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Carbon neutral farming

2008-09-28
Potato harvesting


2008-09-06
First Potatoes


2008-07-29
Bringing in the hay


2008-07-18
Stacking hay


2008-07-16
Haymaking


2008-07-14
Mowing


2008-07-06
Processing wood


2008-07-05
Gasifier meeting


2008-07-01
Potatoes growing


2008-05-25
Sowing


2008-05-24
Planting potatoes


2008-05-20
Fertilizing


2008-05-17
Potatoes and snow


2008-05-01
Harrowing


2008-03-27
Logging


2008-03-21
Logging-wagon


2008-03-18
Testing the tractor


2008-03-14
Wood gas tractor


England to Sweden with a wood gas car

2008-01-18
Repairing the producer


2008-01-16
Coming home!


2008-01-15
Repairing and resting


2008-01-14
Arriving to Sweden


2008-01-13
A day on the sea


2008-01-12
Getting on the ferry


2008-01-11
British tax


2008-01-10
Mounting carburettor


2008-01-09
Packing


2008-01-02
Convertion kit


2007-12-16
Winter testing


2007-11-24 - 05
Wood gas in UK


2007-11-15
Processing wood manually


2007-11-09 - 11
Constructing a Werner producer


2007-11-02
Visiting Werner


2007-10-31
Trip to Mantorp


2007-10-26 - 28
Repairing the reduction zone and car


2007-09-28
Guests from Roslagen

 

2008-05-01

Harrowing

The frozen ground melted a week ago and the soil was pretty dry, so I decided to start harrowing the cropland today while I have time. I borrowed my neighbor Rubenís harrow, which is broader than our one. This is going to be really exciting, because it will be a good test to see how strong the tractor is on wood gas and how it will perform in the cropland. I prepared a fuel log to keep track of the fuel consumption.

I started with fir wood in the tank and the tractor performed ok but not really impressing. I then fueled with birch and felt an increase in power as soon as it began to combust in the gasifier. I was now able to use high gears on the dry parts of the land while the more clayey land near the lake was rougher and needed low gears.


Click here to see a film from the harrowing.

When done I calculated the fuel consumption to 60 liters of wood per hour.

/Johan

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