MK3 Tyre Baler

The new Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler has been designed and built to meet the needs of businesses dealing with very high levels of waste tyres. This 3 ram tyre baling machine makes the process of loading tyres into a container as efficient as possible and is part of our Tyre Recycling Equipment range.

Based on the well-proven and successful MK2 tyre baler, the MK3 is a larger baler featuring more powerful rams which develop 75 tonnes of force onto tyres. This Tyre Baling Machine has been extensively strengthened to deal with the additional forces involved. 

With our in house design department and qualified design team. Finite Element Analysis has been used to ensure the tyre baler can withstand years of continuous use. In 2018 Two test Tyre Baling Machines were initially 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. Since then we have sold many more MK3 Tire Baling Machines to locations across Europe and customers with them have been very happy with the performance and the results of this baler.

The MK3 Gradeall Tyre Baler is suitable for any large tyre recycling plants or vehicle dismantlers that require a unique 3 ram tyre baler machine capable of dealing with thousands of tyres per week. 

The MK3 baler can also be shipped to countries across the world including Australia, France, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom. 

To see how the Gradeall Tyre Baler works, please have a look at the video below:

Model MK3 Tyre Baler
Height (mm) 5010
Depth (mm) 2885
Width (mm) 3855
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Product Description

Can The MK3 Tyre Baler Bale Truck Tyres?

As with the MK2 tyre baler, the new MK3 baler can pack truck tyres, but only after their sidewalls have been cut out. The Gradeall Agricultural and Truck tyre sidewall cutter is the best way to first process truck tyres if the intention is to bale them. 

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 tire baler and sidewall cutter tyre recycling machines are an ideal combination to allow your tyre processing business deal with both car and truck tyres.

Loading times more than halved using the MK3 Tire Baler

Under test conditions, it was found that it took approximately 1 hour to load a shipping container with PAS108 tyre bales, produced using the MK2 tire baler. This is because of their width, where three bales are stacked on one side and a fourth bale is turned on its side then placed in the container. Turning the bale on its side is the time consuming aspect.

The MK3 tire baler is the perfect width to produce bales that can be loaded straight into a shipping container without the need to spend time turning tyre bales on their 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, representing over 50% reduction in container loading times.  

Unloading times are also improved as there are fewer bales in the container to remove, and they are all sitting horizontal ready to be removed. Compared with the hour it typically takes to load a container with standard tyres, the time-saving potential is huge using this tyre baling machine. 

Benefits of Using A MK3 Tyre Baling Machine

Some benefits of using a MK3 Tyre Baler include the 26-tonne weight limit on shipping containers can be reached with ease and with space to spare. This increases the safety aspect of loading, as the last bale has been for a long time been known to be a risk when opening a shipping container. 

With conventional tyre bales, they may be loaded right up to the door to meet the container weight limit which in turn, increases the risk of bales falling as container doors have been opened. 

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.

3 Ram Tyre Baler Additional Add-Ons

Gradeall MK3 3 ram tyre baling machine and coneyor tyre recycling equipment

Inclined tyre baler conveyor 

Developed alongside the new MK3 tyre baler is the inclined tyre baler conveyor. Recognising the needs of the tyre baler operator is the 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 difficult 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. Having spoken to people who load the tyre balers on a daily basis, the response has been very positive with back-related repetitive strain injuries reduced.

A video showing the tyre baler conveyor in operation can be viewed by clicking this link

Other optional extras for the MK3 Tyre Baling machine include a diesel generator and an oil cooler or heater.

Many businesses today have to deal with immense tyre waste. Our MK3 Tyre Baler provides these businesses with the ideal solution for this environmentally hazardous material. We have designed this specific tyre baler to handle larger numbers of tyres, on worksites that are packed with waste tyres.

In addition to significantly reducing the size of waste tyres, the MK3 Tyre Baler helps your business save money and time required for the transportation of full-size tyres from the dumping place to the processing facility. This gives you and your team more time and resources to focus on other tasks, with the Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler taking this load off your hands. If looking for a tyre baler for sale to deal with very large volumes of tyres the MK3 tyre baler is the ideal choice. 

Features of the MK3 Tyre Baler:

  • The baler has two lower doors, and two upper doors. The back lower and upper doors are closed before the tyres are loaded. The lower doors are operated hydraulically through the control systems of this tire baling machines. The front doors are where the tire baler is fed with tyres.
  • Designed as an evolution of the MK2 Tyre Baler, the MK3 tyre baler is designed to withstand the additional force, up to 75 tonnes, needed for the extra tyres that can now fit into the larger loading chamber. The 3 ram tyre baler is ideal for baling truck tyres if they have had their sidewalls removed first which can be done using the Gradeall Truck Tyre Sidewall Cutter
  • Depending on the tyre size, a bale produced in the MK3 tire baler can contain up to 140 tyres.
  • The stacking method of the tyres inside the baler is similar to that of the MK2 Tyre Baler, where 3 large tyres are first laid at the bottom and between each tyre compaction cycle. 
  • At the end of the last compaction cycle of the bale, indicator lights illuminate on the control panel which alerts the user that the bale is ready to eject from the tire baler.  
  • All doors of the baler are then opened, and the bale is secured together using 7 baling wires for each bale, before the baler then ejects the bale in front of a forklift truck, ready for container loading.
  • As a tyre baler for sale international shipping options were considered at the design stage, different options exist. The 3 ram tyre baler can either be shipped upright on the back of a low loader trailer. Alternatively the MK3 Tyre Baler can easily be loaded onto its side and shipped in a shipping container, where it can be lifted out using a crane and assembled at its destination. Gradeall offer an installation service but also can provide a comprehensive installation instruction video.

