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Compacting and Baling Mill Run Peanut Hulls for Transport and Storage

Authors: W. O. Slay , W. G. Ferguson , J. W. Alford

  • Compacting and Baling Mill Run Peanut Hulls for Transport and Storage

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    Compacting and Baling Mill Run Peanut Hulls for Transport and Storage

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Abstract

Mill run peanut hulls (Florunner) were compacted and baled with a modified 18.7 kW longitudinal press. Hull density was increased from 128 to 385 kg/m3. The bale dimensions were designed for loading and transport on standard 12.2-m long flatbed trailers. Labor and energy costs for baling were approximately 8 per tonne. Total costs for hulls delivered in truckload quantities were 14 to 18 per tonne. Bales of hulls stored for one year in both indoor and outdoor locations remained in satisfactory condition. Rain did not appear to penetrate the bales more than a few centimeters and internal temperatures did not exceed 79 C.

Keywords: peanut, hulls, compacting, baling, density, transporting, storing

How to Cite:

Slay, W. & Ferguson, W. & Alford, J., (1982) “Compacting and Baling Mill Run Peanut Hulls for Transport and Storage”, Peanut Science 9(2), p.65-67. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/

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01 Jul 1982
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