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Al-jon featured in equipment spotlight in American Recycler Magazine

April 1st, 2008

The following is an excerpt from the article:


Portable Balers
by Mark Henricks

Most recyclers facing the task of baling recyclable material move the material to the baler, but for some scrap yards, landfills, factories and recycling services, it makes more sense to use portable equipment and move the baler to the recyclables.

… At Al-jon Manufacturing LLC in Ottumwa, Iowa, scrap sales manager Curt Spry says the company’s most popular model is the Al-jon 580 Car/Logger. “This portable one-man machine can process up to 25 car bodies per hour as well as miscellaneous loose sheet tin at a rate of 15 to 20 tons per hour,” Spry says.

The company also manufactures a 400XL portable baler/logger. “This machine is highly mobile, weighing in at 61,000 lbs.,” Spry says. “The machine can travel from site to site baling or logging miscellaneous loose sheet tin, appliances and is also used in many non-ferrous applications baling aluminum.”
Al-jon’s machines are distinguished by its “L” box design, which allows operators an extra large loading area measuring 10 feet by 19 feet on the 580 and 8 feet by 12 feet on the 400XL. This increases the speed of loading. “After final compression the bales or logs remain in the middle of the box for easy pickup and are ready to load into a trailer,” Spry adds.

“Al-jon is using a Plus One System on all of our units,” he continues. “This system allows the operator to adjust the density of the bales or logs from the seat of the cab. Additional Plus One features are bale count and hydraulic system checks. Both Al-jon balers are equipped with joy stick controls, heat, air conditioning and stereo.”

Al-jon supplies baler/loggers all over the world. “We are seeing shredder owners purchase multiple machines and placing them in strategic locations in order to keep their shredders full of feed stock,” Spry says. …

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