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. 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 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 motors. This mill weighs 2800 KG (6175 LBS ) with the main motor and 2500 KG (5500 lbs) without it. 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.