WOOD PELLET MILLS FOR SALE

Pellets

Wood Pellet Mills differ from typical pellet mills in several primary ways. They are much lower geared to increase available torque and as a result they spin more slowly. Thus they are less productive when making pellets out of hay or grain than the higher geared feed pellet mills.. If you want to produce pellets for animal feed go back to the Feed Pellet Mills Page But if you want to make wood pellets this is the right page for you..

As I said, wood pellet mills are more low geared. Smaller flat plate wood pellet mills will use a planetary gear arrangement either in place of the typical hypoid gears or in addition to them. Larger flat plate wood pellet mills typically change out the hypoid gear altogether and replace it with a worm gear transmission in an integrated right angle gear motor. There are other differences like thicker die, larger shaft diameter and beefier bearings but those items are unseen by the consumer and vary from one supplier to the next. Here are the ones I can supply readily, but there are others as well.

Prices are always subject to change without notice. Please request a current price quote before making any financial decisions.

 

 

The Pellet Mills below are suitable for making wood pellets.

 


 ATFPW225E Wood Pellet Mill

ATFPW225E WOOD PELLET MILL, $1870.00 7.5 KW (10hp) electric motor, 240 lbs. per hour
ATFPW225E WOOD PELLET MILL, $1870.00 7.5 KW (10hp) electric motor, 240 lbs. per hour

 This is the smallest of the wood pellet mills that I make, it is equipped with a 225mm die and uses both a hypoid gear to make the right angle turn, and then has a planetary gear between the main gear and the mixing chamber. It looks like a small section of pipe with a flange connector on each end. Other than that planetary gear it is pretty much the same as any other fodder mill used to make feed pellets. It has a 7.5 KW (10hp) electric motor, is rated at 240 lbs per hour of pellet production for wood pellets. It will also make pellets out of most any leafy fodder or grain used to make animal feed, but because it has the extra gear reduction it doesn’t produce as much per hour. If you want to make feed pellets you should be on the feed mill page. This mill is priced at $1870 US dollars FOB my factory in Qingdao China. I will be happy to price out shipping costs for you if you want to drop me a line from the contact page.

 $1870 Plus Shipping

 

 

ATFPW229E Wood Pellet Mill

ATFPW229E WOOD PELLET MILL $2285.00 US 11KW (15hp)electric 360 lbs per hour
ATFPW229E WOOD PELLET MILL $2285.00 US 11KW (15hp)electric 360 lbs per hour

This is a photo of the ATFPW229E wood pellet mill. It is slightly larger than the ATFPW225 but as you can see it has a worm gear transmission. This allows for simpler transmission of power with only one transmission stage. Simpler is usually better in my experience. The die can be configured with holes as small as 2.5 mm or as large as 10 mm. It has an 11KW (15hp) three phase electric motor with your choice of voltage to match your electric grid. It is rated at 360 lbs per hour of wood pellet production.

The price for the ATFPW229E is $2285 US Dollars FOB my factory in Qingdao China. Contact me on my webpage for a price quote to the nearest port city to you. Click here to go to the contact page.

 $2285 Plus Shipping

 

 

 ATFPW295E Wood Pellet Mill

ATFPW295E WOOD PELLET MILL, $3328.00 15KW (20hp) electric 660 lbs. per hour
ATFPW295E WOOD PELLET MILL, $4985.00 15KW (20hp) electric 660 lbs. per hour

 Ok so it is actually a photo of the ATFPW229E but I didn’t have a photo for the 295 and they look essentially the same. The ATFPW295E has the integrated gear motor driven by a 15KW (20hp) three phase electric motor. It is rated at 660 lbs per hour of wood pellet production. Results will vary depending on the species of wood being pelletized. The ATFPW295 is priced at $4985.00 US Dollars FOB my factory in Qingdao China. Please use the Contact page if you would like a shipping quote to the nearest port city to you.

 

$4985 Plus Shipping

 

ATFPW335E Wood Pellet Mill

 

ATFPW335E WOOD PELLET MIL L$4316 US Dollars. 22KW (30hp) electric 880 LBS per hour,
ATFPW335E WOOD PELLET MIL L$4316 US Dollars. 22KW (30hp) electric 880 LBS per hour,

This model also looks very similar to the ATFPW395E, I’ll post photos of each as I get time. But as you can see, this size mill is very beefy and I wanted you to see what it looks like from the inside out so here are a series of photos to show you what you can expect.. The ATFPW335E comes with a 22KW (30hp) three phase electric motor. It is rated at 880 LBS per hour of wood pellet production. It is priced at $4316 US Dollars. Drop me a line from the Contact page or from my email address at dan@alaskapelletmill.com and I can get a shipping quote to the port city nearest to you.

