5 Common Compactor Or Baler Repairs

5 Common Compactor Or Baler RepairsLike all other machines, compactors and balers can break and be in need of repairs.

Here are the 5 most common compactor or baler repairs.


The hydraulic aspect of a baler primarily handles the pressure of compacting the material.

When this fails, it could mean many things including the hoses, fittings and connections need to be tightened or repaired as they may be loose or worn out.


If the electricity of the baler or compactor isn’t working, most repairmen will check the motor starter contracts to see if they are clean.

Once that’s done, they will go on to check all electrical conduit, wires, connections, timers, relays, and circuit boards to make sure none of those need any work.


When a compactor or baler starts to malfunction if might not be the body itself that is need of help. Sometimes it may be something as simple as readjusting the wear bars or grease rails.

Other times the welds, the machine structural components, and the anchors might be in need of repair.

All of which can be handled by a qualified repairman.


Similar to other machines, if you don’t ever bother to keep them clean or get them serviced regularly, chances are they are going to break down.

Neglecting them can lead to small issues that can snowball into bigger ones if not taken care of.


If your baler or compactor is outside, you run the risk of it potentially being vandalized by some up-to-no-good criminals.

In the event that something like this happens, it’s time to call a repairman to make sure no significant damage has been done to your machine.

Action Compaction in Salt Lake City, Utah, offers waste and recycling equipment nationwide to help your business eliminate waste.

If you would like more information on our products or repair service, contact us today or call us at 801-565-1033!

Reduce Waste & Save Money

Reduce Waste & Save MoneyNo matter what your business specializes in, all companies produce some form of waste.

When it comes time to handle your waste, many businesses just look to throw it out.

What you may not be aware of is that there are ways to reduce waste that could not only benefit the environment but save your company money as well.

Get A Waste Consultation Today

Most companies can benefit from waste management and recycling consultations.

While being consulted, you can acquire tips and suggestions on what will help you to reduce waste; such as using your email for reports instead of using paper. When paper reports are being created utilizing email or similar programs this creates less paper waste. This type of action also helps with the company’s budget, as you will not spend more money on paper.

Waste consultants might also advise you to set up recycling stations around your building so when you do create waste, whatever can be reused will be, once those recycling bins are collected.

Also, depending on what trade your business deals in, a waste consultant might tell you to rent machines from companies that will be able to use your recyclables or waste once you’ve filled them up.

This will keep you from throwing out your recyclables and causing unnecessary waste.

Action Compaction offers a full line of quality machines made for recycling and reducing waste.

Regardless of the waste your business creates; we will work with you to get you the proper machine to handle it. We also offer recycling and waste management consultation for your business.

For more information on our products, please contact us today!

Make Your Waste Issues Compact

Typically, when our businesses produce waste, we typically just throw it out in a nearby garbage can or take it out to a dumpster in the back.

Then after that, it usually isn’t given a second thought.

However, there is a way to eliminate waste that can actually end up saving your business some money, one of which is a trash compactor.

Leave It All To The Compactor

Now most businesses have a service that comes and picks up their waste typically once a week.

Well, this can add up, especially if there are weeks where you produce more waste than normal, requiring a second pick up.

A compactor would help make smaller but heavier loads of waste, meaning waste receptacles wouldn’t fill up as fast, leading to fewer pick-ups, which would result in the business saving money.

Now when you go to purchase a compactor, it isn’t always the best idea to go through whoever handles your waste currently.

The waste contractor might try to lock you into a new contract with potential fees that could end up being counterproductive to your money saving plan.

This isn’t always the case, but most would agree that it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Action Compaction offers a wide variety of quality trash compactors that are ready to help your business save money.

We will work with you to find the best one for handling the waste your company produces.

Carrying both new and used specialized equipment for recycling waste, we have the quality machine that will fit for your business.

If you would like more information on any of our products, feel free to contact us today!

Left Over Food? Get A Cart Dumper Compactor

Left Over Food? Get A Cart Dumper CompactorWhether you own a restaurant, work for one or have dinner at them, you know that there are a lot of food wastes they have to get rid of.

Between old food that needs to be thrown out or uneaten food from the customers it all can pile up quickly, so you need something that will be able to handle it.

You could just toss all of it in a dumpster, but that may not be emptied that often and the food could overflow from it, leaving you with a bigger mess.

One way to handle all of it could be with a cart dumper compactor.

Let The Cart Dumper Compactor Work For You

A cart dumper compactor will take whatever food you are looking to get rid of and immediately handle it for you.

This will eliminate problems such as food refuse pileup and with this in your business, your waste management will be able to run smoother than it ever has before.

