Predator Baler

Predator | Ferrous Balers

The TGS ferrous metal baler is an innovative, heavy-duty, high-production, and reliable baling system. It features a superior three lid box compression box system that maximizes the box folding speed and efficiently transmits folding forces for maximum density of the bale.

Materials Designed to Process
  • Metal Scrap
  • Automobile Shells
  • Sheet Iron
  • Cuttings
  • White Goods
  • #1 Heavy Melt Scrap
  • #2 Heavy Melt Scrap
  • Stainless
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Three Lid Box Compression System:

What sets the new Harris GPS Series Predator apart from the competition?
Its three lid compression system.

The superiority of the Predator box is immediately apparent. The box utilizes three moving parts instead of two — the hammer, side and lid. It uses advanced articulated compression tactics for maximum density.

The open loading area combined with the folding side allows for larger materials (such as tanks, SUV’s, and vans) to be baled.

3 Lid Mechanism

How Does It Surpass Its Competition?

Competing boxes only have two lids — a flat lid and a curved side.

The competition’s box:

Competition Box Stages

The quantity of material that can be introduced in the box is limited to the width of the box (their box will not fold anything that hangs over the open curved side effectively). With this 2 lid configuration, it is not possible to squeeze material into the left bottom corner because neither the flat lid nor curved side will travel beyond 90 degrees. This results in rounded and less dense bottom corners on the bale. Due to the articulation geometry of the flat lid, as you move from the pivot to the tip of the lid, the force applied to the material is greatly reduced with the net result of wasted cylinder force that is not effectively transmitted to the face of the lid. This makes it very difficult to close the box with bulky and heavy material resulting in operators having to take material out of the box and manipulating it so the box will have an easier time closing. At the center of the flat lid, the cylinder force is reduced by two-thirds. At the tip of the flat lid only 10% of the cylinder force (approximately 27 tons) is applied.

The Predator Compression Stages:

Predator 3 Lid Compression Stages
Predator Open

Step 1: The material is loaded in the open loading area

The loading area of the open charging box is wider and with the three lid system, larger material (such as tanks, SUV’,s and vans) can stick laterally out of the box and still be manipulated into a dense log or bale.

Predator in Action Step 1

Step 2: The lid side folds up

Loads are compressed into the box as the side folds up. The side and lid fold up and over. Loads that are greater than the width of the box will be compressed inward.

Predator in Action Step 2

Step 3: The lid compresses

The tip of the Predator lid pushes with 25% of the cylinder force on the standard Predator (as compared to 10% on the competition) which is 42.5 tons of force and the HS Predator pushes that lid tip force to 50 tons.

Predator in Action Step 3

Step 4: The hammer compresses

The hammer has a very deep penetration into the box effectively crushing engine blocks and axles and pushing at the same time material into the lower left corner for a much denser bale and sharper bottom corners.

Predator in Action Step 4

Step 5: The lid folds into position

The three lid box is designed in such a way to maximize the articulating geometry of the lids which results in a much higher force on the lids to compress the material into the box. In this step the side folds over in preparation for the final compression with the hammer.

Predator in Action Step 5

Step 6: The hammer closes over the lid

Another unique and powerful feature on the Predator three lid box design is the ability to close the hammer on top of the lid and in conjunction with the lid to double the closing forces on the final press of the bale or log. This results in a staggering 440 tons of force on the final compression.


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.

  • 9’-2” Box Opening x 16’-5” (5.0 model) or 19’-8” (6.0 model) Box Lengths
  • Innovative 3 arm compression system (lined with ½” Hardox 450 Liners) which maximizes the box folding speed and efficiently transmits folding forces for maximum density of the bale/log
  • Configurable as a stationary, transportable or fully mobile unit
  • Independently operated lids for fast and efficient box closing
  • Independently operating, opposing baling rams for fast cycle times in automatic baling or logging mode
  • “HS” option available for increased folding forces, added strength and faster throughput
  • Ability to bale or log the following materials: Metal Scrap, Automobile Shells, Sheet Iron, Cuttings, White Goods, HMS #1, HMS #2, Stainless
  • Production capability: Baling 16 to 18 TPH (18 to 21 TPH “HS” option); Auto Logging 32 to 35 TPH (40 to 45 TPH “HS” option)
Bale Size (WxHxVar) 40″ x 24″ x 31.5″ var
Folding Box Open (LxW) 19′-8″ x 9′-2″
Folding Box Closed (LxW) 19′-8″ x 40″ x 24″
Baling Ram Cylinders/Force (2) Cylinders @ 200 tons ea
Hammer Cylinders/Force (2) Cylinders @ 220 tons ea
Lid Cylinders/Force (2) Cylinders @ 220 tons ea
Side Cylinders/Force (2) Cylinders @ 220 tons ea
Combined Lid/Hammer Force 440 Tons
Main Motor – Electric (2) 150 HP
Diesel Engine 375 HP Cummins
Maximum Operating Pressure 4500 PSI
Pumps Rexroth 2VDPP/2VP
Tank Oil Filtration YES
Heat Exchanger YES
Automatic Baling/Logging YES
Hydraulic Tank Capacity 600 Gallon
Diesel Tank Capacity 133 Gallon
Crane Optional (5,000# – Cont.Rot.)
Eject Door NO
Remote Control YES (No with Crane Package)
Cab/Air Conditioning Std w/crane
Automatic Lube Box Hinges Optional
Diesel Engine Soundproofing Optional
Stationary Optional
SL Pack (4 – Hyd Lifting Legs) Available
M Pack (Chassis w/ 4 Hyd Stabilizers) Available
DATA Pack (Modem/Email Reporting) Optional
Bales Per Hour 40 to 45 Bales per Hour
Baling Production TPH Light Scrap @ 900 lbs @ 40″ Lg 18 to 21 Tons per Hour
Logs Per Hour 40 to 45 Logs per Hour
Logging Production TPH Auto/ELV @ 2000 lbs @ 90″ Lg 40 to 45 Tons per Hour
Diesel Fuel Usage (hours per tank) 8 hours
Approx. Machine Weight – Stationary 99,200 lbs
Approx. Machine Weight – M Pack Pack 112,400 lbs
Approx. Machine Weight – SL 103,600 lbs
Approx. Crane Weight w/ Grapple 10,000 lbs

* Specifications may be subject to change. Check with your Carr representative for the most up-to-date information.

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