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Wood Power For Pickups Now On The Market
Nunnikhoven Industries of Oakvile, Iowa, has just introduced a "Gasogen Power" system, one of the first commercially available woodburning units anywhere.
Designed for gas-powered engines up to 425 cu. in., the self-contained fuel generator mounts in the back of a pickup, on the side of a tractor or anywhere else in reach of a gas engine. Steve Nunnikhoven says he gets 50 to 60 miles per 125 lbs. of wood in his 1973 Dodge pickup. He simply mounts the unit in the truck box and runs 3-in. flexible plastic tubing under the hood to the air cleaner. With the use of a fuel line switch, he changes back to gasoline with no modifications at all. He is currently working on a force-feed system to get more gases into the carburetor faster to increase engine performance.
Nunnikhoven will sell you a complete "Gasogen" wood-burner for $975, or a set of plans with "where to buy" information on used parts that'll let you build one yourself. Plans sell for $12.50.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup,
Steve Nunnikhoven, NIDD, Inc., Box 298, Oakville, Iowa 52646 (ph 319 766-3141 or 766-4111).

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