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Model APK Skip Portable Compactor

Self cleaning compaction ram with optional drainage taps.

The Ludden & Mennekes APK has a large infeed aperture, fast cycle time, can be loaded in a variety of ways and is suitable for food waste, wet waste, offensive waste etc.

Its key benefit is that it requires no cleaning of built-up waste from behind the rams/the inspection hatch area.

Key Features

  • Pendulum compaction ram system
  • No cleaning required
  • Cylinders housed in upper sides of the machine
  • Low oil level/high temperature automatic shut down
  • Various loading hopper designs for ground/dock feeding by hand, bin lift, tip skip, etc.
  • Fast 42 second cycle time
  • High 37 tonne compaction force
  • Fully sealed, heavy duty design rear discharge door with safety chain/ratchet lock system
Compactor Type
Waste Material
Cardboard / Paper, DMR / Recyclables, General Waste, Wet / Food
Weekly Volume

Ludden & Mennekes’ APK range of sealed portable compactors are high quality German built machines, designed for sites with medium to large volumes of waste.

When full, they are collected by skiplift lorries for transport to disposal, typically holding 4 to 5 tonnes, depending on materials.

Using a self-cleaning pendulum ram, the APK is specifically designed to compact wet, food, organic, and offensive waste.

With container sizes ranging from 6-14m3 , the APK portable compactor is a slightly smaller option than the RPK. However, the APK still offers the same high performance, small footprint and low maintenance.

As it does not require any permanent fixings, the APK can be sited on tarmac, block paving, rough ground, etc.

Its design completely avoids any possibility of waste and liquids building up behind the ram, which entirely removes the need for unpleasant cleaning and lowers the risk of expensive breakdowns and repairs.

As standard, all APK compactors have:

  • A press force of 37 tonnes
  • A fast 42 second cycle time
  • A very quiet running hydraulic pump
  • Filling level warnings (75% and/or 100%)
  • High quality steel compaction chamber floor
  • Surface lacquered finish (including corrosion Protection Class C 3)
  • Continuously welded seams = prevents corrosion
  • Integrated hydraulic unit located in the top front part of the container
  • Pressure monitoring manometer with shut-off valve
  • CEE plug with integrated phase change & main switch
  • Time relay for controlling the runtime of the compactor
  • Declaration of conformity & documentation
  • CE and GS approved.

They are offered with a choice of side or top hung rear door, rubber seals to prevent leaks and optional liquid drain-off valves.

  • Cover over filling opening, hinged on the backside, relieved by gas-pressurised spring
  • Cover over filling opening, divided lengthwise, relieved by a gas-pressurised spring
  • Combined cover (hinged on the backside or opens partly lengthwise) over filling opening, relieved by a gas-pressurised spring
  • Easy control due to programmable, self-monitoring electrical control
  • GSM – alarm systems
  • Several types of hydraulic units
  • Ramp operation
  • Switching off of compaction ram at the front and at the rear
  • Side walls extended to the height of the container
  • Covering of filling opening with door
  • Light barriers also for retrofitting
  • Water drain with ball valve or screwed plug
  • Water spraying device
  • Liquid-tight design
  • Rubber sealing on discharge opening
  • Odour-suppresion system
  • Central locking for the pendulum flap
  • Toggle closures for the pendulum flap
  • Remote control with 5 metres of cable
  • Attached lifting/tipping device for all usual large waste containers (MGB)
  • 3-fold or single pivoting bearing
Container capacity 6m3 8m3 10m3 12m3 14m3
Clear container length 2975/ 2970mm 3475/ 3470mm 3975/ 3970mm 4340/ 4330mm 5060/ 4970mm
Max length 3165/ 3150mm 3665/ 3650mm 4165/ 4150mm 4530/ 4510mm 5250/ 5150mm
Net weight 2960/3050kg 3160/3250kg 3360/3450kg 3560/3650kg 3760/3850kg

All compactors in this series

Max height 2460mm
Max width 1995mm
Filling opening H 1365mm
Filling opening W 1380mm
Filling opening L 1180mm
Compaction ram H 270mm
Compaction ram W 1630mm
Compaction ram dipping depth 250mm
Time per working stroke 42 seconds
Volume per stroke 0.5m3
Volume per hour 43m3
Pressing force 37t
Overall weight 12,000kg

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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.