Our "flagship" model mill size cardboard baler.

With its 53t pressure, 32 second cycle time and auto opening front shutter door, the Strautmann BP53 can be installed in or outdoors and will crush your cardboard problems, turning waste cost into income and paying for itself from day one.

As standard it features all the Strautmann patented designs, a heavy duty 2130kg machine weight, V shaped base, CircleSystem® hold down latches and makes square-edged, euro pallet size bales of 400-450kg that will fill a UK trailer with a maximum 24t payload.

Maximum payloads ensure minimum transport costs, minimum CO2 emissions and environmental impact and maximum rebates from the sale of your baled materials for recycling.

With its competitive pricing, 50,000 operating hour/25 year+ lifespan and safe, reliable performance, it is no surprise that the BP53 is the baler of choice for major supermarkets, retailers, warehouses and manufacturers throughout the UK and Europe.

Key Features

  • Maximum rebates with mill size bales
  • 24 tonne UK lorry loads achieved
  • Easy, safe and quick to load and operate
  • Competitive pricing and fast ROI
  • Small footprint
  • No need to access the machine rear for tying off
  • Auto opening shutter door
  • Optional QuickDoor®
  • Low energy, high efficiency 4kW motor
  • Fast 32 second cycle time with quiet running pump
  • Bale full indicator for uniform bales
  • PLC controls with error diagnostics
  • Two-handed control for safe bale ejection
  • Flexible machine placement
  • In or outdoor installation

Bale Weights
400kg - 450kg
Weekly Volume
Material To Recycle
Cardboard / Paper, Plastic / Film

With its status as the baler of choice for major supermarkets, retailers, warehouses and manufacturers throughout the UK and Europe, the BP53’s reputation is one of reliability, longevity and high performance.

The large feed opening allows for easy loading of large size of high volumes of materials, and with 53t pressure the BP53 produces mill-size cardboard bales weighing 400-450kg.

The BP53’s 2130kg build weight and a number of labor-efficient, patented systems guarantee a long working life and lowest lifetime costs.

In Summary

  • Proven manufacturer designed for 50,000 operating hours
  • Large infeed aperture
  • Bales up to 450kg – 24t loads achieved
  • PowerSave® low energy 4kw motor
  • TopPlus® ram guiding system
  • CircleSystem® hold down latches inside the press chamber
  • EasyTie® for quick, easy wire tie off
  • Auto cycle down and return
  • Fast cycle time of 32 seconds
  • Sliding door for safe, comfortable loading
  • Optional QuickDoor®
  • Bale full indictor for uniform bales
  • PLC controls with error diagnostics
  • Safe bale door latch system & interlocks
  • Two handed control for safe bale ejection
  • Tape or wire tied options available
  • Space saving design for indoor or outdoor installation

This machine can be fed from the left or the right, with the control panel also able to be situated on the left or right of the machine.

Optional QuickDoor®

The QuickDoor® enables easy and safe filling, as the door is hinged and so is able to easily push any material sticking out of the press chamber back into the machine as it closes. Once the pressing process is complete, the door opens automatically and the bale chamber can be filled immediately.


The BP53 also comes in both wire-tie and strap-tie forms, both of which are able to be directly purchased from our online store. Take a look at our Supplies section for more information.

BP53 Strap BP53 Wire BP53 wire H790
Transport dimensions ( W x D x H) 1982 x 1211 x 3170mm (2275mm lowered) 2094 x 1177 x 3170mm (2275mm lowered) 2095 x 1177 x 3063mm (2275mm lowered)


Power supply 400V, 50Hz, 16A
Electrical power 4kW
Pressing force 53t
Press stroke 890mm
Machine weight 2130kg
Machine dimensions (L x W x H) 2094 x 1177 x 3057mm
Filling opening 1192 x 575mm
Cycle time 37 seconds
Bale weight 400-480kg*
Bale size (L x W x H) 1200 x 800 x 1100mm
Bale tying Strapping with four twines/wires

BP53 H790 = press stroke 790mm

*The bale size and bale weights are approximate dimensions and depend on the material. The information refers to cardboard packaging (quality 1.04). Information about other materials such as LDPE/polythene is available on request.

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Estimated Weekly Volumes

Based on a 50kg per m3 material density
Visual Size Guide
1100L bin
55kg approx.
8 yard skip
300kg approx.
16 yard skip
600kg approx.
40 yard skip
1500kg approx.