Does not work
Nov 21, 2018
Bought two of these and installed exactly per the instructions. We have clay soil too, which they claim they work better in clay. We still have mole activity. Perhaps if you install them before you have moles, they may work and the moles may go elsewhere. They are nice to look at, but that's all they are, 'yard art'.
Oct 7, 2018
In addition to keeping moles away, my neighbors and I like watching the blades spin the breeze.
Windmill Mole Chasers!!
Aug 13, 2018
Excellent! Just ordered two more for my large lawn. Hopefully the bulbs I put out this fall will not be destroyed like last year and the tunnels and mounds are disappearing! Bonus...windmills are so fun to watch! Now we have four!
adapting windmill mole chaser replacement bearing (hack) to old mole chaser blades
Aug 3, 2018
In order to adapt your old blades to the new size bearing which is a little larger, stack all three blade together in a vice. Take a sharpie marker and put the edge of marker in center hole trace around center of hole leaving a line approx. 1/16th of an inch for reference. Next take a dremel tool with a grinding attachment slowly grind off marker line, test fit with bearing until it fits. This takes about 5 minutes and your done reassemble blades to bearing and you should be good. Thanks so much for getting these back on the market
Lehman's says: Thanks so much, Lance, for this information! How kind of you to provide all this detail! The bearing you received was an exact match to the last version of the mole chasing windmill before it went off the market around 2016. However, several versions were made between the 1990's and 2015. As a result, the bearing we are using may not be an exact fit for older models. Your instructions on making them fit older models is a great help!
EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE MOLES THEY'RE NICE
Jul 9, 2018
This is my second one in 10 years, but I bought them so I can tell the direction and strength of the wind by looking out my living room window. Living in a mobile home park doesn't give me any room to put anything in the ground, but I could attach this windmill to some lattace in our front yard and enjoy the windmill. Sometimes you just want to have something peaceful to look at during the day.
Work Well, Give Them Time
Jun 19, 2018
I have three of these for my farm in various orchard and vegetable areas, and they work well. Be patient, it can take 3-4 weeks for everyone to relocate. Sometimes a new mole will move back in, and it takes a little time for them to move back out, a tunnel or two may show up every year or two. But I like these. I have to oil them every few years so they stay spinny.
Jun 7, 2018
My mom ordered one of these over a year ago and still has not got it
Lehman's says: We apologize for the delay in shipping your Mole Chaser. The Mole Chaser has been on quite a backorder. When our vendor could no longer supply the item, our own CEO went on a quest to find someone who could machine the perfect parts at the right price so that we could continue to offer the product to our customers. Luckily the search is over and the mole chasers are on their way to us! As soon as we receive them, we will send them out right away! Please give us a call, we would love to talk to you about your order: 1-800-438-5346.
Works great. Sink the support pole deep.
Mar 10, 2018
I've used these for several years at our home. Last year we started a new garden plot at a different location and we had serious mole problems. Other approaches didn't work, so I brought the mole chaser windmill from our home and installed it. Within a couple of weeks there was no sign of moles on the property. I think part of the success depends upon getting good contact between the support pole and the soil. I used a 10-foot section of 1/2" steel pipe and used a metal fence post pounder to drive it 3 feet into the ground. If the support pole is shallow or doesn't have good contact with the soil, I suspect the windmill vibrations aren't efficiently transmitted to the soil. Certainly, if you press your ear to the support pole (pipe) when the windmill is turning rapidly, the vibrations are pretty intense. If I were a mole, I wouldn't care to live in the vicinity of those vibrations.
Jun 15, 2017
I have used these windmills at two separate homes. We had a one acre yard at our home in Detroit, so I bought two of these to cover most of the lot. I used to have tunnels all over the place until I got the windmills. After that they all went to the neighbors lots! My folks here in Iowa also had problems with moles, so I put one in their yard as well. Again, no more moles. One tip. Instead of one piece of 8' pipe, I bought one 4' and two 2' sections, an 18" section, one junction and one 'T' junction. I used the 4' and one of the 2' sections to make a 6' piece of pipe. I put the 'T'' junction on one end of that, screwed the other 2' piece in to make a total of 8', and put the 18" section into the side of the 'T' joint, I wound up moving the pole around so I could mow, and it made it much easier to get the pole into the ground having that 18" section to step on to force it into the ground. Definitely worth the money.
Nov 6, 2015
I had purchased one of these several years ago. It worked wonders, but our last tornado tore the blades off of it and I had other things to worry about other than moles. But now the moles are back and can't wait for this product to get here. Will be ordering another one for the front yard. Wonderful product.
Jun 3, 2015
these look realy nice in the gardens. i look at them and decide if i should take a glider in heavy wind or a scale radio control airplane to the field. i only wish they would keep the gophers out of my garden. heavy wind and the propellers just spinning away, and gopher holes within three feet of the pipe base in the ground.