It will also make your waste smaller so you won’t have to worry about it piling up and causing an odor or an eye sore for your customers and employees.

Action Compaction offers a full line of quality built compactors perfect for whatever waste your company needs to take care of.

Our experts will make sure you find the perfect one so you can reduce your company’s waste in no time.

For more information on our wide selection of products, please contact us today!

Get The Right Compactor For Your Business

Get The Right Compactor For Your BusinessEvery business no matter what they may handle creates waste on a daily basis.

So that’s why it is important to be able to take care of it with a compactor for your business. However, when it comes to these machines, one size does not fit all.

As a business owner, it is important to pick the right compactor so you can keep your business running and prevent waste from becoming an issue.

Decisions, Decisions

If your business happens to be smaller building or has limited space, then a vertical compactor should be perfect. The vertical compactor won’t take up too much space and will reduce your disposal fees by reducing the number of trash pickups you will need.

Now, if you are a bigger business with a good amount of waste created by different departments, you will need something like a stationary compactor. Much like the vertical compactor, it will reduce your disposal fees, but this model is built to last. So it’s not only perfect for handling a great deal of waste but it is a great investment as well.

However, what if your company has a huge number of packages being received on a daily basis? Then the pre-crusher compactor that would fit you best as it is designed for product destruction and volume reduction.

Action Compaction offers a wide variety of compactors that can help your company eliminate any waste it creates. Don’t let waste build up in your business; handle it with a high-quality compactor from us. For more on any of our products, please feel free to contact us today!

Get Rid of Extra Paper with a Baler

Get Rid of Extra Paper with a BalerNow it’s no secret working at any company that waste is produced and that holds true especially with paper companies. Whether it’s after all of the paper products are finished or left over paper supplies, waste can pile up quickly. Then they’re unfortunately left to trying to figure out what to do with it all.

One machine that could really help them out would be a Baler. It would be able to handle a good amount of waste at one time which would make the disposal a lot quicker. Now a baler may seem like a big, complex machine but they are very easy to operate. Many are started with the push of a button or turn of a key.

Balers Can Earn You Money Back

Despite them appearing to be a large financial investment for the paper company, balers are quite durable and have a very low maintenance cost, so they wouldn’t become much of a hassle to keep up.Get Rid of Extra Paper with a Baler

If your paper mill is smaller you may think the machine noise would be too loud, but many operate very quietly and wouldn’t be much of a distraction to any employees. You wouldn’t have to use it for just paper either. Many balers these days are able to handle numerous materials safely without any malfunction.

We here at Action Compaction Equipment know more about balers and we have a proven track record compared to other recycling companies. Let us help you with the process of not just purchasing a baler, but picking the right one and reducing your overall waste! Contact us today!


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Cutting Back on Electronic Waste

Cutting Back on Electronic WasteWhen most people think about recycling, they instantly think of newspapers and soda bottles. Sure, those things are perfect for recycling and getting the most out of our already stretched resources, but what about consumer electronics?

A major concern about recycling electronics, specifically smartphones, is that they contain personal information. Making sure that those items are wiped before handing them over to someone else is very important.

However, there is a new challenge being put to consumers concerning this very issue: the Smartphone Encore Challenge. This contest of consideration calls for people to find suitable ways to re-purpose smartphones or their components, but it also needs to be innovative and (here’s the hard one) profitable.

The FactsCutting Back on Electronic Waste

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, only 11% of discarded cell phones (out of 135 million) annually are actually recycled. That’s a staggering number! This challenge hopes to get creative people thinking in new ways to help this congesting recycling issue that our nation faces today.

Consumers didn’t have to think about things like this thirty years ago. Technology has progressed so rapidly that it’s now a growing problem. Recycling isn’t just about reducing the amount of natural resources that we rely on; it’s developed into a revolution that touches all manner of consumerism.


This challenge is forcing people to think in a unique way about a relatively new concern for the current generation of consumers. But what if we could take this even one step further?

The creative minds here at Action Compaction Equipment know more about the recycling industry than most in the industry, and we’re ready to advise you on what steps you can take toward reducing your amount of electronic waste. Contact us today!


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Benefits of an Office Shredder

Benefits of an Office ShredderIt’s no secret if you work in an office it more than likely has trash and other things that need to be disposed of on a daily basis. One effective way to get rid of it all would be a shredder. Now the idea of a shredder may sound silly when you could just throw everything out in the dumpster outside the building, but there are numerous upsides to having one.

