Dead Horse???? :rolleyes: In order to view/understand this post, you'll need to go back to the top and read the entire thread! This is partly my thread, and we've accomplished everything I was interested in and more.
If you read all of it, I was advised to install the PIT pans, later the PIT center-swivel, and the "long-yoke swivels". The PIT pans are $40 a dozen, the center-swivels are another $12 per dozen, and the long-yoke swivels are probably another $10 per dozen. (couldn't find a price on Hal's site) That's $62.00 a dozen, heck, I didn't pay that much for the traps new. Sure, I could come off of $250, and have my #3's "up-to-date". Just talked to a guy that I used to work with, he's the foreman, over the maintenence crew, at a company I used to work for. I sent him a "blue-print" of the straps I need, so Friday evening while they are sitting around with their thumbs up their butts, my straps will be finished. (no charge) You've got to look at the fine-print, and use a little "Country Boy Logic". J-hooks are about 10 cents each. What would you rather spend: $250.00, or $4.20? The main thing is, I've got 42 strong #3's ready for season.
I thought it was interesting, also.