A chaff cutter, or “fodder cutter,” is a mechanical device that cuts straw or hay into smaller pieces. Farmers can mix fodder with additional forage to feed livestock, including cattle, pigs, and horses, and aid their digestive systems. Also known as a toka machine, these tools vary in complexity, ranging from basic devices, usually for home use, to more elaborate designs for commercial purposes.
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Hand Operated Chaff Cutter
Also known as a manual chaff chopper, this machine is used for chopping chaff straw, sugarcane, and corn stalk. Though materials and cutting capacities vary according to the manufacturer, these machines are usually made of cast iron and offer a cutting capacity of 2000kg per hour. Manual devices are best suited for small homesteads and micro-farms.
An antique chaff cutter is usually hand-operated, depending on the era in which it was made.
Mini Chaff Cutter
A mini chaff chopper provides fodder for smaller-sized farms, usually small farmsteads. These machines are often cheap, moveable, and can cut dry or wet grass, corn, wheat, cotton, or even soybean stalk. Doing this provides food for cows, horses, pigs, and rabbits. A mini chaff cutter usually has a production capacity of around 400 to 12000 kg per hour.
Electric Chaff Cutters
An electric chaff cutter is a power-operated machine with a gearbox and feeding device. This machine saves labor by automatically cutting material and offers a production capacity ranging from 4.5 tons to 10 tons per hour. Most large farms, such as dairy farms or forage plants, favor this fodder cutting machine in addition to diesel- and gas-powered devices.
Most electric chaff cutters adopt a multiple-cutter device, which cuts various straws into small pieces. The chaff can be used for multiple purposes, such as energy processing, animal husbandry, and organic fertilizing.