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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #1, Page #29
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Back Yard "Crematory" Catches On

Back yard crematories are catching on as a good way to dispose of dead critters for livestock producers, vets and others. Even funeral homes are buying them to handle pet cremation requests.
"Animals can't be cremated in one used for people," explains Sammy Massey, president, Southern Breeze Mfg., Inc. "We've also had vets that have gone into the cremation business. Another big market is back yard deer processors."
Massey builds three models to handle from 250 to 2,000 lbs. at a time, with prices ranging from $3,950 to $7,950. All three models utilize a wedge shaped, self-feeding design. The Eliminator crematories are the only ones on the market that bottom burn. Burners mount on the bottom, sides and over the top. The design of the burners is important to getting a complete burn, says Massey.
"Other units on the market only burn from the top, and grease can run out the bottom, contaminating the soil," he says. "With this design, the grease becomes fuel for the fire and burns up."
Massey says one of his units can reduce a 500-lb. load to fit in a 1-gal. container. The entire burn will take only 3 1/2 hours.
An optional afterburner acts like a catalytic converter and is 95 percent smokeless. Massey also has an updated unit with a top that will open up for a 200 to 350-lb. hog or calf. All Eliminators meet or exceed EPA standards.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sammy Massey, 272 Powell St., Camilla, Ga. 31730 (ph 229 522-9090; fax
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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #1