Bale density is important, but size and weight can mean more.
A Fat Boy bale is typically 15″ wider than most – hence the name – so while a conventional baler makes a narrow bale that weighs about 2000 pounds, the FatBoy baler makes a wide bale that weighs 3,500 pounds or more. The heavier bale will lower your cost per ton and lifecycle costs like: material handling, storage, personnel, transportation and wire consumption. Do the analysis, or let us do it for you, and you’ll see there’s far more to making an informed baler specification decision than initial cost.
Fully utilizing a standard overseas container.
Here are the economies of loading a standard 40′ container.
Inside length: 39′ 6″
Inside width: 7 ‘8″
Inside height: 7′ 10″
Allowable cargo weight: 59,040 lbs
So what does it mean?
A “Standard 40″ will accept (16) 58″ wide x 42″ high 3500+ lb. Fat Boy bales. The total Fat Boy load is approximately 56,000 lbs. The same container will accept (22) 42″ wide x 42” high 2000+ lb. conventional bales and weighs in at approximately 44,000 lbs. That’s 27% underutilized cargo space!
Trusting the numbers.
Check the numbers and compare the performance and productivity of producing Fat Boy bales with those of conventional bales. We think you’ll agree – the numbers can’t be ignored.
Fat Boy bales fill a container 27% fuller.*
Fat Boy bales fill a container 37% faster.*
Fat Boy wire costs per container are up to 22% less.*
Fat Boy bales reduce lift truck wear & tear and fuel costs by 37%.*
* The same math can be applied to rail or truck cargo logistics and costs.