Horizontal Balers

The ideal choice for your business to streamline large waste volumes.

Why Choose a Horizontal Baler?

When a company has an excess of recoverable material like cardboard, paper, or shrink wrap, managing these materials effectively – and ideally profiting from them – becomes essential.

Options include disposing of them in a trash dumpster or compacting them in a baler or compactor. Of these choices, compacting is the only one that generates profit instead of costs. When the volume of recoverable material exceeds the capacity of a vertical baler, a horizontal baler may be the ideal solution. For volumes over 2 tons per day, a small horizontal baler is suitable. They are also beneficial when labor is limited or when processing requires the use of a tipper, conveyor, or other mass-loading methods.

Horizontal balers are larger, more expensive, and require more skill to operate than vertical balers but can be less labor-intensive.

Read article: Horizontal vs. Vertical Balers

Exploring Horizontal Balers? Let’s Find Your Next Machine!

From a compact closed-door trim baler to a manual-tie horizontal baler capable of handling multiple materials, we offer a diverse range of solutions to meet the needs of warehouses, distribution centers, and industrial facilities seeking a revolutionary waste management setup.

Whether it’s an open-end auto-tie baler or a robust two-ram horizontal baler for high-volume applications, our lineup is designed to meet your requirements. Discover your perfect horizontal baler match today.

Horizontal Baler Models


CC50 Manual-Tie Baler

The CC50 model has a built-in tipping system. This model is recommend for a cardboard. Main product features: closed inlet channel, wide opening, continuous filling. The unit is also available with conveyors, tippers and other accessories.


F66 Closed-End Baler

A full penetration, closed-door baler that is tied over the top. It has a large 60 x 35 inch hopper opening, and high pressure for rigid materials.


CC40 Auto-Tie Baler

High capacity baling solution for compacting large volumes of recyclable waste. Auto-tie stackable bales with the fully-automatic system. Main product features: wide feed opening, flexible loading options, continuous filling, user-friendly interface.

Monitor & Analyze Your Equipment

Make the most of your equipment with our intelligent monitoring solution. We call it BRA-IN, Bramidan Intelligence. With BRA-IN you can make faster and better decisions, reducing your costs of operation while minimizing your impact on the environment.
In our business BRA-IN is short for Bramidan Intelligence, and a collective name for our special developed IOT system. This links all connected compaction equipment with IT systems, providing you with a 360 degree view of your equipment minimizing direct and indirect waste handling costs over time.

Combine our BRA-IN services to fit your needs


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Which Horizontal Baler is Right for You?

We offer an array of cutting-edge horizontal balers, meticulously designed to integrate with your business operations, ensuring optimal productivity in waste handling.

Try answering these questions to determine which fits your needs: 

  • What material are you processing?
  • How much material are you processing (in pounds or tons per month or per day). This is called throughput.
  • Are you looking to process multiple materials?
  • How much space do you have?
  • How much labor do you want to dedicate to the process?
  • Do you have the necessary power to operate a bigger machine?
  • What is your budget? And what are your plans for growth?


When considering a baler purchase, it’s essential to start with clear long-term goals. Determine what you aim to achieve in the next 24–36 months and extend your vision to a 5-year projection. Balers are durable machines that can be updated as your business evolves.

Should you have any questions, you can always count on your Bramidan dealer to steer you in the right direction.

Quick Guide for Picking a Baler


  • Key – Multi Material, easy to use, affordable
  • Bale size – 850 lbs – 1,200 lbs Ave
  • Vol/Mth – 4 tons
  • Max Vol/Mth – 40 tons
  • Size – Small (8 foot or less horizontally)
  • Cost used – $5,000 – $11,000
  • Cost new – $10,000 – $22,000
  • Materials – Multiple: OCC, Paper, Film, Sacks
  • Tie off – Manual
  • Notes – Lower volume, lower cost, higher labor, easy


  • Key – Multi materials, high volume
  • Bale size – 850 lbs – 1,400 lbs
  • Ave Vol/Mth – 20 tons +
  • Max Vol/Mth – 200 tons
  • Size – Medium footprint (depending on options)
  • Cost used – $35,000 – $75,000
  • Cost new – $50,000 – $150,000
  • Materials – OCC, paper, film PET, Alum/tin cans, etc.
  • Tie off – Manual (vertical or horizontal dep on mfgs)
  • Notes – Easier to feed in higher volumes than vertical balers

Single-Ram or Two-Ram Horizontal Baler?

Considering whether to opt for a single or two ram horizontal baler? Dive into our article for valuable insights and guidance.

Guide: Horizontal Balers – Closed vs. Open-End

Dive into the world of horizontal balers with our comparison of closed and open-end models. Learn about all the key differences.

