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Why You Should Choose the XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler for Your Waste Management Needs

MHM XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler
MHM XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler

In the dynamic world of waste management, the choice of a baler can make or break operational efficiency. Today, we unveil the XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler, our introductory machine in the Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler range, a step up that represents a significant leap forward from traditional vertical balers.

Loading this machine by hand, forklift, bin lifter and even conveyour the XL40 boasts impressive bale weights of up to 500kg, aligning with the bale weights of vertical balers, with less hassle. This ensures optimal storage and transportation, maintaining stability during handling and shipping. When it comes to performance, the XL40 outshines vertical balers, achieving a remarkable rate of up to 2 tonnes per hour. It's not just a baler; it's a performance booster, marking a new era in overall productivity and waste processing efficiency.


Designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, the XL40 offers various loading options to merge with customer process featuring a spacious feed opening (1250 mm x 730 mm) that accommodates bulky and irregular-shaped waste without pre-processing into an open hopper which allows for continuos loading. It adapts to your waste, streamlining loading processes and saving both time and effort. The XL40 embraces a hands-free approach with its automatic compression cycle initiated by a photoelectric sensor that senses material presence. This reduces the need for constant monitoring, allowing for time and energy savings, as well as a multi product switch fitted as standard.

Personnel ejecting Cardboard bale from vertical baler
Personnel Ejecting Cardboard Bale From Vertical Baler

The XL40 can help you save time and money by baling your cardboard waste faster and easier than a vertical baler. With the XL40, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • No more manual straining and issues associated with this, as the XL40 has a large feed opening and a photoelectric sensor that automatically starts the compression cycle once bale chamber is filled.

  • A high baling output of up to 2 tonnes per hour, which means you can bale 20 tonnes of cardboard waste in just 10 hours, instead of a week with a vertical baler.

  • A significant reduction in labor costs, as you only need to pay for up to 10 hours of labour with the XL40, instead of up to 40 hours with a vertical baler. That’s a 75% saving.

  • More time for other productive activities, as you have up to 30 extra hours in the week to focus on your core business.


The XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler can be used for various applications and industries, such as manufacturing, retail, warehousing, distribution, logistics, hospitality, and more. It can bale different kinds of waste materials, such as:

  • Cardboards and paper: The baler can compress cardboard and paper waste into dense and uniform bales that are easy to stack and transport. The baler can also handle wet and contaminated cardboard and paper.

  • Plastic: The baler can bale plastic waste, such as PET bottles, HDPE containers, LDPE films, and PP bags. The baler can reduce the volume of plastic waste by up to 90%, which can help you save space and disposal costs. The baler can also handle mixed plastic waste, such as plastic and metal, plastic and paper, and plastic and wood.

  • Textiles: The baler can bale textile waste, such as clothing, fabrics, rags, and carpets. The baler can produce high-quality bales that are suitable for recycling or resale. The baler can also handle synthetic and natural fibers, such as cotton, wool, polyester, and nylon.


What sets the XL40 apart is its high customizability, offering features like custom hoppers, conveyor feeds, beacons, vandal proof enclousures and more. Tailor the XL40 to your unique waste handling needs. It's not just a machine; it's your personalized waste management solution.

MHM XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler with Custom Chute System
MHM XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler with Custom Chute System


The XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler is a versatile, efficient, and cost-effective machine that can help you manage your waste materials in a sustainable and profitable way. It can bale various types of waste, such as cardboard, paper, plastic, and textiles, into compact and high-quality bales that can be recycled or sold. It can offer you several advantages over vertical balers, such as higher performance and productivity, and lower maintenance and operating costs. If you are interested in purchasing or leasing the XL40 Semi Automatic Horizontal Baler, you can contact MHM UK LTD, the leading supplier and manufacturer of recycling equipment in the UK. You can visit our website to learn more about our products and services, call us on 01205 821522 or fill in our contact form to get information or a free no obligation quote.


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