KEEPING IT SIMPLE. BUILDING IT STRONG.
It’s more than a slogan.
You know people who buy equipment based mainly on initial price.
Our customers in the scrap processing and solid waste industries
think that’s short sighted. I’m happy to report they’ve made Al-jon’s
sales stronger than ever because they know giving us the nod is a
smarter business decision.
Why are customers fiercely loyal to Al-jon? Our equipment stays
on the job longer with innovations that produce more revenues. Its
uptime exceeds 99%. And it costs less to maintain. Our used equipment
often outlasts some of our competitors’ brand new equipment.
Al-jon craftsmen are hand picked as the “best of the best.” We
don't know what turnover is and rarely have to advertise for new
Our factory is ISO-9001-2000 rated to ensure consistent build
quality. Tolerances are tighter and welds are stronger. We even have
a quality control expert who is so picky, we affectionately call him
“Granny.” The personal pride of everyone at Al-jon goes into each unit
that goes out the door.
No wonder we can’t build enough of ‘em.
Al-jon gives you value
for years to come.
You might be in the scrap business and trying to cope
with rising overhead, including skyrocketing fuel costs.
Or, perhaps you operate a landfill and must make the
most of every cubic yard of precious air space.
Successful operations in both rely on Al-jon.
Since we designed and built our first car crusher
in 1963 and first landfill compactor in 1981, we’ve
followed a straightforward philosophy – Keep it simple.
Build it strong. We have remained true to that promise
ever since. Making the best means machines can cost
more to build, but owning an Al-jon provides a higher
return on investment. In the long run, it costs less to
“I like the portability on
my Al-jon 580CL logger
baler. We hook up and
go! It’s easy. I like the
productivity, too – 200
tons a day with zero
downtime. Plus, Al-jon
stands behind its equipment
and resolves any
Ecology Auto Parts
Santa Fe Springs, CA
SCRAP PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
Superior machines start with
To make money in the scrap business, you have to crush or
bale all you can. The Al-jon 580 Car Logger comes through
with a chamber that’s 19’ 3” (5.9 m) long by 10’ (3.0 m)
wide – the widest in the industry for faster, easier loading.
Because all four sides of the chamber pull away after
baling, the finished bale sits in the center for easy removal.
There’s no need to pick it off the side of a wall.
Our design allows a single operator to process 25 car
bodies or 15-20 tons (13.6-18.2 metric tons) of loose scrap
per hour. That extra production adds up to real money.
With the Impact V car crusher, one
man can crush and stack five or more
cars with manual or remote operation.
It is completely portable and features
Stronger, lighter materials.
Our rams are built stronger with 3 inch (76.2 mm) face
materials, rather than 1 inch (25.4 mm). Instead of the mild
steel used by others, the 580CL’s chamber is made of
Hardox ® high-strength steel at 100,000 pounds (45,359 kg)-
plus yield strength. It is more expensive, but it has two big
advantages. In addition to being stronger, it makes the
580CL lighter and road legal in any state.
The 400XL logger baler can log and bale
both loose scrap metal and white
goods. Completely portable, it allows
one-man operation. It is also road legal.
Our simpler, longer lasting
Instead of an expensive high-pressure hydraulic system, we
use a reliable low-pressure system with a two-stage pump.
It operates at 2,700 psi (190 kg cm2) instead of 5,000 psi
(352 kg cm2) to eliminate the need for high-pressure hoses
Our pump is easily driven by either a John Deere or
Cummins diesel engine. The choice is yours.
Plus, our 5-micron kidney loop filtration system keeps the
oil cleaner to add to the life of hydraulic pumps and valves.
Our filters cost just US$150 to replace instead of the US$300
filters required by the competitors’ high-pressure systems.
“The 580CL is built the
strongest. It may cost
a little more, but it’s
worth it. I like the parts
availability, too. Anyone
looking for an excellent
car logger baler should
look at one at work in
1st Coast Recycling Inc.
