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LFA 51 S – Super Small Vertical Baler

Super Small Vertical Baler


The LFA 51 S is the smallest vertical baler in our range. It is an ideal machine for small quantities and size of material due to its 570x420mm feed opening. With a very fast cycle speed of 25 seconds, it will quickly bale up material. It creates bales up to 30kg (depending on material) and was designed to fit into the tightest of spaces with a footprint of just 670x720mm. With an IP rating of 65, it can withstand all forms of weather so can be sited inside or outside. As the bales are light and only 500x470x500mm a bale trolley is used to eject the bale. This is supplied with the machine, making bale ejection simple and easy to do. 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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This machine creates a small bale size that is easily moved with its own trolley
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Product Details

Product Dimensions
Overall Width670mm
Overall Height1800mm
Overall Depth720mm
Overall Weight~250kg
Feed Opening Width570mm
Feed Opening Height420mm
Technical Specification
Compaction Force 3T
Motor 1.1kW
Cycle Time 25 Seconds
Bale Full Indicator Rod
Feed Door Side Hinged
Electricity Supply Single Phase, 240V, 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 lockable feed door
  • A bottom hinged feed door
  • Retention teeth for springy material
  • A vandal proof cover over the controls

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 (included) and even include logo stencils (extra charge).

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:

  • 1100ltr wheelie bin(s) – Two DMR (Dry mixed recyclables) or one GW (General waste)

Cardboard and plastic bales are often collected free of charge.


  • E-stops 
  • Automatic cycle 
  • Bale twine cutter 
  • Bale full indicator 
  • Strapping guide slots 
  • Side hinged feed door  
  • Safety interlocked doors 
  • Simple, easy to operate controls 
  • Bale trolley for easy bale removal 
  • Rated IP65 – safe to be sited inside or out 



  • Reduces disposal costs 
  • Saves on labour from reduced material handling 
  • Reduces storage space required for bulky waste 
  • Reduces the need to flat pack/break down material 
  • Small footprint – able to place in the tightest of spaces 
  • Reduces carbon footprint and complies with ISO 14001 
  • Leads to a tidier working environment which improves health and safety 

The LFA 51 S 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 two bale twine reels to the back of the machine and guide the two straps through the rear of the machine into the chamber. Pull the twine through, make a loop and attach it onto the two hooks that are positioned on the front of the machine. Lay the twine into the guide slots on the base tightly. 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 the load is spread evenly (there is no need to flat pack the material as the baler will do all of 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 returning 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 gauge positioned at the top of the baler with a metal rod attached to the plate, the rod moves up and down with the plate. When the plate is under full compaction and the rod aligns with the gauge, 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 two twines across the top of the bale and cut them at the correct length (using the cutter attached to the front of the baler). Feed the two twines through their individual slots in the bottom door and lay the other two 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 down and stay down. Once 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 for the other twine. 


Step 5 – Ejecting the bale 

Once a bale is created it needs to be removed. With the doors closed, press the ‘up’ arrow on the machine for the press plate to come back into its resting position. Open both doors and slot the trolley arms into the guide slots located at the base of the machine. Stand back as the bale will release itself from the machine. The bale on the trolley weighs up to 30kg. Wheel the bale to storage ready for collection. 


As simple as that! It probably takes longer to read how to operate the baler than to actually operate 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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