Outdoor Wood Burner, New Tractor Update

I’m back to cutting wood hand to mouth. It’s ok though. I had enough cut and split to get through January and February.  Next year I plan on having more than enough for the entire wood-burning season by December 1st.

After using the outdoor wood  burner for two seasons, I wouldn’t recommend one for most people.  It isn’t as simple as chucking in wood and forgetting about it.  It takes some fiddling, and it’s always asking for more wood.

Pictured is my tractor.  I bought it last autumn.  It’s a 1981 Deutz 7807.  It has 78 horsepower, which is just enough for grinding feed, the most demanding horsepower job on my farm.  I bought it from a dealer who sold it new.  It has 4500 hours on it and I paid $8500 for it.  I like it so far.

3 Responses to Outdoor Wood Burner, New Tractor Update

  1. wobbly says:

    That’s a good looking tractor.

    And I learned what an outdoor wood burner is.

  2. chris says:

    Forgive a city-slicker question: How does a tractor grind feed?

  3. curiousfarmer says:

    Yes, I presume too much. The tractor is hitched to the feed grinder and gives its power via the PTO or power take off.
    Thanks for the compliment on the tractor.
    I wrote quite a bit about the outdoor wood burner back in November of 2010 when I installed it: https://curiousfarmer.com/2010/11/

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