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Hammer Mill for Shredding Wood, Etc.


May 23, 2018

Would a hammer mill originally intended as a feed grinder/mixer work well to shred large quantities of greasewood and other brush and compost materials provided a fairly large screen size was used?


Answer by BB: As to the hammer mill, I don’t think that it would work. Feed is very brittle when it comes out of the drying process and breaks easily.  Most woods has some moisture and is composed of long fibers and very likely will mash the wood and, even more likely, gum up the machine. If you do try it, let us know how it worked out.

Answer by JZ: Other colleagues may respond to your question. I have no experience with the equipment which you mention, so cannot comment on its use. You might contact for an answer.  They have experience with some composting equipment.  Best.

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