Farm Equipment Dealer Volume 5, No. 1

Farm Equipment Dealer Volume 5, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...is a fact, though why is not apparent. Why a man had rather thresh one day each for ten men than to work ten days in one place and save the running around is another of those things that are hard to account for, but you will find it so in almost every case. But the time is coming soon when the average farmer will have a small machine with his own power to use on the farm, for help is getting more scarce each year and poorer, besides the wages demanded are such that farming with hired help is without profit on the investment. More labor saving machinery is needed and any and all devices to save time and labor will be adopted that are possible.--Dakota Farmer. The Auto-fuel Question. The possibility of alcohol becoming a common motor fuel is receiving much attention at the present time. By many it is believed that in the near future its use will be as general for automobile engines as it has become in Germany, or as gasoline now is in our own country. There are, however, several difficulties which will prevent its rapid general adoption for automobile use. As at present designed, motors have not high enough compression to use alcohol economically, and do not give as much power as when operated with gasoline. There is also considerable difficulty in starting on alcohol alone, so much so, in fact, that gasoline is usually employed for this purpose unless some form of vaporizing apparatus entailing additional complication is used. Although it is true that the present type of motor will run on alcohol without any appreciable change being made in design, much more alcohol is consumed than when specially designed for its use. Denatured alcohol consists of about 13 per cent, hydrogen, 42 per cent, carbon, and 45 per cent, oxygen, being richer in oxygen, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553799
  • 9781236553799