Loading a tyre baler is a physically demanding task, requiring the operator to bend down and pick up over 100 tyres per bale. Throughout the day this can quickly become tiring and lead to sore backs, and staff downtime. Operators can also be slowed down by the need to move about in search for tyres.
Detailed Drawings MK2 Tyre Baler & Conveyor
Detailed Drawings MK3 Tyre Baler & Conveyor
The solution to these problems is the Gradeall tyre baler conveyor. Designed to work with either the MK2 or MK3 tyre balers. This conveyor includes a slide out loading platform which places the operator at the ideal height to load tyres into a baler chamber. The platform slides out of the way to open the baler doors for tying and the initial floor level loading stage.
With a large capacity 17m³ hopper and tall sides the conveyor is able to hold enough tyres to produce multiple bales, the loading platform is at the ideal height for the tyre baler as it requires no bending down to pick up or load tyres.
The conveyor itself is a chain-driven conveyor which provides slip-free drive, without any tendency to roll off. A foot-operated pedal activates the conveyor at a slow safe speed bringing the tyres to the operator where they can be conveniently lifted to the baler.
With bolt-on side panels and hopper section the conveyor can be adapted to your site layout, and specific preferred loading requirements.
Side view dimensions showing main components
Top view dimensions showing main components
All doors of the baler are open, the platform for the conveyor is retracted to proivde access to lay the baling wires into the floor of the baler.
The two doors on the bale eject side of the baler, ie the side opposite to the conveyor side are closed. The platform remains in its retracted state to allow the operators to begin loading the floor of the baler with tyres. This initial loading of the floor is the only time when tyres are loaded at ground level. Once the tyres are above the lower door the retainer hooks keep the already loaded tyres at that height.
The lower door of the baler is closed once the level of the tyres reaches that height. Only the upper door remains open. The platform is slid up to the baler and the loading process continues. Now the conveyor can be used to deliver tyres to the operator for quick and easy loading of the baler.
Once the loading chamber of the baler is completely filled the upper door is closed. Given the extra height of the platform compared with the oridinary baler steps it is much easier to load tyres at the very top of the loading chamber. With all of the doors closed the baler will compress the tyres in a compression cycle. The head in the baler will press down on the tyres, Retainers in the lower doors prevent the compressed tyres from rising above the height of the lower door when the head rises again.
The upper door can be opened up again to continue the loading cycle. This process of loading in tyres, completing a compression cycle will continue for another 5-6 times depending on the size of the tyres being loaded.
When the baler is full it will flash the baler full warning light. The baler is now ready to eject the bale. The platform is slid backwards. All of the doors on the baler are opened fully.
The baler then ejects the bale. It is collected using a forklift. The process then begins again at step 1.
Reduces operator strain
Chain conveyor for slip free operation
Sliding platform for easy access to complete bale tying process
Produce multiple bales from one full 17m³ hopper
Works with either the MK2 or MK3 tyre baler