Reconditioning Used Baler Equipment

Reconditioning Used Baler Equipment

A reconditioned baler or other piece of recycling equipment can be the most cost-effective solution for keeping a company’s shipping department safe, orderly, and sustainable. But choosing the source of that used equipment will make all the difference. While some companies will simply repaint a machine and perform superficial repairs to it, Ely Enterprises has gained a reputation in the industry for delivering thoroughly reconditioned equipment that meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations and ANSI standards.

Focusing on the entire machine

When Ely reconditions a piece of equipment, it takes a holistic approach. “We focus on the entire machine – structural, hydraulic, and electrical,” Ely Enterprises President and founder Ken Ely Jr. said. “Our definition of reconditioning is restoring it to the original manufacturer’s specifications. In most cases that means removing the cylinder and having it rebuilt, which could include re-chroming or replacing the rod, repairing the tube of the cylinder, and adding new packing to make sure the cylinder will have a useful life. We go over the motors, the pumps, the directional valve. We clean out the tank and put new filters on the machine.”

There’s nothing superficial about how Ely reconditions a used baler. “It’s not just a ‘wash and wax job,’” he said. “We dig down into the nuts and bolts of these machines and strip them down to the bare frame,” Key said. “On the bigger machines like the two-ram bailers, we replace or recondition the liner plates, and put new shear blades on them.” Ely might also rebuild or replace the wire tie mechanism. On older machines, it might strip out the electronic systems, which have become obsolete, and replace them with new systems. “We get the hydraulic and electrical schematics from the original manufacturer and make sure everything complies with the original specifications.”

One aspect of reconditioning this equipment is its longevity. “We took a machine in on trade that I originally sold in 1980,” Ken said, adding, “We sold it to another customer and it’s still in use today.”

A big part of Ely’s business

Reconditioning a bailer isn’t something you do in an afternoon. “On some of the really big machines it can take up to six months,” Ken noted. Reconditioned sales are a big part of Ely’s business. And as to the sources of used machines, Ely said, “We’re always aggressively looking for good quality used equipment. We take them in on trade, we purchase them from liquidators, we buy them at auctions or plant closures.”

Given the size of its reconditioning business, Ken noted, “Our goal is to make sure the customer has a positive experience dealing with our company. If something happens, our reconditioned machines have a warranty. We want to make sure people are satisfied with the used equipment we put out there.”

Check out our current used equipment inventory. And if you don’t see the piece of recycling equipment that you are looking for, fill out our request form to tell us more about your needs.