Hay Pellets?

ylomnstr Posted By ylomnstr, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:49 AM

  1. ylomnstr

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    My father in law just bought a new pellet stove and the dealer told him that he can burn hay pellets in there. Anyone ever do that? Just wondering if that's a cheaper option.
     
  2. Manly

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    What the hay, it's worth a try.
     
  3. sportbikerider78

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    Sound like a fantastic idea. They have to be cheaper then wood pellets. Grass is pretty cheap!
     
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    Interesting. If this took off farmers could make and sell the product right on the farm to local burners. This would take out a large portion of the trucking expense. At 24 tons a load and trucking it 125 miles from the plant to the store that's a large part of the cost of the pellets I buy.
    Ron
     
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    This is really cool. I have 20-25 acres that we really just give to a farmer to let him do whatever he wants with it. I'd love to rotate hay for home heat. Need to look into this more.
     
  7. bags

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    Makes sense. I'll burn anything to stay warm cheaper. Sounds like it is one guy now and one specific area though but I know hay grows like crazy around here. Mainly used for cattle.
     
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    Hay is great resource. Its the cost of making pellets out of it thats tough. I am in the process of aquiring a mill from michigan that goes on the pto of the tractor. I have 641 acres, 420 of it is hay. At about a hundred pounds per hour it will take all summer to make enough for the season for my son and I. Ill let everyone know how i make out when all the parts and pieces come together.
     
    Highbeam, tlc1976 and bags like this.

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