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#134230 - 03/13/07 07:56 PM ADJUST - Duke 1.75: pan getting caught in levers
CoonDuke Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Although I can't remember having this problem before I did this modification, I did it on all my Duke 1.75s to ensure that the pan will never get caught in the levers.

You will need #10 steel bolts, 1/2" long. I get them at Lowes. They are similar to the bolts used to fasten trap pans...but are steel. I also use #10 steel washers.



Take one nut and thread it onto the bolt all the way to the head.



Insert it into the hole in the crossframe through the bottom.



Add a washer, another nut...then tighten. The modification is complete.


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#134265 - 03/13/07 08:07 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: CoonDuke]
traprjohn Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Central NC
Thanks
I sure miss PA

JOHN
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#134298 - 03/13/07 08:23 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: traprjohn]
Gary Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
great idea !!! i always swapped my 1.75 pans with my 1.5 pans felt it cut down on toe catches on the 1.75 and a lil larger pan for mink on the 1.5 .... but i REALLY like your idea !!
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#134305 - 03/13/07 08:26 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: Gary]
TrapperMatt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Shippensburg, PA..28 years old
Good idea coon duke I just ordered a dozen of those 1.75 4x4's I'll have to play with em some and see what I need to do. Thanks I'll remember that!
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#134489 - 03/13/07 10:18 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: TrapperMatt]
Jim_McIntyre Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/27/07
Loc: Greensburg ,Indiana
And to think I was using a sander to remove a 1/4 off the sides . I like this is better and I won't get in trouble at work for doing Government Jobs when the Boss is gone .... LOL

Thanks for the tip !!!

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#134515 - 03/13/07 10:33 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: Jim_McIntyre]
RayA Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: odessa Mo.
That is a pretty slick fix guy. thats always been a problem the pan falling to far before the trap gets to close. simple fix anybody can do. RayA
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#134520 - 03/13/07 10:36 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: RayA]
Anonymous
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Too bad little Larry didn't have the internet. \:D

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#134535 - 03/13/07 10:51 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: ]
wcollinge2000 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/13/07
Loc: MN
This happens to the #2's too and I have a 1.65 That it happened to soft catch or what ever it is with the rubber jaw.
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#134591 - 03/14/07 12:30 AM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: wcollinge2000]
texaskinner Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Palestine, TX
Well, crap!
That's right where I put my swivel.

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#134609 - 03/14/07 03:11 AM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: texaskinner]
mike jerrell Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/07
Loc: Mississippi
Thanx for the tip,even one mechanically challenged like myself can do that. I have several dozen of those traps and had the pan stick only a couple of times, but thats too much.
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#135423 - 03/14/07 06:40 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: mike jerrell]
Brad Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/29/07
Loc: MILLMONT PA.
would this work for the 1 1/2

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#135496 - 03/14/07 07:24 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: Brad]
Anonymous
Unregistered

Good tip... I tac weld the nut on mine because I'm doing other work and have the welder running. It's worth the time to do.. I'll make you cry seeing the jaws barely raised and the pan depressed between the levers by a $300 cat...

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#135521 - 03/14/07 07:37 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: ]
CoonDuke Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Brad, I never tried it with a 1.5. I'm sure something similar to that setup will work even if not exactly like the one shown for the 1.75. I see you are from Millmont...do you know John Hummel?

Steve, I had some traps I installed PIT pans on and welded a nut on. Worked great.

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#135611 - 03/14/07 08:14 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: CoonDuke]
Brad Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/29/07
Loc: MILLMONT PA.
YES I KNOW JOHN HUMMEL. HE LIVES ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM ME. HOPE SOMEDAY I AM HALF THE TRAPPER HE IS.

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#135690 - 03/14/07 08:38 PM Re: Duke 1.75: Fix for pan getting caught in levers [Re: Brad]
CoonDuke Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
I think a lot of us strive to be half the trapper John is. I have the utmost respect for him as a trapper and a man.

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