Horizontal vs. Vertical Balers

Uncover the unique advantages of each type of machinery outlined below.guiding you towards the best fit for your operational needs.

Different Machinery for Different Needs

Depending on your industry and waste volume, the right machinery is critical for operational efficiency.

The main challenges are not only the costs associated with waste disposal, but also the need to designate a place for storage and subsequent transport.

Several industries produce a significantly larger amounts of waste than others: manufacturing plants, hotels, restaurants, warehouses and distribution centers, to name a few.

The ideal way to reduce the volume of waste is to compress it using either vertical or horizontal balers.

Compacted bales have a standard shape, which facilitates maximum use of the loading space in a truck, leading to optimized transport. Their compacted form reduces the amount of space required for waste storage in a company. In addition, a number of technological features used in the machines improve daily waste handling.


Horizontal Balers

This type of baler is mainly used in larger processing and industrial plants, as well as large logistics and distribution centers. A horizontal waste baler can be used to compress paper or cardboard, as well as plastic wrap. These balers have a low, long design and a wide feed opening, which facilitates easy and continous loading into the chamber.

Horizontal Baler Main Selling Points:

  • Ability to adjust working parameters in order to achieve the highest efficiency
  • Continuous loading
  • Press force ranging from 20 to 70 tons
  • Compaction of large-sized waste fractions
  • Weight of a cardboard bale from 750 lbs. to 1,300 lbs. and a plastic foil bale from 925 lbs. to 1,000 kg
  • Multiple loading options (conveyor belt, pneumatic, wall loading, ramp loading, tipping system)
  • Automatic bale tying
  • Choice of color (optional, extra when ordering)


Vertical Balers

Vertical Balers offer a more space-conscious waste solution than horizontal balers. While unable to process the volume of horizontal balers at that speed, many companies opt for a vertical baler and horizontal baler to dynamically address their waste.

Vertical Balers can compact numerous types of waste, and are customizable to your needs.

If you choose a galvanized model, the durable, corrosion-resistant exterior address wet waste and harsh elements.

Vertical Baler Main Selling Points:

  • Ease of operation and loading
  • High performance – depending on the model, the press force can range from 6,614 lbs. to 110,231 lbs.
  • Variety of models for different purposes – for baling cardboard, plastic shrink wrap, paper, PET bottles, aluminium and steel cans, hard plastics and textiles
  • Compact versions available, ideal for places with limited space, e.g. for placing under a storage rack
  • Bale weight – in the smallest models 60-132 lbs. for cardboard and 80-154 lbs. for soft plastic; while largest machines offer bales from 772-1,333 lbs. for OCC and from 882 lbs. to 1,333 lbs. for plastic
  • Choice of color (special order any available RAL colour)
  • Choice of door type like SD (Sliding door), VD (Vertical Door), or FD (Flap Door)


Vertical baler

BalerX10 HD

Low profile baler from our X series, with internal cross cylinders

Vertical balers

Baler B6030

Mill-size baler from our B series , with cylinders on top.

Which Baler Should You Choose?

Both horizontal and vertical balers meet strict safety standards and are safe to use. You can choose many extra options for them. If not already installed from the factory, you can buy and install our BRA-IN monitoring system. A system that helps you connect, monitor and analyze your equipment. We know there are many different types of balers on the market, so you may be wondering which one will meet your needs.

Some of the questions you can ask yourself when looking for a horizontal or vertical baler are:

  • What type of waste is produced in your company and how much?
  • Where will the baler be placed?
  • What is your budget?

Answering these questions will steer you towards the perfect pick for your needs. 

You may also consider getting our BRA-IN monitoring system– it’s like having a personal assistant for your equipment, keeping you connected, informed, and on top of everything.

Watch How Our Vertical & Horizontal Balers Work


Watch How Our B-Series Machinery Works

Balers in the B-series have external cylinders, made for basic compaction of cardboard, paper and soft plastic.


Watch How Our X-Series Machinery Works

Balers in the X-series have internal cross cylinders for strong compaction of several recyclable waste fractions.

Horizontal balers

Watch How Our CC50 & CC40 Baler Works

The CC50 has a manual-tie and built-in tipping system, while the CC40 Model, has a fully-automatic bale ejection system. Both machines handle large waste volumes with ease. 

Horizontal balers

Watch how our F66 Closed Door Baler work

The F66 closed door baler is a multi-material heavy duty, full penetration closed door baler. Bales are tied manually.

Choose The Baler That’s Right for You

The question of which baler is the best choice for you, vertical or horizontal, is difficult to answer. Contact our experienced sales team today. We are here to help you choose the right machine for your company and your daily waste handling needs.



Find a Reliable Baler Supplier

Choosing the right baler depends on the size of your business, as well as the type and amount of waste. We offer different models of horizontal and vertical balers. Over the past 45+ years, we’ve developed reliable machinery with a focus on high quality, performance, and of course very high safety levels.

When placing your order for a vertical baler, you can choose between the different door types and various colors. All machines are distinguished by their dependability, high efficiency and simple and safe operation. Contact us and ask for details!

Not sure which vertical baler will work for your company? – You can test it before you buy it.

You also have a choice between different financing options – you can buy or rent a baler.

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