Balers, like any other type of industrial machine, require regular maintenance to keep them performing at peak levels. However, even the best maintained balers will eventually break down. If your baler stops functioning, it can often be difficult to tell if it can be salvaged via repairs or if it needs to be replaced immediately. If you find yourself in this predicament, there are certain signs and indicators that can help identify when it’s time to replace or repair your commercial baler.

Baler Repair Advantages

If possible, it is significantly less expensive to repair a baler than to replace one. However, under certain circumstances, replacement may be your only option. To fully assess your baler’s diagnostic health, it is important to provide proper due diligence when deciphering any problems. The best way to analyze your baler’s condition is to take it to a certified baler repair specialist. Additional benefits associated with commercial baler repair include:

  • Avoids prolonged downtime associated with the removal of the old baler and installation of the new unit.
  • Part replacement is much less expensive than replacing an entire baler.
  • Keeps your waste management system fully operational.
  • Most balers can be repaired, it’s just a matter of overall investment cost and the age of the machine.

Baler Replacement Considerations

Industrial and commercial balers can take a beating. It’s not uncommon for baler servicers to fix or provide replacement parts for balers that are 40+ years old. It’s a testament to the strength and integrity of the baler manufacturers that balers can last this long. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your baler? Upfront baler replacement costs are significant but when current baler age and cost of repairs are factored in, replacement may be your best option. Baler replacement considerations should include:

  • Analysis of cost of new equipment versus age of current equipment and service and replacement part expenses.
  • Does your current baler struggle with routine tasks?
  • Will your current baler meet your future efficiency needs?
  • Is your current baler as safe as it should be?

Should you Repair or Replace Your Baler?

There are several telltale signs that will indicate a non-functional baler that is beyond repair. Is the baler powering on? Does it have any functionality? Are there any loud or grinding noises coming from the baler’s internal components? Is there a burning or smoking smell when the baler in engaged? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, your baler may need to be replaced. However, the only way to know for certain is to consult a baler repair expert.

Consult R&R Repair LLC for Your Baler Service & Sales Needs

R&R Repair LLC delivers unparalleled customer service by providing industry-leading baler service and sales solutions. R&R can service most makes and models of baler systems by providing parts, full restorations, and sales of complete units. If your baler is not operating at top-notch speed, or is not delivering the results you need, R&R Repair LLC can get you back on track.

Trust EMP’s Partners with Your Baler Repair, Service & Sales Needs

Does your commercial baler require maintenance or repair? EMP’s baler service, repair, and sales partners have the dedicated skills and expertise to keep your baler running at peak performance. Contact us with any questions, and we’ll be happy to assist.