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This standard midsize baler is an efficient and affordable baler.  It is ideal for baling cardboard and plastics and produces an easily manageable 48" bale.  Commonly used in lower volume applications because it will bale cardboard and many papers.  Stretch and shrink wrap, and also textiles can be baled with this 48" baler. 


Mid Size Baler - Vertical 48 Inch 



          48-1048 - 48" STANDARD BALER

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With it's medium size, this 48" Standard Vertical Baler is ideal for applications requiring something in between a small standard baler and a large high density or high volume baler.

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Standard Mid Size 48" Baler Specifications

Bale Size

30” x  48” x  48”

Bale Volume

40 Cubic Feet

Cycle Time

48 Seconds (No Load)

Estimated Bale Weights


Bale Weight

Density Lbs/Cu Ft – Loose/Baled

Bales / Hr

OCC – Cardboard

Up to 800 Lbs

2.5 / 24

Up to 2

Shredded ONP - Newspaper

Up to 1,000 Lbs

4 / 26

Up to 2

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.


Standard Mid Size 48" Baler Hydraulics

Main Pumps

9.8 GPM @ 1,800 RPM Fixed Volume Vane

System Pressure

2200 PSI Maximum

Main Cylinder

6” Bore, 3.5” Rod,  48” Stroke

Ram Face Pressure

48.29 PSI (@2200)

Overall Platen Force

62,194 Lbs

Oil Reservoir

30 Gallon Capacity

Hydraulic Manifold

D05 Pattern, Internal Relief Valve Subplate Circuit

48" Standard Vertical Baler Electrical

Main Motor

10 HP  -  208/230/460v – 3 Phase


NEMA 12 - Rated


UL / CUL Listed

Motor Type

TEFC High Efficiency


Standard Mid Size 48" Baler Dimensions and Structural

Overall Height


Overall Width


Overall Depth


Depth with Door Open


Frame Design

10” Channel Side Rails  - 12” Channel Headers

3” x 3” Tube Steel Discharge Door Supports

Solid Door Charge

8 Pieces of 4” Channel in Sub Floor

Feeding Opening

27” x 48”   Charge Dimensions 23” x 48”


4,800 lbs


Standard Mid Size 48" Baler - Other Features

UL Listed  (see Electrical section)

Product meets or exceeds all ANSI Z245.5 and OSHA standards.
Product has NEMA 12
Bale Height Adjustable
Safety Interlock Circuit on Bale Door & Safety Gate
Counterbalanced Feed Door for Easy Open
3 – 6” Retainer Bale Dogs Front and Back

Soft Shift, Low Shock Hydraulic Circuit

Dual Chain Semi-Automatic Bale Ejection System
Platen Roller Guides
Spring Doors
Factory Wired for Easy Installation
A-36 structural frames. A-514 reinforced in high stress areas. Strong rigid container walls provide performance & longer life span. A-1018 used for gib bar, guide and control surfaces.


Standard Mid Size 48" Baler - Other Options

Option Number



Slotted Discharge Door


Single Phase Motor   (Only available on 10 HP Balers)


Front Load – Rear Eject


Oil Heater


Special Voltage – 575V


Sharks Teeth




Drum Crusher


Extra Heavy Duty Package (Heavily beefed up Frame etc)


Standard Mid Size 48" Baler Diagram

A = 54"         B = 68"        C = 54"        D = 108"        E = 143"        F = 45"        G = 90"        H = 76"        I = 54"

Midsize Standard 48" Baler Diagram