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This baler will produce dense bales while taking up a smaller amount of space than most high density balers.  This is a great option for grocery stores, retail outlets, distribution centers and other businesses which produce a good amount of recyclable or waste material that needs to be baled.  Materials such as cardboard and plastics are easily baled in this workhorse of a baler.


High Density Mid Size 48 Inch Baler


          48-1548 - 48" HIGH DENSITY BALER


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When space is limited, but you need something more than a small baler, this medium size 48" High Density Baler is a great choice.

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48" High Density Mid Size Baler - General Information

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 900 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.


48" High Density Mid Size Baler - Hydraulics & Mechanical

Main Pumps

Fixed Volume Vane  12.5 GPM @ 1,800 RPM

System Pressure

2350 PSI Maximum

Main Cylinder

6” Bore, 3.5” Rod,  48” Stroke

Ram Face Pressure

51.59 PSI

Overall Platen Force

66,444 lbs

Oil Reservoir

30 Gallon Capacity

Hydraulic Manifold

D05 Pattern, Internal Relief Valve Subplate Circuit

Filtration 100 Mesh Suction Strainer
Platen Guide Replaceable UHMW Guide System

High Density Medium Size Baler Electrical

Main Motor

15 HP  -  208/230/460v – 3 Phase - Field Chageable


NEMA 12 - Rated


UL / CUL Listed

Motor Type

TEFC High Efficiency


48" High Density Mid Size 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


48" High Density Mid Size Baler - Other Features

UL Listed (see Electrical chart above)

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.


48" High Density Mid Size 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)


48" High Density Vertical Baler Diagram

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

Mid Size High Density 48" Baler