Agway Pellets

timss13 Posted By timss13, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM

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  1. timss13

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    Anyone buy Agway brand pellets? They say premium hardwood and have less than 1% ash content. Should I have any hesitation using them in a new Quad Mt Vernon insert? Price quoted was $250/ ton.
     
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    Were they some canadian brand in a white bag? I forget the name....
     
  3. TboneMan

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    When I took a tour of the New England Wood Pellet, LLC, plant in Schuyler, NY last month, there were rolls of bag stock on shelves. "Agway" was one of the brands.

    Branding is a more of an art than it is a science. Send out a specification and see who bids on it. Given their relatively large market area (Penn. to Maine) they may have several different pellet suppliers. Take a look at the bags to see if there is a manufacturer's address. Cross reference the address with addresses of other brands to find out who is making them.

    It is sort of like looking at the label on the bottle of a craft beer. Small breweries will often contract with larger breweries to make their beer. Reading the label often reveals who is "really" making the product.
     
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    I just ordered 2 tons of NEWP. Never used them before. Hope I made a good decision!
     
  5. timss13

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    thanks, I know that NEWP historically has been one of the providers for Agway. I am going to chat with them at lunch to find out who they get all of their pellets from and report back based on that. I heard from one supplier that I should make sure the BTU is around 8800 per bag. Does that sound fair? At what level is it too low?
     
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    I have noticed there's not allot of info where theses bags come from or who is putting the pellets in the bags.
     
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    My bags say they are made in Richmond Virginia by Southern States Cooperative INC . I also have some bought from Agway that are from American Wood Fibers out of Cloumbia Maryland. I have used Agway pellets for the last three years. Only problem I have had is clinkers on low settings.
     
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    OK, I just locked in 4 tons on Agway Pellets that are New England Wood Pellet- I was allowed to specify NEWP probably due to our proximity to NEWP. $250/ ton with delivery to be made in August.
     
  9. jackovalltrades

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    In Maryland Agway's supplier is Hammer (Hammer's Hot Ones). I loaded up about a month ago at $170 / ton, cash and carry. I went through about 2 bags and found them to burn very hot with a little more ash than my previous supplier, but no clinkers. FYI... this is in a MT Vernon.
     
  10. nhdblfan

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    Was that with delivery?I am north of you up by Lake Sunapee and still looking around for options.I do have a line on some energex 240 but I have to pick it up.

    thanks
     
  11. timss13

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    delivery was an extra $50 total for 4 tons so it came out to be $1050. I did not mind since they will hold delivery till late summer at the price I paid today.
     
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