All shredders we offer here at Action Compaction Equipment operate very quietly, so no one in the office will be disturbed while waste is disposed of. The Heavy Duty Office Shredders are durable and are able to shred objects such as paper clips, heavy-duty staples and Acco fasteners as easily as paper so just in case someone doesn’t take them off and is looking to dispose of documents quickly, the shredder won’t break down.

Types of Shredders

Considering the digital age we live in, companies may need to dispose of high profile documents on things such as floppy discs, credit cards, CD’s, VHS tapes. So for that something like our Conveyor Fed-Cross Cut Shredders would get the job done.Benefits of an Office Shredder

Now for something even more specific like making sure you’re pharmacy stays in compliance to HIPAA standards, a RX Shredder would be ideal. It is designed for pharmacies and will dispose of smaller plastic containers, (4.25” Wide x 3” Deep or 3” Diameter x 5” Tall) pressure sensitive labels and other sensitive materials. Now a machine like this that is able to destroy what it does may seem like it will be huge, but its small design will take up less space than many office machines.

With all of this information, picking the right shredder may seem like a tall task, but let Action Compaction Equipment help you decide. They currently sell all three of the previously mentioned shredders, so for more information on them and our other services, contact us today!


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Why Every Business Using A Compactor Needs a Pre-Crusher

Why Every Business Using A Compactor Needs a Pre-CrusherAs we all know, the main challenge to compacting material is the sheer volume, meaning the first goal of compacting should be to downsize that mass to the smallest size possible. Of course, this can be done in many ways — most of which involve some sort of heavy-duty, industrial compaction — in addition to pulling out what can and should be recycled. But for now, let’s table those larger compactors; we don’t need them just yet. No, believe us: the first place you should really be looking is the pre-crusher.

In effect, the pre-crusher does exactly what it says: it reduces the size of the materials before an even larger compaction. It prepares your trash for what comes next, and, by and large, prevents the later compaction from working ineffectively or stalling, which wastes everyone’s time. In other words: the pre-crusher, in itself, is a safety precaution, making it a must-have for anyone looking to compact.

Now, the pre-crusher is best used when dealing with the hardest materials: heavy shipping crates, barrels, and bulky items. These items are the pet peeves of all compactors: bulky beyond belief and capable of stopping any compaction, simply due to how big they are. First and foremost, having a pre-crusher helps to easily do away with these materials instead of having to deal with the hassle later on. And that, as any person who deals with compaction knows, is a blessing.

In order to work properly, pre-crushers require a receiver container so after the pre-crusher crushes the material, the compactor’s ram can push it into the container. Along with the pre-crusher itself, these containers meet all safety standards, which is extremely important when dealing with machines as large and powerful as compactors. But, as we said, using a pre-crusher is the safe way of doing things, and that, we wholeheartedly endorse.

For more in about pre-crushers or any product sold, contact us at Action Compaction Equipment today!


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Refuse Trucks – Front, Side and Rear Loaders

Refuse Trucks – Front, Side and Rear LoadersRefuse trucks, garbage trucks, or if you are using old English the dustbin lorry, are trucks that are specifically designed to drive around and collect recycled materials or solid waste, which could be from commercial or residential, urban consumers. The collected waste is then brought to a solid waste treatment facility such as a recycling center, compost, incinerator or landfill. There are three types of these trucks; front loader, side loader and rear loader.

The refuse truck didn’t become popular until the 1970s when technology had caught up with the process and it was more efficient.

Refuse Truck Loading Descriptions

Here is a quick overview of the types of loaders that can be used as refuse trucks. Each one has its own use, and can be tailored for your specific needs.

  • Side Loaders – These trucks accept the solid waste or recycled materials from the side, either manually or with the assistance of a robotic arm with an attached claw. An automated side loader only needs one person to operate while the manual counterpart might need two to three. Due to the one person advantage, ASL’s have become more popular.Refuse Trucks – Front, Side and Rear Loaders
  • Rear Loaders – Rear loader trucks have the waste collector in the back so the worker can empty the contents of the waste bins or throw trash bags into. There are even lifting mechanisms that can be used to heavier bins or containers so that the operator doesn’t have to life it by hand.
  • Front Loaders – The front loader truck is more generally used for collecting trash and waste from commercial and industrial businesses, using dumpsters that are grabbed from the front and then lifted over the truck and emptied in the vehicle’s hopper. Like the ASL, the front loader truck might only need one person to operate.

Action Compaction Equipment can help you with the purchase of a front, side or rear loading truck. Call and ask about the featured Mammoth, Cobra and SideWinder Series Refuse Trucks. A demo may be in your area. Each truck comes with a rear vision camera for safety, and they are known for their long life and productivity. For more information, contact Action Compaction today!


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