I want to build a wood gas generator for a 50HP tractor.
I want a refractory burning chamber.
Here a few sketches:
thickness of refractory layer 2"-4" ?
I need yours help for a dimensions,please.
What is the cc or ci. HP does not mean anything on a tractor.
Engine description John Deere PowerTech 3029
Engine displacement 3 cylinders: 2.9 L, 2900 cc
179 cu in.
This sounds like a diesel engine. Is it? TomC
Good call according to tractor data it is a diesel. Also a pretty new one start of the model is 2008. I suspect the compression ratio is probably too high for wood gas not to mention the lack of an ignition system.
There is a good thread on here somewhere where Chris talked about the max compression ratio for wood gas to avoid pre ignition I want to say the cut off was 19:1.
it looks like a turbo charged engine, low compression , very suitable for full conversion…
max CR should not exceed 17:1
I would have to see the manufacturer data on the compression ratio. My case 5240 is a Cummins diesel with a case head on it. They both turbo charge and super charge that tractor but the base model has a 19:1 compression ratio.