Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
PTR Baler & Compactor Company is proud to manufacture all of our products in the U.S.A. Since the inception of our organization in 1907, we’ve offered the highest quality, safest, built-to-last product possible. We have never wavered in our pledge to keep it all made right here in America. PTR leads the industry in proving that you can produce a superior product while still being profitable and competitive on a global scale. It also allows us to be able to invest more in research and development, brining forth innovative technology that makes our products even better.
This mission is deeply ingrained in every aspect of PTR Baler & Compactor Company, from products to employees, to our community endeavors and beyond. While others took the easier route by outsourcing, we continue to stand our ground and do what’s right. Since all manufacturing is done right here in the U.S., quality control is not a challenge like it is for other companies. We’re also proud to keep jobs here at home.
This Fourth of July, we reflect on all it means to be an American. PTR Baler and Compactor Company is proud to produce an American-manufactured product. We promise to uphold our pledge to keep producing the safest, longest lasting, highest quality, American-made equipment in the industry.
Learn more at ptrco.com/made-in-the-usa/.
Expert Installation & Relocation
PTR Baler & Compactor offers equipment installation, modification and relocation services. Services are done promptly by our expert technicians to ensure proper functioning. This is key in the productivity and longevity of your waste equipment. If your equipment isn’t measuring up, contact PTR for an appointment today. We’ll promptly send our technicians out to evaluate the product. We specialize in offering custom solutions to maximize efficiency and optimal equipment performance.
What makes a ‘PTR Installation’?
• Top quality
• Unmatched Safety Culture
• Expert Technicians
• National Installation & relocation capabilities
• Pre-project survey programs
• Project Management
• Logistics coordination
• Custom engineered solutions
• Removal and disposition of old equipment
• Prompt delivery
• Fully insured
• 24/7 Service Support
PTR will schedule your baler, compactor or other waste equipment installation to fit your individual needs. On a tight time line for a grand opening, or need a system replace quickly? We’ll go above and beyond to get your installation completed.
We also offer relocation services. Our team is capable of moving your waste equipment from coast to coast. You handle the day to day operations of your business, and PTR will coordinate freight, equipment installation and propose the best custom solutions.
What are your objectives? PTR understands every company is different, and therefore requires it’s own unique solutions to give them the best results. We offer a variety of design features that will improve efficiency and durability. For example:
• Walk on Deck
• Walk on Deck full Enclosure
• Deck with Tipper
• Multi Story Chutes
• Baler Installations in basement
• Baler installations via elevator and upper floors
• Conveyor Feeds
If you need a modification or relocation, or have difficulty loading or operating your current equipment, contact PTR today. We’ll schedule an evaluate and offer an expertly crafted solution. Learn more at ptrco.com.
PTR Rebuilt for Success
PTR Rebuilt units are a great, economical option for companies that may not be financially able to purchase brand new waste equipment. What is PTR Rebuilt? They are fully inspected, certified & reconditioned vertical balers, stationary compactors and self-contained compactors.
There’s a lot that sets PTR a cut above the rest. We proudly train the best waste equipment experts and OEM factory trained technicians and meet and exceed OEM quality standards. Additionally, we include a 90 day limited warranty with your equipment purchase.
Not just any unit will qualify for PTR Rebuilt. The baler or compactor must be less than fifteen years old. No structural defects may be present. The unit must then pass a rigorous 52 Point Inspection. OEM standards must be reached in order to be PTR Certified. The thorough reconditioning is performed by PTR’s AWS certified welders, so you can be sure the job is done right. At this point any electrical, mechanical or hydraulic problems discovered are corrected. Then the refurbishing process begins.
-All wear parts are replaced
-Old parts are replaced with OEM certified parts
-Hydraulic oil drained and re-filled
-Moving parts greased
-All surfaces cleaned & freshly painted
-Application of new safety stickers
PTR balers and compactors are equipment that helps your company meet sustainability goals. By recycling your waste handling equipment, you’ll become an even greener company. Your PTR Rebuilt baler or compactor will look and work like new.
Learn more about PTR Certified Pre-Owned waste equipment today, or ask us about our Nationwide Rebuilding Programs. Click here to contact PTR.
Cart Tippers: Safety & Savings
PTR’s key missions are to improve safety, productivity and sustainability in the workplace. From conception to creation, our balers and compactors are created with those ideals in mind and they’re made to last. If you’re looking to reduce the chance of employee injury even further, PTR Cart Dumpers may be the answer.
