Season’s Greetings from PTR
Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy Holiday Season!
Polymer Wheels – Less Wear, More Savings
Patent-Pending Polymer Wheels for Self-Contained Compactors
We’ve done the research, so you reap the rewards.
Are you tired of damaged concrete pads and having to replace worn out wheels on your compactors and containers? PTR’s patent-pending polymer wheels are specially designed to eliminate the problems experienced with traditional steel wheels.
Specially formulated composition and durometer have led to an industry changing innovation. The need for costly steel plates being imbedded or anchored to your pads for protection from damage and costly service repairs are now a thing of the past, thanks to our patent-pending polymer wheels.
With PTR polymer wheels, your concrete pad is protected from damage and rust, you will virtually eliminate the potential for wearing out your wheels. This will lead to significant savings in costly replacement charges. Our low coefficient of friction design gets rid of the need for service technicians to grease wheels and axels.
Product Benefits Include:
• Eliminates problems caused by traditional steel wheels, such as damaged concrete.
• No more costly ground plates anchored or imbedded in your concrete pad.
• Impact resistant polymer reduces machine damage caused by rough or abusive haulers.
• No more grease fittings- low friction design eliminates the need to grease your wheels.
• Long-lasting design has proven itself, with 10+ years of service in routine applications.
• Less wear on wheels means less maintenance & overall cost of ownership.
Click to access a printable pdf version of our Polymer Wheel fact sheet.
Keep Equipment Operating at Optimal Levels with PTR Preventative Maintenance
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) highly recommends yearly maintenance checks on waste and recycling equipment. Preventative Maintenance is key to the longevity of your baler or compactor, and therefore to the productivity of your waste management system and staff. PTR’s programs are a cost-effective measure for your organization.
Keep equipment functioning at prime efficiency and employees safe and productive with Preventative Maintenance. No matter what fleet size, your organization will benefit greatly from our Preventative Maintenance programs.
After years of regular use, the oil quality in your baler or compactor will degrade. Parts will also begin to wear, thus creating a domino effect. From there, pressure capability and material weights decrease. That reduction in compactor weights result in additional pull fees for your company. Likewise, balers not working at optimal levels result in lower bale weights and an increase in labor costs. Productivity takes a down-turn, fees soar, and sanitation issues will likely arise.
PTR’s Preventative Maintenance Program technician will address the critical systems and structures of your unit. Here’s just a few of the areas they’ll cover during the visit:
- Evaluate overall equipment condition.
- Verify that all safety decals are in good condition.
- Test and verify the operation of safety features.
- Thoroughly inspect the cylinder welds and seals.
- Grease all fittings.
- Inspect all hoses and crimps.
- Inspect all hose clamps and tighten as needed.
- Inspect motor for signs of wear or end of life conditions.
- Inspect pump for leaks or signs of failure.
- Inspect oil level and general condition.
- (Optional) Perform oil analysis by an independent laboratory.
- Operate gauge and verify that there are no leaks and operational.
- To see the complete list of items addressed, click here.
Programs can also be customized to best suit your company’s needs. These are a few of the most popular add-on options:
- Replacing up to 5 gallons of Hydraulic Fluid
- Replacing Safety Stickers
- Replace two main hydraulic hoses and fittings
- Replace start/stop button
- Replace key switch
- Key Guard Installation
Call us to schedule your maintenance appointment for the busy Holiday Season! (800) 523-1155
#1 Choice of Public & Private Institutions
Why is PTR the top choice of both public and private institutions?
Like all the markets we serve, we’re dedicated to offering equipment that will reduce your organization’s waste streams and get you closer to reaching your sustainability goals. We do this by providing the highest quality, most reliable and safest waste and recycling equipment available in the industry.
MEETING SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
Private and public institutions, such as those in the Healthcare, Education, Transportation and Military industries, need reliable solutions to meet their sustainability goals. Our equipment has been designed to fit a variety of waste applications from recycled cardboard to industrial waste. An experienced PTR product specialist will help you to decide which unit is best for your organization. We’re on a mission to help companies like yours reduce waste and create a healthier internal and external environment. Click here to learn more.
RECYCLABLE & NON-RECYCLABLE WASTE STREAMS
Your organization will experience both waste stream reduction and significant cost savings with our recycling equipment. We have an extensive line of Vertical balers in varying sizes to suit the needs of public and private institutions large and small. Cardboard, shrink wrap, packaging material and light aluminum scrap are no match for our Vertical Balers.
For non-recyclable waste, there’s many stationary and self-contained compactors to choose from based on your needs. Our Cart Tippers are designed to work with our compactors and will truly streamline your waste handling process even more. Learn more here.
