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Stokermatic Mountain Man 85

Posted: Wed. Nov. 27, 2019 3:40 pm
by Rance
Couple of questions: I just got a really nice Mountain Man 85. Instructions indicate there was a special shovel (long gone) for cleaning out the ash. A conventional shovel really doesn't work. Anybody have a picture of what the original one looked like?

Obviously this burns stoker coal, but only lump (bituminous) is available within a couple hundred miles. I've been breaking it by hand, but has anyone built a crusher?


Re: Stokermatic Mountain Man 85

Posted: Fri. Nov. 29, 2019 10:51 am
by carlherrnstein
A few years back there were 2 combustioneer stoves and a homemade crusher for sale near me the pictures were not real clear. I think it had a 1HP motor that ran two beefy gears by belts one belt crossed its self to reverse direction. It was sort of like a pasta roller.

Re: Stokermatic Mountain Man 85

Posted: Sat. Dec. 07, 2019 7:43 am
by fig
There’s a few posts on YouTube of homade rock crushers. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for coal. Probably would be easier to make as it wouldn’t have to be made from as heavy of a steel as a rock crusher would.

Re: Stokermatic Mountain Man 85

Posted: Wed. Dec. 11, 2019 9:39 pm
by Willis
I actually have that crusher that Carlherrnstein is talking about.
I will try to find the video of it. Works pretty slick. Made from a couple old planetary gears out of a big truck.