FEED PELLET MILLS FOR SALE

Feed Pellet Mills for sale:

As you browse around for pellet mills you are likely to find references to “Flat Plate” and “Ring Die” included in the description. Here is what they are talking about.

Exposed die and roller in a typical flat plate pellet mill.

Flat Plate Pellet Mills are characterized by the fact that the die through which the raw material is forced is flat like a dinner plate. It is usually turned by a set of gears called a ring and pinion or Hypoid gear that would ordinarily be seen in the differential rear end of an automobile. However in some cases like the one on the right, the rollers are driven and the die is stationary. It is purely opinion as to whether the driven die or the driven roller variety is best. I like the driven roller models better myself.

Ring Die Pellet Mills are identifiable by the circular “ring” shape of their extrusion die. Generally small  wheels in the center of the ring ride on the die and force the raw material through the extrusion holes. They are capable of very large amounts of production and they don’t wear out as quickly as flat plate mills. They are quite a bit heavier than flat plate mills. They are usually a lot more expensive and are prefered by commercial pellet mills. But because the raw material is hidden from view when it is being forced through the die it is much more difficult to troubleshoot production problems. For this reason I like new mill operators to start out with a flat plate mill. Once the mill operator has a bunch of experience he/she will have a much easier time learning to run a ring die pellet mill.

 



  • ATFP200T

     


    The ATFP200T is an unpowered pellet mill with a 200 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 550 rpm PTO from a tractor. It is not designed to be run by a motor or engine. It is rated at 220 to 440 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains and you should probably not use this mill to make wood pellets, it doesn’t have enough torque. To make wood pellets please check out my wood pellet mill page.

    This mill will require a tractor with at least 12 to 15 HP available at the PTO. This mill comes complete with the Jack Shaft but you will have to construct your own 3 point hitch and likely as not the PTO U joint will need a different spline coupling due to the difference between US and Asian tractors. This mill weighs 330 Lbs and its dimensions are 28 X 21 X 42 inches. Spare Die is $105 Spare Roller assy is also $105. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of normal operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

    $1029.00 Plus shipping.


  • ATFP200E

     

    The ATFP200E is an electrically powered  pellet mill with a 200 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 1500 to 1700 rpm electrical motor. If I supply the motor it will be a 3 phase motor but you can decide what voltage you want.  It is rated at 220 to 440 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. If you want to pelletize wood, check out my wood pellet mill page.

    This mill will require an electrical motor with a continuous power rating of 7.5KW or more. It weighs 520Lbs and its dimensions are 39 X 18 X 43 inches.Spare Die is $105 Spare Roller assy is also $105. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of normal operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

    $1363.60 Plus Shipping 


     ATFP200E-Bare

    You can also order this model pellet mill as the ATFP200E-Bare. It doesn’t come with the motor or electrical control box. The dimensions stay the same at 39 X 18 X 43 inches. The weight is reduced to 400 LBS. If you have a spare 1700 rpm in the 7.5 KW or 10 HP range this might be the right fit for you.

     

    $932.40 Plus shipping.


  • ATFP200D/ATFP200DE

     The ATFP200D is a Diesel Engine powered  pellet mill with a 200 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a variable rpm Diesel Engine rated at 15HP. If I supply the engine it will be a Chang-Chai China Diesel. They are the least expensive I have found and require regular attention. Think of them as the Briggs and Stratton of the industrial equipment world. This type of engine is evaporatively cooled. There is no radiator. It just heats up to 212 degrees and starts blowing off steam. You have to keep an eye on the coolant level as it naturally evaporates away. These engines are one lung diesels and they shake rattle and roll. It is not uncommon for them to shake loose a nut or bolt here or there, so when you are filling the water or diesel you need to check the oil level, and the tightness of all exposed nuts and bolts. It burns about a quart of diesel per hour. It is hand started with a big crank very reminicent of old model A Fords. Electric Start is available in the model ATFP200DE. If you don’t know how to turn a wrench you should probably find an alternative power source. But if you know your way around a toolbox you won’t find a better value in diesel power.This mill  is rated at 220 to 440 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains.  It weighs 551Lbs and its dimensions are 47 x 22 x 43 inches. Spare Die is $105 Spare Roller assy is also $105. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

    $1666.00 Plus ShippingPlus shipping.


