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A new type of pellet mill for producing green forage

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

Specially developed for green forage pelleting, the 55-1500 pellet mill (photo) is designed to produce smaller and thinner pellets, as well as coarser grass cobs. The pan grinder rollers, measuring 450 to 550 mm, with a speed of only 2.5 m/s, enable very good defibration of the product. Due to the larger die diameter of 1,500 mm and a larger, open perforated surface, the 55-1500 easily processes higher volumes than the company’s 45-1500 pellet mill, while achieving an increase in output of up to 50%. It also requires only one motor instead of two as before. This makes the machine particularly energy-efficient, while offering low maintenance. Its footprint is identical to that of the 45-1250 pellet mill, so it can be easily integrated into existing drying plants. — Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG, Reinbek, Germany