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PostSubject: Wood gas tractor project   Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 am



For those that may be interested...

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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:13 pm

That is cool
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:55 am

one thing that has always bugged me is how come it has to stick so far out at the front of the usage

? wouldnt it be better to surround the front with it in a more profilled way

also out of interest couldnt you get a better cooling if rad was split either side of front tractor
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:44 am

it's being done this way because that's what the customer wants.

all parts that gas flows through becomes part of the cooling system. i need about two and a half square meters of combined surface area.

how the gas flows through the system matters too. every thing has a purpose.
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:01 am

Looking nice man, will be cool to see you do this build as you post the updates.
Thanks much for posting your project.

i plan on building one this summer.
Also I am curious how you drilled your holes at precise angles?
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:34 am

lol... old school... a straight drill and then a lot of file work... didn't really take that long, sharp files go a long way.
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:48 am

im considering something like this to run a generator for welding things up would need to run a 240v generator

i have some lengths of 1 1/2 1.5mm wall 316 ss so i am considering this while watching and curious of your build
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:04 pm



I know it don't look like much but finally the gasifier body is starting to come together... condensate gutter is welded in. This will be more compact than our preproduction unit... It will have the same size hopper capacity, more advanced air preheat and our fully adjustable no shake grate... can't wait to get it finished and mounted on that tractor
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:47 am





Up to this point It is still pretty much a Victoria (Stephen Abaddess original design), and this is where his and mine diverge. Sadly, I can't show everything that we do differently.
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Thu May 01, 2014 1:09 pm



this 39" tall bad boy don't look like much but it has all the high tech, low tech goodness I can throw at it...

Just need to make a bottom flange, install the grate, finish the lid, do the final outside welding and i can put some fire in it... hopefully this weekend...
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sun May 04, 2014 11:23 pm





Slowly coming together... all the main welding is done... grate and bottom plate are made... just a cyclone and final filter and then i can plumb it... soon... I hope... soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Thu May 08, 2014 11:02 pm



water testing the cyclone for this tractor... standard 1D3D with a 5" body, 2" inlet/outlet
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Fri May 09, 2014 3:10 am

nice job tritowns

Up to this point It is still pretty much a Victoria (Stephen Abaddess original design), and this is where his and mine diverge. Sadly, I can't show everything that we do differently. wrote:

as i would have liked to see you build each part of the build its a shame that it couldnt have been done so
however on asking could you point to another which would imply further building for others

as i admit a genuine interest here to build one up for myself mainly to run a generator for welding purposes as saves my neck been chewed  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sat May 10, 2014 2:01 am



I thought I had posted this somewhere here.. can't find it so I'll post it now...

This is where I started after a very failed attempt at a commercial fema unit...
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sat May 10, 2014 2:03 am



Posted with my friend Stephen's blessing... this unit will run up to about 13 HP... but with the size of the hopper in the picture not for all that long. It can use either soft or hard wood chips.

Our unit is based on this geometry...
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Wed May 14, 2014 2:13 am



making lid rings by hand... I really need to get a ring roller... and a slip roller... and... and ... and... and....
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sat May 17, 2014 1:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sat May 17, 2014 7:18 pm

thanks for posting looking really good now

query whats that top bar for on top of radiator panel
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sat May 17, 2014 9:36 pm

its a condensate tank... it will hang below the gasser mount on the tractor... gives a place for liquides to go to. the cooler is upside down in the pic
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sun May 18, 2014 7:01 am

Can't wait for the video.
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sun May 18, 2014 9:25 am

Me too... Need to have it running end of next week...



rolling a cylinder without a slip roller = pita





final filter coming together
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PostSubject: Re: Wood gas tractor project   Sun May 18, 2014 9:32 am

coming on thats deffinate

id have never thought of that way to roll a flat piece of steel into a cylinder thanks for posting it up
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