The new Gradeall MK3 tyre baler has been designed and built to meets the needs of businesses dealing with very high levels of waste tyres, it makes the process of loading tyres into a container as efficient as possible.
Based on the well-proven and successful MK2 tyre baler, the MK3 is a wider baler featuring more powerful rams which develop 75 tonnes of force onto tyres. This baler has been extensively strengthened to deal with the additional forces involved. Finite Element Analysis has been used to ensure the baler can withstand years of continuous use. Two test machines have been installed at two separate sites in the UK and have helped us to ensure that any MK3 tyre baler will provide years of reliable service.
The MK3 is suitable for any large tyre recycling plants or vehicle dismantlers that need a machine capable of dealing with thousands of tyres per week.
As with the MK2 tyre baler, the new MK3 can bale truck tyres, but only after their sidewalls have been cut out. With the sidewall removed the memory effect of the tyre shape is removed, this allows for the remaining tread section to be effectively baled flat. A MK3 tyre baler and sidewall cutter are an ideal combination to allow your tyre processing business deal with both car and truck tyres,
Developed alongside the new MK3 tyre baler is the tyre baler conveyor. Recognising the needs of the tyre baler operator is this solution to drastically reduce the amount of bending down to pick up tyres. With over 100 tyres per bale, the job of loading tyres into a tyre baler can quickly become very arduous, particularly as it requires repetitive bending down to pick up tyres. The tyre baler conveyor allows tyres to be fed into a large hopper which then delivers the tyres across to the operator. Speaking to the people who load these tyre balers the response has been very positive with back-related repetitive strain injuries prevented.
Under test conditions, it was found that it took approximately 1 hour to load a shipping container with PAS108 MK2 tyre baler bales. This is because of their width, where 3 bales are stacked on one side and a 4th bale is turned on its side then placed in the container. A rather time-consuming process.
The MK3 baler is the perfect width to produce bales that can be loaded straight into a shipping container without the need to spend time turning it on its side, simply drive the bale into the container, set it down and then continue loading. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes to load a container with these bales. Unloading times are also improved as there are fewer bales to have to remove. Compared with the hour it typically takes to load a container with standard tyre the time-saving potential is huge.
The 26-tonne weight limit on shipping containers is reached with ease and with space left over to spare, this, therefore, increases the safety aspect of loading. Where with conventional tyre bales they may be loaded right up to the door to meet the container weight limit which increased the risk of bales falling as the container doors were opened. Now with the bales further away from the container door, it is much safer to open the doors.
With conventional tyre bales, a container typically requires 32 tyre bales to fill it. Using a MK3 tyre baler 20-22 bales will fill a container.
Average 140 tyres per bale
3 bales per hour
Reduce container loading times by up to 60%
Safer more convenient way to load containers with tyres
75 tonnes of compaction force
Easy to load baling chamber
Oil cooler or heater
Conveyor Feed System
Click on the link below to view a page detailing the ideal shipping configuration for a MK3 tyre baler:
PAS108 bales are great for when the bale is intended to be used in civil engineering applications. However, in instances where the speed of baling and ease of transport are more important a MK3 baler is a better choice.