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Every time Mow, Blow and Go arrive the smell of greenery is replaced by the reek of leaf blowers. A biodiesel powered one would not only smell better it would be 'greener' too! The time has come...
||While I'm very much in favour of diesel-powered
things. Diesel engines have a characteristic heft to
them, diesel engines and myself have that in
||For this reason, you wouldn't want a diesel engine
strapped to your shoulders.
||Also, it's the not petrol/gasoline that's the
problem, it's the fact that they're nearly always 2
stroke... you're smelling incomplete combustion
and burn lubricating oil. A 4 stroke engine would
be a less smelly compromise, but they're nearly as
heavy as diesels.
||It doesn't have to be a 4 stroke reciprocating diesel
engine. Why not make a jet leaf blower with a ~4
stage axial compressor, that can run diesel, kerosene,
Jet-A or any biofuel you want. It would be lighter
and simpler because the blowing would be a
byproduct of the engine itself.
||Have we done a jet leafblower yet? I might have to
||There are many possible leafblowers yet to be done including atmospheric chimney leafblower, Orion leafblower and mini-black-hole leafblower. OK, some of them suck, but it's the idea that counts.