Small briquette machine for farm – question & answer
Dear Sir or Madam:
My wife and I are looking for a small briquette machine for our farm here in United States. We are looking to press grass clippings, leaves and wood chips into logs or blocks for burning in a wood stove. Of course being that we are on the farm we have PTO driven tractors so the machine could be powered by PTO or an electric motor single phase.
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It is very difficult to make the listed materials (grass clippings, leaves and wood chips) into briquette (log, block) using small single machine. Typically it is recommended to make pellet instead (but depends on your stove type if it can be used). The video of similar machine is as per link below.
For your information, smallest briquette that we manufacture is 10 HP and smallest pellet machine is 7.5 HP. Both can be either electric motor or engine drive.
There is no simple universal machine especially for home use, especially with small motor/engine.