 

$4316 Plus Shipping

 

 

 

ATFPW395E Wood Pellet Mill

 

30KW (40hp) three phase electric motor and is rated at 1200 LBS per hour of wood pellet production. It is priced at $6487 US
30KW (40hp) three phase electric motor and is rated at 1200 LBS per hour of wood pellet production. It is priced at $6487 US

The ATFPW395 comes with a 30KW (40hp) three phase electric motor and is rated at 1200 LBS per hour of wood pellet production. It is priced at $6487 US Dollars.The dies and rollers run $550 and $460 respectively if you want to keep spare consumables on hand. For more information, or for a shipping quote please use the contact  page or drop me an email at dan@alaskapelletmill.com

 

 

$6487 Plus Shipping

 

 

 

 

ATFPW395D Diesel Powered Wood Pellet Mill

ATFPW395D WOOD PELLET MILL $8794.50 1000 to 1200 lbs. PER HR. DIESEL POWER
ATFPW395D WOOD PELLET MILL $8794.50 1000 to 1200 lbs. PER HR. DIESEL POWER

The ATFPW395D   pictured above and below, is a new product, It uses the same basic components as the electric version but is coupled to a diesel engine. . For a guy out in the sticks without 3 phase power this might be just the ticket. It uses an honest to god 4 stroke water cooled diesel engine with a radiator, not the evaporatively cooled china diesels used on the smaller cheper mills.  I am rating this at 1000 to 1200 lbs of production of wood pellets per hour, but honestly, thats just a guess based on how well the electric version has worked. The dies and rollers run $550 and $460 respectively if you want to keep spare consumables on hand. I expect this unit weighs roughly 3000 lbs so shipping won’t be cheap. The price before shipping is $8794.50. That puts the estimated price into most major US cities at $9994.50 once you include the Customs duties, taxes, insurance, inspection fees, document fees, import broker fees etc. etc. etc. Other countries are much less expensive to ship into so please give me a call if you want an accurate landed cost into your country.

$8794 Plus Shipping

 

 ATRD350E Ring Die Wood Pellet Mill

 

ATRD350E WOOD PELLET MILL, ring die style with conditioner
ATRD350E WOOD PELLET MILL, ring die style with conditioner

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 21 days of operation assuming an 8 hour workday in a worst case scenario of dirty or sandy feedstock and upwards of 2000 hours if you have very clean oily type of feedstock. 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. As you can see in this photograph it has multiple lubrication hoses hooked up to keep it running a 24×7 schedule.

 

With Motor $16,725.00 Plus shipping.

Without Motor $15,695.00 Plus shipping.

 

 

ATRD400E RING DIE WOOD PELLET MILL

 

 

 

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

400 MM diameter die ring style Wood Pellet Mill without motor
400 MM diameter die ring style Wood Pellet Mill without motor

This Ring Die Pellet Mill 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 in this standard configuration. If you are making hardwood pellets you might consider ordering it with an even beefier motor size. 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 every 21 days of operation assuming an 8 hour workday in a worst case situation where your product is dirty or sandy, best case scenario is if you are using grains to make animal feed in which case 1800 to 2100 hours might be achieved. 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.

 

 

ATRD508E RING DIE WOOD PELLET MILL FOR SALE

 

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

ATRD508E Wood Pellet Mill With Motor $46,200.00 Plus shipping.
ATRD508E Wood Pellet Mill
With Motor $46,200.00 Plus shipping.

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. That doesn’t mean it will always use that much. That is simply the maximum load it can endure. The actual usage is always predicated by the load you put on it. Its going to eat a lot of electricity toproduce 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 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 21 days 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 3.3 TPH WOOD PELLET MILL
ATRD860E
3.3 TPH WOOD PELLET MILL

 ATRD860E Wood Pellet Mill

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “WOOD PELLET MILLS FOR SALE

  1. I’m looking for a turnkey flat die pellet mill plant. I’d like to be at 1200 lbs an hour. My raw materials is green softwood hemlock with 50% moisture . I will also need a bagging system as well. What do I need to make a high quality wood pellet as far as equipment? I will also need a bagging system as I will be selling the pellets I make

  2. sorry found the prices, can the atrd400e have a diesel motor mounted on it cheers

  3. Hello Josh, you put this question up on my new blog and I don’t really know how to use a blog effectively yet. So sorry for the very late reply. My email address dan@alaskapelletmill.com is the best way to reach me until I get this blogging thing down. Being the cheap bastard that I am I would use a cheaper way to do the bagging on a small system like you are thinking about. You are going to need a hammermill (assuming your Hemlock is already in chips the size of your thumb or smaller) a wood pellet mill and a dryer. Total for these three pieces of equipment shipped to most any major US port is about $15,000.00 US or less. For the bagging on a small plant I think you are better off building some 12 inch by 12 inch by 12 inch plywood boxes with 1/4 inch hardware cloth (kind of like used in a rabbit cage) on the bottom. Fill them with pellets and allow them to cool off for 15 minutes or so, shake the hell out of the box of pellets to remove any sawdust then fit a bag over the top and flip it over to fill the bag. Sell them as a cubic foot of pellets and explain that it will still be approximately 40 lbs of pellets in each bag to your customers. A pellet cooler will cost $5,000 or so with the vibratory sieve a conveyor to move those pellets to a surge bin for a bagging machine is another $1,500.00 and the bagging machine with calibrated scales to weigh each bag is another $10,000 or so. You don’t need to spend those dollars on such a small pellet plant. But don’t get me wrong, I’d still sell it to you or anybody who wants it, but I want you to be aware that there are less expensive ways to go.

    Dan Apted
    Alaska Pellet Mill

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