The Hippo model 47 was developed just after the 2nd World War when the industrial boom created a demand for larger scale mills. Today the model 47 is a mid-sized industrial/commercial mill suitable for industrial, feed factory and farm use, with higher capacity than the size 1 ½ mill due to its deeper design allowing for longer beaters and subsequent faster tips speed. It has the same intake width as the model 1 ½ and is therefore not suited for hay milling but very well suited for grain and other compact particle sized products. It otherwise has the same high quality parts as all Hippo mills.
All milling tips are manufactured from Bennox steel to ensure long lifetime on these parts. Optionally Hardox or other milling tips may be substituted for special applications.
Hippo size 47 is a powerful mill, with 18.5 to 22kW motor and extremely robust for industrial use 24/7 where capacity is becoming an important issue.