    ATFP200DE


    The ATFP200DE pellet mill is identical in every way except it has an electric starter and a geared flywheel and the electrical wiring to allow you to hook up a 12 V Car Battery. This makes it much easier to start your pellet mill. It is possible to hand start these small diesels by hand, but you’ve got  to have a good bit of balast in your britches and more than average strength. I highly recommend you spend the extra cash and get the electric start option. Especially if you ever have to start the diesel at sub freezing temperatures. It can be brutal. It does not come with the pictured battery due to shipping restrictions. It’s dimentions are 47 X 22 X43 inches and it weighs 621 lbs. It is designed for the back yard or garage pellet maker. It even looks good sitting around in the garage when it isn’t needed. Spare Die is $105 Spare Roller assy is also $105. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation for wood pellets, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use just as effectively as any ham fisted operator, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

  • $1999.00 Plus Shipping 


    ATFP200D-Bare

     
    You can also order this model pellet mill as the ATFP200D-Bare. It doesn’t come with the engine. Because it has a pulley attach point it can be used with Gas, Diesel, or Electrical Motors.

    The dimensions stay the same at 39 X 18 X 43 inches. The weight is 400 LBS

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  • $932.40 Plus shipping.


  • ATFP250T

    The ATFP250T is an unpowered pellet mill with a 250 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 550 rpm PTO from a tractor. It is not designed to be run by a motor or engine. It is rated at 440 to 660 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. It will require a tractor with at least 18 to 25 HP available at the PTO. This mill comes complete with the Jack Shaft but you will have to construct your own 3 point hitch and likely as not the PTO U joint will need a different spline coupling due to the difference between US and Asian tractors. This mill weighs 550 Lbs and its dimensions are 29 X 29 X 49 inches. Spare Die is $147 Spare Roller assy is also $133. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation  but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.
  • $1463.00 Plus shipping


  • ATFP250E

      
    The ATFP250E is an electrically powered  pellet mill with a 250 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 1500 to 1700 rpm electrical motor. If I supply the motor it will be a 11KW 3 phase motor but you can decide what voltage you want.  It is rated at 440 to 660 lb per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. It will require an electrical motor with a continuous power rating of 11KWor more. It weighs 992 Lb and its dimensions are 45x19x49 inches. Spare Die is $147 Spare Roller assy is $133. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation for wood pellets, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

     

    $2373.00 Plus shipping


    ATFP250E-Bare


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    You can also order this model as the ATFP250E-Bare. It doesn’t come with the motor or electrical control box. The idea being that you will use your own electric motor to drive it. If you have the motor, the skills to align it and connect the wiring and control circuits then you could save a good bit by ordering this mill. The dimensions are 22 X 19 X 49 inches.

    The weight is 792 LBS.

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    $1799.00 Plus shipping.


  • ATFP250DE

         The ATFP250DE is a Diesel Engine powered  pellet mill with a 250 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a variable rpm Diesel Engine rated at 22HP. If I supply the engine it will be a Chang-Chai China Diesel. They are the least expensive I have found and require regular attention. This type of engine is evaporatively cooled. There is no radiator. It just heats up to 212 degrees and starts blowing off steam. You have to keep an eye on the coolant level as it naturally evaporates away. These engines are one lung diesels and they shake rattle and roll. It is not uncommon for them to shake loose a nut or bolt here or there, so when you are filling the water or diesel you need to check the oil level, and the tightness of all exposed nuts and bolts. It burns about a quart and a half of diesel per hour. It is 12V electric start. If you don’t know how to turn a wrench you should probably find an alternative power source. But if you know your way around a toolbox you won’t find a better value in diesel power. As you can see we turned the motor perpendicular to the mill to increase stability.This mill  is rated at 440 to 660 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains.  It weighs 1300Lbs and its dimensions are 61 X21 X 49 inches when packaged for shipping. Spare Die is $119 Spare Roller assy is also $119. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

    $2422.00 Plus shipping


    ATFP250DE-Bare

    You can also order this model as the ATFP250DE-Bare. It doesn’t come with the Engine. The idea being that you will use your own engine to drive it. The dimensions are 51 X 19 X 49 inches. The weight is reduced to 840 LBS.

