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coaledsweat
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Post by coaledsweat » Sun. Dec. 01, 2019 6:39 pm

Well right now the snowstorm has turned into a monsoon. Maybe mother nature is going to knock some of it out for me. :mrgreen:

 
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Post by joeq » Sun. Dec. 01, 2019 6:48 pm

Hey CS, I'm experiencing it right now also. Looks like we may finally get to have a normal New England winter, unlike the past few yrs where it's been pretty "lack-luster." My JD 214 w/ snow-thrower is waiting for some action. (I know, watch out for what you wish for) :roll:

 
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Post by VigIIPeaBurner » Sun. Dec. 01, 2019 8:12 pm

I thought about making a 1/4" hardware cloth gate to lash on the GC2310's bucket. The bucket has hooks on top. Figured I partially fill the bucket, put the wire gate over the bucket. Just tilt and jiggle until it's pretty clean to the eye then untye the gate and dump the clean coal in the bin. There wasn't much there so I ended up doing most of it over an old rusted out Koker feed hopper and let the screened coal run off into buckets. I got about a dozen buckets but if I had a few tons, I'd do the screen gate on the bucket and let the hydraulics do the work.

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Post by coaledsweat » Thu. Dec. 12, 2019 6:16 pm

Here's an update. I've looked everywhere locally and couldn't obtain a piece of screen large enough to deal with it. Not buying 100'. So I've given up and started running it through as is. It has been eating the rocks, acorns and dirt without an issue. I'll just keep my fingers crossed and the hopper at a low level in case there's a code 3.

 
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KLook
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Post by KLook » Thu. Dec. 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Whats a little dirt.....it is rocks you are burning after all....

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