What is Hay Pellet Maker?
Hay pellet mill is especially designed for making pellets from hay, including dry grass, straw, alfalfa, and so on. Traditionally hay or hay pellets are used as feed for cattle, rabbit, sheep, etc. But recently, there is an emerging demand of using hay pellets for heat.
How does hay pellet machine making hay pellets for feed?
First of all, ensure you have got abundant materials. Then a feed grinder is needed to get the raw material well prepared for pelletizing (length shorter than 10mm). Then these small particles should be crushed into powder by using a hammer mill (diameter less than 3mm). At last, a dry machine is needed to keep the moisture content of the hay around 15%.
And after all these are done, the material is totally available for the hay pellet maker. Feed the hay into the pellet maker, and the power will be compressed into density pellets. This not the end! The pellets coming out from the pellet maker is very hot (about 85 degrees). You should use a cooler machine to cool the pellets to 35 degrees. After cooling, the pellets need to be packed with a packing machine and then they could be store for a long time.
making hay pellets for feed
Hay pellets made by the hay pellet mill machine contain many necessary ingredients that animal including rabbit and horse need in growth. Pellet shape also avoids nutrition unbalance of fussy animals. In addition, the pellets are easy to store, so that animals can eat nutritious hay pellets all year round.
Hay pellets for fuel
Hay pellets used as fuel have some advantages:
- Hay pellet is a kind of green heating source since it produces 90% less greenhouse gases than fossil fuels like coal, and is 10 times under the EPA emission limit.
- Hay pellets have a surprisingly high energy input-to-output ratio of as high as 20:1, while wood has 10:1, and biodiesel has 5:1.
- One pound of hay pellets will produce nearly 8,000 BTUs, which is almost equal to hardwood, and even close to the heat that coal releases in combustion. Therefore it is quite a fantastic kind of heat source.
- What’s more, hay is cheap to get and quite plentiful than fossil fuels.
Currently, hay pellets making has been a promising business, not only because of the low cost of obtaining raw materials, but also because burning hay pellets for home heating can save amazingly a half of cost. As a result, more and more homes are demanding hay pellets, thus hay pellets making business is boosting economy now.