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    $1799.00 Plus shipping.


    ATFP300T

  • The ATFP300T shown to the right without paint, is an unpowered  pellet mill with a 300 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 550 rpm PTO from a tractor. It is not designed to be run by a motor or engine. It is rated at 660 to 880 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. It will require a tractor with at least 25 to 30 HP available at the PTO. This mill comes complete with the Jack Shaft but you will have to construct your own 3 point hitch and likely as not the PTO U joint will need a different spline coupling due to the difference between US and Asian tractors. This mill weighs 705 Lbs and its dimensions are 30 x 28 x 53 inches. Spare Die is $189 Spare Roller assy is $189. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

     

    $1880.00 Plus shipping


  • ATFP300E


    The ATFP300E is an electrically powered  pellet mill with a 300 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 1500 to 1700 rpm electrical motor. If I supply the motor it will be a 22KW 3 phase motor but you can decide what voltage you want.  In fact you can order it without the motor and use your own. It is rated at 660 to 880lb per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. It will require an electrical motor with a continuous power rating of 30HP or more. It weighs 1127 Lb and its dimensions are 50x21x42 inches. Spare Die is $161.00 Spare Roller assy is  $147.00 Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares..

    $3091.00 Plus shipping

    $2280.00 Plus shipping without the motor


  • ATFP300DE

     

    The ATFP300DE is a Diesel Engine powered  pellet mill with a 300 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a variable rpm Diesel Engine rated at 30HP or more. If I supply the engine it will be a Chang-Chai China Diesel. They are the least expensive I have found and require regular attention. This type of engine is evaporatively cooled. There is no radiator. It just heats up to 212 degrees and starts blowing off steam. You have to keep an eye on the coolant level as it naturally evaporates away. These engines are one lung diesels and they shake rattle and roll. It is not uncommon for them to shake loose a nut or bolt here or there, so when you are filling the water or diesel you need to check the oil level, and the tightness of all exposed nuts and bolts. It burns about a quart and a half of diesel per hour. It is 12V electric start. If you don’t know how to turn a wrench you should probably find an alternative power source. But if you know your way around a toolbox you won’t find a better value in diesel power. As you can see we turned the motor perpendicular to the mill to increase stability. this is actually a photograph of the ATFP250DE but they look very much alike. This mill  is rated at 660 to 880 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains.  It weighs 1421 Lbs and its dimensions are 61 X21 X 53 inches when packaged for shipping. Spare Die is $161 Spare Roller assy is also $147. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

    $3164.00 Plus shipping

    $2280.00 Plus shipping without the motor


  • ATFP350T

    The line of mills with a 350mm die is likely the best bang for your buck. The sales figures confirm it. Roughly 2/3 of my sales are for one of the 350mm mills. It is the smallest mill that can be ordered with a “heavy duty” option. It can be considered for a small commercial operation. The ATFP350T is an unpowered pellet mill with a 350mm die. The holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 550 rpm PTO from a tractor. It is not designed to be run by a motor or engine. It is rated at 880 to 1200 lbs per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. It will require a tractor with at least 30-40HP available at the
    PTO. This mill comes complete with the Jack Shaft but you will have to construct your own 3 point hitch and likely as not the PTO U joint will need a different spline coupling due to the difference between US and Asian tractors. This mill weighs 992 Lbs and its dimensions are 31 x 29 x 53 inches. Spare Die is $350 Spare Roller assy is $418. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation for wood pellets, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.

