BLM-12-8M by EarthTek Inc.

EarthTek Inc.

The BLM-12-8 series by Earthtek Inc. are three gasoline-fueled, manual and automatic brick-making machines with a single axle for highway transportation.

Product description Brand name and product description

The BLM-12-8M by Earthtek Inc. is a manually controlled brick-making machine with a single axle for highway transportation. It can produce up to 2 bricks per minute. Its 6HP engine is fuelled with gasoline and can generate a pressure of 10MPa on the bricks.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The product is available in North America and has been shipped worldwide.Interview with manufacturer

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The manufacturer requires potential customers to contact them to receive a quotation for the product.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The cost of the unit is 9,500 USD, and used machines are also sometimes available at 7,000 USD for the model BLM-12-6M.

The automatic models are also available for 16,000 USD and 21,5000 USD due to their block-making speed.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other manual compressed earth block machines including AECT Impact 2001A Compressed Earth Block MachineHydraform M7E380, and Terrabric 2B.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Any “owner-builder” looking to manually self-construct a block structure.

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