A lot of people complain about the high price of gasoline but Ron Lemler did something about it.
The Marshall County man built a hybrid vehicle—that runs on wood.
“I don’t have to use any gas (gasoline),” said Lemler. “I feel bad for everybody else you know, that has to pay the price, but whenever it (the price of gasoline) goes up more, I just drive my truck more,” said Lemler.
Lemler has a 1960 Ford F250 pickup truck with a complex wood burning contraption bolted down in the back bed.
On this day, Ron poured small pieces of oak into a cylindrical “wood gas generator,” which was located just behind the passenger cab, and actually stood higher than the roof of the cab.
“I used just stuff that we had laying around the shop here; the tank itself was made out of an old water heater and then, so is the filter, and these here were just some old sawdust augers.”