Ok I have the John Deere back in working order. This is the one, not getting the full restore, just back together so we can use for work. However, the plan is to gasify it again, some may remember this one with one of the original Micros I think we had both a generation 2ish and later a gen three or four. I was thinking of putting the new Micro on this, but was planning on introducing a second larger version. So this is the plan and I guess justifies building the first one.
This will be again a series machine; series I, II and possibly III each growing 2" in diameter and a little larger height wise. The new M-2 will be a 6" diameter machine and will gain about 4" in height over the M-1. The M-1 can run chunked up foliage OK but it is very quick, so one of the reasons I want this larger machine on the tractor. It should run fine on both pellets, and chunked up fuels. It will probably do Ok with hardwood chips too, but will need to test them. The M-2 will get a more traditional filter system and get our standard centrifugal filter like on our Flex machines, a small gas chiller and then an add on ammo box media filter. This will just get coupled via hose attachment and sit on the ground or can be mounted to the application. The gas Chiller height will be customizable as well. The core cooing tubes will be coupled into place via short hose couple with spring clamps.
The John Deere is going to get a 110 amp alternator and a battery with inverter set up on the back. So this will be able to run my Chain saw and many other things, like my cook top. and still be able to mow shop yard.
I have two Micro Series getting ready for weld for Argos. Still not sure if we will even make it. But we are at this time planning to go. So hopefully we will have the tractor and the Micros ready by then. We will have the Prototype up and running the cook top and our BBQ. I did by the way get a new grill I got Char Broil portable gas grill and made a simple mod to adapt the quick connect couple to it. It runs the stock burner no problem its actually prolly a bit much, I throtle the thing back to keep it from melting down. haha.
Couple pictures of the first production Micro Series I gasifier. This one ships out Tuesday.