale now weighs up to 300kg 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 operate it in person. Training certification can be supplied if required.

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    Benefits of Baling

    • ISO icon
      Reduce carbon footprint and comply with ISO 14001
    • Recycling Bin
      To reduce storage space required for bulky waste
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      Reduce disposal costs and receive maximum income on the baled material
    • Commercial Recycling Factory
      To lead to a tidier work environment which improves health and safety
    • Cardboard Recycling Baler
      To reduce the need to flat pack/break down material
    • Labor Icon
      To save on labour from reduced material handling

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