Re: Wood Fired Autos
I fire up my wood-powered 1915 Case occasionally to plow my largest field. It's the only tractor I've got that can pull the 12 bottom in our alluvial soil. Invariably, some twat in a Prius pulls up & yells at me for polluting the air ... When I point out that'll I'll be done in a couple hours (instead of a couple days with the Kubota, burning diesel), and that the wood would be disposed of in a fire anyway, they tend to get all blustery and sweary ... As I said, twats.
 She makes better power on coal, but have you SEEN coal prices? Wood's free for the cutting!
 According to an ancient belt-driven dyno, 70hp at the flywheel on coal but only 65 on wood ... Torque, on the other hand, is in the 1200 ft/lb range regardless of fuel.
 Actually, I run on old scrap wood ... Pre-heat the boiler with propane, then switch to wood. Even punky old fence posts burn quite nicely once she's got a good draft and a bed of coals going ... The only issue is I have to screen the ash for metal bits before I add it to the fields.
 No, I don't burn the pressure treated stuff.
 Custom insert, removed from the firebox once up to temp.