How important are traps that have pan tension adjustment vs. ones that do not. I ask because I want to buy USA made traps(victors, sleepy creek) and they do not have a pan tension adjustment where as the foreign made bridgers do, these three brands are in my price range. At the end of the day I'm going to buy the ones that have the best quality regardless of where they are made just would prefer them to be USA. So is a non pan tension trap a deal breaker or really not a big deal. Thanks Bruce.
Edit to add; I see also that the chains that come with bridger seem to be welded vs that of victor which are a twisted type link.
I just found this reg in the NYS so it may be a moot point but was not covered in the course I took yesterday. AS per the DEC website; "Foothold traps larger than 4 inches set on land must have a pan tension device and be covered when set."
Yes this does help because I was looking at the victors wrong, thinking they were not adjustable, but as you point out I see they are and now they are back in play for me. Are they a good trap for the money or should I look elsewhere, I really do want to buy USA but my funds are limited, having said that a two dollar difference in price wont kill me if it means they were putting a fellow countryman to work.
Post by trappermac on Sept 23, 2014 7:08:47 GMT -5
MB 550's are fine as they are. With the PIT pan and night latch dog it acts as a pan tension device...from NY regs...."shall be equipped with a pan tensioning device which shall include but not be limited to a bolt and nut, notches grooved in the pan and dog or lever, sheer pins, a spring under the pan or strip of band steel, or other devices or modifications as permitted by regulation of the department."
Post by traphead2 on Sept 23, 2014 17:57:56 GMT -5
i no all about pit pans used them for years...im not argueing with nobody...its one of those lovely wording issues with our regs..you can interpret"shall include"and"not be limited" in alot of different ways
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2014 17:59:24 GMT -5 by traphead2
I put the step down pit pans on my #2 Bridgers and all are firing at less than 1-1/2 lbs. How do i increase the the tension? Do i bend the tab that holds the dog away from the pan, or straighten the dog more?
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