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The Jackson Wood Shaving Mill® produces wood shavings similar to the by-product of a lumber planer. The raw material may be round wood, pulp wood, low-grade logs, slabs, and other similar waste wood. It is not practical to use short end trimmings, tie butts, or croppings. Softwoods or the softer hardwoods (such as aspens and poplars) may be shaved, green or dry, with or without the bark. The primary use is bedding for poultry, horses, and other animals, but there are many other applications.


What's Better About Jackson Wood Shaving Mills®

We've been building shaving mills since 1961. In that time, we've found a number of things which work well, and many things which do not. Our shaving mills reflect these refinements in design, with heavy-duty construction made to handle the rugged conditions common in the timber industry. They are designed for continuous operation one to three shifts per day, year after year, for decades.


Standard Models and Specifications

Here is a list of standard models we manufacture, with specifications (custom-length and metric models also available, but not shown):

Model 16D4H 30D6H 30D6HL 30D10H 30D10HL 36D10HL
Wood
diameter
2" - 12"
(50 - 38 mm)
2" - 24"
(50 - 600 mm)
2" - 32"
(50 - 840 mm)
Wood
length
3'0" - 4'6"
(0,90 - 1,35 m)
3'0" - 4'6"
(0,90 - 1,35 m)
7'0" - 8'6"
(2,13 - 2,60 m)
3'0" - 4'6"
(0,90 - 1,35 m)
7'0" - 8'6"
(2,13 - 2,60 m)
7'0" - 8'6"
(2,13 - 2,60 m)
Cutter
heads
4" (102 mm) dia. with
3 knives 16" long
6" (152 mm) dia. with
4 knives 27-3/4" long
10" (254 mm) dia. with
8 knives 27-3/4" long
10" (254 mm) dia. with
8 knives 33-3/4" long
Rated
output
per hour
70 - 240 ft3
(2,0 - 6,8 m3)
120 - 400 ft3
(3,4 - 11,3 m3)
200 - 700 ft3
(5,7 - 19,8 m3)
500 - 1350+ ft3
(14,2 - 38,2 m3)
Cutter
heads
drive
30 HP (22 kW) electric
45 HP (34 kW) PTO (net)
80 HP (60 kW) engine
50 HP (37 kW) electric
65 HP (48 kW) PTO (net)
87 HP (65 kW) engine
50 HP (37 kW) electric
75 HP (56 kW) PTO (net)
100 HP (75 kW) engine
75 HP (56 kW) electric
90 HP (67 kW) PTO (net)
120 HP (89 kW) engine
75 HP (56 kW) electric
100 HP (75 kW) PTO (net)
134 HP (100 kW) engine
100 HP (75 kW) electric
125 HP (93 kW) PTO (net)
167 HP (125 kW) engine
Hopper
box
drive
15 HP (11 kW) hydraulic system (pump drive included on PTO or engine drive) 15 HP (11 kW) hydraulic system (pump drive included on PTO or engine drive) 25 HP (18 kW) hydraulic system (pump drive included on PTO or engine drive) 15 HP (11 kW) hydraulic system (pump drive included on PTO or engine drive) 25 HP (18 kW) hydraulic system (pump drive included on PTO or engine drive) 25 HP (18 kW) hydraulic system (pump drive included on PTO or engine drive)
Overall
size
5'0" (1,50 m) W
15'10" (4,80 m) L
7'2" (2,20 m) H
6'5" (1,95 m) W
15'10" (4,80 m) L
7'2" (2,20 m) H
6'5" (1,95 m) W
24'4" (7,40 m) L
7'2" (2,20 m) H
6'7" (2,00 m) W
15'10" (4,80 m) L
7'2" (2,20 m) H
6'7" (2,00 m) W
24'4" (7,40 m) L
7'2" (2,20 m) H
7'6" (2,30 m) W
24'4" (7,40 m) L
7'2" (2,20 m) H
Approx.
weight
6,000 lbs
(2.700 kg)
10,000 lbs
(4.500 kg)
13,000 lbs
(5.900 kg)
12,000 lbs
(5.400 kg)
14,000 lbs
(6.350 kg)
15,000 lbs
(6.800 kg)
Printable
brochure
16D4H 30D6H 30D6HL 30D10H 30D10HL 36D10HL
Video 16D4 30D6H   30D10H 30D10HL 36D10HL
(Please note that these specifications may change without notice.)

Characteristics of Wood Shavings

Wood shavings should not be confused with wood chips, since they are manufactured by an entirely different process. Our machines cut the wood lengthwise, with the grain of the wood, to obtain thin, curly, fluffy shavings rather than the hard, chunky texture of chips. A wide range of product characteristics can be obtained with different machine settings, with corresponding variations in production rates.

There are several reasons why wood shavings are preferred over other materials for bedding:

  1. Shavings have excellent absorbency properties, so they take up moisture quickly and also dry readily.

  2. Bedding is softer and more comfortable, which makes for healthier, more contented animals.

  3. Cleaning of livestock pens and stalls is easy and economical, since bedding can be sifted with a manure fork and reused.

  4. Shavings are relatively thin, so they decay more readily when spread on the land after use.

  5. Nuisance growth from spreading plant seeds on the land is eliminated.

  6. By drying the shavings with heat, very low levels of bacteria and other microorganisms may be achieved, providing much peace of mind for those facilities concerned with cross-contamination.

Applications and Markets

In addition to bedding, here are some examples of the wide variety of markets served by present Jackson Wood Shaving Mill® owners:

Wood shavings can be transported and marketed by several methods. Bulk shipments are usually made with either moving-floor transport trailers or spreader trucks, usually around the local area (within 100 mi / 160 km) because of the cost involved. Many poultry businesses order shavings "by the yard," where the price is quoted per cubic yard of bedding. Smaller customers and retail markets generally use compressed bags of shavings, with bag sizes ranging from 1.2 ft3 (34 l) to 5.8 ft3 (164 l), compressed. When shavings are packaged in bags, a drying system is necessary to prevent molding and mildewing in the bags.

Some shaving mill operators sell bagged shavings directly to stables and other local customers, some operate plants producing exclusively for large retail distribution and pet store chains, and some service local poultry barns and other bulk users. There are also producers which serve various combinations of the markets mentioned.

It is important to note that shavings should always be sold by some bulk measure, never by weight. This is because when solid wood is processed into shavings, a significant expansion in volume is realized. A typical ratio is 2:1, although this varies depending on species of wood and machine settings. If the shavings are dried, there is also a significant loss of weight due to moisture evaporation.


Our Experience

The Jackson Wood Shaving Mill® is the product of extensive research, and unparalleled experience in the field. Since its introduction on the market in 1961, it has proved to be the best machine available for producing shavings. There are others who make "shaving mills," but there is no substitute for experience. Our machines have proved their durability and performance throughout the United States and around the world.

Put simply, our shaving mills are the best that money can buy.


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