Time-saving Features of this Tyre Baling Machine:

  • The mighty force of the MK3 tire baler allows for 3 tyre bales to be produced in an hour, at a push it is possible to produce a bale in merely 20 minutes. This combined with the potential of time saved on loading the tyres if using the tyre baler conveyor, and a 60% reduction of the time of loading the bales into the container for shipping, in comparison to PAS108 bales. All combine to result in a large stockpile of waste tyres being turned into easy to transport tyre bales in a very quick timeframe. 
  • This Gradeall Tyre Baler takes only 60 seconds for its 3 rams to deliver their mighty force onto the tyres, and then retreat to their fully standing position, completing a cycle.

Health benefits to operators of the MK3 Tire Baler:

Loading tyres into a tyre baler on a daily basis is a job that requires strength and persistence. However, loading tyres for baling, several times during the day, with 5 or 6 cycles to form a single bale, with an estimation of 140 tyres per bale, can harm the operator’s back, if not in the short term, then definitely on the long therm.

The MK3 Tyre Baler can be used along side a Gradeall tyre baler conveyor, which assists in achieving two goals. The first is reducing the time of loading the tyres into the baler. The second goal is to help your operators in avoiding back injuries which amount to 20% of annual workplace injuries and complaints, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Durability of the Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler:

Because of the larger capacity of the MK3 Tyre Baler and powerful rams, the baler can withstand handling several thousands of tyres every week, this is thanks to work done at the design stage to ensure the structure of this tyre baling machine is up to these more rigorous demands. This is a much more durable solution for companies needing to continuously deal with waste tyres such as recycling plants , tyre collectors or vehicle dismantlers.

The installation of the two test balers in the UK has helped confirm this fact and ensure that our MK3 Tyre Baler will continue to do its part flawlessly. Since their introduction more have went into the market to further prove the viability of these 3 ram tyre balers. The finite element analysis used in the building of the baler ensures the possibility of using the balers for several years to come.

If you’re unsure which Tyre Baler would be best for your business, please contact us so we can assess the needs of your recycling goals and advise on the best machine to achieve your objectives.

Key Features


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

Product Specification

Model MK3 Tyre Baler
Model MK3 Tyre Baler
Height (mm) 5010
Depth (mm) 2885
Width (mm) 3855
Transport Height (mm) 3360
Power Supply 415v 3 Phase
Motor size (Kw) 11
Bale production time (average) 17 minuites
Bale dimensions WxDxH (mm) 2150x1200x750
Approx Bale weight (Kg) 1250 to 1400
Machine weight (Kg) 8000
Head force (Tonne) 75
Noise level (dB) 80
Number of baling wires 7

Working Area Dimensions

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Optional Extra

Diesel Generator

Oil cooler or heater

Conveyor Feed System

Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler showing tyre bale ejected

Shipping information

Click on the link below to view a page detailing the ideal shipping configuration for a MK3 tire baler:

Shipping Configuration options for the Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler

Seamless Shipping of Gradeall Tire Balers to the United States and Beyond

Gradeall is committed to providing our customers in the United States and beyond with seamless and efficient shipping solutions for our tire balers. We offer tailored shipping options to meet your specific needs, ensuring your tire baler arrives safely and on time.

For our International customers, we can ship the Gradeall MK3 Tire Baler in a standard 40 foot shipping container. This allows you to transport multiple balers in a single container, maximizing cost-efficiency and reducing shipping time. We can also arrange for door-to-door delivery, ensuring your tire baler arrives at your doorstep, ready for immediate operation.

In addition to standard container shipping, we can also accommodate special shipping requirements, such as oversized or overweight loads. If you wish to order the tire baler with any other Tyre Recycling machine. We work closely with our freight partners to ensure your tire baler is shipped safely and securely, regardless of its destination.

Whether you’re located in the United States or anywhere in the world, Gradeall is here to make the shipping process as smooth and worry-free as possible. Contact our dedicated sales team today to discuss your shipping needs and receive a personalised quote.

More Information

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.

The Power of the MK3: A massive step in Tyre Baling Technology

When it comes to efficient tyre waste management and recycling, the Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler stands out as a superior choice. Unlike the standard PAS108 bales produced by the MK2 tyre baler and many other balers of that size, which are ideal for civil engineering applications. The MK3 Tyre Baler excels in both the speed of baling and the ease of transport, making it a valuable asset in any tyre recycling machine arsenal.

The reason for is its unique 3 Ram Tyre Baler design ensures maximum compression and a loading chamer that is larger than a standard 2 ram tyre baler. This Tyre Baling Machine is ideal for businesses seeking a high-performance Tyre Baler. The baler has been specifically designed to produce bales which can be loaded into a standard shipping container, the final bale size is the perfect compromise between getting the maximum number of tyres per bale and making loading bales into the confines of a shipping container easy. You will notice that it takes significantly less time to load a shipping container with tyres. The 3 ram tyre baler produces bales which are just loaded straight into the containerm there is no dangerous last bale that has to sit on its side in the container, with the potential to fall over when the container door is opened.

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