Alfalfa Biomass Pellet Press

make alfalfa pelletsAlfalfa 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.

Alfalfa Grass Pelletizing

making alfalfa pellets

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

ring die biomass feed pellet press

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
SZLH25 1.0-2.0T/H 11kw*2 0.75kw 2.2kw 250 2-10mm
SZLH35 3.0-5.0T/H 30kw*2 0.75kw 2.2kw 350 2-10mm
SZLH42 6.0-10.0T/H 55kw*2 0.75kw 5.5kw 420 2-10mm
SZLH520 8.0-15T/H 75kw*2 0.75kw 5.5kw 520 2-10mm

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.

flat die feed pellets press

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 Nutrients Of Alfalfa Pellets

  • Protein
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Immunocompetence
  • Saponin
  • Isoflavones

The Advantages of Grass Pellets

alfalfa pelleting

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.

  • I am interested in pellet machine for use in South Africa who are the agents.
  • Sorry, but we don't have agents in South Africa at present, please buy the machine from us directly, we shall supplly you machines with high quality and good price.
  • We would prefer to buy a diesel driven pelletiser with a capacity of approximately 500kg per hour. The product we intend to pelletize is various grass in conjunction with maize primarily for cattle and game pellet manufacturing.
  • As per your request, we recommend our diesel engine driven flat die pelletizer ZLSP300A ( power: 55hp)
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