Actual Force at the Tip of the Lids:
Competition: 27 tons (3 cyls)
Predator STD: 42.5 tons (2cyls)
Predator HS: 50 tons (2 cyls)
The Competition “Single” Hydraulic Circuit Design:
Competition uses only one piston pump which means that their flat lid and curved door have to operate independently. The operator has to move each separately which slows down the box closing process. Also, with only one piston pump that means that each of the baling rams has to split the same cylinder flow thereby moving each ram at half speed.
The Predator “Double” Hydraulic Circuit Design:
The Predator operates with two piston pumps. One pump operates the hammer and a baling ram. The other pump operates the lid + side and a baling ram. This allows for the operator to engage all the features of the closing box simultaneously which means the forces of the lid and hammer can be applied at the same time for double the compressive force on the material to close the box. Also, while baling, the two baling rams move at full speed.