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Auger and Precrusher Terminology

News & Updates Auger and Precrusher Terminology

Posted On: November 13th, 2019

At Waste Equipment Rentals & Sales we pride ourselves in providing the best waste equipment to our clientele. Below is a quick guide for the difference between an auger and a precrusher.

Auger compactor

Stationary auger compactors are heavy duty machines specifically designed for condensing large amounts of waste materials. This compactor is ideal for processing large, bulky items and is frequently utilized for large industrial sites and production lines. Large items that are ideal for a stationary auger include but are not limited to:

  • Paper

  • Cardboard

  • Wooden Pallets

  • Crates

  • Furniture

auger compactor


A precrusher is ideal to reduce air in your container that is accumulated by items such as pallets, crates, large boxes, and drums. A precrusher works by a packing ram that moves through the charge box with a high level of force that crushes everything against a steel wall in the unit. The steel wall is then raised and the ram fully extends, which compacts the waste into the attached container. Precrushers are ideal for:

  • Steel drums

  • Wood pallets

  • Wood crates

  • Spools

  • Industrial waste

  • White goods

  • Turnings

Utilizing an auger or a precrusher ultimately results in fewer trips to the landfill and more money in your pocket. To learn more about our rental and sale options give us a call at (833) 233-9377!


Balers are a key asset in the recycling process. Materials typically put in a baler include cardboard, aluminum, plastic, and paper products. However, tires and shrink wrap can also be put in a baler! Once the baler is activated, a hydraulic cylinder presses the material to the desired size. Then the bale is tied with wire and is carried by a cart, pallet, or forklift. Bales are then shipped and sold to a recycling plant.

Vertical balers are ideal for narrow places and limited ceiling space because of their upright position. Smaller versions are tiny enough to fit through a doorway, yet they still perform a mighty job. Other versions even include an extra-large door opening for boxes to be loaded without having to break them down.

Horizontal balers are best utilized in recycling centers, distribution centers, or scrap yard due to their high product volume. Depending on the model that best suits your needs, balers can be manually fed or fed from a conveyer at the ground level.

At Waste Equipment Rentals & Sales we pride ourselves in repairing and installing the highest quality baler that suits the need of your business. If you have any questions or want to inquire about a free quote give us a call at (833) 233-9377!