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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Set making in frozen ground.

What tools do you frozen ground trappers use for constructing dirt holes. The ground is hard out there and not sure I could make a dirthole. I'm guessing a heavy duty punch for the hole and a pick axe for the trap bed lol.
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

Always used a small sledge with bar welded for breaking ground. The hay set is perfect for this frozen ground
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

Up here the ground is froze about 2 ft down.
I use a hatchet to chop out a trap bed, a large wood cutting chisel to cut out the hole for dirt holes. and a 3 ft crow bar that I drive into the ground so I can get earth stacks in deep enough.I use the crow bar as sort of a pre drill type of thing. None of my stakes be it earth or angle iron are coming out of the ground till the spring thaw in March/April

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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

Lately ive been using a masonry hammer with the pick on the back and a yo-ho trowel. Make sure to use the anitfreeze heavily.. i.e. calcium chloride and/or glycerin!
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

Hey guys, one thing missing here and I found out the hard way, a pair of safety glasses for chopping out trap beds. Would make for a nasty day on the line should you get hit in the eye chipping out a trap bed.
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

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Hey guys, one thing missing here and I found out the hard way, a pair of safety glasses for chopping out trap beds. Would make for a nasty day on the line should you get hit in the eye chipping out a trap bed.
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

agree with the glasses.
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

Less swings using a full size pick ax.
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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

Had good luck with a 3" block chisel and small sledge for the trap bed. Rebar for a pilot hole for anchors and dirt hole

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Re: Set making in frozen ground.

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Less swings using a full size pick ax.
I keep a pick ax close by to dig out them pesky Badgers after they dig in with 3 ft of snare attached to them. LOL

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