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Hay Pellet Machine - The Beginner's Guide


Purchasing normal appliances is not an easy task; buying a hay pellet machine wouldn't be any easier. Making the purchase is a very difficult task because there are so many manufacturers in the industrial market. You will get to know the types of hay pellet machines to purchase, how to purchase and maintain your machine in this article.

What is a Hay Pellet Machine?

A hay pellet machine is a machine that produces hay pellets that contain all the important nutrients and ingredients that animals such as horses, sheep, rabbits, and other animals need for growth. This machine is specifically designed to make pellets from straws, dry grass, alfalfa, and so on. Hay pellets are popularly known for their use as feed for livestock but now have a rising demand for their use as a source of heat.

What are Hay Pellet Machines Used for?

Hay is a common kind of biomass available for daily use, domestically or commercially. Hay pellets are used in a wide range of applications, from animal feed to its use as fuel. It is obtained from plant seeds, leaves, and stems. Hay could be gotten from plants such as Alfalfa, Clovers, Oats, Wheat, Barley, Rhode grass, Berseem, Sudan grasses, and so on.

Generally, pellet machines work on a vast variety of materials, meaning that you can use your pellet machine for plastic, wood, waste products, agricultural products, and others. It is, however, advisable to use a pellet machine that is specific to pelletizing hay for your produce.

How Does a Hay Pellet Machine Work?

The pellet machines used in the production of feed pellets are easy to operate. Feed materials such as soybeans, grass, wheat, bran, corn, and others are fed into the pellet machine through the hopper. Ensure that all your feed is crushed and is turned into a powder-like form. After the raw materials are fed, they fall on the flat die and are spread all over with the aid of the roller. As the pellet machine starts, the electric motor moves and brings with it the main shaft through the gearbox.


The rotating press has strong pressure and presses the raw materials into the holes on the flat die. The raw materials are compressed into the holes and, after being squeezed out, come as solid cylindrical sticks. The sticks continue to grow until they are cut by a slicer located outside the ring die.

The adjustable slicer is located beneath the flat die and cuts the pellets into your desired lengths. The cut pellets fall onto the pellet-collecting tray; this happens with the help of centrifugal force—the pellets exit through the discharge port. The types of hay pellet machines include roller-turned and die-turned pellet machines.

How Much Does a Hay Pellet Machine Cost?

Purchasing a hay pellet machine for domestic or industrial use is not the easiest of tasks whether or not you know the business. It’s because there are a lot of manufactures in the industrial market. However, the price of a pellet machine specific for hay production might differ from the one used for wood or paper or even the general pellet machine.


Prices of these hay pellet machines range from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands for the industrial types, depending on the manufacturer. You can check the prices of the hay pellets from the company’s website

How to Choose the Best Hay Pellet Machine for Pellet Production?

Pellet machines are used for a wide range of applications (feed, wood, plastic, and so on). Although you can make use of any type of pellet-making machine for the production of hay pellets, it is advisable to make use of ones that are specific to the production of animal feed; this is because each piece of machinery plays a particular role in pellet production. There are a some things to consider before making a choice for a pellet machine for the production of hay pellets either domestic or industrial use:

Raw material and animal type

To process animal feed for animals such as pigs or chickens, it is advisable to go for a thick pressing die, but for animals such as cattle, sheep, or goats, a thin pressing die would suffice. The difference in requirement of types of pressing die has to do with the different dietary requirements of the various animals.

Ease of operation

Before making your choice for a hay pellet machine, you need to make sure that your machine of interest is easy to operate. The majority of pellet machines in the market require only one operator. A machine that would require a lot of people to operate would also mean money and time wastage.

Appearance of the hay pellet machine

Ensure that there is no corrosion on both the outside and inside parts of the machine. Make sure that the paint used is uniformly sprayed and that the rollers and dies are unused and smooth.

After-Sale Service

It is important to check if the manufacturer you want to buy from has an after-sale service. Spare part supply is also an important factor to consider. Be sure to purchase from manufacturers that have reliable customer care service that you can easily get through via email or by phone call.

Hay Pellet Machine Manufacturer

Before the purchase of your hay pellet machine, make sure you do all the necessary research and purchase from a well-known and respected manufacturer.

Tcpel transmission hay pellet machinery is a great option as they provide and manufacture quality equipment, help in the assembly of the machines, and offer great after-sale service. You would not have to deal with third parties repairing or taking care of your machine.

Test Run

Make sure to carry out a test run of the hay pellet machine before purchasing it. This will help you in deciding if it’s the right pick. Check out its output, how noisy it can get, and all the other necessary parameters.

How To Buy an Affordable Hay Pellet Machine?

Knowing what to look out for when buying a pellet machine is one thing; purchasing an excellent but affordable one is another problem. Most of the companies that manufacture pellet machines are situated in China, Europe, America, which makes most of the research you carry out based on Google searches. You could, however, make the wrong choice if you base it off on the company’s location. Some well-known companies that manufacture pellet machines include:


This company located in China has been functional for over a decade with a dedicated team of engineers and designers. Its hay pellet machines can be used for different types of hay, with a vertical hopper that allows easy input of feed into the machine and a cooling system that prevents overheating and also works with the cyclones as a dust collector to avoid combining dust and water vapor.

Tcpel offers quality but affordable pellet machines; you can read more about the pellet hay machine from the company’s website.

Feeco Pelletizer

Producers of high capacity, high-quality pellet machines. With disc pelletizers, Feeco produces uniform round pellets. Go to the company’s website to check for the price or request a quote and see more of the features of the machine.

