1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Chainsaw Gopher Getter"It's easy to handle and will give gophers an Excedrin headache they won't forget," jokes Milo Buchholz, Fingal, N.Dak., about the "gopher getter" he made out of a gas-powered chainsaw.
He got the idea from other farmers who used exhaust from a tractor, truck or even a lawnmower to suffocate gophers in their tunnels. The chainsaw, he says, is much easier to handle and you can easily take it. with you on the tractor or pickup whenever you go to the field.
Buchholz removed the bar and chain from the saw and modified the exhaust pipe so he could attach a flexible metal pipe.
"Just find the tunnel and put the exhaust pipe down the hole. Then pack dirt around the pipe to seal it and let the engine run for a few minutes. It'll kill them in the tunnel," says Buchholz, noting that the idea should work on other burrowing pest animals.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Milo Buchholz, 12329 45th St. S.E., Fingal, N.Dak. 58031.
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