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The new pricing is now published, I'm sorry that it had to be done and I hope it's the last and just maybe they'll go down. I've also eliminated the website for the CBG and have it on a separate page on  this site. 2021 CBG Crop, I didn't grow a crop last year and won't next unless this 2021 crop sells enough to warrant the investment. It was a very expensive endeavor!


Well it couldn't be helped, prices have to go up, A LOT! the new pricing will be in effect Jan 1 2023. big machines are still not doable.

Update Sep 3 2022

Dang, its been a crazy year! I hope you all are weathering the storm, we are laying in stores for a winter that may become most uncomfortable. I'm still building machinery and selling the 2021 Hemp crop, both flower and extract. You can see the product at 2021 CBG crop I've gotten rid of the plastic and am utilizing Gabpay as well as Paypal in order to minimize costs. you will have to either email or message me for paylinks, this also keeps me in the loop of communications.

I was able to find the big hydraulic cylinders at a decent price and steel seems to have plateaued so BLM series prices look stable for now! The big machines are all iffy at best and diesel engine prices are stupid! Electric versions are available but those costs are stupid as well! Since the BLM series all use Gasoline engines which are still both fairly available and fairly priced, BLMs are what I've been building.Transportation is a big problem for all our lineup except the Cinva Rams and either delivery or pickup has to be arranged. For most orders that isn't a problem but we've been managing. Overseas shipments are out of the question right now as are those to Canada and Mexico.

Keep you head up and your powder dry!

Update Feb 4 2022

 In 2020 we decided to utilize our pastureland for hemp cultivation, well, we didnt make much of a crop that year but we did last year! The flower is all dried and cured and ready to sell, we are still waiting on the extractors for the trim to be processed into oil (everything seems to take a long time) but expect it in by the end of Feb. So if you're looking for a great farm to user price on CBG Flower check out our webpage at 2021 CBG Crop you will be able order here. I do take Gabpay for the hemp products and paypal for the cinva rams.


Our Patriarch and founder, My Dad, W.C. Powell passed away July 30 of 2019 and the place seems empty without his presence. I miss him alot

Update March 10 2021

As you all know, prices across the board have been rising, I've resisted raising prices here as long as possible, sadly, the increases in steel, components and shipping have forced me to raise prices as well. I am considering offering an automated version of the BLM12-8MB for $13,500 awa offering the original MB at the old price of $8,500. That will be with a 6hp engine and an 11 gpm pump on a 2 x 3 tubing trailer with 13” tires and wheels. If you're interested in these variations check out the BLM Series link and the new offerings.

    One last thing, as parts are getting more difficult to source, lead times are becoming longer and in some cases unknown. We are all doing the best we can with a government that has forgotten its imperative, to protect the American economy and the people they represent. Let's pray that eyes are opened and oaths of office are remembered.


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Good Morning, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk to you about what we are currently doing and why. I suppose it would be best to talk about the why first in order to give a perspective as to what we are doing. Click here to see this update!

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In todays world of rising energy, labor and construction costs the Compressed Earth Block Machine provides a superior alternative for the environmentally considerate builder in all economic arenas.

We manufacture an earth construction system that can enable you to economically produce high-quality building components using widely available raw material to build superior, quality buildings.   


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The advantages of compressed or rammed earth blocks are many. Since the blocks are machine made they are uniform in size and, with some care, uniform in density. It is common practice to drystack (mortarless) 12" or thicker walls immediately upon ejection from the machine since the blocks are smooth and sharp cornered. This saves on mortar costs as well as handling and damage costs as the blocks are only handled once.

We offer technical support and onsite training as well as the finest adobe (compressed earth) block machine available. Most adobe press machines can be custom made to your specific requirements including: block sizes, power plants, regional parts replacement, dirt type, and additive needs.

We also offer Mechanic and builder tool packages as well as complete parts and accessories packages.

The following are standard configurations of our Compressed Earth Block and Earth Blending Machines:

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With over 30 years in the manufacture of compressed earth block machinery and compressed earth block homes you can count on us to provide a long life productive machine and the expertise to facilitate your program.



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