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#25826 - 02/01/18 11:06 PM Adjusting pan on MB 550
keef Offline
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Registered: 01/27/18
Posts: 11
Loc: MO
I just bought some of these for coyotes and cats. I've read the pan tension is around 4-5 lbs. I'd like to set them lighter. Guys suggested bending the dog to lighten it. I hate to be messing with the dog if there's another way.

#25827 - 02/02/18 07:58 AM Re: Adjusting pan on MB 550 [Re: keef]
Ric Offline

Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3692
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
That trap uses a pan & dog similar to the posi-trip system. Pan tension is achieved through the geometry of the components. Not with a mechanical connection (nut & bolt) that creates resistance to movement.

Bending the dog /cross piece is the only practical way to change the pan tension.

Just like any other trap you should check the pan tension and adjust, after the trap have been prepared in the manner it will be used.I wouldn't take advertised figures as gospel just because someone wrote them down.

Here is a link to an archive page that describes the pan/dog system fully


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