Finally concluding a first try on my tractor oliver

I started on the coal gas very easily. (This engine is not running very well with gasoline).

After 20 to 30 minutes of operation, the hopper was nearly empty.

Can I recharge the charcoal into the hopper without stopping the engine of my tractor?

I have some pictures. I will try to load here if I find how to do this.

I had to immediately share this event with you.

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Hello Trigaux

You should be able to reload while idling :relaxed:

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Bravo Trigaux, bienvenue au club des mains noires ! Si ton unite est un “updraft” tu dois arreter let moteur pour Faire le plein.
Encode une fois bravo
David Baillie

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Bienvenue Trigaux,
What a neat looking small dozer and running on coal gas,too. It’ll be nice to see pics of your build.
Pepe

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What a fantastic looking unit you have , makes me wish we had kept our little crawler now .
If this is charcoal unit then as far as I am aware you have to stop engine to refill your hopper . but it will restart almost immediately once the lids back on and the air is sucked out of the hopper .

Dave

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I am very surprised at the engine operating smoothly. This engine has made backfier gasoline. I can not adjust the spark advance has.
(No landmarks on the crankshaft pulley, this is no longer the original pulley, I think)
Coal was burned very quickly. is this normal?
Aproximately 20 liters of charcoal 25 in 30 minutes
Charcoal is made of spruce wood

I will post more pictures tomorrow
Thank you for your encouragement
Thierry

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Here finally a first test videos. Your comments are welcome.

Thierry, it says the video is “private”.

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what size is the engine and how many cylinder’s does it have ?
cant wait to see the video you have of it .
Dave

This one is better…

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Dave

oliver 0c4 1950 1960; 3 cylinder petrol engine Hercules

http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/001/8/1/1816-oliver-oc-4.html

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mixer protection valve (central vacuum connection)

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Overview of the installation

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coal spruce

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valves; air inlet and exhaust inlet

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Hi Trigaux looking at your charcoal it seems too big. Shrink it to nothing bigger then 3/4" no smaller then 1/8th with a good cross section of all sizes. I think you are getting too much CO2 escaping un converted hence the short run time beautiful build though
David Baillie

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That’s roughly 3-19mm for those of you who live in countries with the superior measuring system. :wink:

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thank you David for the remark.
I sift my finer coal for the future

Thierry