    $2458.00 Plus shipping


    ATFP350THD

    The “heavy duty” or quasi-commercial version of this mill comes with a higher grade of  hardened steel used in it’s tapered rollers.The tapered rollers produce less friction as they roll over the die and thus last longer. The HD tapered rollers price is $665.00 and the HD die is $385.00. The hypoid gears which are not so easily seen are from Isuzu. They are considered to be superior to normal grade ring and pinion gears.Just looking at ithis mill you can tell it is built much more stoutly than the standard version.  If you are planning on starting a small commercial feed pelleting operation, I recommend you start with this heavy duty option. It is available in all versions of the 350 series mills. the shown unit is designed to be powered with the PTO of a rather large tractor and comes with the Jack Shaft.

      $3600.00 Plus shipping


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  • ATFP350EC

     

    This is the ATFP350E, it is shown with the optional conditioner and electrical control panel. It is an  electrically powered  pellet mill with a 350 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 1500 to 1700 rpm electrical motor. If I supply the motor it will be a 30KW 3 phase motor but you can decide what voltage you need. In fact you can buy this mill without any motor and supply your own.  It is rated at 880 to 1200 lb per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains. It will require an electrical motor with a continuous power rating of 30 KWor more. It weighs 1650 Lb and its dimensions are 71X30X70 inches. Spare Die is $245 Spare Roller assy is also $350. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation for wood pellets, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares..

    Price as shown with Mill, Motor, Electric Control Panel and Conditioner

     $4929.00 Plus shipping


    ATFP350E


    This is the ATFP350E, It is an  electrically powered  pellet mill with a 350 mm diameter die, the holes in the die can be pretty much whatever size you would like. It is designed to be powered by a 1500 to 1700 rpm electrical motor. If I supply the motor it will be a 30KW 3 phase motor but you can decide what voltage you need. In fact you can buy this mill without any motor and supply your own.  It is rated at 880 to 1200 lb per hour of production depending on the type of material you want to pelletize. Wood is much more difficult to pelletize than grasses or grains, in fact so much so that I don’t recommend you even try making wood pellets with it. It will require an electrical motor with a continuous power rating of 30 KW or more. It weighs 1650 Lb and its dimensions are 71X30X70 inches. Spare Die is $245 Spare Roller assy is also $350. Figure on changing the die and roller every 1600 hours of operation for wood pellets, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares on hand if you are going to use this mill on a regular basis.

     

     

    $3727.00 Plus shipping


    ATFP350E-Bare No Motor

       

    The Bare unit comes with a 4 belt pulley which you can’t see in this photo, It also has a beefy bearing to withstand the side load of a pulley driven power source. With this mill you can connect your own power source. You will need at motor capable of producing 40hp continuously.

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    $2841.00 Plus shipping

    ATRD250E

     

    This is the ATRD-250E, it is the smallest Ring Die machine I build at this time. If you want to start a small feed pellet making business, this is my choice for where to start.. This mill is belt driven which means it doesn’t come apart at the seams when a nut or bolt shows up in the mixing bowl. Instead the belt starts squealing and fills the air with acrid smoke, but your mill doesn’t usually sustain serious damage. In a small start-up company the extra cost of the belts wearing out is a small price to pay for this type of security. Small operations or new operations usually don’t have the appropriate equipment to keep the feed-stock totally pure. The little tube on the top is called a conditioner. It allows you to add heat, moisture or binding agents if you need them. This mill is rated at 500 KG (1100 Lbs) per hour for soft wood pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. In my tests with this mill prove it is unsuited to making wood pellets at all. Engineers, smart though they are, don’t know everything. But this mill does a very good job making feed pellets  Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets regardless of the mill. The skill of the crew in managing particle consistency, and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve.

    This mill uses only 22 KW of 3 phase electric power which makes it very economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 1.5 KW per hour of electricity. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motor to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill without a motor and supply it yourself. This mill weighs 550 KG (1210 LBS ) with the motor and 430 KG (935 lbs) without the motor. Dimensions are 156 X 140 X 129 CM (62 X 55 X 50 Inches). The Die is 250 mm (9.8 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should figure on changing the expendable die and roller every 1600 to 2000 hours. Spare dies are $670.00 and spare rollers are $525.00. The drive belts are also expendable but you should have no problem finding them at your local auto parts store. In fact most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires maintenance.

    With Motor $5225.00 Plus shipping.

