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Sawdust Making Machine for Mushroom Cultivation

The application of sawdust making machine or biomass wood crusher is not just limited to the assistive tool in briquette and pellet production process. It has far more function in various fields, such as food industry, agricultural industry and animal husbandry. This article will take you on a tour of sawdust making machine for mushroom cultivation from the following Q&A.

Q1: Why is sawdust making machine adopted since logs can be used as substrate?
A1: Growers used to use logs as the substrate to cultivate mushroom, which way has been regarded as the best for a long time before sawdust block is adopted. Of course, nothing can defeat and replace another for no reason. Here gives some advantages of the latter over the former.
First of all, mushroom cultivated on sawdust block has better access to nutrients. The soft and relatively loose substrate allows any fungi category to permeate and in return they provide us with green healthy food with abundant nutrition.
Second, mushroom growing on sawdust block has twice more yield than those on logs. Under the same condition, up to seven flushes can be produced by sawdust block, while only about three flushes by logs.
Last but not least, it’s easy for sawdust to blend thoroughly with other materials, such as grain, wood chip and water. Good substrate is not always contained only one substance, for which reason sawdust makes a more ideal choice because it’s smaller, softer and more absorbent.

mushroom sawdust

Q2: What are the desirable and undesirable materials of sawdust making machine for mushroom cultivation?
A2: Although mushroom can be seen growing on many kinds of rotten wood or dead trees, there’re still some materials that cannot be used here.
*Desirable materials: Broad-leaved trees such as oak, alder, elm and willow, most crop straws distillers’ grains and some other wood or biomass can all be applied for mushroom substrate making. Among them, oak, alder and sweet gum tree are proved most ideal. 
*Undesirable materials: Needle-leaved trees such as cedar and redwood cannot be used for this sawdust making machine because mushroom won’t grow on them.

 

Q3: What machines can be used to make such sawdust?
A3: Two types of sawdust making machines can be applied here: biomass wood crusher and wood hammer mill. Both playing the role of transforming larger materials into smaller particles or powder, these two crushing devices have wide application for industrial field such as playground cover plant and composite board mill, agricultural industry such as fertilizer factory, poultry farming such as animal bedding and feed pellet production, innovative energy development such as pelletized biofuel manufacturing. By the hitting, friction as well as extruding force of blades in biomass wood crusher or hammers in wood hammer mill, feedstock is changed into desired size and ready for the subsequent blending process.

 

Q4: What are the features of sawdust making machine for mushroom cultivation?
A4: Features of biomass wood crusher and wood hammer mill are listed below.

wood crusher machine

Features of biomass wood crusher
*The whole biomass wood crusher is driven only by one motor, reducing energy and lowering noise.
*This biomass wood crusher contains not only crushing device but also cutting system which realizes its grinding effect for relatively larger materials.
*Crushed materials can be widely used for the deep processing of briquette, pellet fuel, food, fertilizer, etc.
*The reasonable design makes the work efficiency of biomass wood crusher twice higher than that of traditional one.

wood hammer mill

Features of wood hammer mill
*Automatic feeding and discharging devices are adopted, making  the crushing process faster and more convenient.
*Motor and rotor are designed on the same base, strengthening wood hammer mill and lengthening its lifetime.
*By adjusting the length of hammers, both coarse and fine crushing can be realized.
*Many kinds of raw materials can be crushed by wood hammer mill, such as wood chips, branches, crop straw, peanut shells and corncob.