Opinion of Marth Pellets?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Lake Girl, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Lake Girl

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    Picked up three bags of Marth pellets at L&M Fleet Supply in Hibbing, MN because I was down to the last five bags of Heartland pellets.
    Fines seem to be a bit higher - 2/3 cup per bag. Not a huge amount of dust, more pellet "crumbs".
    Hard to tell on burn properties as we have only been burning a few hours at night.
    Price $3.49/bag

    What's your experience with them?

    Also noticed that the Heartlands are a "taller" profile in the bag compared to the Marth. Bag weights, size are the same; more air trapped in Marth bag.
     

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  2. smoke show

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    Marth are produced right here in Marathon Wi.

    I personally didn't care for the brown bag hardwoods. They also offer pine pellets which I liked.

    Word on the street is Marth buys their fiber from wherever they can get it, so it's hit and miss. Especially the hardwoods.

    my $.02
     
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    Do you recall anything specific of why you didn't like them? Hardwood pellet from this area you do like?
     
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    Jay seemed to like them.

    It's probly just because I'm spoiled with Canadian softwoods.

    They seemed ashy in comparison.
     
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    I noticed. But theres more pellets than beer....
     
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    I bought a half ton or so of Pennywise back in 2009, and those were made by Marth. Not a bad pellet for heat and ash, but there were a lot of long pellets in the bag and they were very dusty. Haven't seen them in my area since.
     
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    Haven't found any super long pellets - a few that are 1-1/2" but most about 1" or smaller. Not much for dust but many tiny chunks off pellets that fall through 1/4" screen. More carbon build-up in the burn pot than the Heartlands burning at power 1. Seem to be a good shoulder pellet with a far cheaper price $3.49US vs. $5.99Cdn.
     
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