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In continuous production for over forty years, Meadows hammer mills combine practical design and proven reliability with simplicity and economical cost. They're in use across the U.S. and around the world, in applications ranging from processing grain for livestock feed to grinding glass bottles for recycling.
The Meadows hammer mill operates by impact action and will pulverize most dry, free-flowing materials. Material fed into the hammer mill from the top falls into the grinding chamber. The material is contacted by a series of hardened steel hammers rotating at high speed. The material is ground by repeated contact with these hammers, contact with the walls of the grinding chamber, and particle to particle contact. The material remains in the hammer mill grinding chamber until particles become small enough to escape by passing through the perforated screen that covers the bottom half of the grinding chamber. Interchangeable hammer mill screens are available with hole diameters from 1/64" to 2", to allow for fine or coarse grinding of most products.
Bottom-discharge (gravity discharge) hammer mills may be used when the product to be processed will be processed to a consistency 1/16” or larger. Mills must be equipped with a material handling fan (air conveyor) when the product will be processed to a consistency 3/64” or smaller. The bottom-discharge hammer mills are limited to the following interchangeable screen sizes; 2”, 1-1/2”, 1”, 3/4”, 5/8”, 17/32”, 1/2”, 3/8”, 11/32”, 5/16”, 1/4”, 3/16”, 5/32”, 1/8”, 3/32”, 5/64”, and 1/16”.
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Mills equipped with a material handling fan may utilize the screen sizes listed above, plus 3/64”, 1/32”, and 1/64”. The screen sizes listed are the diameter of the perforation measured in inches. The output volume of the hammer mill is determined by screen size, shaft speed (normally 3,600 rpm), and configuration of the hammers, which can be set up to suit your application.
The Meadows gasoline motor powered #5 hammer mill is available in either the bottom-discharge (gravity discharge) or material handling fan discharge (air conveyor) option. Both options include a Kohler 14-HP electric/recoil start gasoline engine, fuel tank, battery, battery box, and battery cables. The hammer mill, engine, battery box and belt drive with guard are mounted on a welded steel foundation. The material handling fan option includes a size 2 material collector with filter bag dust collection system, a support rod for material collector, sufficient 4" diameter pipe to extend from the outlet of the material handling fan to the inlet of the material collector and a brute cover with clamp. Pricing does not include any screens, grease gun, grease tubes, crate fee or shipping costs.
The optional air system will increase the overall dimensions of the mill. Please see the specs tab above, for dimensions and weight of each model. The air system will require an operating space of 15' for width, 6' for depth and a 12' ceiling height.
A shipping crate fee of $100 will be charged for the BD-Bottom Discharge model. A shipping crate fee of $150 will be charged for the MHF-Material Handling Fan model. Freight shipping costs also apply; for a shipping quote, please call or e-mail with your city, state and zip code. Standard lead time for both models is 4 weeks.
Free test grinding: Pleasant Hill Grain has extensive milling experience and can make recommendations for a wide range of grinding needs. We can also test mill samples of your materials; please call 866-467-6123 or email to make arrangements.
Due to the wide range of configuration options, orders for the gas engine powered Meadows hammer mill are taken by phone. Please call 866-467-6123 during business hours (see link above for hours) to consult with a member of our commercial milling team.
The tables below show specs for each Meadows hammer mill we offer, and links will take you to product pages. At Pleasant Hill Grain our staff has extensive experience with hammer mills as well as steel and stone burr mills. We look forward to serving you!