Muyang Pellet Machine

Muyang is an industrial machine manufacturer based in China that deals in the fabrication of pellet machines. The machines are high quality and are usually water-resistant, majorly needed by high-class feed-producing industries. With very reliable machines with high running stability, you are sure to get value for your money. You can check the company’s website for more information about the machine and the price quotes.

How To Use a Hay Pellet Machine for Beginners?

Hay pellet machines operate differently based on the manufacturer. Nevertheless, there is some general information you should keep in mind before making use of the machine.

Firstly, ensure that all the raw materials are sorted out and pre-checked before it is fed into the hopper. Make sure that all hard objects and foreign materials are removed from the feed before it is fed for processing because some of these materials can destroy the machine parts such as the roller, die, or the main shaft.

It is also advisable to have a tubular magnet inside the hopper to remove metals that you may have missed during the sorting out process, thereby preventing them from contaminating the feed or the machine.

The machine should be preheated. The hay pellet machines work using high heat treatment. This is to help with the conditioning as you can mix or add vapor or butter properly to improve the forming rate and adhesive force.

After the raw materials have been fed, the pellets usually extrude the machine hot and wet, and because of this, a pellet cooler is needed to reduce the temperature and water content. The pellets become strong and cool and are thereafter easier to transport and store.

Heavy-duty trucks are needed to deliver and transport large quantities of these processed pellets. The pellets are loaded immediately after the production plant to bulk storage containers. Flatbeds are not as effective as bulk trucks but are less expensive. Afterward, the hay pellets are packed in airtight plastic bags for transport or sale.

How To Maintain a Hay Pellet Machine?

Maintenance of the wearing parts of the hay pellet machine, such as the roll and die, is crucial to ensure the proper continuity of your machine. To do this, you need to perform certain acts of maintenance, such as:

  • Preheat the hay pellet machine before use to ensure that the temperature inside the machine is up to the required standard, usually at a temperature of about 50°C. This allows the machine to perform optimally. However, in cooler weather, the temperature could be increased so that it can perform at a higher rate and have a longer working period.
  • Clean the iron removal device regularly to avoid unwanted materials entering your production line, as this can cause hay pellet machine fracture or serious vibrations.
  • Always ensure that the feed fed into the mill is not more than the capacity of the machine. An overloaded machine can cause motor damage, wear and tear of machine parts, and other defects.
  • Change the lubricating oil mixture frequently. An ideal time to replace the oil mixture is every 3 months. Otherwise, they would harden and block the die holes. Periodic changes lengthen the periodic life of the gears.
  • Ensure that the machine operation manual is read properly and carefully before powering the hay pellet machine. This should be done by every operator that plans on making use of the machine. In a situation where there is a malfunction, it is advisable to immediately shut down the machine for inspection by professionals.

Tcpel Hay Pellet Machine Introduction

Tcpel is a renowned manufacturer and supplier of pellet making machines with a factory located in China. Its products which include drum chippers, hammer mills, rotary dryers, pellet machines, brush chippers, and so on, have been shipped off to over 100 countries across the world. The machines match the customers’ needs as well as safety and industry standards.

Hay Pellet Machine Parameters

ModelCapacityPinch RollerPowerVoltage(V)WeightDimension
TCF12080-100kg/hDouble roller2.2kw220V/380V95kgs68*42*53cm
TFC150150-200kg/hDouble rollers7.5kw220V/380V100kgs72*45*65cm
TCF200300-400kg/hDouble rollers11kw380V180kgs126*53*92cm
TCF250600-800kg/hDouble rollers15kw380V320kgs131*54*93cm
TCF300800-1000kg/hDouble rollers22kw380V400kgs146*59*110cm
TCF3501000-1200kg/hDouble rollers30kw380V580kgs186*70*128cm
TCF4002000kg/hDouble rollers37kw380V680kgs206*76*137cm
TCF4502000-2500kg/hDouble rollers45kw380V780kgs218*79*140cm

Tcpel Hay Pellet Machine Advantages

feed pellet machine structure

The pressure roller and grinding disc are made of chromium-manganese steel, which is more durable after high-temperature quenching treatment. The newly upgraded grinding cavity is 10-20 times the wear resistance of ordinary materials.

Easy to refuel, simple to use, GL-5 heavy-duty gear oil must be filled before use.

feed pellet machine refuel
feed pellet machine Electric coupling

Electric coupling, direct docking, simple operation, and convenient installation. The coupling is stable and durable, made of stainless steel, after high-temperature quenching treatment, more durable than ordinary materials. The newly upgraded coupling drive, compared with the old belt drive, has less transmission ratio loss and is more durable and wear-resistant

100% copper wire motor, long service life, large horsepower, saving power. All copper coil, heat sink, long service life, silent bearing, stable operation, and low noise. Power off at high temperature to avoid malfunction caused by high temperature

feed pellet machine copper motor
feed pellet machine automobile rear axle

It adopts the automobile rear axle differential assembly design, which has a good gear combination, reduces the load on the main engine, and has good stability.

Larger feed inlet design makes feeding more convenient and work efficiency higher Widened discharge port design, design with baffles on both sides to avoid feed spilling, widened and enlarged discharge port, discharge faster and smoother.

larger input and output hopper for feed pellet machine
feed pellet machine Adopt nylon sliding casters

Adopt nylon sliding casters, wear-resistant and durable

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