Your waste handling employees spend a significant amount of time moving waste from collection bins to balers or compactors. This leaves them open to back strain and injury. Injuries cause hardship for the employee and organization alike. They are a drain on productivity and costs. You can help avoid them by utilizing commercial cart tippers. This specialized equipment is created to make moving waste from collection bins into waste removal containers faster, easier and safer. Because the time needed to transfer waste from the collection cart to your waste compactor or dumpster is significantly reduced, you’ll experience a significant cost-savings, as well. Additionally, cart tippers help keep floor space clear.
PTR Cart tippers are simple to install. Plus, our technicians will happily show you and your staff how to properly use all PTR equipment. View our full line of cart tippers, also known as cart dumpers or commercial lifters, online by clicking here. Keep in mind, PTR Cart Tippers are customizable to your companies needs. Let us demonstrate a solution that fits your organizational needs.
The following are examples of markets that have experienced significant benefits from cart tippers:
• Retail Chains
• Distribution Centers
• Property Management Companies
• Government Institutions
• Educational Facilities
All markets would benefit from this equipment. Cart tippers help you save time and money, while reducing potential for work related back injuries. Ready to learn more? Our customer service representatives are available to answer any of your questions. Click here to contact us today.CartDump-Literature
Focused on implementing a zero waste or corporate sustainability policy at your company?
PTR’s balers, compactors, and additional waste equipment products help your organization meet and exceed it’s sustainability goals. We offer a versatile line of products than suit the needs of small or large companies and help you maximize recycling revenue. Our waste equipment allows you to divert cardboard, paper, plastics, shrink wrap and aluminum into recyclable commodities.
Today more than ever, organizations must to be conscious of their landfill contributions and carbon footprint. Effective waste management is a critical step in implementing corporate sustainability practices. Less waste means fewer trucks hauling waste to landfills. Fewer trucks on the road then equates to less dangerous emissions polluting the air. It also results in serious savings for your business since you’ll be paying less transport fees, for example.
PTR equipment is the most efficient, durable, and best quality that exists in the market today. Our balers and compactors minimize the overall amount of waste your company sends to landfill. The bales produced are also an extra revenue stream. Contact our experts to help you choose the model size or piece of equipment that is right for your organization. More importantly, however, your company, employees and the entire community will experience the benefits of reduced waste and a smaller carbon footprint. It’s an organization’s social responsibility to do all they can to contribute to a healthier world. Did you know that recycling 6 aluminum cans equates to 1 hour of running an air conditioner? To see more of what your recyclables mean for energy savings, click here.
If your business produces or serves food, you’re probably dealing with a growing food waste management issue. Landfills in our country are filling up with millions of tons of food waste. This waste emits toxic methane gas, which damages the ozone layer of the atmosphere. It’s imperative for companies to do their part in reducing their overall waste and carbon footprint. Our solution? The Biogreen360 is a completely self-contained automated piece of equipment that essentially liquifies and dries organic waste. The unit is capable of handling up to 1,500 lbs of food waste in 24 hours. The resulting product is a ribbon of material, just 10% of it’s former weight, and it’s 100% compostable. Instead of breaking down and generating methane gas, it will be converted into energy, heat and fertilizer. The BioGreen360 is easy to install, operate and maintain. It’s also safe for your employees to use, as it’s equipped with safety status lights, alarms and interlocks.
PTR Rebuilt equipment is another great option for many companies. We’re able to recondition our equipment to extend it’s life. In terms of sustainability, the more durable and long-lasting your waste equipment, the better. Now, with the addition of our 50th anniversary option- the Quiet Pump Power Unit – our balers are quieter than ever before. How does this relate to sustainability? Since there will be less back room noise, you can utilize space in the same facility for customer areas, therefore reducing your overall footprint.
Our mission as a company is to help businesses reduce waste and create a healthier internal and external environment. Ready to learn more? Contact us today.
A Quieter, Safer Baler: PTR’s New Quiet Pump
Introducing our 50th anniversary option, the Quiet Pump Power Unit.
PTR Baler & Compactor Company continues to innovate and lead the industry with the new Quiet Pump Power Unit. The Quiet Pump can be retrofitted to existing units as a kit and can also be used on compactors. This innovation means major strides in safety, productivity and cost-savings. We’re exited to share some of the exponential benefits of this technology.
The Quiet Pump vastly reduces noise level in the warehouse, which improves workplace safety in a number of different ways. The noise reduction is much less damaging to employee’s hearing. Our Quiet Pump operates at around 60 dB. To give you an idea of what 60 dB sounds like, here’s a few things to compare it to:
-average conversation 60 dB
-vacuum cleaner 70 dB
-garbage disposal 80 dB
-food blender 88 dB
-thunder 120 dB
-bulldozer 85 dB
Another huge benefit is that the Quiet Pump helps employees to be more alert of what’s happening in the warehouse. It allows them to hear other, more dangerous sounds. For example, say a fork lift is in use. Other loud equipment operating simultaneously may impair their ability to be alert to the forklift.
