The O'Keefe Group, Inc.
Marathon’s RJ-400VL Value Line Stationary Compactor: highly efficient, economical compaction equipment for today’s cost conscious waste generators. The RJ-400VL provides the cost-saving benefits of solid waste compaction including labor reduction, fewer collection pickups, and space savings.
Unit of Measure


Charge Box Capacity - Mfrs. Rating

N/A 3 yd³2.3 m³

Charge Box Capacity - WASTEC Rating

N/A 2.55 yd³1.95 m³

Clear Top Opening Length

N/A 67 1/2 in1714 mm

Clear Top Opening Width

N/A 60 in1473 mm


N/A 6000 lbs2721 kg

Capacity per Hour

N/A 184 yd³140 m³

Industry Standards/Certifications

Industry Standards/Certifications

Performance Characteristics

Cycle Time

N/A 50 sec

Total Normal Force

N/A 46700 lbf208 kN

Total Maximum Force

N/A 55100 lbf245 kN

Normal Ram Face Pressure

N/A 26.8 psi185 kPa

Maximum Ram Face Pressure

N/A 31.7 psi218 kPa

Ram Penetration

N/A 13 in330 mm

Electrical Equipment

TEFC Electrical Motor Power (3/60 to 208/230/460)

N/A 15 hp11.2 kW

AC Electrical Control Voltage

N/A 120 V


N/A ANSI Regulation Z245.2 NEMA OSHA UL Listed

Electrical Equipment Specifications

  • UL Labeled Panel Box: Type NEMA 3R, All Circuits Fused
  • Standard 2 Button Controls: Keylock Start/ Mushroom Stop
  • Connected to 13' Sealtite

Hydraulic Equipment

Hydraulic Pump Capacity

N/A 18.5 gpm70 L/min

Normal Pressure

N/A 1650 psi114 bar

Maximum Pressure

N/A 1950 psi134 bar

Hydraulic Cylinder Bore Diameter

N/A 6 in152 mm

Hydraulic Cylinder Rod Diameter

N/A 4 in102 mm

Design & Construction

Design and Construction

N/A Marathon now offers the first Side-Mounted Power unit in the industry. This new design offers the convenience and ease-of-maintenance of a remote power pack along with the space savings of an integrated power pack. Other unique design features include:
  • New configuration that eliminates ALL electrical components from the inside of the compactor.
  • Operator accessible Reset Button for the Motor Starter to eliminate entry into the control box.
  • Advanced, simplified Two Button Operation.
  • Limit Switch (arrow) attached to the outside of the compactor body for ease-of-maintenance and damage protection.
  • Marathon built, high performance, Pump is secured to "C" flange motor with a machined bracket that guarantees coupling alignment.
  • The RJ-400VL features an advanced, simplified control system with 2 button operation. It is key-operated and fully automatic. The heavy duty push button controls are contained in a weatherproof NEMA 4 enclosure. Connected to the power pack with 13' of sealtite, the controls can be located for operator convenience.


N/A The RJ-400VL compactor is fully automatic. Simply dump waste into the large 67 1/2" x 60" charge box opening and turn the key. After the compaction cycle completes, the unit shuts down automatically. Key operation gives the operator absolute control over compactor use, eliminating expensive sharing of waste receptacles.

The packing ram is supported by specially formulated cast iron shoes which ride on replaceable wear strips. This exclusive design protects the charge box floor from the full force of the packing ram, extending the life and dramatically reducing compaction-robbing friction.

Optional Features Available


  • The optional TrashMinder® is the most advanced method for reporting and measuring container fullness as well as for managing user access and billing. For a detailed description see Marathon’s TrashMinder® brochure.
  • Multi-cycle timer, dual controls, ozone odor control system, hoppers and many other options are also available as well as a full line of compaction containers.
  • Chutes can be constructed to meet your specifications and needs. They reduce the risk of pilferage of valuable merchandise or tools by eliminating a person’s ability to hide items in the trash in order to recover them later from the waste receptacle.


N/A Pictures in this literature are illustrative only. Specifications are subject to change without notice in order to accommodate improvements to the equipment. Certified in compliance with ANSI Regulation Z245.2, all OSHA standards, and certified under WASTEC's Stationary Compactor Certification Program. Products must be used with safe practice and in accordance with said regulations and standards.