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.

We manufacture six models of wood shaving machines, with the following specifications: Click here for printable PDF of Chart

Model 16D4 30D6H 30D6HL 30D10H 30D10HL 36D10HL
Wood
diameter
2" - 12"
(5 - 38 cm)
2" - 24"
(5 - 60 cm)
2" - 24"
(5 - 60 cm)
2" - 24"
(5 - 60 cm)
2" - 24"
(5 - 60 cm)
2" - 33"
(5 - 84 cm)
Wood
length
3'0" - 4'6"
(90 - 135 cm)
3'0" - 4'6"
(90 - 135 cm)
7'0" - 8'6"
(213 - 260 cm)
3'0" - 4'6"
(90 - 135 cm)
7'0" - 8'6"
(213 - 260 cm)
7'0" - 8'6"
(213 - 260 cm)
Rated
output
per hour
70 - 240 ft3
(2.0 - 6.8 m3)
120 - 400 ft3
(3.4 - 11.3 m3)
120 - 400 ft3
(3.4 - 11.3 m3)
200 - 700 ft3
(5.7 - 19.8 m3)
200 - 700 ft3
(5.7 - 19.8 m3)
500 - 1350+ ft3
(14.2 - 38.2+ m3)
Cutter
heads
4" (10.2 cm)
3 knives
6" (15.2 cm)
4 knives
6" (15.2 cm)
4 knives
10" (25.4 cm)
8 knives
10" (25.4 cm)
8 knives
10" (25.4 cm)
8 knives
Cutter
heads
drive
30HP (22 kW) electric or
35HP (26 kW) PTO, gas,or
80 HP(60kW)diesel
50HP (37 kW) electric or
75HP (56 kW) PTO, gas, or
115 HP(86kW)diesel
50HP (37 kW) electric or
87HP (65 kW) PTO, gas, or
115 HP(86kW)diesel
75HP (56 kW) electric or
104HP (78 kW) PTO, gas, or
115 HP(86kW)diesel
75HP (56 kW) electric or
115HP (86 kW) PTO, gas, or
115 HP(86kW)diesel
100HP (74 kW) electric or
150HP (112 kW) PTO, gas, or
150 HP(112kW)diesel 
Hopper
box
drive
15 HP (11 kW) hydraulic
system (pump drive included on PTO, gas, or diesel)
15 HP (11 kW) hydraulic
system (pump drive included on PTO, gas, or diesel)
25 HP (18 kW) hydraulic
system (pump drive included on PTO, gas, or diesel)
15 HP (11 kW) hydraulic
system (pump drive included on PTO, gas, or diesel)
25 HP (18 kW) hydraulic
system (pump drive included on PTO, gas, or diesel)
25 HP (18 kW) hydraulic
system (pump drive included on PTO, gas, or diesel)
Overall
size
5' (1.5m) W
15'10" (4.8m) L
7'2" (2.2m) H
6'5" (1.95m) W
15'10" (4.8m) L
7'2" (2.2m) H
6'5" (1.95m) W
24'4" (7.4m) L
7'2" (2.2m) H
6'7" (2m) W
15'10" (4.8m) L
7'2" (2.2m) H
6'7" (2m) W
24'4" (7.4m) L
7'2" (2.2m) H
7'6" (2.3m) W
24'4" (7.4m) L
7'2" (2.2m) H
Approx.
weight
6000 lbs
(2,700 kg)
10,000 lbs
(4,500 kg)
13,0000 lbs
(5,900 kg)
12,000 lbs
(5,400 kg)
14,000 lbs
(6,350 kg)
15,000 lbs
(6800 kg)
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16D4 Specs 30D6H Specs 30D6HL Specs 30D10H Specs 30D10HL Specs 36D10HL Specs
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16D4 Video 30D6H Video 30D6HL Video 30D10H Video 30D10HL Video 36D10HL Video

(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, and so they decay 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, extremely 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 sizes ranging from 1.2 ft3 (34 l) to 5.8 ft3 (164 l) per bag. When shavings are packaged in bags, a drying operation 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 between 3:1 and 4:1, 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 experience. Numerous designs were experimented with in the process of developing the line of machines we manufacture. Since its introduction on the market in 1961, it has proved to be the best machine available for producing shavings. There are some 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.



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