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Model N Roro Portable Compactor

A large infeed portable compactor.

The Ludden & Mennekes Model N has a fast cycle time, large infeed aperture and can be loaded in a variety of ways. This machine is suitable for high material volumes such as residual waste, moist waste, commercial waste, organic waste and oversized waste.

Key Features

  • Horizontal compaction system
  • Large loading aperture
  • Fast, efficient and safe waste handling
  • Various loading hopper designs for ground/dock feeding by hand, bin lift, tip skip, etc.
  • 42 second cycle time
  • High 34 tonne compaction force
  • Typically reduces transport by up to 80%
  • Cut your carbon footprint
Compactor Type
Waste Material
Cardboard / Paper, DMR / Recyclables, General Waste
Weekly Volume

Ludden & Mennekes’ Model N 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 a hooklift lorry for transport to disposal, typically holding 8 to 12 tonnes, depending on materials.

Using twin cross-over cylinders for a small footprint and offering an large infeed aperture, the Model N can be used to compact any kind of materials, e.g. residual waste, moist waste, commercial waste, organic waste and oversized waste.

With container sizes ranging from 14-26m3, the Model N portable compactor offers high performance, small footprint and low maintenance. Requiring no permanent fixings, the Model N can be sited on tarmac, block-paving, rough ground, etc.

The oscillating steel scrapers and maintenance-free, fully guided press head reduce wear problems, waste build up and cleaning therefore reducing labour, breakdowns and repair costs.

As standard, all Model L portable compactors have:

  • A press force of 34 tonnes
  • A 42 second cycle time
  • Filling level warnings (75% and/or 100%)
  • A very quiet running hydraulic pump
  • High quality steel compaction chamber floor
  • Surface lacquered finish (including corrosion Protection Class C 3)
  • Continuously welded seams = prevents corrosion
  • Oscillating steel scrapers below the ram
  • Front hook – Very quiet running hydraulic pump generating < 63 dB(A)
  • Timer for regulating the operating time of the compactor
  • Oil level and temperature control
  • Pressure control gauge with stopcock
  • Rollers equipped with greaseable bronze bushings
  • Compaction chamber floor made of high quality steel S 355
  • Ratchet locking mechanism on the discharge door
  • Surface lacquered in corrosion Protection Class C 3
  • CE and GS approved

They are offered with a choice of side or top hung rear door and optional rubber seals to prevent leaks.

  • Hopper designs to suit various loading methods from ground and dock level
  • Bin tipping systems from ground and dock level for 120-1100L bin sizes
  • Bespoke tipping system for dolav bins, pallets, cages, etc.
  • Rope and/or chain support block additionally or instead of the standard hook retainer
  • Easy control as programmable self-monitoring electrical control system
  • GSM alarm systems/ GPS module
  • Switching off of compaction ram at front and rear
  • Auto start/stop overfill photocells
  • Water drain with ball valve or screwed plug
  • Water spraying device
  • Fixed or swinging retaining teeth on the breaking edge
  • Bulky waste design (reinforced design with enlarged filling opening)
  • Remote control in various designs
Container capacity 14m3 16m3 18m3 20m3 22m3 24m3 26m3
Clear container length 5040/ 5150mm 5240/ 5450mm 5640/ 5850mm 5850/ 6100mm 6180/ 6650mm 6540/ 7050mm 7120/ 7550mm
Max length 5560/ 5670mm 5760/ 5970mm 6160/ 6370mm 6370/ 6620mm 6700/ 7170mm 7060/ 7570mm 7640/ 8070mm
Net weight 4300/ 4120kg 4380/ 4120kg 4520/ 4280kg 4600/ 4400kg 4740/ 4560kg 4880/ 4680kg 5140/ 4920kg

All compactors in this series

Max height 2600mm
Max width 2500mm
Filling opening H 1410mm
Filling opening W 1890mm
Filling opening L 1470mm
Compaction ram H 580mm
Compaction ram W 1875mm
Compaction ram dipping depth 215mm
Time per working stroke 42 seconds
Volume per stroke 1.3m3
Volume per hour 112m3
Pressing force 34t
Overall weight 15,000kg

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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.