The use of Coir (Coco Peat) has become a common supplement to many growing mediums. Its high water retention and soil conditioning properties are attractive to growers, plus it can be used to form a barrier against common garden pests.
Often arriving in compressed bricks form, they need to be broken up and expanded out to the original density which is often as high as 14 times the volume. A Coir Buster is required.
The Coir bricks enter the system via an infeed hopper where they pass through an initial milling stage. The bricks are busted into smaller manageable sizes and then into a secondary milling process. At this stage water maybe introduced to maximise volume expansion and agitation applied to increase productivity. The finished material is then stock piled ready for use.