Baler, Compactor or Both?
Would your company most benefit most from a baler or compactor? Many organizations find that they need both pieces of equipment to handle their recycling and waste management needs. In this blog post, we’ll briefly explain what each does and how to know which is best for you.
Vertical Balers are used to bundle (or bale) your recyclable material. PTR balers are capable of handling cardboard, aluminum, plastic, paper and more. Some models are even able to handle tires, textiles, electronic waste, rugs and even heavier-duty recyclables such as white appliances, tires and non-ferrous metals.
Most organizations today are highly focused on recycling and sustainability initiatives. A recycling baler is key to implementing sustainability policies and processes. Diverting your recyclables from the landfill not only helps our external environment, but your internal environment as well. It helps save space and keep your workplace free of dangerous debris. This increases overall workplace safety, which in turn, reduces costly downtime due to employee injuries. Another major benefit is what was once waste is now a valuable commodity. Recycling bales, depending on volume, can be an unexpected new revenue stream for your business.
PTR offers a line of baler models in various sizes to suit your needs. View them here.
Compactors compress (or compact) large amounts of waste product. While it’s ideal to recycle as much as possible, some material is just not recyclable. That’s what this equipment is for. However, it’s still effective in decreasing waste, since you will be reducing the number of times you take trips to the landfill.
There are two types of compactors: self contained and stationary. Self Contained compactors are a great solution for your wet waste. This makes them ideal for malls, restaurants, movie theaters, hospitals, supermarkets and more industries that produce a lot of liquid or wet waste. PTR’s heavy duty models ensure no leakage or odor. View them here.
Stationary compactors on the other hand, can handle your dry, non-recyclable waste needs. Apartment buildings. Distribution warehouses, college campuses and clothing chains are among some of the industries that can benefit from a stationary compactor.
Both types of compactors reduce the overall amount of waste you produce and therefore, decrease trips to the landfill. This saves you on transportation and tipping feels, while decreasing your carbon footprint.
Many industries will benefit from both kinds of equipment. You may want to start the decision-making process by asking yourself the following questions:
- What are your short-term and long-term sustainability goals?
- Are you looking to recycle more?
- Reduce trips to the landfill?
- Reach a zero waste goals?
Talk to a PTR waste management equipment expert today to learn more about whether a PTR Baler, Compactor or both are best for your business.
National Manufacturing Day 2019
The builders. The producers. The creators. The manufacturers.
Today is National Manufacturing Day, a day dedicated to “Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers”.
Did you know that manufacturers contributed $2.38 trillion to the United States economy in the fourth quarter of last year? That’s up from $1.67 trillion in 2009, and that number only continues to grow. PTR is passionate about educating people, especially young students, about the importance of modern manufacturing to the U.S. economy and to their futures.
Manufacturing careers provide the opportunity for a generous salary and job security. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that over the next 10 years, “4.6 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2.4 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap.”
It’s a fact- manufacturing drives innovation. Another staggering statistic from NAM is that manufacturers in the U.S. carry out about 64% of all private-sector research and development.
PTR supports and encourages students to explore opportunities in manufacturing careers in order to secure their own futures. Learn more here.
Statistics Source: nam.org/facts-about-manufacturing
The Home Depot Foundation – Building for Veterans Event
PTR participated in the The Home Depot Foundation Building for Veterans event! We helped build sheds for #veterans and playhouses for their children. It was a fantastic event and we’re proud to support an organization that does so much for our vets!
New From PTR: The 2300HD-R Hybrid Rebuilt Baler
The 2300HR-R is one of our newest innovations. We’re passionate about creating the highest quality products that still offer the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. Our balers and compactors are the solution to an array of typical issues you may be facing. They aid your organization in enacting sustainability policies and achieving ambitious zero-waste goals,
We’re so confident our products are the best because they are made with the best, by the best. Manufactured with American-forged steel, by AWS certified welders, you won’t find a better baler at a more affordable price.
We’re proud to introduce the 2300HD-R to the market. “R” stands for Re-constructed. With this model, you get the best of both world. You get the same warranty as we give with a brand new baler- our 1-2-3 Year Warranty. How can we do this? The answer is simple. The 2300HD-R is practically brand new in every way. We use a 100% fully inspected, fully warranted frame and platen from one of our many national account planned replacements.
