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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #540 on: July 05, 2014, 12:53:09 pm »


Robert,
I didn't realise you made that much fuel!

Since I began making Bio Diesel I have produced something north of 18,000 gallons.  Saved a bunch of money!  8)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #541 on: July 14, 2014, 01:16:27 pm »
 Thats a lot of fuel, did you put the difference aside to buy a Ferrary  ???
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #542 on: July 15, 2014, 08:16:51 am »
Not particularly fond of Ferraris.  Too loud and not really practical for much.
I did acquire a number of woodworking tools and put a good bit of the saved dinero into a 28x40 addition to my barn that will provide a climate controlled space for woodworking.  When the addition is finished I will post some pics in my wannabe thread.
Don't hold your breath waiting for me to finish.  It is but one of the many projects going on around here.  smile_juggle
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #543 on: July 15, 2014, 07:59:51 pm »
Onewithwood, Can you run your bio diesel in colder weather?

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #544 on: July 16, 2014, 01:17:58 pm »
Yes, I run bio diesel most of the year.  I start blending with petro diesel when the temps fall below 35F and run straight petro when the temps are consistently below 20F.  During a 'normal' winter that means running straight petro d for a couple of weeks.
I put off road petro in my tractor, crawler and mini-excavator December thru February just to make sure there are no issues should the temps take a nose-dive and I need them to start.  The F-350 lives in a garage so I can risk the bio better in cold weather.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #545 on: July 20, 2014, 04:59:55 am »
  Hi Paul ,Thanks for sharing the video of the Threshers meetup these are always interesting. Those old machines got the job done!!

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #546 on: April 10, 2017, 10:43:56 am »
Thank you Paul for this post.
I spent my morning reading it instead of getting some work done. I was glad to see pics of Wayne Keith and Ron L. in here as well as the wood gas meet up. I was there the last 3 years and it's an amazing weekend. They are the best bunch of people a guy could meet. At last years meet up, Ron hooked up a turbo to his truck. It had some bugs to work out but it seem to take care of the loss of power.
Great strides have been made in the recent years with driving on wood from Wayne and others on the driveonwood.com site.
I built a mini Wayne Keith gasifier for my 15hp Sears riding lawnmower. I used it to process wood for the gasifier and generate electricity. Fun stuff.
I am curious if you still drive your truck and if so, what do you use to process your wood?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #547 on: April 11, 2017, 11:51:25 pm »
Hi Bill,

It's been ten years since I built my first gasifier and I still drive the truck.It's insured and is in the driveway with a new windshield and ready to go. I've started a second gasifier according to Ben Petersen's plans and really like the design with all the heat exchange and recycling. I am close to completion of the gasifier itself but still have another couple days cutting and welding. It will power a 35 HP tractor.

I still process the wood chunks with a hatchet and a tall chopping block and have many miles of driving stored up in burlap sacks under a shed roof.(I like to unwind after work by chopping) We own a saw shop in town and we cut 2" rounds in the test log and I bring them home for fuel and Magikmikey also has brought me a couple loads from his processor he built.
Mike also built me a cool charcoal grinder with a trommel that cleans and sorts the charcoal into 3 differend sizes for our charcoal tractor.

I might someday build a new gasifier for the truck but in the meantime it works just fine.I look in at DOW once in awhile and am glad there is finally a good woodgas forum for more normal everyday people to become builders builders.
 
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #548 on: April 13, 2017, 07:36:40 am »
Thanks for your response Paul.
Glad to hear the truck is still on the road. You say your truck is insured. Does that mean the insurance company knows it runs on wood gas? Some of the guys on DOW have had problems with insurance companies once they found out.
I would love to see what you are building for your tractor. I have a IH 340 Utility I want to run on wood. I will hook up my stationary unit to it soon to see how it does.
Here is the wood processor I made for my gasifiers.


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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #549 on: April 13, 2017, 07:36:45 pm »
That is one cool wood eating machine!! And powered by woodgas too, how cool is that!?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #550 on: April 13, 2017, 09:18:30 pm »
Nice chunker, compact and neat and tidy!
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #551 on: May 15, 2017, 02:02:34 pm »
Morning Paul.

Joan and I are likely passing through Enderby later in June. Will bring donuts.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #552 on: May 15, 2017, 10:36:01 pm »
I look forward to seeing you guys again
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