Blue Group Presses On With The New Marathon Gemini-Xtreme Baler!
- 29 January 2012
- Company & Industry News
Blue Group is the appointed European distributor for the successful range of Marathon 2 RAM, horizontal and channel balers. Having launched the new Gemini-Xtreme model at this year’s RWM Show, the company reports considerable success with this versatile closed end horizontal baler, confirming eight models sold, seven of which are already installed. Blue Group is so confident of the continuing success of this machine that they have placed stock orders with
New owners of the Gemini-Xtreme baling presses cover a broad spectrum of waste management expertise from waste processing to demolition and baling a wide variety of recyclable materials.
Commenting on their recently purchased Marathon Gemini-Xtreme baler, James Nolan. owner of Nolan Recycling, Bridgend, Glamorgan said “Our new baler has exceeded all expectations. It is extremely versatile, enabling us to bale a wide range of materials including cardboard, paper, polythene, hard plastics, bottles and cans.” James added ”The quality of bale produced is fantastic, especially those of the rigid plastics which weigh around 460kg, enabling us to transport this awkward material more easily, thus opening new doors for our recyclables back into the market.”
Tom Paterson, Managing Director of
Other Gemini-Xtreme baler installations in the past two months include specialist companies such as F. D. O’Dell & Sons and Hawes in London, Armstrong based in Bolton, DRS Demolition in Cornwall and TOM Waste in Scotland.
The Gemini-Xtreme is a mid-capacity, closed-end, multi-material baler with a vertical tie system, which is ideal for baling light alloys, paper, plastics, PET and similar waste stream materials, producing a standard 762mm X 1219mm X 1524mm bale with an average cycle time of 34 seconds. The full penetration ram ensures optimum compaction and full bale ejection. The programmable controller allows both manual and semi-automatic operation and the twin cross cylinders have power to spare from the 20HP motor. Wire guides ensure quick and efficient bale tying and the guide design allows easy clean-out. The Gemini-Xtreme also features a reversible and adjustable bolt-on shear blade and is also available with an optional hydraulic bale door release system and variable speed conveyor. The Gemini-Xtreme can be installed with an above floor or pit conveyor as required.