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 and this mill isn’t designed to handle wood pellets, don’t even try, but it makes great feed pellets and is much more productive and economical than a wood pellet is when making feed pellets. 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 for wood pellets, but rocks, bolts etc. can damage them beyond use, so I recommend you keep a set of spares.
$2422.00 Plus shipping
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.
$1799.00 Plus shipping.