Every other part of the Hybrid Baler is brand new:
- Power Unit (New Motor, Pump & Directional Valve)
- Controls & Control Box
- Hydraulic Lines • Safeties & Interlocks
- Ejector Chains
- Paint Job
- ANSI/OSHA Compliant Stickers
These incredible units are also fully U.L. Listed & ETL Compliant. What’s more, we back every unit with our best-in-class warranty.
YEAR 1 WARRANTY:Bumper to Bumper 365 day warranty on the entire baler.*
YEAR 2 WARRANTY: In addition to the above warranty, PTR provides an additional 1-year warranty on the Cylinder, Motor, Control Box, Structural Steel Frame, Pump, Directional Valve, Platen & Door Latch Assembly.*
YEAR 3 WARRANTY: In addition to the above warranty, PTR provides an additional 1-year warranty on structural steel frame combining for a 3 year warranty.
For further details, please reach out to one of our experts, who will be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions.. Call (800) 523-3654 and say you want more information on the 2300HD-R!
*Ask for a copy of our 2019 full warranty.
Click below to download the full pdf one sheet:750_2300HD-R_email_graphic-ptr
PTR Honored with Inaugural 2019 Philadelphia Employer of Choice
PTR Baler and Compactor has always believed our team is our #1 asset! We’re extremely proud to announce that our company and HR department have received the inaugural 2019 Employer of Choice Award from the Office of Workforce Development– City of Philadelphia. The award is presented to organizations who have shown exemplary practices in hiring, talent development, retention, culture, and human resources.
It’s truly an honor to have been recognized by our city for “utilizing the hiring, retention and promotion practices that both create opportunity within your organizations and level the playing field for Philadelphians seeking to connect to career ladder opportunities.”
PTR would like to congratulate Brent Ford, Daniel DiPasquale, and Justin Smith in particular, for their hard work. This award is a direct result of their dedication to our organization!
We sincerely thank Director of Department Commerce Harold Epps, Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development Sheila Ireland, and the entire City of Philadelphia for presenting us with this award.
We’re look forward to attending the 2019 Employers of Choice at a Leaders Breakfast, hosted by the Department of Commerce and the Office of Workforce Development on October 2!
This month, we’re focusing on customization. At PTR, we believe that providing custom equipment, along with custom solutions, are what put us a cut above the competition. We’re constantly introducing innovative technology and engineering that will help revolutionize efficiency and productivity, as well as workplace safety. All of this is key is preventing unwanted downtime that eats into your company’s hard earned profit.
A custom painted baler is a excellent way to keep your equipment consistent with your branding efforts. Choose from a wide range of colors, including several different red, blue and green options, as well as neutral tones. To view color options, click here.
Baler features are also customizable to your organization’s unique needs and preferences. Some vertical baler optional add-ons include:
- Biometric Locking Device BIOLOC 3000
- Automatic Bale Sizer with Full Bale Light
- Outdoor Controls
- Automatic Ejection System
- Wire Tie Guides
Compactor additional features include:
- PTR BioLoc for added security and Safety
- Side and rear chutes available
- Doghouse or total enclosure
- Odor control Sonazaire®
- One Plus® fullness monitoring system
- Hydraulic tailgate
Personalized service plans and maintenance programs are the best way to ensure the long-life and optimal performance of your baler or compactor. You’ll reduce the overall cost of ownership, prevented unnecessary downtime and increase safety. We can tailor your plan based on your needs and budget.
We proudly offer nationwide repair services and have a 99% rate of arrival on or before the scheduled time of arrival. PTR Dispatchers are available 24/7, so you can rest assured they’ll be there when you need them. We serve 17 out of 20 of the nations largest retailers and work with your existing online maintenance systems:
- Service Channel
- FM Pilot
Contact #PTR to learn how you can customize your baler or compactor from the outside in- from color, to additional features and personalized service programs. Click here to reach a sales representative or call 800-523-3654.
Why You Need Preventative Maintenance
Why is it so importance to keep up with preventative maintenance?
- Reduced Cost of Ownership
- Increased Productivity
- Increased Safety
ANSI (The American National Standards Institute) recommends equipment have yearly maintenance checks. To keep your waste and recycling equipment running optimally, you want to make sure to follow our recommended preventative maintenance schedule. Our programs are a cost-effective way to get the most life out of your baler or compactor. They also increase employee productivity due to that fact that preventative maintenance lessens the frequency of downtime.
