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Item # RJ-225, RJ-225 On-Site Compactors

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The RamJet 225 is your best compactor value. Built for reliable performance in commercial and medium industrial situations, it effectively reduces solid waste material to a fraction of its original size. It is attractively priced and features 56 second cycle time and powerful 55,100 lbs. maximum compaction force!

Marathon's Side-Mounted Power Unit offers the convenience and ease-of-maintenance of a remote power pack with the space savings of an integrated power pack.

Specifications  · Performance Characteristics  · Electrical Equipment  · Hydraulic Equipment  · Value Added Features  · Ram Guide System  · Optional Features Available  · Note


Charge Box Capacity - Mfrs. Rating

2 yd³

Charge Box Capacity - WASTEC Rating

1.55 yd³

Clear Top Opening

40.5 x 60 in
1029 x 1524

Capacity per Hour

100 yd³

Industry Standards/Certifications

Performance Characteristics

Cycle Time

56 sec

Total Normal Force

46700 lbf

Total Maximum Force

55100 lbf

Normal Ram Face Pressure

26.8 psi

Maximum Ram Face Pressure

31.7 psi

Ram Penetration

14 in

Electrical Equipment

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

10 hp

AC Electrical Control Voltage

120 V


ANSI Regulation Z245.2


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

13 gpm

Normal Pressure

1650 psi

Maximum Pressure

1950 psi

Hydraulic Cylinder Bore Diameter

6 in

Hydraulic Cylinder Rod Diameter

22 1/2 in


5150 lbs

Value Added Features
  • Allen-Bradley motor starter.
  • Heavier steel in key structural areas for heavy duty construction: charge box floor and ram face 1/2" steel; ram top, 3/8" steel; sides 1/4" steel plate.
  • TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) motor.
  • Quick release motor mount on the side mounted power unit for easy servicing and maintenance.
  • TRICON Fullness Assurance System. This time shifting device eliminates all but one limit switches. It also produces better compaction rations by making the ram dwell against the trash reducing the "memory" and springback. TRICON offers better cold weather performance and extends the life of the machine.
  • The Pump on Marathon's high performance Side-Mounted Power Unit is secured to a "C" flange TEFC motor with a machined bracket that guarantees coupling alignment. The Limit Switch and all other parts of the power unit are easily accessible for ease-of-maintenance. The Reset Button for the Motor Starter is also located on the outside which eliminates entry into the control box.
  • The RJ-225 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 13 enclosure. Connected to the power pack with 13' of sealtite, the controls can be located for operator convenience.

Ram Guide System
The packing ram is supported and guided 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 its life and dramatically reducing compaction-robbing friction.

Optional Features Available
  • TrashMinder® advanced method for reporting and measuring container usage and fullness; 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.

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.


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