Richard S. wrote:I don't know about the EFM's but you could do that with mine, when stoker man first posted the pictures I was quite suprised how close they are. Mine has a right angle off the back of the stoker. Little bit more complicated.
Here's brief explanation because I know this picture is terrible, not a lot of light and its from my video cam which doesn't take very good pictures. Anyhow... The motor belt goes to a pulley on the transmission which is not very visible. The transmission directly drives the combustion fan to the left. It also drives the auger which are the front two chainwheels, you'd ahave to change one of these to lower or speed it up. It also drives the "thingy" sticking up that rotates around the fire pot, thats the chain in the background.
Other than the right angle they are almost identical to the EFM's.
The EFM 700 900 & 1300 Are like your Van Wert But the 350 & 520 as a Differen type Feed Ass. Also The 700 900 1300
Have a 2 1/2 Auger & a 3 " Tube To feed Buck Size coal The 350 520 Are a 1 1/2 " Auger & a " Tube For Rice Remember
EFM Patented Goes Back 1908 so Van wert and the rest of the underfed stoker's companines copied that style the Pots are a little different but that is about it If You Look At the 700 900 & 1300 EFM 's you will see that VAn Wert is very close to them