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Bergmann APB606 Hooklift Compactor

The APB606 hooklift compactor from Bergmann Direct is a dry recycling portable compactor with the largest feed aperture of any portable compactor in the UK.

It is specially designed for compacting dry recyclables such as plastics, cardboard and foils and it also works well with general (mainly dry) waste.

The APB606 hooklift compactor differs from the APB607 in that it has a Pendulum Roof. This roof swings down when the compactor is tipped and the back doors open to push out compacted material.

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Bergmann APB606 and 607 have the largest feed aperture of any portable compactor in the UK. APB606 has the 'pendulum roof' an inset roof which swings down to aid the discharge of compacted materials, in particular cardboard

The APB606 (and its sister the APB607) has the largest feed aperture of any portable hooklift compactor available in the UK. It uses the patented 'throw-over blade' which allows continuous feeding while compacting and there is no space behind the press plate which needs to be cleaned out.

This means that there is no laborious, manual cleaning out job to do with the Bergmann APB606, which is typical with standard compactors where the waste gets in behind the press plate.

Bergmann APB606 Accessories and Features

  • Pendulum Roof which swings down to push out compacted material like cardboard which can jam in the corners of the compactor chamber. The Pendulum Roof on the APB606 hooklift compactor is an extra help if only cardboard is going in the compactor.
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Left: pendulum roof swings down when the compactor is emptied to help with the discharge of stubborn materials like compacted cardboard. Right: a close-up of the hinged pendulum roof which swings down with gravity to dislodge material in the container.


  • Largest feed aperture of any portable available at 1800mm x 1700mm
  • Capacity from 14 to 20m³ (18 to 26 yd³)
  • 36 second cycle time
  • 2 or 4 rollers
  • Hook on front and the back (reversible): can be picked up from both ends
  • integrated bin-lifter option for 240 - 1100 litre bins
  • Safety fences optional
  • No cleaning behind press-ram required
  • Optional ozone generator to eliminate smells

If you would like to find out more about Portable Hooklift Compactors from Bergmann Direct, speak to one of our experts today. Call 0845 226 5803, or tell us more about your requirements via our contact form.

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    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.