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Gassing gohpers

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motorstuff52

11-08-2018 13:08:44




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The pocket gophers are digging up our farmyard worse than usual.
I am thinking about using a flexible metal exhaust pipe on the 8N to gas the gophers with carbon monoxide.

Has anyone had any luck doing this? I am also concerned if it will hurt the tractor. Will the back pressure hurt the valves?
Thanks
Mike




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Ken(Ark)

11-11-2018 06:55:25




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
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I have not tried it . In the next few months I plan on filling in the 5 - 6 armadillo holes in the pasture . I plan on shooting some propane in and plugging the hole so my livestock does not break a leg .

If I keep the fields mowed the armadillos tend to dig in brush piles and other heavily covered areas . I may never know if the propane had any effect unless I find a fresh hole next spring .

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nashranch

11-10-2018 16:44:22




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I used a 50/50 mix of MMO and Seafoam



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hunkydory

11-10-2018 16:09:14




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That has potential. Since they tend to plug the holes the gas would likely stay in the tunnels. Have you tried it?



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grizz02

11-09-2018 21:03:59




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
I just use my 4 wheeler, gassing them has been the best kills the little ones too



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nashranch

11-09-2018 18:59:00




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
My version of a mole blaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOT-HhvlsNU



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motorstuff52

11-10-2018 06:05:57




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to nashranch, 11-09-2018 18:59:00  
What are you squirting in the carb to make the smoke?

Do the moles or gophers try and escape or do they stay in the hole?



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Ken(Ark)

11-09-2018 18:00:54




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
I read about using NH3 and was thinking any gas that is heavier than air would probably work . Propane is inexpensive and easily obtainable . No need to mix with oxygen and ignite it . I have armadillos holes that are bigger problems for me . I found this on a web search ,

I use a 25-lb. propane tank, running a rubber hose between the tank and a 2 to 3 ft. long piece of 1/4-in. dia. pipe. I find the gopher run and put the pipe down into it. Then I turn the tank upside down to force the liquid propane down into the run. A cupfull will do the job since one cupful expands 250 times when it turns to gas.

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MRinMN

11-09-2018 09:30:36




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  

gassing



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MRinMN

11-09-2018 09:14:26




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
works great, no effect on the tractor.



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RM-MN

11-08-2018 16:38:07




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
I've pretty much quit gassing gophers with my TO30 Frerguson.....because I can't find any. It has taken about 3 years of gassing and I still get perhaps one or 2 per year on 230 acres.



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hunkydory

11-08-2018 16:16:08




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!@#$ pocket gophers are a plague around here. Can you tell more about how you apply the NH3? Does it hurt what's growing there?



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Dean

11-08-2018 13:52:57




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
Works great for me on ground hogs.

Doesn't take long.

Dean



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Hd6gtom

11-08-2018 13:15:41




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to motorstuff52, 11-08-2018 13:08:44  
Its done all the time here. Works well. I have also had them in hay fields. I hook up a tank type NH3 applicator and make a couple of passes thru the area. Gets rid on them asap.



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motorstuff52

11-09-2018 10:40:42




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 Re: Gassing gohpers in reply to Hd6gtom, 11-08-2018 13:15:41  
Thanks to all for help. I can't speak for the gophers but I doubt they will thank you.
Mike



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