    Without Motor $4400.00 Plus shipping.

     

    ATRD300E FEED PELLET MILL

     A Pair of ATRD300E Feed Pellet Mills
    A Pair of ATRD300E Feed Pellet Mills

     

    This is the ATRD-300E, I consider this to be the best bang for the buck mill I sell. If you want to start a small feed pellet making business, this is a very good choice for where to start. But only after you have put your time in with a small flat plate pellet mill. This mill is belt driven which means it runs smoothly and with less risk of gear breakage due to foreign object damage than its gear driven brethren.

    DSC00714The little tube on the top is called a conditioner which is included with this mill. It allows you to add heat, moisture or binding agents if you need them. This mill is rated at 800 KG (1750 Lbs) per hour for softwood pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets.Wood feed stock should not be used with this mill.  The skill of the crew in managing particle consistency, and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve.

    This mill uses only 32 KW (43 HP) of 3 phase electric power which makes it very economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 1.5KW per hour of electricity. There is also a third motor pushing the raw material into the mill. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motors to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill without a motor and supply it yourself. This mill weighs 850KG (1875 LBS ) with the motor and 700 KG (1543 lbs) without the motor. Dimensions are 165*145*143 CM (65 X 57 X 56 Inches). The Die is 300 mm (11.8 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should figure on changing the expendable die and roller every 1600 to 2000 hours of operation. Spare dies are $1150.00 and spare rollers are $725.00. Most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires maintenance. Pellet mill technicians aren’t available in every town.

     

    With Motor $7300.00 Plus shipping.

    Without Motor $6400.00 Plus shipping.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

  • ATRD300EHD

    This is the ATRD300E, it is the smallest Ring Die Pellet Mil with a transmission instead of a belt drive I build but it is available with either. I consider this to be the best bang for the buck mill I sell. If you want to start a small pellet making business, this is a very good choice for where to start.

    The little tube on the top is called a conditioner which is included with this mill. It allows you to add heat, moisture or binding agents if you need them. This mill is rated at 800 KG (1750 Lbs) per hour for softwood pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets. The skill of the crew in managing particle consistency, and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve.In my opinion you should only use the gear driven version when making wood pellets and use the belt driven version when making feed pellets.

    This mill uses only 32 KW (43 HP) of 3 phase electric power which makes it very economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 1.5 KW per hour of electricity. There is also a third motor pushing the raw material into the mill. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motors to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill without a motor and supply it yourself. This mill weighs 850KG (1875 LBS ) with the motor and 700 KG (1543 lbs) without the motor. Dimensions are 165*145*143 CM (65 X 57 X 56 Inches). The Die is 300 mm (11.8 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should figure on changing the expendable die and roller every 1600 to 2000 hours Spare dies are $1150.00 and spare rollers are $725.00. Most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires maintenance.

     

    With Belt Drive and Electric Motor $CALL ME Plus shipping.

    With Belt Drive and Without Electric Motor $CALL ME Plus shipping.

    With Gear Drive and Electric Motor Call Me!

    With Gear Drive and Without Electric Motor Call Me!

    With Gear Drive and Diesel Motor Call Me!

     With Belt Drive and Diesel Motor Call Me!

     With PTO drive Call Me!

     

     


  • ATRD350E

     

    This is the ATRD350E pellet mill with the collection hood removed. It gives you a good idea of what the pellets look like as they are extruded from the die.This Ring Die Pellet Mil has a transmission instead of a belt drive. I will build it to order for you.  If you want to start a pellet making business, this is a very good choice for where to start, it is also a good choice as a replacement mill if yours is worn out.  This mill doesn’t use belts in the drive train. Thus you must be very diligent about what materials you put into the mill. The transmission is quite expensive. It can be easily damaged by foreign objects  like nuts bolts and rocks that might suddenly jam the extruder. Like all the mills I sell it has a shear pin to save the mill, but they don’t always work in time. A good commercial operator will have conditioned his feedstock to preclude that possibility.

    There are a couple tubes on the top called a conditioner which is included with this mill. It allows you to add heat, moisture or binding agents if you need them. This mill is rated at 1000 KG (2200 Lbs) per hour for softwood  pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets. Your skill in managing particle consistency, and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve.

