I’ve been asked a number of times about the progress on the CEB press. The best answer is that we’re in a fertile birthing period.
If you went through the presentation in yesterday’s blog – you know that we decided to build our own tractor with loader and rototiller for powering up the CEB press and for soil preparation. That is exciting – real life Erector Set construction in action. Here is a picture of the metal as it starts to constitute the frame:
I just scored a 55 hp Deutz diesel engine for the tractor at $550 – new ones cost $7k. The set of 4 hydraulic motors , $250 each at Surplus Center, just came in the mail, and I got 4 truck wheels for the tractor.
In about a month, we’ll be starting to build – now with reliable equipment. We’re still aiming for production of CEB presses in October, after getting up the computer controlled torch cutting table for rapid fabrication in our off-grid facility.
By the way, goat Nacha also had a fertile birthing period. She just produced two babies. Check out how she’s cleaning them right after they popped out: