Hippo Hammer Mill – #1

R75,656.80R92,491.81 Incl. Vat

Call or email to confirm the lead time for this item. 012 803 0036 / info@abchansenafrica.co.za


Made in SA

The design of the HIPPO HAMMER MILL is unique in that there are no chopping knives, as the material is being fed directly onto the tips of the rotating hammers in the direction in which the hammers are rotating.
The milled material is transported from the bottom of the mill housing by means of a cast iron four bladed material handling fan mounted on the same shaft as the rotor, and delivered to the cyclone.
A wide range of screens is available, from 25mm down to 0.6mm aperture.

Three drive options are available on the Hippo #1
– Electric drive – 9.2KW 380V 50HZ 4 Pole
12HP Evaporative cooled JD diesel engine
13.5HP Briggs and Stratton Petrol Engine

The Hippo #1 is fitted with an integrated cast iron material handling fan – which pulls milled material from the milling chamber, and the product is then pushed to a cyclone, fitted with a 4 sock dust bank – for almost dust free milling.

Fitted on all Hippo #1’s as standard is our innovative automatic infeed control system, that regulates the feed into the mill automatically, using the airflow from the material handling fan, to open and close the inlet of the hammer mill, depending on the airflow through the milling chamber (a fuller chamber, allows less airflow, which will then have the inlet move to a closed position preventing overfeeding. Once the milling chamber is emptied and airflow isn’t restricted anymore, the air flow will pull open the inlet again – allowing product to be fed in again – thus ensuring optimal performance from your hammer mill. 

Capacities at a glance:

Screen hole Capacity (kg/hr)
0.8mm 370
1.6mm 570
4mm 985
8mm 1 600

Rotor RPM: 4 550
Inlet size: 165mm x 180mm
Screen area:  1104cm²
Tip speed at standard RPM: 72m/second

The mills are all a bolt together construction, which gives the mill an exceptionally long lifespan, and make replacing of parts easy and quick.
HIPPO HAMMERMILLS have been manufactured in South Africa since 1928, and parts are readily available from our warehouse, usually within 24 hour from order. HIPPO HAMMERMILLS from models Baby up to Size 69 are based on cast iron milling plates, which drastically increases the lifespan of the mill, compared to competitors.
The Hippo 1 is our most popular model, and was the first design that was produced by Arthur Collins in 1928 – and is the entry level in our agricultural range of mills, with medium capacity and high quality parts. All milling tips are manufactured from Bennox (or Hardox for highly abrasive materials) to ensure long lifetime on these parts.

Hippo Hammer mill Particle Distribution – based on standard full hammer, 100m/s tip speed

For a technical datasheet – click here: MH1 – Hippo Size 1

Additional information

Weight 500 kg
Dimensions 200 × 150 × 350 cm
Hippo Capacity / Model

Hippo 1 – 12HP, Diesel, Air Lift with Dust Control, Hippo 1 – 12HP, Petrol, Air Lift with Dust Control, Hippo 1 – 9kW, Electric, Air Lift with Dust Control, Hippo 1 – No Motor, Air Lift with Dust Control

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