Should My Business Have a Vertical or a Horizontal Baler?

Vertical vs. Horizontal Balers If your business creates a bunch of recyclable materials on a regular basis, you should think about investing in a baler. A baler is capable of taking materials, compacting them tightly, and making them easier to store and ship. When shopping for balers, you will have the option to purchase either a horizontal or vertical baler. Here are some factors to consider before picking one over the other.

Size

Do you want a baler that won’t take up too much room in your facility? If so, you are probably going to want a vertical baler since it will take up less floor space than a horizontal one. There are some horizontal balers that can be up to 40 feet long, so you want to find where you’re going to put your baler first and take measurements. This will provide you with enough information to choose one that’s the right size.

Price

Since vertical balers are usually smaller than horizontal balers are, they are much more affordable. You will obviously need to make a hefty investment into either type of baler, but if you don’t foresee yourself needing a heavy-duty baler that can handle large amounts of recyclable materials, then a vertical baler should do just fine. Be prepared to spend a little bit extra if a horizontal baler is what you want and need.

Waste

The amount of waste your business creates will ultimately be the most important factor in choosing the right baler. Those facilities that create more waste will usually want to go with a horizontal baler that can keep up with all of the materials it will need to process. The last thing you want to do is buy a baler that’s not fit to meet your needs, so calculate your total waste before you commit to a baler.

Do you need a hand picking out the perfect baler for your business? Action Compaction Equipment is here to help. We can show you balers and tell you more about your options. Contact us at 801-565-1033 today to start shopping for one.

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