Alfalfa is getting more and more people’s attention because of their excellent quality for making biomass pellets fuel. Alfalfa belongs to the angiosperm (Angiospeimae), Dicotyledoneae (Dicotyleoneae), legumes (Leguminosae), Papilionoideae (Papilionoideae), alfalfa (Medicagolinn). The wild species mainly spread in Mediterranean, South-West Asia, Middle Asia and Africa. Alfalfa originated in Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Iran and Turkmenistan highlands. Alfalfa is known as the “king of grass”, because of its adaptability, high yield, excellent quality of grass, palatable, nutritious, easy to digest for poultry and many other characteristics.
The key of grass pelletizing is the water content of the raw grass. First of all, we must measure the moisture content of the raw materials. Then, regulate it to an appropriate value by adding water or sun-dry. Researches show that the best moisture content for leguminous forage grass pellets is 14% to 16%. For Gramineae forage grass pellets it is 13% to 15%.
Alfalfa Feed Pellet Press Machine (Pellet Mill, Pellet Extruder) is needed to make alfalfa grass pellets. During the pelletizing process, the grass materials will be mixed and extruded. Under normal circumstances, the temperature of final pellets can reach 80 ℃ when they come out of the pellet machine. When cool the pellets to room temperature, the water content generally will be reduced by 3% to 5%. After cooling, the moisture content is about 11%-13%. Due to the very low water content, alfalfa pellets are suitable for long-term storage without moldy.
Ring Die Biomass Pellets Press Parameters:
|Model||Capacity||Main Motor Power||Feeding Motor Power||Conditioner Motor Power||Diameter of Ring Die||Diameter of Final Feed Pellets|
You can follow the nutritional requirements of different livestock and poultry and make specific ingredient for the grass pellets. The pellet size is adjustable by changing pellet dies.
We also offer flat die pellet press for small to medium pellet production.
|Model||Power||Capacity (kg/h)||G.W./N.W.||Packing Size|
|ZLSP-D 120B||3kw (3phase)/2.2 kw (Single phase)||60-100||80/100||750x320x680|
|ZLSP-D 150B||4 kw (3phase)||90-120||95/110||800x450x700|
|ZLSP-D 200B||7.5 kw (3phase)||200-300||200/230||1650x820x1200|
|ZLSP-D 230B||11 kw (3phase)||300-400||290/320||1050x480x930|
|ZLSP-D 260B||15 kw (3phase)||400-600||320x360||1180x540x1000|
|ZLSP-D 300B||22 kw (3phase)||600-800||350/380||1240x540x950|
|ZLSP-D 150C||4 kw (3phase)||90-120||105/125||1000x480x780|
|ZLSP-D 200C||7.5 kw (3phase)||200-300||210/230||1050x550x830|
|ZLSP-D 230C||11 kw (3phase)||300-400||290/320||1200x560x950|
|ZLSP-D 260C||15 kw (3phase)||400-600||340/370||1240x580x1000|
|ZLSP-D 300C||22 kw (3phase)||600-800||425/465||1300x620x1100|
|ZLSP-D 120A||8 Hp||60-100||120/140||900x500x730|
|ZLSP-D 150A||8 Hp||90-120||180/220||1000x500x750|
|ZLSP-D 200A||15 Hp||200-300||210/240||1460x750x900|
|ZLSP-D 230A||22 Hp||300-400||280/310||1560x850x1000|
|ZLSP-D 260A||30 Hp||400-600||330/360||1200x500x1070|
|ZLSP-D 300A||55 Hp||600-800||410/450||1220x600x1000|
|ZLSP-D 150P||≥8 Hp||90-120||105/125||900*540*1020|
|ZLSP-D 200P||≥15 Hp||200-300||210/230||1000*540*1020|
|ZLSP-D 230P||≥22 Hp||300-400||290/320||1000*540*1020|
|ZLSP-D 260P||≥30 Hp||400-500||340/370||1050*540*900|
|ZLSP-D 300P||≥55 Hp||500-600||425/465||1100*540*1000|
The growth of forage grass is highly affected by the seasons. It is withered and yellow, lack of nutrients for livestock. However, the grass grows vigorous with rich nutrient in summer. By mowing, sun-dried, crushed and processed into pellets, the forage grass can be stored well for winter. In this way, we can make the best of grass resources in summer and make up the resources shortage in winter. Besides, there are also many other advantages listed as below:
★ High Feed Conversion Rate: less forage grass, more meat, eggs and milk.
★ Small in Size: the volume of grass pellets is only about 1/4 of raw hay. They are more convenient for storage, transportation and feeding.
★ Good to Health: The feeding process of grass pellets has less dust and it is beneficial to both human and animal healthy. By making the raw grass into pellets, the breeding procedure can be simplified and it can create conditions for the improvement of intensive and mechanized livestock production.
★ Increase Palatability; Improve Forage Quality: In some cases, the palatability of pellets forage is better than fresh forage. Sweet clover for example: fresh sweet clover has a special smell of coumarin which most animals do not like to eat. But after been pressed into grass pellets, they become palatability and have high nutritional value.