As many companies begin to lessen their footprint and downsize their facilities, customer areas may be just outside the warehouse. Therefore, they’ll be exposed to back room noise. To keep things quieter out front, you’ll want to keep noise levels down in the back. The Quiet Pump will play a critical role in this.
Our April newsletter focuses on the many features and benefits of the Quiet Pump Power Unit. Not signed to receive our e-newsletters yet? Click here to access the ‘Join My List’ Facebook tab and add your email.
PTR Baler and Compactor Company offers a separate website to handle all of your parts needs. Parts.ptrco.com is an extensive website dedicated solely to parts. PTR Parts provides quality OEM parts to other service providers who maintain and repair their own equipment.
PTR is the industry leader for quality products, parts and service. All parts are OEM Certified to insure that you receive the correct part for your PTR manufactured equipment. OEM baler and compactor repair parts are UL listed for use on PTR manufactured equipment. Using quality replacement parts like Square D, Cutler Hammer, Baldor and Idec helps to insure that your machine will experience uninterrupted service. What’s more, all baler and compactor parts are backed by our one year replacement warranty.
The site is easy to navigate and user friendly. You can view by type – electrical, hydraulics, mechanical and decals. Or, you can browse by product: balers, compactors, cart tippers, docks and doors and bailing wire. There’s also a wide assortment of protective gear available on the site.
Because we are a manufacturer, PTR maintains a large stock of parts in our distribution warehouse. We buy in bulk, giving us a considerable purchasing discount. We’re then able to pass this savings on to our customers.
Shipping on all orders is fast, because we know you need the right part for the job as quickly as possible. Create an account so you can view current order statuses, build a wish list, and manage returns. To stay up to date on all parts offers and features, be sure to join our Parts Mailing List.
Right now, our featured products include products like a hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinder and a relief valve cartridge. Visit parts.ptrco.com to see all featured parts, as well as our entire selection.
PTR: The Choice of Top Retail Markets
PTR Baler and Compactor Company is the industry leader in meeting the waste equipment needs of the retail market. Our retail waste solutions experts work with 16 out of the 20 top retail chains in the country.
PTR has decades of experience working with various retail markets. Retail chains know how critical it is to keep floor space clear, for both safety reasons and efficiency. If sustainability is one of your main goals, PTR’s waste management equipment can help you achieve it. We will analyze the waste stream and provide a custom solution for your company. Our professional staff can assist you whether you are opening a new retail establishment, replacing your old waste baler or compactor, or looking for repair for your current recycling equipment.
Ethically and economically, sustainability policies are critical for all retail businesses today. PTR products are the key to reaching your company’s recycling goals. What was once considered waste, is now a valuable commodity. Instead of further contributing to our country’s growing landfills, you’re diverting that ‘waste’ to a recycling facility. Everything from cardboard, plastic bags, shrink wrap, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and co-mingled recyclables (sandwich bales), are all perfect candidates for waste diversion. Our full line of vertical hydraulic balers come in a variety of sizes to suit your retail business’s individual needs. The benefits are three fold; you’ll meet your waste stream requirements, convert waste removal expense into a revenue stream, and benefit the environment.
The type of PTR equipment you choose depends largely on the type of waste your company deals with most. Grocery stores frequently deal with wet waste. Food and liquid waste often lead to issues of odor as well as pests. Our self-contained compactors are the answer to this issue, offering guaranteed protection from fluid leakage. Ask about our Food Digesters to divert your food waste into an environmentally beneficial compost.
Retail establishments including home supply chains, clothing chains and large department stores typically deal with mostly dry waste. Stationary compactors are usually the best equipment to deal with dry waste streams. Check out of full collection of sizes and styles to find the stationary compactor that will work best for you.
Why choose PTR balers & compactors? Your employee’s safety is one of our top priorities when developing our equipment. All of products meet OSHA and NOISH recommendations and are fully UL approved. We put every product through extensive testing, meticulously engineered and inspected, and they are build to last.
Our Bioloc secure access option is the ideal solution for retail chains who must meet OSHA and NOISH standards, as well as helping to reduce shrinkage and preventing employees under 18 from accessing the baler or compactor.
