Coal Conveyor

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:25 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Anyone have a used DR Power wagon they want to sell? That would make my life easier,...it even has a snow chain option! :D

A few hours and an old gear drive Cub Cadet you could make one. :)
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:37 pm

And there just happens to be one listed on Craigslist in Centre Hall, Pa. . Listed price is a little high at 450.00 though as it needs a clutch..
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:42 pm

And here is a cub cadet gear drive real close to ya for 550.00: http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/grq/4336069976.html. That will haul 800lbs. just like the DR. just needs a few modifications.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.


Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:57 pm

Thanks, SWPadon! I just might have a free beat up old tractor available to me. I have to go take a look. :D
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:01 pm

Be careful what type of tractor you use. Some won't handle the weight, but I know the old cubs will.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:05 pm

Roger that. I can get a 10 cubic foot dump cart from tractor supply for $129.00. That would work to lighten the bucket carrying load. :D
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:16 pm

Yes it would.
After you get the cart, take the bed off, put the on the garden tractor, get an electric over hydraulic cylinder, fabricate handlebars with a throttle cable attached, and add the single swivel wheel that you also purchased at TSC, and you have your homemade coal mover that looks like a DR machine. :)
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:39 am

I found another one close to you, C12 : http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/grd/4292351404.html , they originally had a 10 hp engine on them.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: lzaharis On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:37 am

Hello JeepinPete,

The furnace blower wil not work for the same reasons a
shop vac used as a blower would not work as it is only
designed to move air not solids.

Using Black PVC pipe would work well with a leaf blower,
PVC T, Fernco coupler, a box or bucket.
lzaharis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Switzer
Stove/Furnace Model: CWW100 100,000 btu

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:34 am

Carbon 12, in the meantime load your buckets on to a sled and pull them. Works great and saves your back from carrying them.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:37 am

Funny you should mention that. When I was schlepping the 50 pound bags to the basement, I put them on the kids toboggan. 250 pounds per load. I rode on top of it down the hill to the basement! YeeHaaaw! :up:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:39 am

I used to put 55 gallon drums on a saucer sled and push them around on my icy driveway. 450 pounds worth lol..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:43 am

Carbon12 wrote:Anyone have a used DR Power wagon they want to sell? That would make my life easier,...it even has a snow chain option! :D



Just get an old snow blower modify it for a cart top.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:47 am

Great idea! I have an old rototiller I don't use anymore. Add another set of wheels and I'm off!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:51 am

Carbon12 wrote:Great idea! I have an old rototiller I don't use anymore. Add another set of wheels and I'm off!



I have a feeling you have always been a little off. :D
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer