llama99 wrote:I had to pull my feed unit apart today. Thank God it was a warm day. The place I get my coal was sold and the new owner gets Blaschak. I asked about having it oiled, but they don't oil anymore. So, it arrived early Dec wet. It is still wet. Well when it looked like the fines had formed a paste that stuck to the top and bottom of the push block and dried hard. It must have built up slowly until it got thick enough to jam. I have lots of rust from the wet coal. I am in New Tripoli Pa - anyone know where I can get oiled coal? I got 4 tons and so still have pretty much - less than I expected. I seem to go through a lot. But I might need another 2 tons...
If, as you said, your pusher block jammed, you may have spread the *Fork* open wider than it should be.
It should be 1-3/4" wide opening inside forks. It will be hard to get as much coal pushed while spread open wider.