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Old 10-22-2020, 12:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Maybe a wood chunker would fill your needs better than a wood chipper.




They’re fairly easy to make and you already have the tools and knowledge to build one.

More examples here.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=wood+chunk...%3DZKmy3ScFVNE


Just a suggestion...


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Sterling might be cool but I won't hold my breath for any external-combustion engine to become viable again for automobile usage.
For a conventional drive-line they are quite terrible, but maybe as a range extender it doesn't matter that you have to plan ahead to start and stop the engine.
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It looks like the wood chunk is turning perfectly sized fire wood in to wood chunks.
Any 2 inches and up is fire wood. Anything down to 1 inch can be fire wood depending on how much twigs are on there.
I'm trying to turn twigs and even leaves that would normally go into a brush pile then be open air burned and turn it into much more compact, easier to move, easier to store, dry out s lot faster and can quickly be loaded into the coal furnace, compared to raw green twigs.
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For a conventional drive-line they are quite terrible, but maybe as a range extender it doesn't matter that you have to plan ahead to start and stop the engine.
Indeed, they seem to be better for a fixed-speed operation.

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