Compact Different Fractions of Waste

Our horizontal balers can compact many different recyclable materials.
Sorting, compacting and recycling waste are important issues that we can help you with. Here are the main waste fractions that can be compacted in horizontal baler:



Soft plastic

PET bottles

Tin cans

Alu cans

Why Invest in Horizontal Balers for Cardboard, Soft Plastic, Stretch Wrap, Post-Production & Packaging Waste?

Every horizontal baler in our range is robust and capable of handling heavy loads. Investing in balers for recyclables offers many benefits for companies.

Our horizontal balers e.g.:
  • contribute to reducing the amount of space needed to store post-production and packaging waste
  • are simple to operate and save valuable time
  • enables you to generate revenue from the sale of recyclable materials

What are the Main Alternatives to Horizontal Balers?

The concept behind a horizontal baler is to consolidate more material into a smaller space with minimal labor. However, auger compactors are sometimes used as an alternative to horizontal balers.

Auger compactors can compress about 60% more material than standard plunger-type compactors. They are typically installed outside the building, unlike balers, which are usually inside. As a result, the material processed by auger compactors is less dense and less valuable, requiring transport to a site for recovery and processing.

Auger compactors can typically hold 8–10 tons of cardboard in a standard 40-yard receiver box. Unlike heavy-duty compactors, which often jam and make material extraction difficult, auger compactors break down the material more effectively, making it easier to remove.


Stationary Compactors

The SPN 15

On the picture to the right you can see the SPN 15 auger compactor manufactured by Bramidan USA.

Some advantages of this compactor include a cooled screw head, sensor lubrication case, direct gear design, and a quiet motor that doesn’t use hydraulic fluid.

If you are seeking to optimize operations and reduce costs the SPN 15 auger can be an invaluable asset. Its advanced features not only enhance performance but also contribute to a more sustainable and efficient waste management solution.

Check Out How Our Horizontal Balers Work

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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. 

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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.

Most Common Questions & Answers

Welcome to our FAQ section, designed to provide quick answers to your questions.
Do I need a baler or a compactor?

The type of waste handling equipment you need depends on a number of different factors: The amount of waste you generate on a daily basis, as well as the waste type. Another factor to consider is the amount of space you have in your facility.

The right waste solution should be tailored to your company’s structure and internal work processes to ensure a perfect fit.

A member of our sales team can assist you in making the right decision.

What is the difference between a vertical baler and a horizontal baler?

The main difference between the two baler types is the direction of their press stroke.

Vertical balers compress waste materials with a vertical downward force. Waste materials are thrown into a chamber and a press plate moves from the top of the chamber towards the bottom. When a cardboard bale or plastic bale has been made, it is tipped out of the vertical chamber onto a pallet.

Horizontal balers process waste differently than vertical balers. Recyclable waste is thrown into a hopper, and a platen from the side compresses the material with a horizontal force until a bale is complete. The bale is then tied off with wires and pushed out of the machine on two guide rails.

With regard to waste types and volumes handled in vertical balers vs. horizontal balers, they can process many of the same waste materials. Horizontal balers can compact larger bales and a higher volume per day than vertical balers. Furthermore, horizontal balers can be used with in-ground or above-ground conveyor belts, shredders, and air systems. Such applications provide convenience for the consumer and often require less manpower to operate.

But vertical balers take up far less space than horizontal balers, which allows them to be easily used in wider variety of applications than horizontal balers.

When choosing the proper baler, there are several questions to answer. Contact our specialists – they are ready to help you find the type of baler that will best suit the needs of your individual business.

How large are the bales produced in a horizontal baler?

The size of the bales depends on the channel baler. Have look at the product specifications here. Bale weights vary depending on channel baler model and material. Expect bale weights between 440 and 660 lbs in the smallest model and 770 and 990 lbs in the largest model.

In general, plastic gives the heaviest bales and cardboard and paper the lightest bales.

Where should I install the horizontal baler?

The horizontal baler can be placed both indoors and outdoors. The machine requires a solid foundation e.g. concrete or pavement that can support the weight.

If you place the baler outside, we recommend that you place it under a roof to protect it from wear and tear.

Our sales consultant will help you identify the best place to install your baler.

Is a horizontal baler easy to operate?
It is very easy to operate, but training in correct use of the machine is necessary. We recommend appointing one employee as ‘super user’. The ‘super user’ can train other employees and supervise their use of the machine to avoid accidents and machine malfunction. The ‘super user’ should also be trained in and be responsible for maintenance and light machine repairs.
How is the finished bale tied off in a horizontal channel baler?
All horizontal channel balers have automatic bale tying and bale length can be adjusted to your needs and preferences.

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