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I saw this over at ArbTalk and loved it? What do ya'll think? No good for jobs in the city limits, but for those country jobs? It looks like it just might work!

<img src="http://arbtalk.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1917&stc=1&d=1201898651">
 

TheTreeWiseMen

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I saw that too Chief, they do say the best ideas are the simplest ones. Must be able to build up quite a temperature in there. Never saw one back in the 'old country' though.
 

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OK so this is a big interest of mine.......

I currently have an outdoor furnace to heat the shop and a 10'x6' 1/2" thick metal tank that I have made into a furnace to get rid of junk wood. Some people think this is bad but I figure it like this, if I drive the 30 miles to the dump(burning fossil fuel) pay $47 ton to dump, they tub grind wood (burning fossil fuel) and then within 2 years chips decompose and release same amount of heat and CO2 as if it were burnt!
What I really want to do is hook it to a steam turbine and produce elecricity. What would be really cool is a downdraft, portable incinerator that is clean burning and generates elec. that can be plugged into homeowners meter and sold back to power co. So now we dont need to transport debris or use fuel to chip it and we produce energy.........

Hmmm
 

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I agree, very much hmmmmm.

I wouldn't wanna blow myself up, though...
 

gf beranek

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PC, I think you're onto something. Though the initial outlay would be pretty spendy.

We do throw away a lot of BTU's, seriouly enough to make some return on it.

Butch, Man, it was hot! I didn't see any breeze up in the trees when I was there. You got to try out the North Coastal temperatues for a break this summer. Hey?
 

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When my Dad's walnut trees were small he had a mobile incenerator that was a pipe frame with sheet metal covering the sides and a old gravel screen for the floor and was mounted on skids. We pulled it with a little caterpillar with a long chain and we would go down the row throwing the prunings into the incenerator until there was a big pile then start it on fire and wait for it to burn down and then we would go along throwing stuff in the incenerator and it would burn as we went. When the trees were larger that wouldn't work as the fire would damage the trees but when the trees were small there was sufficient open space for the flames/heat to go up without damaging anything. It was a very efficient operation as the ash would sift out of the bottom and spread out as you moved along. Wouldn't work now as there is no burning allowed.
 

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what a great use for that steve. my gramps would have loved that idea in his apple orchard
 

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Also the caterpillar was driverless most of the time. They would just put it in first gear pretty slow and once in a while one of the guys would go stand on the chain that was pulling the sled and reach forward and do whatever steering was necessary on the cat. My Dad was pretty tricky at thinking up ideas that were simple and practical.
 

Big A

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1st time I saw the incinerator Butch posted about, I was concerned we would have too much smoke (we were working in a built up area). I need not have worried, the heat was intense, we were burning green beech in that pic. The tree was in the grounds of a local cricket ground, yet the ground did not even scorch. A very simple, yet efficient idea.
 

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Also the caterpillar was driverless most of the time. They would just put it in first gear pretty slow and once in a while one of the guys would go stand on the chain that was pulling the sled and reach forward and do whatever steering was necessary on the cat. My Dad was pretty tricky at thinking up ideas that were simple and practical.
Driverless Cat,been there. The damned hornets built a nest in the tracks of one of my D4's once.When I moved it,they attacted me with gusto.I bailed out.There it went without me,clank,clank.clank.

Now that burner,I would be a bit concerned about setting the tires on fire.
 
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