Thanks Windy in Kanas.
MELOC, I figured I would have to plant even more than what Windy's charts show.
I forget who it was but someone else posted a site on HT where a guy was getting a gallon of oil from a bushel of seeds and mixing 10 to 15%(I think it was) regular gas per gallon and running it in all his diesel engines and getting better mileage and performance to boot.
According to the charts I could get anywhere from 50 to 100 bushels an acre.
I could do a lot of plowing and planting with that many gallons of diesel fuel in a small tractor. Plus I would have the leftovers for chicken feed.
An acre of land is only a 208.7 feet Square and my little 10 HP mower turned tractor is plowing probably 1/4 acre on a tank of gas which I think is a one gallon tank, as it is. A small diesel should do a lot better than that because I have to keep the thing in low gear and the RPM's way up for it to plow now. I could probably run it in 3rd gear or at least 2nd with a 10 or 12 HP diesel engine on it because the diesel engine would run at a lower RPM than the gas engine needs to to make the same HP.
I only problem now is learning how to build a press that would work for getting the oil out of the seeds.
Whatever, I wanted to plant a couple of acres for the chickens this year anyway. The oil, if I get any would just be a bonus.
Wish me luck.
Any one know of a good site for small diesel engines. I have seen a few of them but they are lost now. Sooner or later I will start bookmarking sites when I like them. :baby04:
Thanks again Windy
ETA: I am just wondering about it because we could get to where gas is next door to impossible to get plus the price of it is going through the roof.
I just found a 10 HP Hatz diesel with electric start for $2,499 which is way more than I can afford right now for sure. The recoil start is $1,999. But according to the site I read the sunflower oil + 15% gas put out about 40% more power so I may be able to get by with the 7 HP engine. 7 + 40% =9.8 HP.
With the oil I would need about 12 oz. of regular gas to add to a gallon of oil and go.
It's just an idea I have been tossing around inthis empty skull, LOL.