- 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)
What sets the new Harris GPS Series Predator apart from the “Competition”!
The “Competition” Folding Box:
Their box features 2 lids: a flat lid and a curved side.
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 Harris GPS Series Predator Box:
The superiority of the Predator box is immediately apparent. The box utilizes three moving parts instead of two. These consist of the hammer, side and lid. 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.
The loading area of the open charging box is greater and with the dynamic action of the three lid system, larger material (such as tanks and SUV’s and vans) can stick laterally out of the box and still be manipulated into a dense log or bale.
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. 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.
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.
Brochures for Predator Ferrous Baler