h a l f b a k e r y
"It would work, if you can find alternatives to each of the steps involved in this process."
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
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.