Self-Contained Compactors

Since 1978 the Cram-A-Lot brand has been synonymous with reliability and durability. This reputation has been built largely on the outstanding performance of our self-contained compactors. Our legendary SC Series compactors have been designed for maximum reliability and durability. We know that every time the keyswitch is turned, you need your compactor to start and run trouble free. By integrating simplicity and quality into our machines, we ensure the reliability that you expect and deserve. We optimize our compactor construction for durability by putting the right type of steel and the right amount of steel, in the places that need it most. This attention to robust design ensures that your compactor will be built to last for years to come.

Standard Features Include:

  • Made in the USA
  • Complete UL Listing
  • ANSI Z245.2 Compliant
  • Cylinders Made in the USA to Our Specification
  • Remote Power Unit w/ Weather Cover
  • Key Operated Controls
  • Quiet Operating Vane Pump
  • TEFC Electric Motor
  • Spin-On Oil Filter
  • 10' Hydraulic Hoses w/ Quick Disconnect
  • Floor Sheet - 3/16" Single Piece Steel
  • Container Rails - 6" x 2" Single Piece Structural Tube
  • Container Sides - 7 ga Single Piece Steel
  • Tip Top Roof Design Sheds Water
  • UHMW Ram Guides assure straight tracking and are readily replaceable
  • Heavy Duty Controls - Nema 4 rated pushbutton controls with key-lockable start switch

Hydraulic Cylinders:
A compactor's hydraulic cylinders represent the single most expensive purchased component on the machine. Not only are the cylinders themselves expensive, but many hours of labor is required to remove and replace them if they fail. Given these facts, it would seem that all manufacturers would source a high quality cylinder to use in their compactors, but unfortunately they don't. Because they're the highest cost component, this is one of the first areas considered when product managers and engineers are challenged by upper management to "cut costs". Some decide to change their specifications to a lighter duty design, others start importing lower cost cylinders from China.
At Cram-A-Lot, we have sourced our cylinders from the same supplier for over 20 years. Our cylinders are Made in the USA and our specification has remained the same. We design our cylinders to last. Cylinder design is not a good place to cut corners! Cost savings may be achieved, but only at the expense of reliability. Our customers deserve better! Just say "NO!" to cheap Chinese cylinders!

Compactor Sizes & Construction

We offer both single cylinder and twin cylinder compactor models with 1, 2, and 2.5 cubic yard charge chamber capacities available. A 3/8" hardened AR plate floor can withstand the abuse of the toughest application, and provides the durability and long life you expect from a Cram-A-Lot. A full width breaker bar constructed of a single piece of 6" x 6" x 3/4" angle iron will stand up to any trash you can throw at it.

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Self-Contained Compactor Steel Options
Angle Guides with Wheel Stops
Channel Guides
Bumper Plate on Dump Door
Breaker Bar Teeth (Fixed or Hinged)
7 Available Understructure / Hook Up Styles
Self-Contained Compactor Electrical & Hydraulic Options
75% & 100% Full Lights Combined
Color Coded Pressure Gauge (Power Unit Mounted or Field Mounted)
Full Remote Controls, 15’ Lead (Four or Six operators)
Multi-Cycle Operation, 3 Cycles (with or without selector switch)
Hold To Run
Internal Hydraulics Plumbed to Both Sides with Couplers
Hydraulic & Electric Couplers Located at Dump Door
Extra Length Power Unit Hose (15, 20, 25, 30ft)
Oil Heater
Oil Level Shutdown
Oil Temperature Shutdown
Biodegradable Oil
Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer
Single Phase Voltage Option (5hp, 230V, w/ 2 Stage Pump)
 Three Phase Voltage Options (208V, 230V, 460V, 575V)

CRAM-A-LOT® 1-2-3 Warranty
J.V. Manufacturing will furnish without charge:
1) All parts and labor expenses through the first year of ownership to remedy any faults proven to be the result of defective materials or workmanship.
2) All parts through the second year of ownership to remedy any faults proven to be the result of defective materials or workmanship.
3) All labor expenses through the third year of ownership to remedy any structural faults proven to be the result of defective materials or workmanship.
This warranty does not apply to any damage caused by negligence, misuse, modifications, alterations, or accidents by purchaser or third parties. Refer to operation manual for specific warranty coverage.