How much cost to buy the machines?
Hi there, any ideas where to buy the machines? need to work out the budget to start the project on the Galapagos Islands (quiet hard to build them there)
you also have to decide between hobby or professional machines, the machines here on PP are not lasting really long and have serious issues! In one way or another, it’s cheaper on the long to buy a second hand shredder. If you need a proper extrusion system, be aware that it can easily 10 times the price exposed in the v3 kit.
in any case, it’s way cheaper to order the components only, and weld or screw them together just. the frame alone will cost you a fortune to import. eventually there is a metal supplier near to you who has standard tubes.
I have been working on this for a while and in Australia we can produce the shredder for around $3000au (+GST) Retail. This is a complete unit with single phase 2.2 HP motor and 25:1 gearbox.
The costs and the carbon footprint associated with freighting the shredder are concerning to us so we are looking into alternatives but for now, in order to minimise this we can offer the shredder box and flat packed hopper (no motor/gearbox or frame) for around $800au (+GST) which allows customers to source the frame, motor and gearbox locally.
We are working now to develop the extruder process and define retail costs.
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