PTR delivers, installs and services your waste equipment to locations across the country, from coast to coast. Our technicians are highly skilled and thoroughly trained professionals. Our product is the highest quality available in the market and backed with a comprehensive warranty. The difference between a PTR baler or compactor and a cheap imitation is a safer, longer lasting, more efficient waste management system for your business. Choose PTR and you’ll be reaping the benefits of that choice for years to come. Click here to contact us today.
PTR: 50 years of Safety, Innovation & Excellence
In 1970, PTR Baler & Compactor Company built our first baler. From that day, we’ve become the supplier of choice for 16 of the 20 top retailers in the country. In just the last 30 years, PTR has produced and sold upwards of 60,000 balers & compactors across the United States. Our Vertical Hydraulic Balers are the answer to keeping critical floorspace clear of dry waste such as cardboard, as well as the ability to implement recycling and sustainability policies. The benefits of our products aren’t limited to any one kind of organization. Markets including Retail non-food, Retail food, Warehouse, Distribution, Industrial, Medical, Universities, Public Institutions and Facility management will all benefit from the increased efficiency, safety and productivity of PTR Vertical Balers and compactors.
Now, in 2018, we celebrate 50 years of leading the industry in safety, innovation and excellence. We offer a line of over 25 baler models and nearly 20 different stationary compactors. All of our equipment is manufactured with quality, safety, longevity and low total cost of ownership in mind. It won’t take long before you notice the cost savings on tipping and compliance fees, fuel and more.
We’ve always strived to lead the way through technology and innovation. The difference between the quality of our product over the competition can be greatly attributed to the expertise of the welders responsible for creating them. PTR welders are all highly trained professionals and fully AWS certified. This is not the norm across the industry, but it always will be at PTR.
Since the first baler was built, PTR has been responsible for many innovations that have shaped the entire industry.
• In the 1980’s, PTR manufactured the first high density baler in the industry, capable of producing 1,000 lbs. bales. It was a huge milestone for the company and the industry, as well.
• In 2003, we implemented a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). By 2012, PTR’s PLC’s were a standard feature in all 10HP balers.
• In 2013, PTR beame the first manufacturer ever to have 3 Third Party Certifications- C-ETL, C-UL and PSR.
• 2016 was the year PTR was the first to produce the 1 ton bale. It was also the year PTR created the first baler installed with load cells that could communicate remotely.
We often ask our customers what they want, and what they think will improve their operations. Then we work to deliver the perfect solution. At PTR we know if one organization has a need, many others have that need, too. We’re not showing signs of slowing down, either. PTR will continue to innovate, like with the creation of the new Quiet Power Unit. It’s our ’50th Anniversary Option’ to our Vertical Balers, and it’s the difference between being the noisiest equipment in the shop, to just about the same as a quiet conversation. Learn more by contacting us today.
Another major innovation is the Compactor Weight Scale. This weight monitoring system allows you to optimize pickups for required weights. Why does this matter to you? Because you will be able to truly zero in on accuracy, save considerably on tipping fees, eliminate overweight containers and increase safety.
The system is available for both balers and compactors. Contact PTR to find out the cost-savings this equipment can mean for you. Don’t miss our next newsletter with updates and information that will make a difference in your business. Click the ‘Join My List’ tab on the side of our Facebook page to sign up!
PTR’s Innovative Technology a Cost-Saving Solution
Important Update Regarding ELD Mandate:
As many of you may now, just as of December, drivers and carriers are now required to have ELDs (electronic logging devices) in their trucks. Drivers will now have to use these devices to track their HOS (hours-of-service).
The new ‘ELD mandate’ will have the greatest effect on smaller carriers, since larger organizations have been using ELDs for some time now. There is concern over whether the mandate will result in an increase in the cost of good across the board. This is because of the extra cost the owners and operators of the organizations will incur, which may be then be passed down to the consumer.
With the mandate comes even more enforceable regulations. For example, the length of time you can drive without taking a break is now predetermined and tracked. Additionally, there are other steps drivers must take. The intention of the mandate was to make a safer work environment for drivers, however there is also concern over whether it will cause drivers to feel rushed in order to ‘beat the clock’.
More information about how the ELD mandate will effect drivers, carriers, manufacturers, and more can be found here. Now more than ever, productivity in all other facets of the organization will become even more important. Cost-saving equipment like our revolutionary Self-Contained Scale can help mitigate the extra expenses caused by the ELD mandate. This innovative scale is the solution to eliminating overweight containers, allowing your organization to optimize pickups for required weights and saving you big on tipping fees. Our weight monitoring system is available for both vertical balers and compactors. Click here to learn more.
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