Question: “So What Is This Thing Exactly, And How Does It Work?”


Our Answer: First off, It’s NOT a roller-chopper/ mower/ shredder/ blading-method/ chaining-method/ structural-steel-tow/ machete/ shovel/ spray herbicide. The ‘Kill Your Cactus System’ is a NEW option entirely!

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Our patented Crush-Action Technology kills your cactus, inside and out… rendering it completely unable to hold any water!

It’s a patented machine, specifically designed to cause irreparable damage to any water storing tissue and vital support structures found in cactus pads and stems. It also cracks open the outer protective layer (the cuticle).

The damage done is so extensive and so complete, that the cactus is rendered completely unable to hold water. The cactus debris bleeds out very quickly, and is never given a chance to set down new roots and regenerate.

This means you can leave the cactus debris in the field to compost (no pick-up/burning required). Drive over cactus, and cactus dies.

For the result to become 100% permanent, simply use the machine every 3-6 months until the root system has starved to death in the ground for lack of photosynthesis.


What Is It Made Of?

The machine has a sleek and ‘razor-like’ exterior that looks like something out of a shaving commercial, with a chassis that’s made of:

  • hot-rolled carbon steel deck plating 
  • a heavily-reinforced barge front that guides cactus plants into the blade edge and underneath the machine for processing 
  • a highly durable front-facing snout that makes our machines extremelyagile, and virtually impossible to flip forward during normal use scenarios. 
  • a unique skid array design that carefully maintains a 1-inch gap above ground at the leading blade-edge of the machine. 
  • a ballast bar system for uneven terrain that ensures our patented crush action technology is always being delivered evenly, wherever you need it the most. 
  • a modified section of rear-installed railroad stock that acts as a crush rail component for cactus debris.


How Does It Work?

As the machine moves forward large quantities of prickly-pear cactus from your field are innovatively routed underneath the machine for aggressive processing. The deck plate’s leading edge acts like a ‘cutting blade’ that violently separates pads and stems, in a highly forceful tearing manner, from their root systems below-ground.

Pads and stem pieces are left with little choice but to pass through a tiny 1-inch gap under the leading edge, causing them to break apart inside the machine. These pieces are temporarily trapped inside the machine.

As your machine continues to roll forward, the ground behaves like a high-speed conveyor belt. Cactus debris is rolled around and subjected to extremely intense levels of mechanical folding and bend action that processes the pieces even further.

From there, the only way for cactus to escape the machine is out from underneath a massive crush rail system at the back. Upon exit, pads and stems are thoroughly crushed and then squeezed out from underneath the heavy rail system.

Drive over cactus, and cactus DIES. Drive over cactus every 3-6 months, and you’ll enjoy usable land while you wait for the root network to starve in the ground for lack of photosynthesis.

For more information on the incredible Kill Your Cactus System, give us a call at 1-(800) 348-1359 or drop us a line here and ask us ANYTHING to learn even more about how to kill prickly pear cactus easily, permanently, and cost-effectively. Also, be sure to make a request for your copy of our FREE information kit, and don’t forget to read everything about our RISK-FREE trial offer on the incredible Kill Your Cactus System.

Still have questions? No problem! There’s a good chance we have your answers right here. Want a more ‘hands-on’ learning experience? Click here to explore everything about our machines in exhaustive detail. See all the parts and learn what they all do!

Talk soon,

James Johnson
Director of Marketing, Kill Your Cactus NOW

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