Sunday, August 13, 2006

Retiring the VeggieGen, Version 1

Today we took steps towards the retirement of our Detroit Diesel VeggieGen. While looking for it's replacement, a Lister 6/1 (VeggieGen Version 2), we heard that our friends at the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum were having the ribbon cutting ceremony at their new, and first, permanent home in Madrid, NY. The museum has ambitious plans for working farm villages spanning the 200 years of the north country. We have donated the Detroit to the museum as a working display piece, and the power source for their community.

Additional note:

Saturday, September 2, 2006 - Saturday and Sunday. 16th Annual Old Fashioned Harvest Days, by the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum. At the Hutchinson Farm, Route 15 between Heuvelton and Rensselaer Falls, NY. Field harvesting demonstrations; antique gas and steam engines, tractors, trucks, and cars; sawmilling; flea market; Bluegrass music; super food. Saturday antique tractor games. Sunday tractor pull. Exhibitors welcome. Contact Roger Austin, 315-344-7470, email or visit


Blogger mohammomnd said...

Why was the 2-71 retired? I want to use one as well, and want to know more about how it worked for you over the long haul.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Steve Spence said...

It's much bigger than we need. We are downsizing to a Lister 6/1, that uses 1/4 the fuel.

8:56 AM  
Blogger surfcam said...

When I first seen you standing beside that beast of a engine I just said, holy cow he must be planning a factory. I'm just not a two cycle diesel fan. I've worked on a lot of small engines that are used on pump jacks. Arrow makes a multi fuel engine that will just about run on anything but it not a diesel. Small diesels seem to be a limited market.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Steve Spence said...

I have a 6hp listeroid genset, and a 10hp Hatz diesel genset now. Both run on veggie.

1:50 PM  

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