Oct 25, 2014
I moved into my current home at the end of 2007 (about 3/4 acre in a residential area). A while after moving in, I started noticing mole tunnels in my front yard. I almost stumbled on them a couple of times. I knew there were battery- and solar-powered mole gizmos available, but I happen to like windmills of all sorts, so I ordered a MOLE CHASER (late in 2008 or early in 2009). I set-up the windmill on a metal pipe as the instructions indicated. I located it in my front yard, within about 20 feet of where most of the mole tunnels I found - or stumbled over - were located. It was the most convenient spot it place it. Since that time, I have only noticed ONE mole tunnel on my property, and it was further back, along the side of my house near the backyard. I have found NONE in my front yard at all since then. As far as I am concerned, these things WORK.
May 1, 2014
Great product. I am now on my 3rd one and have rebuilt 2 with parts (bearings) purchased from the co. If you are still having problems with moles add a small nut and washer to one of the blades through the hole in the blade. That will unbalance the fan and greatly increase the vibrations. It does increase the bearing wear. Keeping the bearing full of grease does help.
Jul 5, 2013
We ordered 2 mole chasers and they have worked in clearing out the moles in the yard and garden.
Apr 24, 2012
We've got one mole chaser in our back yard.Its worked great.Weve tried everything,poison,in ground vibrating noise makers,and puting lime down in our front yard.Nothing has worked.Im ordering another mole chaser for the front yard.I should of done that before I spent all that money on the other stuff!.
Apr 22, 2012
Bought one of these early last fall; very quickly drove moles out of my front yard, which they had really torn up. Now, they're doing likewise to my back yard, so I'm getting another. These chasers are great: well built and highly effective, eliminating the need for traps or chemical deterrents. We wouldn't be without them!
Nov 29, 2011
I really had my doubts about this, but after spending probably $1,000 in Talparid over the past 4 years, I decided it was worth trying. I've given it 3 weeks so far, and am very pleased with it. I decided to test it in an area out front of the house that is surrounded by driveway & street (probably 1/2 acre). I went out every couple of days & stomped down the tunnels so I could tell if they were diminishing or not & my stomping became less & less over the 3 week period. I checked today & found one small hill, so I have to conclude that they do indeed work. Now I just need about 6 more for my 3+ acres! Much cheaper than chemicals.
Aug 26, 2011
Good product, effective. LOVE this company!
Jul 22, 2011
Update: This thing REALLY does work. I noticed it hadn't been spinning, however my neighbors windmill was. On closer inspection, two of the nut/washers came lose and are gone so it won't spin (need to get to the hardware store and tighten with more than just my hands). Since it isn't spinning, my moles are back. Would definitely recommend this item!
Jun 8, 2011
I ordered 3 of these, and am not really convinced that they work. I've had them installed for a few months now and am still seeing mole activity close to the windmills. They seem to be working the least right next to my raised garden beds (a couple feet away), which I was really hoping to keep moles/voles out of. :( The product is attractive, seems well-made and I like that it's made in the USA. Effectiveness may also have something to do with soil types, etc. I'm on sandy soil. Seems that some others have had better luck.
Jun 1, 2011
I purchased one at the beginning of the year anticipating spring. Wish I would have purchased two then when they weren't in such high demand. I just got notified that my second shipped. Yeah.. The moles have moved from the front yard, but I still have an issue on the side. My neighbor had windmill envy and bought one of those cosmetic four legged look alikes. Said she was trying to find mine, but couldn't. (She should have asked#. I did tell her about Lehmans. I just read online that moles like cicadas #which cicadas like tree roots).. So that kinda makes sense the infestation of moles we have had the last few years with it being the year of the 17 year cicadas where I live. Wish the molechasers worked on those guys. Definately recommend. If it doesn't work for you and your moles, it is pleasing to the eye.
Mar 22, 2011
My husband mention to me we had moles eat our plants and digging up our yard. So, I purchased two mole chasers, just to give it a try. After he put them around the yard, he noticed the moles had left. Excited about how the mole chasers worked, I ordered another one to put in our garden. A very good purchase I must say and our yard is mole free. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 16, 2011
i purchased one last year..and another one this year.....very PLEASE..and love seeing the blades blow in the wind....it sure WORKS.
Jan 30, 2011
After setting my mole chaser up, I continued having mole issues. They even tunneled within 2 feet of the mole chaser. This item definitely is not at all effective.
Aug 9, 2010
The first 2 days I had mole activity as we didn't have much wind. The last 6 days no mole activity.
May 26, 2010
This item is a very good value! Made in USA, good design and pleasing to the eye, well-made at a reasonable price, and a nice addition to any garden. I'm ordering 2 more!
May 7, 2010
I love the mole chasers and now have three. I have a cat, and worry about poisons in my yard, so they are great. They are also good for the environment. I always try to use environmentally friendly products anyway. They are easy to put together and work wonderfully. They're kind of fun to watch too, because you can tell from inside the house how windy it is outside before going out.
Apr 18, 2010
This works! I did NOT want to ever poison the cute little moles... but making them mad enough to leave my yard was not out of the question. I installed this and have not seen a trace of them since. I used to have mole mounds all over my yard... not anymore!
Mar 20, 2010
In recent years, I've tried to use minimal chemicals in my yard. However, moles were becoming a problem. I bought and installed this mole chaser a year ago. While not completely gone, I did notice a substantial reduction of moles since using it. It's also useful as a weather vane, showing changes in wind direction and strength. It makes a cheerful, country lawn ornament, as well!