55AR & 85AR Drum Compactors and Crushers

55AR & 85AR Drum Compactors and Crushers

Models 55AR & 85AR


Built for continuous duty & demanding applications using 55 or 85 gallon drums.

Drum Compactors and Crushers
*Optional drum roll out dolly shown in photo above.

Does your application require you to compact thousands of drums of waste per year of waste? Does your operation require heavy-duty construction with minimal downtime? Do you demand the best volume reduction possible? Then the 55AR is the compactor for you.

What if you need to do all of that and need to compact the waste into 85-gallon overpack drums? Then the 85AR is your choice.

The 55AR and the 85AR are designed for round-the-clock operation. The 3/8-inch thick rolled steel plate compaction chamber is virtually indestructible. And the tough positive-displacement piston pump and 10-HP motor guaranty a fast compaction cycle.

And like most of the other RAM FLAT Compactors, the 55AR and 85AR can be supplied with a bolt-on Crushing Plate that lets the operator crush empty drums with the same machine.

The 55AR & 85AR have been used for reducing the volume of radioactive waste, paint filters, transformer cases and for destruction of products like cathode ray tubes. With a remote control option, these machines have been installed in a radioactive “hot cell” area that permitted the operator to load and unload the compactor safely from another room.

  • 85,000 lbs. hydraulic force for inside drum compaction/drum crushing
  • 55AR & 85AR have an extra large drum clearance for material overfill
  • 85AR for drums up to 85 gallons
  • 55AR for drums up to 55 gallons
  • 6″ cylinder with 5″ chrome rod
  • Lateral support rods minimize piston rod stress
  • .375 Steel Plate Crushing Chamber with 1.5″ thick base plate
  • 1″ Steel Compaction Head with reinforcing gussets
  • Positive Displacement Piston Pump for consistent cylinder travel speed

Models Available

Model 55AR / 85AR
10-HP TEFC pump motor
115V Electrical Control Circuit automatic pushbutton cycle
115V Electric Door Interlock

Model 55AR-P / 85AR-P
10-HP Class 1, Division 1, Group D explosion-proof pump motor
Non-sparking pneumatic Control Circuit with Automatic Pushbutton Cycle
Pneumatic Door Interlock

Model 55AR-HY / 85AR-HY
10-HP Class 1, Division 1, Group D explosion-proof pump motor
Non-sparking hydraulic Control Circuit with Automatic Pushbutton Cycle
Hydraulic Door Interlock

Available Drum Crusher Accessories

  • Drum Handling : Move drums to and from the compactor
  • Alternate Compaction Head – (CH) : Crush empty drums with the same machine
  • Bolt-On Crush Plate- (CP) : For quick changeout between compacting & crushing.
  • NEMA 4 Water Tight Enclosures : A must for outside installations
  • RAM BOTTOM LOCK Control : Control material springback
  • PAK-MORE Hold-down Disk : Improve volume reduction
  • Air Filtration and Ventilation : Control dust & vapors
  • Liquid Containment : Control spills or leftover residue
  • Special Custom Options
Drum/Container Crushing**
Inside Drum Compaction**
Compaction Chamber Height50.5" / 128.3 cm50.5" / 128.3 cm
Compaction Chamber Width32.5" / 82.6 cm36" / 91.4 cm
Door Opening Width27" / 68.6 cm29" / 73.7 cm
Full Cycle Time81 sec.81 sec.
Machine Depth39" / 991 cm43" / 109.2 cm
Machine Width36" / 91.4 cm40" / 101.6 cm
Overall Machine Height130.25" / 331.0 cm130.25" / 331.0 cm
Electric Motor10 HP / 7.5 kW10 HP / 7.5 kW
Ship Weight Including Oil3870 Lb. / 1755 kg4170 Lb. / 1892 kg