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LFA 51 – Small Vertical Baler


The LFA 51 is our most popular small 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 quantities and size of material due to its 715x550mm feed opening. With a fast cycle speed of 42 seconds, it will quickly bale up material. It creates bales up to 70kg (depending on material) and was designed to fit into the tightest of spaces with a footprint of just 830x785mm. With an IP rating of 65, it can withstand all forms of weather so it can be sited inside or outside. As the bales are only 710x600x510mm, 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.

Bale Measurements
Weight (Cardboard)
Weight (Plastic)
This machine creates a small bale size that is easily moved with its own trolley
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Product Details

Product Dimensions
Overall Width830mm
Overall Height2220mm
Overall Depth785mm
Overall Weight~375kg
Feed Opening Width715mm
Feed Opening Height550mm
Technical Specification
Compaction Force 4T
Motor 1.5kW
Cycle Time 42 Seconds
Noise Level 70dB
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:

  • 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
  • 8 Retention teeth inside the front door
  • Rated IP65 so 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 so able to place in the tightest of spaces
  • Reduces carbon footprint and complies with ISO 14001

The LFA 51 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 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 making sure they are taught. Close the door and feed in 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 out 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, 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 two twines across the top of the bale and cut the twine at the correct length. Feed the two twines through the 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. Now 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 the 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 and the bale will release itself from the machine. The bale weighs up to 70kg on the trolley. Wheel the bale to storage ready 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.

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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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