Alternate Energy, Bio Fuel, Biomass, Biomass Processing Equipments

Is Investing In A Used Pellet Mill A Good Idea?

Wood pellet machinery has been a kind of highly efficient equipment in making use of biomass waste ever since its invention and popularization. It was firstly invented for making animal feed from soft crop waste as grass or straw. Later, pellet machinery was improved and able to process such hard biomasses like wood, bamboo, sawdust, bagasse, palm fiber, coconut shell, etc.

Wood pellet machinery is now used and manufactured all around the world. Because of such a high demand, many people are looking for Pellet Mills. However, not everyone wants to invest in purchasing a brand new machine but look for used pellet mills to save cost. Even though buying used machines could turn out to be a better option for people with less capital, it has it’s own set of risk factors because a used pellet mill will always have some disadvantages over a new pellet mill.

Let us take a look at some of these disadvantages:

Usage & Maintenance:

On the face of it the main advantage of using used machines will be about saving money. However, you will most likely require more maintenance on an older machine than a newer one; and this too costs money. Depending on the type of maintenance required, you could actually end up spending more money than you intended which is, of course, undesirable.

New machinery is less likely to require repairs, which can help your company avoid delays and keep projects running on time. This can have a significant impact on overall productivity.

Quality & Performance:

There is also the variable of the work to be done to consider as well, and how much use you will get out of the used pellet mill for the reduced cost of machine. Since it is a used equipment, there is a high chance that it won’t function at its peak capacity. In this case the pellets produced may not be worth the money saved in buying a used pellet mill.

Improved Safety

Newer equipment is usually exempt from some of the safety risks that can be presented by old equipment, even if it’s well-maintained. New machinery reduces the risk that an employee will be injured while on the job, as safety concerns are a primary point that new machines work to improve upon.

Selection and Options

When a person buys a new car, they have choices of color, styling, interior options, exterior options, and the list goes on.  When you buy a used car, you just better hope you like the color and options it has.  You’ll probably just have to put up with a few aspects.

It’s pretty similar with used equipment & machinery. By going used, you might not get exactly what you wanted.

Then there’s the variety. You might not find used versions of all of them.

Professional Image

In addition to increased productivity, having new machinery also signals that your company takes pride in its work, and that you will accept nothing less than the best when it comes to providing your clients and customers with the highest quality services.

As with anything there are many factors not mentioned here which can apply to specific machines and one has to look into them with a careful eye. As one can see from the points discussed above that there are more disadvantages to buying a used pellet mill than advantages and hence it is not an option one should consider.


If you want to build a Biomass Pellet Line please feel free to contact us. We have decades of rich experience in this field, will offer you the best solution and most honest help.

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