Over time, it’s normal for your equipment’s oil quality to deteriorate and parts to begin to wear. This causes the baler or compactor to work much less efficiently, including:
- A reduction in pressure capability
- Reduced material weights in compactors & reduced bale weights in balers
- Increased pull fees
- Higher bale creation labor costs
- Component failure, which results in lost employee productivity
With our Preventative Maintenance (PM) Program, we’ll evaluate the over condition of the the equipment. Safety features are thoroughly tested, cylinder welds and seals are inspected, fittings are greased, pressured are set, and much more. See the entire list of critical systems and structures which will be addressed during Preventative Maintenance here.
PTR gives you the ability to customize your PM program. For example, we offer hydraulic fluid replacement and key guard installation. Find out the rest of your options here.
No matter how small or large your fleet size, our Preventative Maintenance program is the solution to ensuring the longevity, efficiency, and safety of your waste and recycling equipment.
We’re happy to answer any of your questions! Contact us today to learn more. Click this link to email us or call (800) 523-3654.
You CAN Start a Recycling Program with PTR Rebuilt!
PTR’s Certified Rebuilt program can be the answer for smaller companies, retail establishments, small hotels, or any business looking to start a recycling program but hesitant due of limited funds. Not to mention, choosing “recycled” and rebuilt balers and compactors are a great step in a “greener” direction for your company.
Anxious to start a recycling program at your organization, but concerned the cost will be too high? If you want to implement sustainability practices at your business but have a tight budget, PTR can help.
A major reason we’re able to keep freight costs down is by having rebuilding facilities located nationwide We also have service centers from coast to coast, so you can rest assured when you need service or repair we’ll be there promptly to get you back to business. In fact, we have a 99% rate of arrival on time or before the scheduled time of arrival.
Every rebuilt unit is hand-picked. It must be less than 15 years old and free of any and all structural defects. It then undergoes a thorough 52 pt inspection process and a full reconditioning completed by our AWS certified welders.
- New OEM Certified parts
- Hydraulic oil filled
- Moving parts greased
- & much more. See the full list here.
You can be sure when you buy PTR Rebuilt you’re still getting the very best the industry has to offer! Not only will your baler function just like new, it will look new, too. We treat it to a thorough reconditioning, deep cleaning, fresh paint and new safety stickers.
You’ll quickly find your return on investment is well worth it. PTR recycling balers will help you cut costs in a number of different ways.
- Your turning what once was trash into a valuable recycling commodity.
- Less trash = less trips to the landfill, thus saving you money.
- Since our balers are built for safety and quality, you’ll be cutting way back on downtime due to injury.
Rebuilt balers include a full 90 day parts and labor warranty. Our Rebuilt program is available for PTR compactors, as well. We can even rebuilt your current baler or compactor and give it a new lease on life! Contact us today here to get started – we’re happy to answer any of your questions.
The PTR Pre-Crusher Series
The Pre-Crusher Series of Stationary Compactors were designed to destroy product prior to compacting. This machine has a heavy duty guillotine door that is used by the ram as a wall to compact against before cycling again into the container.
Our pre-crushers are ideally designed to handle bulky items, including steel drums, barrels, wood pallets, wood crates and other difficult industrial waste products. The primary benefit of pre-crushing prior to compacting is that you’ll reduce overall volume. This equates to fewer trips to the landfill and therefore results in significant cost savings!
- Long-lasting performance and durablity
- Built using heavy duty structural steel
- 20′ Sealtite
- Welded by AWS Certified Technicians
- 3 button controls: On/Off Key Switch, Mushroom Stop, Start Button
The pre-crusher series is great for distribution centers, large appliance and automotive manufacturers & many more.
Get more information today on the Pre-Crusher series by contacting PTR here.
Publix Service Seminar & Training at PTR’s Plant City Facility.
On Tuesday, June 18th, PTR Baler and Compactor held a service seminar with Publix to train their facilities staff on PTR’s machinery. Publix, recognized as one of Fortune’s most admired companies since 1994, has over 1,000 stores that utilize PTR equipment.
At PTR’s factory in Plant City, Florida, President & CEO Mike Savage, Technical Support Specialist Joe Merlino, Director of Sales for the Southeast Region Fred Freer and Director of Service Business Development John Rizzo administered the educational course. The experience was very hands-on in teaching the Publix team members how to safely operate the balers and compactors, as well as, the hydraulic and electrical components within the machines.
As the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States, Publix plans to carryout this program to additional Publix regions with the aid of PTR. The seminar emphasized the two companies coming together to strengthen and further their partnership. Publix and PTR have carried out business together for over twenty-five years and continue to strive in the building of their relationship.