Burning ditches

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Burning ditches

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:25 pm

One of the maintenance things for flood irrigation is to burn the dead grass and weeds out of the ditch this time of the year. So I have been marching up and down ditch backs with a propane torch. This will help the water flow better. When the grass starts up I will Roundup the grass on the edges of the ditch so the guy mowing the hay can see where the ditch is. One of those 5 gallon propane tanks isn't that heavy until you pack it along about 2 miles of ditch.


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Re: Burning ditches

Post by wbvs58 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 pm

A bit like a back pack sprayer Dave. They always seem just as heavy at the end when empty as when they started full.


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Re: Burning ditches

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:55 pm

We use drip torches and they have the same problem... they get heavier as the day goes on.
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