    This mill uses only 58 KW (78 HP) of 3 phase electric power which makes it very
    economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 1.5KW per hour of electricity. There is also a third motor pushing the raw material into the mill. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motors to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill without a motor and supply it yourself. This mill weighs 1300 KG (2866 LBS ) with the motor and 1080 KG (2380 lbs) without the motor. Dimensions are 180*155*158 CM (71 X 61 X 62 Inches). The Die is 350 mm (13.8 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should figure on changing the expendable die and roller every 1600 to 2000 HRS. Spare dies are $1295.00 and spare rollers are $836.00. Most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires maintenance.

     

                                                With Electric Motor $16725.00 Plus shipping.

    With Diesel Motor Plus Shipping.  Call Me.

    Without Motor $15695.00 Plus shipping.


  • ATRD400E

     

    This is the ATRD400E pellet mill. This one does not have a motor mounted on it yet.

    This Ring Die Pellet Mil has a transmission instead of a belt drive. I will build it to order for you.  This mill is a good choice for a medium to large commercial pellet line. It is also a good bet if you have an existing mill that is showing its age.  This mill doesn’t use belts for driving  it. Thus you must be very diligent about what materials you put into it. The transmission is quite expensive. It can be easily damaged by foreign objects  like nuts bolts and rocks that might suddenly jam the extruder. Like all the mills I sell it has a shear pin to save the mill, but they don’t always work correctly. A good commercial operator will have conditioned his feedstock to preclude that possibility.

    There is a small pipe on the top called a conditioner which is included with this mill and all of my ring die pellet mills for that matter.  It allows you to add heat, moisture or binding agents if you need them.


    This mill is rated at 1500 KG (3300 Lbs) per hour for softwood  pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets. Your skill in managing particle consistency, and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve.

    This mill uses only 90 KW (120 HP) of 3 phase electric power which makes it very economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 2.2 KW per hour of electricity. There is also a third motor pushing the raw material into the mill. It uses .55 kw of power. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motors to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill with or without a motor. This mill weighs 2000 KG (4400 LBS ) with the motor and 1700 KG (3750 lbs) without the motor. Dimensions are 205*175*220 CM (81 X 70 X 87 Inches). The Die is 400 mm (15.7 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should plan on changing the expendable die and roller 1600 to 2000 Hrs.. Spare dies are $1570.00 and spare rollers are $1170.00. Most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires regular maintenance.

     

    With Motor $28,850.00 Plus shipping.

    Without Motor $27,175.00 Plus shipping.


  • ATRD420E

     

    This is the ATD420E ring die pellet mill. It features a nice long conditioner and it has a feature I have not seen on any other pellet mill in the world. It can be used with belt drive or as a direct drive mill. Furthermore it is a big mill, and usually big mills do not come with belt drive protection. This one can go either way.

    This mill is rated at 2000 KG (4400 Lbs) per hour for softwood  pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets. Your skill in managing particle consistency, and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve. I have no problem with using this mill to make pellets from grains and grasses, but exposure to smaller mills makes me think this mill won’t make good wood pellets because of the belt drive. But I am certain it will make great pellets for feeding animals.

     

    This mill uses only 110 KW (150 HP) of 3 phase electric power which makes it very economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 5.5 KW per hour of electricity. There is also a third motor pushing the raw material into the mill. It uses .55 kw of power. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motors to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill with or without a motor. This mill weighs 2800 KG (6175 LBS ) with the motor and 2500 KG (5500 lbs) without the motor. Dimensions are 225*195*235 CM(89 X 77 X 93 Inches). The Die is 420 mm (16.5 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should plan on changing the expendable die and roller every 1600 to 2000 Hrs. Spare dies are $1880.00 and spare rollers are $1220.00. Most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires regular maintenance.

     

    With Motor $37,200.00 Plus shipping.

    Without Motor $35,100.00 Plus shipping.


     

  • ATRD508E

     

    This is the ATRD508E ring die pellet mill. It is a direct drive mill.

