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.