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The saw chip from the processor gets put into ton bags, I get between 15 and 25 euro a bag. It usually goes under chickens or sheep. 

Wood chip goes for cattle bedding in bulk, sometimes to smallholders too.

Clean woodchip goes for flowerbeds/shrubberies. Usually 10 quid a scoop.

The dust off the woodmizer goes into used meal bags and I get 3 quid each but have limited buyers, a few mechanics use it for soaking up oil. I end up mixing half or more of it into the compost pile. 

Virtually everything has a value, finding the buyers can be a challenge.

Finding buyers that are straightforward enough to make it worthwhile is the real challenge.

Given that I've occasionally scooped up hammers, files and even a timber tongs before, a 15 euro bag of chip could end up a real bargain for someone!

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31 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

 

 


He mentions the sawdust texture they are using. Leslie best get on the blower to them and let them know sawdust is sawdust.

 

 

I wonder how the end product would turn out if your often high moisture content  off the mill sawdust was used. 

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Just now, Johnsond said:

I wonder how the end product would turn out if your often high moisture content  off the mill sawdust was used. 

Not sure? Maybe not bind together properly? Just create a wet muesli. You know the water that dribbles out opf frechly cut logs when you put them on the Splitter just before a gnarly bit gives? Maybe the same would happen here?  :D I see they all require the moisture to be below 18% and some as low as 12%. Unless you're milling particularly dry logs it does not seem like an easy proposition to get the sawdust down to these figures from what little research Ive done. 

 

Shame really, for a £2500 investment you could knock enough out to pay for itself in a year easily. 

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