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Bedding center swiveled traps???

Does anyone else have trouble with this?? Seems like the swivel and chain always give me grief when trying to bed the trap without wobble. Do most bury the chain under the trap or extend it out away from the trap?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 11:01 PM
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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

Yep just dig a deep bowl in the bottom of your bed.

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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

I just take a chunk out of then center of the bed and swivel and chain sit nicely
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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

I just hit the center of my bed with my hammer, swivel and chain fit perfectly. I've gotten so used to it the side swiveled traps now give me a headache! Lol

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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

Seems when I double stake there isn't much room since I'm trying to keep the bed size small. The chains on these MB550s are heavy.

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Ahh, I use earth anchors. Used rebar my first year, switched to earth anchors and never looked back!!

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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

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Ahh, I use earth anchors. Used rebar my first year, switched to earth anchors and never looked back!!
In this particular area I'm into some sandy loam and not sure those would hold?

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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

If setting in sod you can peel back the sod behind trap for an anchoring spot. Then roll sod back in place. This also helps keep more waxed dirt in the bed when a catch is made. It also serves as a drainage area to help bed from filling up with water.

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Re: Bedding center swiveled traps???

use cable and dig a small hole under the center of the trap and just drop the chain and swivels in it
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