All PTR Vertical Balers, Compactor, and other products meet or exceed all OSHA and NOISH recommendations. Each unit is meticulously engineered and undergoes extensive testing and inspection to ensure years of dependable operation. Of course, all PTR units are backed with a comprehensive warranty.
Private and public institutions are typically concerned with meeting OSHA and NOISH standards. The PTR Bioloc secure access option is the answer. With the Bioloc, shrinkage is reduced and employees under 18 will be unable to access the equipment.
COAST TO COAST SERVICE & REPAIR
Our Nationwide Service Coverage is the icing on the cake. No matter where you are located in the country, we have service centers and expert technicians close by. From coast to coast, they are prepared to deliver, install and service your waste and recycling equipment. Prompt and professional service is our #1 priority.
PTR Baler and Compactor Company is constantly innovating and creating new technology that will improve the efficiency of our products. Our Weight Scale, the Quiet Pump Power Unit, and the PTR Smart Baler are revolutionizing the industry. Click the links to learn more about this, and be sure to sign up for our monthly e-Newsletter to get the latest company updates and product launches.
The Smart Baler – Have a Smartphone? You’re already an Expert.
If you can use your smartphone, you’re already an expert at using our Smart Baler interface.
The soon to be launched PTR Smart Baler features innovative technology that will revolutionize your company’s waste and recycling systems. It was carefully designed to increase speed, accuracy and efficiency.
We knew that it was critical to make the interface user-friendly. The all-new ‘Smart Control Panel’ is a touchscreen that will feel immediately familiar to users. That’s because it’s set up very similarly to the screen of most smartphones. So, if you can use your smartphone, using this touchscreen will be a breeze.
The PTR Smart Baler also features keyless operation. Eliminating keys increases efficiency, because you’ll never find yourself searching for a lost or misplaced key again. Purchasing a new key is costly and results in unwanted downtime. Instead, you’ll input a PIN number to use the baler. Selected employees can be assigned their own, personal PIN number, as well. There is even an option for a fingerprint reader – just like your cell phone.
The weight readings provided are the most precise possible, and the data attained is the most accurate to date. You can use this highly accurate information to make better decisions- decisions that will ultimately save your organization valuable time and money.
We’ve barely scratched the surface of what The Smart Baler has to offer. The new features will increase safety, productivity and overall efficiency, while helping your company reach and exceed it’s sustainability goals. Ready to learn more? Contact PTR today.
PTR Standard Warranty
PTR Baler and Compactor Company prides itself on quality, performance and durability. Each unit is water tested and factory inspected to insure year after year of dependable use, and every unit is backed with our best-in-class PTR warranty. PTR’s standard warranty covers all equipment when operated, maintained and installed, and used in normal service for one full year from the date of installation, to be free from defects in both material and workmanship.
What’s more, in addition to the 1 full year warranty, we will continue to warrant the following parts for defective operation for an additional 2 years.
- Electrical Control Box
- Structural Steel Frame
- Directional Valve
- Door Latch Assembly
Some non-warrantable repairs include the following:
- Adjustments required as the result of routine operations; limit switches, pressure switch, relief valve.
- Tightening of hydraulic fittings and terminal connections.
- Electrical fuses.
- Power to the unit.
- Addition of hydraulic oil.
- Ejector system chains, straps or shackles.
- Repairs necessitated by improper use, failure to follow instructions and abuse of equipment.
Your authorized PTR service center is required to use PTR Baler & Compactor Company authorized parts only.
When calling for service, be sure to have the unit’s Serial Number ready. Customer service representatives are ready to help when you need it. For complete warranty information or if you have any questions regarding what’s covered in the standard warranty or any extended warranties, please do not hesitate to contact us. Click here
A Family Legacy
Way back in 1907, Charles B. Leonard founded Philadelphia Tramrail Company, a manufacturer of monorails and meat track systems. Soon after, Robert Riethmiller was hired as a mechanic’s helper. Over the next two decades, Robert learned the ins and outs of running the business and in 1929, he purchased it. A few years later, his son, Robert J. Riethmiller Sr. joined the company, and years later his son, Robert J. Riethmiller Jr., came aboard, as well.
Fast forward to 1994, and the next generation furthered the family legacy, when Eric Riethmiller joined the ranks. Eric, along side now-CEO Mike Savage, helped rapidly grow and expand PTR Baler and Compactor Company to the international industry leader that it is today.
Since 1907, many things have changed. One thing, however, hasn’t- our dedication to creating the highest quality, safest waste equipment on the market. Just like we care about the safety of our own family, staff and technicians, we care about the safety of you and your employees.
