Thursday, February 9, 2017

Time Lapse Proof It Works

Update 4-5-7:

My tax accountant told me today that landowners who derive revenue from their land (such as leasing for grazing,  or even deer lease operations),  may deduct the price of the tool on their tax returns as "equipment purchased to maintain the land".  This effectively reduces the price paid for the tool.

Original Article:

My son and I spent a year photographically documenting just how to kill prickly pear cactus with my tool,  and just how startlingly effective it really is.  My son turned this into a video interspersed with some slides,  with all the information.

The actual video is sped-up footage of each of three attack sessions,  each attack followed by a time lapse movie made of weekly still photos.  The time lapse shows the debris composting away between attacks.  We did not pick up a single piece of anything.

That's me on the antique tractor pulling the tool.   It's a hydraulic tool,  with the retractable wheels.  Note that some of the cactus was man-high at the start of this;  I had to rig a push bar on my antique tractor for that.

The video link is to an item posted on "youtube".  If the video itself doesn't work for you,  copy the link and go directly to "youtube".

Link:  https://youtu.be/ONHjtWiVIDw

Video:



This site ("exrocketman") has some other articles about the development and manufacture of these farm implements.  That list is just below.  We also have a secure website that has all the information,  plus a way to buy yourself such a tool over the internet.  That site is:

   http://www.killyourcactusnow.com

Other articles this site:

Guide to all cactus tool articles on this site follows.  The yellow highlight indicates this article.

Date.....…title/content

2-9-17....Time Lapse Proof It Works
............watch cactus being crushed and composted
7-30-15......New Cactus Tool Website
...................turnkey site for info,  photos,  videos,  purchases
1-8-15……Kactus Kicker Development
………………production prototype & 1st production article
1-8-14……Kactus Kicker: Recent Progress
…………..….testing a revised wheeled design (experimental)
10-12-13..Construction of the Tool
………………building a “Kactus Kicker” (plain tool)
5-19-13…….Loading Steel Safely
……………….transport and storage of materials
12-19-12…Using the Cactus Tool or Tools
……………...how the tool is employed (applies to any model)
11-1-12….About the Kactus Kicker
..…………….painting and rigging finished tools (plain tool)
12-28-11..Latest Production Version
………………new bigger snout and barge front (plain tool)

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