    This mill is rated at 2500 KG (5500 Lbs) per hour for softwood  pellets. But that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Your actual production will depend on the type of material being processed. Grasses and grains are the easiest, wood is harder, and hardwoods are the worst to make into pellets. Your skill in managing particle consistency and moisture control are the biggest factor in how much production you will achieve.

    This mill uses only 132 KW (180 HP) of 3 phase electric power which makes it very economical to use. The small motor driving the conditioner uses 5.5 KW per hour of electricity. There is also a third motor pushing the raw material into the mill. It uses .55 kw of power. I recommend that you use this mill with a VFD (variable frequency drive) so that you can change the speed of the motors to peak your production. Getting exactly the right speed can make a gigantic difference in the production you achieve with any pellet mill. You are welcome to buy this mill with or without a motor. This mill weighs 3500 KG (7700 LBS ) with the motor and 3150 KG (6950 lbs) without the motor.

    Dimensions are 235*215*245 CM (93 X 85 X 97 Inches). The Die is 508 mm (20 inches) in diameter as the model number indicates.

    You should plan on changing the expendable die and roller every 1600 to 2000 hours of operation assuming an 8 hour workday. Spare dies are $2300.00 and spare rollers are $1350.00. Most of the parts that might ever go bad on this machine should be easily sourced at a local parts supply house or industrial hardware store. If you are not a good wrench, you should either plan on learning to become one, or have one on your payroll. This is good industrial grade machinery but like all machinery it requires regular maintenance.

    With Motor $46,200.00 Plus shipping.

    Without Motor $43,680.00 Plus shipping.


     

     

     

     

  • ATRD860E

    This is the largest and most recent mill my little company has built so far. In fact it is so big that I have to rent a factory floor from a partner company just to build it. It weighs in at 12 metric tons and it takes a pretty beefy traveling crane just to jocky it around. Don’t buy this mill unless you have a pretty beefy forklift to jocky it into position.

    The ring die is 860 MM across (33.85 inches). It is rated at 3.3 Metric tons per hour of wood pellet production. But use a good bit of salt when using this number. I put 4 of them into one pellet plant and expected to get 13 Tons of pellets per hour, but after a year of wrangling with it, the four mills altogether will only produce 10.2 tons per hour. The customer was understanding and kept the mills anyway, but it goes to show you how different materials with different customers and different operators running the same mill seem to get different rates of production. This same mill making pellets from different grain mixtures easily produces 6.5 tons per hour with just one mill.

    This mill comes with a Siemens brand electric motor rated at 280KW of 3 phase power. That doesn’t mean it will always use that much. That is simply the maximum load it can endure. The actual useage is always predicated by the load you put on it. Its going to eat a lot of electricity to produce wood pellets, and hardly break a sweat producing feed pellets.

    The ring die can be custom made to suit your raw material. Different materials require different compression ratios and that is dictated by the shape of the extrusion holes in the die which in turn dictates the amount of torque reqired to produce a pellet.
    You really start to understand the size of these mills when you see workers sitting atop one from a bit of distance. These mills are  2690 * 2800* 2300 mm thats 8 foot 10 inches X 9 foot 2 inches X 7 foot 6.5 inches for us Americans. These are really big chunks of steel. The picture below is of a typical 4 mill plant installation.

    Notice that this mill, like all the better ring die mills, is designed to be used with an automated lubrication system to allow for 24 X 7 production.

    It takes me 2 months to round up all the parts and assemble one of these mills. But I can produce up to 8 of them per month. This presents an issue for me and possibly an opportunity for my customers. When I add up all my costs and add a few points of profit each mill runs $147,000 dollars if I produce them one at a time. But due to costs of workers, manufacturing space and freight costs I can reduce that price by up to $20,000 if you will order 3 or more of them at a time. So in lots of 3 or more your price is $127,000.00 each. This is before shipping costs are figured in which varies a good bit depending on where you need them shipped.

    ATRD860E. 

    $147,000.00 US one off price

    $127,000.00 US when purchased at least 3 at a time. 
    *Plus shipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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