We’ve been doing it longer than just about anyone, so we know how to do it right. A major aspect of the PTR difference is that we work with you before, during and after the sale to ensure our products are being used safely and optimally. We want to ensure you fully realize the benefits of utilizing our balers, compactors and other waste products. Our equipment is key to helping your company reach it’s sustainability goals, increase workplace productivity, efficiency and of course, safety.
PTR is now celebrating 50 years of baler manufacturing and over 100 years of American steel manufacturing. We’re proud to have a family legacy that has stood the test of time. Here’s to another 100 years!
PTR Hurricane Florence Response Unit
PTR Baler and Compactor Company sincerely wishes all those in the Carolinas, Virginia and the surrounding states well during this time. We hope that everyone stays safe and that any damage caused by Hurricane Florence is minimal.
PTR’s Hurricane Response Unit is currently en-route to the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina areas. In order to serve our customers as best as we possibly can, we are shipping major components into these areas and to those most severely impacted by the storm. Our universal power unit and control system is ready to operate with any compactor, regardless of make or model, pressure shifting or bypass cylinder operation.
We encourage you to contact PTR for more details on how we can help. We are ready and willing to do all we can to aid those affected by the hurricane. Please call: 800-523-1155 or email: email@example.com
PTR Baler & Compactor featured in ‘Manufacturing Today’
PTR Baler & Compactor Company was featured in Volume 18: Issue 4 of Manufacturing Today. In the article, Sales Operations Manager, Lee McLaughlin, discusses PTR products, partnerships, and marking 50 years of baler manufacturing.PTR BALER_HIGH-RES_no bleed
Product Spotlight: TRAM PAK Series Stationary Compactors
PTR Tram Pak (TP) Series Stationary Compactors are expertly engineered with strength, durability and safety in mind. Each unit is constructed from structural steel and is built for years of dependable service you can count on.
We train and employ the most skilled & experienced technicians. All critical welds are done by Certified AWS Category 1 and 2 Craftsmen. With 92,000 PSI tensile strength, PTR’s weld are actually even stronger than steel. Tram Pak stationary compactors allow maximum operating pressures and cylinder pressure to ensure PAK-TITE containers. Each unit is fully tested before leaving our facility. They meet all ANSI specifications.
This equipment provides significant waste removal savings. Typically, waste removal is charged by the ton as well as a pick-up and tipping fee. By compressing your waste you can cut down on the number of pick-up and tipping fees associated with waste removal while cutting the environmental effects of transporting the waste to and from the land-fill. By combining environmental sustainability with cost savings, you can meet your carbon reduction initiatives and save money in the process.
The TP Series is a reliable, durable compaction system that allows waste generators to reduce their removal costs. Each unit provides the following Cost Saving Benefits:
- Save ample indoor space
- Less labor in breaking down boxes
- Prevents pilferage
- Discourages scavengers
- Reduces collection costs
- Reduces insect concerns
- Reduces rodent concerns
- Prevents windblown trash
- Reduces fire hazards
Models are equipped with the following standard features:
- PTR’s best in class warranty
- 100% UL and ETL approved
- Full container light
- 3 phase tri-voltage motor
- Push button controls on 13′ remote
- Ratchets with grab claws
- Option of standard color paint
Consider adding the following options to improve the functionality of your stationary compactor even more:
- PTR BioLoc for added security and Safety
- Side and rear chutes available
- Doghouse or total enclosure
- Odor control Sonazaire®
- One Plus® fullness monitoring system
- Oil Heater
The Tram Pak Series has total UL approval, like all other PTR waste equipment, including vertical balers and self-contained compactors. Many different models are available. Without a doubt, there’s one to suit the needs of any type or size organization. PTR manufacture a full array of stationary compactors from our smallest apartment compactor the TP-33 to the TP-5000 (5 cu yd) we will be able to meet your requirements. PTR’s ‘Mini Max Series’ offers full 2 or 3 cu yd feed openings in a smaller footprint, making it just right for apartment complexes or smaller facilities.
The Tram Pak Series Stationary Compactors are equipped with a low maintenance power unit. They utilize powerful, high torque motors, soft shift control values and are constructed to withstand harsh environments while providing years of uninterrupted service.
Download our stationary compactor brochure by clicking here.
What you and your employees will love about these is the easy and convenient operation. Tram Pak Compactors offer ‘user friendly’ controls that are housed inside a NEMA 4 enclosure and connected to the power pack with 13 ft of seal-tite. They also feature an innovative one piece charge box. These models are designed to work efficiently for both walk-on and security chute applications.
Tram Pak Series Stationary Compactors are professionally designed and engineered stationary compactors for long-lasting performance and durability. PTR Baler and Compactor Company provides 24 hour factory service and parts. Visit our parts website here. Sale, lease and rental options are available. Contact us today to learn more or to ask about our Heavy Duty Models.