The HDD detroyer: Hippo Mills new test results

We here at Hippo Mills do all kinds of tests on our mills. This week we milled a computer hard drive of a client. The Hippo Hammer mill destroyed the hard disk drive in a matter of seconds. The hippo mill can be used as an HDD destroyer. See below the photos we took of […]

ABC Hansen at the Gulf food show in Dubai

Hippo Mills donates to Endangered Wildlife trust

ABC Hansen Africa donates money to the Endangered Wildlife Trust for every Hippo Hammer Mill sold. From the beginning of this year until now we have manufactured and sold over 60 Hippo Hammer Mills. A percentage of each of those mills went to the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Hippo Hammer Mill Kickstarter

  Features and Benefits of the ABC Hansen “Kick-Starter”: Electric motors can draw up to 4 times the rated amps of the motor on start-up. This means that a 55kW motor can require up to 440 amps on start-up. It also means that the peak electricity demand would be set at this amperage, resulting in […]

ABC Hansen News 08 June 2018

THE CO-OP COOKHOUSE SILO PROJECT WELL UNDER WAY A preview of the 10,000 ton project at Cookhouse. The fourth silo roof is being constructed with silo 1 and 2 up and silo 3 halfway.     SENMIN ELEVATORS BEING INSTALLED ABC Hansen supplied the four +- 26 meter bucket elevators for the Senmin project for […]

A Hippo Saved my Life

Struggling and suffering in Zimbabwe with food shortages and a family to provide for, I was at the end of my rope when my husband, who works in South Africa, brought back a Hippo hammer mill with diesel engine over Easter weekend….. Hippos kill many people in Africa but this Hippo saved my life and […]

Advantages of organic mulches in the orchard

E. Joubert (Subtrop) Manure, compost, woodchips, slashed material and pruned branches are commonly used as organic mulches in the orchard1. There are many agricultural advantages to correctly applied organic mulches in the soil2,3. These advantages include the presence of natural micro-organisms that enhances plant growth, plant health and product quality1,4,5. Micro-organisms generally include bacteria, fungi, […]

Avocado root rot control program

This work was motivated by the presentations given by Elizabeth Dann at the SAAGA research symposium and phosphonate workshop held in February 2017. Compiled by Nico Claassens & Elsje Joubert Reviewed & improved by Stephan Schoeman & Henk Kuperus 1. New Plantings 1.1 Soil preparation 1.1.1 Do a deep cross-rip of the new orchard. 1.1.2 […]

Delivery of Grizzly Chippers to Pecan Country

It was the middle of July, on a cold winter’s morning.  Scanwood Solutions delivered two Grizzly chippers to Nutmech in the heart Pecan Country in the heart of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme. Nutmech had arranged the sale, subsequent delivery and demonstration of two models of Chippers, the Grizzly 180 ( and the Grizzly 250 ( […]

News: The online shop

Presenting the new ABC online shop.