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.
Are You Recycling Right?
Being eco-conscious in our home lives is just as important as it is in business. There are many small things we can all do to help make a big difference. Recycling is definitely one of those things and, hopefully, you’re already doing it. However, there’s likely many items that you’ve been throwing into the recycling bin (with good intentions) that just aren’t recyclable. This can cause issues at the plant and create unsafe environment for employees.
So, do you think you’re recycling right? We used a guide from Waste Management to create this list of what you CAN and CAN’T recycle. You might be surprised to see what made the list!
- Aluminum & Steel Cans
- Plastic Bottles
- Glass (*Rules on glass recycling vary, check with your local recycling program first)
- Milk Cartons
- Juice Boxes
- Pizza Boxes (*unless they are very greasy, in which case – trash it)
Remember: Rinse items that contained food or liquid as well as possible.
- Cups with plastic or wax coatings (*many coffee cups have this)
- Polystyrene foam (*some egg cartons)
- Frozen Food boxes
- Plastic to-go containers
- Metal Waste
- Medical Waste
- Holiday Lights
- Garden Hose
- Mixed Material Items (*ex: plastic top + metal bottom = most likely non recyclable)
- Plastic Bags, Freeze Bags, or plastic Wrapping (*see below for details)
While you can’t throw it in your recycling bin, many retailers and grocery stores, such as Target and Wegmans, offer receptacles specifically to collect & recycle plastic bags. To find a location by you, put your zip code in the search engine on this site: Find a Drop Off Location.
It’s so important to be thoughtful of everything we recycle. To learn more, visit Waste Managements complete recycling guide here.
Product Spotlight: The 1800HD Vertical Downstroke Baler
Let PTR help you meet your sustainability goals! Our 1800HD baler is a great option is you’re working with limited ceiling heigh or low clearance. It’s low profile, yet still an incredibly powerful machine.
The 1800HD is ideal for small to mid sized markets including:
- Retail Chains
- Medical Centers
- Hotels & more
Safely and efficiently recycle the following materials:
- Newsprint & Office Paper
- Paper Cartons
- Aluminum Cans
- Textiles & Clothing
The 1800HD produces bales with the following specs:
As always with PTR, you’ll receive 24/7 Emergency Service and our best-in-class PTR warranty. Our technicians are electrical, mechanical and hydraulic experts, so your equipment will always be in the great hands. You’ll also have access to our extensive parts inventory. Check out our separate parts site here.
PTR Baler & Compactor is proud to offer products manufactured in the U.S.A. and fully U.L. approved. Download our PDF here to see full details and specs of the 1800HD. Contact us to learn more about the 3400HD baler or one of our many other models today.
PTR Proudly Supports EREF
PTR is proud to support the Environmental Research & Education Foundation!
Last Wednesday, May 8th, at Waste360’s WasteExpo in Las Vegas, PTR President & CEO Mike Savage presented a $10,000 check to Jim Dowland, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Bryan Staley, President/CEO of EREF. Congratulations to EREF on their 25th Anniversary and for the tremendous success of their ‘Silent and Live Auction’, which raised funds for their scholarship program and research grants.
Mike Savage was attending the NWRA’s 2019 Waste Expo, where he was presented with the Distinguished Service Award.
Safety & Savings with Cart Dump Systems
PTR Cart Dumpers:
• Save money
• Save Time
• Reduce risk of employee injury
Our Cart Dump Systems, also referred to as cart tippers and lifters, are specifically designed to improve the overall process of loading materials into your compactor. No matter what size waste collection bin or compactor your organization uses, it can benefit from the use of one of our cart tippers. We offer a variety of models to suit your unique needs. This equipment can make a significant difference in the amount of time and manpower it takes. Without the cart dumper, the process can be very strenuous and dangerous for employees. It puts them at risk for injury, which can be easily avoided through the use of our Cart tippers.
The cart tipper is capable of lifting up to 4,000 pound loads. We have many options available, including both mobile and stationary models, as well as hydraulic solutions.
MOBILE LIFTER SOLUTIONS
Is your compactor located in a tight space? PTR’s mobile lifters are equipped with wheels making them easy to move around. They are also easy to store. Several series are available to best fit your needs.
STATIONARY LIFTER SOLUTIONS
These cart dumpers are designed specially for permanent mounting into concrete or metal pads. Choose from manual or push-button controls. A wide variety different models area available. Click here to download the full pdf.
YOUR LIFTER SELECTION DICTIONARY
Here’s what to know when selecting the right cart dumper. Refer to the image below.
Dump Height: Refers to the distance from mounting surface to rim of hopper
Threshold: The distance from mounting location where lifter will be to lip of hopper opening.
Hopper Opening: Dimension (l x w) of the opening you are dumping into
Ceiling Height: Distance from mounting surface to lowest hanging portion of the ceiling.
Cart dumpers are very simple to install and start putting to work. Our skilled PTR technicians can show your staff how to properly use cart dumpers, as well as any other PTR equipment. View our full line of commercial lifters online by clicking here. Let us find a solution that fits your company’s needs and goals! Contact us today to learn more about our extensive line of waste and recycling equipment.
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PTR President & CEO Mike Savage Honored with NWRA Award
PTR is proud to announce that our very own President & CEO Mike Savage has been named a winner of the National Waste & Recycling Association‘s ‘Distinguished Service Award’.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to longstanding members of NWRA who render service in pursuit of its mission and goals. According to NWRA, the award “recognizes the highest spirit of volunteerism, personal integrity, professionalism and performance in an honorable and ethical manner.” Mike Savage will be presented with his award at this year’s WasteExpo on Tuesday, May 7th, in Las Vegas, NV.
Founded in 1962, the National Waste and Recycling Association, or the NWRA, is an organization that acts as a voice of the private sector waste/ recycling services industry. They provide education, safety and technological research and leadership that helps elevate its members.
The 2019 WasteExpo will feature the NWRA Awards breakfast, where Mike Savage and fellow awardees will be honored. There are two award categories in addition to the Distinguished Service Award; Members of the Year Award and Chapter Leadership Award. Mike Savage joins awardees Tom Agema of Homewood Disposal and Kevin O’Brien of WCA Waste Corporation in receiving the award in his category.
“Michael has been an active member of NWRA for many years. He is a former chair of the NWRA’s Supplier Board of Governors where he helped develop the board’s strategic plan. Additionally, he assisted the Board of Trustees with the development of their strategic plan. Michael also finds time to give back to his community where he is active in civic and charitable organizations.” (Press Release, NWRA)
It’s an true honor for PTR’s President and CEO to be selected as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. PTR prides itself on providing equipment that helps companies not only in the US, but internationally, enact responsible sustainability policies and reach their recycling and waste diversion goals. We’re excited to attend the NWRA Awards Breakfast next month!
The official press release is available here: https://www.waste360.com/national-waste-recycling-association/nwra-recognizes-leaders-industry-contributions