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72" Economy Cardboard Baler

A Great 72" Vertical Cardboard Baler (& Plastic Wrap) for Low Budgets

                      72-ECB - 72" ECONOMY CARDBOARD BALER

                               (Will also do Shrink Wrap / Plastic Wrap)


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The 72" Economy Cardboard Baler is a dependable low Cost Baler designed for Corrugated Cardboard and Plastic Wrap.

The baler is loaded with user friendly features, including a self-install design for easy set-up. 

Ideal for:

  • Department Stores & Retailers
  • Distribution Centers
  • Grocery Stores
  • Government Facilities
  • Schools, Universities, Colleges
  • Many other applications for Industrial / Commercial Use

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72" Low Cost Economy Cardboard Baler
Performance Information

Bale Size                72-ECB -BS

72” x  30” x  48”

Bale Volume          72-ECB -BV

60 Cubic Feet

Cycle Time             72-ECB -CT

48 Seconds (No Load)

Estimated Bale Weights


Bale Weight

Density Lbs/Cu Ft – Loose/Baled

Bales / Hr

OCC – Cardboard

Up to 1000 Lbs

2.5 / 18

Up to 1.5

Plastic Wrap / Shrink Wrap

Up to 750 Lbs

2.5 / 13

Up to 1.5

Note: Performance Rates, Bale Weights, and Bale Densities are subject to many factors such as Material Pre-Bale Densities, Feed rates, Moisture Content and other variables.
Recommended Wire is 14 Gauge, 14' Length.


72" Low Budget Economy Cardboard Baler - Hydraulics   

Pump - GPM                               72-ECB -MP


Hydraulic Tank Capacity          72-ECB -HT 22

System Pressure (PSI)            72-ECB -SP

2200 Maximum  / 2000 Normal 

Main Cylinder                             72-ECB -MC

6” Bore - 3.5 Rod  - 48" Stroke

Ram Face Pressure                 72-ECB -FP

34 PSI

Overall Platen Force                 72-ECB -PF

62,202 Maximum lbs. / 56,548 lbs. Normal

72" Low Budget Economy Cardboard Baler - Electrical

Main Motor                                  72-ECB -HP

10 HP  -  208 / 230 / 480v – 3 Phase

Enclosure                                   72-ECB -EN

NEMA 12 - Rated

Controls                                      72-ECB -CL

ETL Listed

Motor Type                                  72-ECB -MT

TEFC High Efficiency


72" Low Budget Economy Cardboard Baler - Dimensions & Structural

Height                                            72-ECB -H


Width                                              72-ECB -W


Depth                                             72-ECB -D


Depth (Door Open)                     72-ECB -DO


Feed Opening                              72-ECB -FO

25” x 70”  

Weight                                           72-ECB -WT

Approximately 5,000 lbs


Other Features of the 72" Low Budget Economy Cardboard Baler


ETL Listed (see Electrical chart above)

72-ECB Product meets or exceeds all ANSI Z245.5 and OSHA standards.
72-ECB NEMA 12
72-ECB Bale Height Adjustable
72-ECB Safety Interlock Circuit on Bale Door & Safety Gate
72-ECB Counterbalanced Feed Door for Easy Open
72-ECB 4 Bale Tie Slots
72-ECB Full Bale Switch

Soft Shift, Low Shock Hydraulic Circuit

72-ECB Semi-Automatic Bale Ejection System
72-ECB Easy Installation


Optional Items of the 72" Low Budget Economy Cardboard Baler


Special Electrical / Single Phase Power

72-ECB-02 Slotted Door (Best use is shredded material in which bale can be tied off before opening door)
72-ECB-03 Full Bale Light   (Otherwise just two arrows for up and down of platen)
72-ECB-04 Front Feed Chute
72-ECB-05 Rear Feed Opening / Front Eject
72-ECB-06 Rotary Disconnect  (For very strict electrical requirements versus standard fused disconnect)
72-ECB-07 Oil Heater
72-ECB-08 Floppy Dogs (Used mostly on balers that are used for foam rubber or carpet pad type material)
72-ECB-09 Weather Cover
72-ECB-10 Wire Guide System (Allows for front bale tie off)
72-ECB-11 Lovejoy Coupling  (Makes it easier to replace pump or motor vs having to replace both if one fails)
72-ECB-12 Special Paint
72-ECB-20 Rear Feed Chute Package - Makes Baler Conveyor Ready (Rear Clamshell with Photo-Eye)
72-ECB-21 Rear Feed Chute Package with Conveyor  (Rear Clamshell with Photo-Eye and Conveyor)


72" Low Budget Economy Cardboard Baler Diagram

72" Econony Cardboard Baler Diagram

Note: Specifications, Dimensions & other product details may vary slightly upon delivery due to continuous product progressions and improvement. If exactness is required on any item(s), confirm in writing before ordering. In our efforts to provide products with the most up to date engineering and design, we reserve the right to change specifications, dimensions and other product details without notice.

Performance may vary depending upon application.

Products must be installed and operated according to required standards, codes, regulations and safety procedures.

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