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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/