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LFA 500 HD – Large Vertical Baler – Mill Size – Heavy Duty


The LFA 500 HD is our largest heavy-duty, vertical mill size baler that creates wire tied bales up to 650kg (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 extremely dense bales of cardboard, plastic film, dry waste and paper. Feeding speeds are what turns this baler from great to amazing with a fast cycle time of 32 seconds paired in tandem with an automatic shutter door. It really is the Rolls Royce of vertical mill size balers. The door automatically opens when a cycle is complete, so it is able to be fed straight away without having to open any doors.

It is an ideal machine for large quantities and size of material due to its extra wide 1560x690mm feed opening and 50t compaction force. To gain the maximum rebate for material, recyclers require the bales to be in a mill size format, just like this baler produces. The LFA 500 HD 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, rigid plastic, dry waste and paper, but it can also bale other materials.


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Product Details

Product Dimensions
Overall Width1990mm
Overall Height3775mm
Overall Depth1150mm
Overall Weight~2200kg
Feed Opening Width1560mm
Feed Opening Height690mm
Technical Specification
Compaction Force 50T
Motor 7.5kW
Cycle Time 32 Seconds
Bale Full Indicator Automatic
Feed Door Magnetic Shutter
Electricity Supply 3 Phase, 415V, 32A

The baler can be specified with a vandal proof cover and a lockable feed door. It can also be used as a can/drum crusher by inserting a can crusher tables. 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
  • Ro-Ro (Roll on – roll off) skip(s) – One DMR or ½ of one GW

Once baled, the rebate received for the bales would typically be over £70 per ton depending on the material and quantity stored.


  • E-stops
  • Automatic cycle
  • Wire guide slots
  • Bale full indicator
  • Safety interlocked doors
  • Turn buckle door opener
  • Automatic shutter feed door
  • Simple, easy to operate controls
  • Auto eject for easy bale removal
  • Retention teeth inside the chamber
  • Rated IP65 so safe to be sited inside or out



  • 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
  • Produces mill-size bale dimensions to optimise transport loads
  • Leads to a tidier working environment which improves health and safety
  • Reduces disposal costs and able to generate the maximum income for material

The LFA 500 HD takes roughly 4 minutes to tie off a bale making it quick and easy to use.


Step 1 – Feeding

This step is straight forward – the shutter door will automatically open when it is 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 catching on the retention teeth. The plate then returns to the resting position ready for the next load.  The shutter door will automatically roll back open and continue feeding.


Step 2 – 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 3 – 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 material will be under compression, 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 and the base of the chamber have guide slots where the wire threads through. Thread the four wires (straight end first) through these slots under, round the back and over the top of the bale. Thread the straight end of the wire through the loop end. Pull the wire tight and wrap the wire around itself 3-4 times. Repeat this on the other wires.


Step 4 – 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, 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 650kg 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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