The 580CL does it all. It can log and bale both
loose scrap metal, white goods, and full-sized
cars and trucks. One-man operation and road
legal. Portable or stationary operation.
The hardened chrome on our rods is almost three times
thicker than on competitors’ rods. That reduces wear on all
of our cylinders and extends their life.
Need replacement parts? Our standard U.S. hydraulic
fittings and valves are readily available practically anywhere.
How’s that for keeping it simple?
Comfortable operators are
more productive operators.
The 580CL’s ergonomic cab is larger and places controls at
your fingertips. You won’t feel like you’re trapped inside a
phone booth or have to open a window to move your arms.
Plus, it is the only car logger made that comes with air
conditioning and heating as standard equipment. That adds
to operator job satisfaction, and your revenues.
The 580CL is just one of three car crushers and logger
balers from Al-jon. All share impressive design innovations,
materials and workmanship.
SOLID WASTE EQUIPMENT
At 126,000 pounds (57,153 kg) it is the
heavyweight champion of the world. It is
the heaviest, most powerful compactor
you can buy. The Advantage 600 has a
powerful turbo-charged 600 horsepower
Anything less than
Al-jon is too expensive.
The cost of developing an acre of landfill space is staggering
– you have to put as much trash as you possibly can in the
space you have available. Adding another 1,000 pounds of
trash per cubic yard can make a huge difference to your
That is why informed solid waste operators prefer Al-jon.
Unlike converted wheel loaders, Al-jon compactors are the
only American-made landfill compactor designed from the
ground up for that purpose. It literally pays for itself by
making efficient use of valuable airspace.
We offer three different models – ranging from 82,000
pounds (37,195 kg) up to 126,000 pounds (57,153 kg),
Al-jon landfill compactors are heavier, more efficient
compactors. You will increase your compaction density
and increase your landfill’s life.
Designed above the others.
• Heaviest machines in their class
• Hydrostatic All-Wheel Drive
• Choice of engine and horsepower to meet your needs
• Wheels designed for your application
With an operating weight to 95,000
pounds (43,091 kg), the Advantage
500 comes with AC, heater and
defroster. Choose a CAT or John Deere
Say good-bye to wheel wrap
and cleaner bars.
The cleats on Al-jon wheels are another important difference.
Our cleats last longer and are designed in a unique
shape to chop and compact waste more effectively. They
smoothly enter and exit the material without fluffing. The
design of our wheels and cleats eliminate wheel wrap.
There is no need for troublesome cleaner bars.
The 107,000 pounds (48,534 kg)
Advantage 525 gives you everything
the Advantage 500 has, plus extra
weight for greater compaction.
Although our uptime is unmatched at over 99%, you cannot expect our
machines to tackle their punishing jobs without needing occasional outside
attention. The quality of our service equals the quality of our
machines. It is the best! As customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal,
Al-jon is also expanding into Regional Service Centers. This will further
enhance Al-jon’s ability to service our customer’s needs.
When you have a problem, our goal is to initiate a plan for correcting
it within the first four hours after you call. Then, we follow through and
correct the difficulty within 24 to 48 hours.
We believe these are the best response times available for the industry
we serve. It puts your Al-jon back in action as quickly as possible.
The best comes
direct to you.
We are factory direct to serve you better. Again, we are
factory direct to stay in touch with the needs of your
business and industry. Innovation is key in your business
and Al-jon wants to be part of it. Let us know
what your equipment necessities are and we will find
Get to know us better. Call and ask to speak to
our engineers, our fabricators, our service director…
or even our president. Dial 800-255-6620 toll free
in North America and ask for Al-jon Scrap or Solid
We also invite you to tour our facilities. In the
meantime, visit us at www.aljon.com.
Al-jon Inc., 14599 2nd Avenue, Ottumwa, Iowa USA 52501
641-682-4506 or Toll free in North America 800-255-6620 • www.aljon.com
KEEPING IT SIMPLE. BUILDING IT STRONG.