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#3229689 - 07/17/12 07:38 AM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
160user Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Loc: MN
HIRING? Perfect! I have been looking for a second job for the wife.
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#3231010 - 07/17/12 10:37 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: 160user]
Tim Caven Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Loc: Western Minnesota
That is perfect 160user, at least we would get the good one in the family. Being Mitzi out traps you there is no doubt that she could also out work you.
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#3231432 - 07/18/12 12:04 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
Barehunter Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/16/10
Loc: Georgia
Another vote for the MB575 OR a cast jaw 650 with 5.75 jaw spread...

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#3233599 - 07/19/12 06:24 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
ccary Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/26/08
Loc: tennessee
while we are making wish list.
How about a mb650 dogless or with the paws i trip like the 550's.
You guys do great work, look forward to seeing this new bridger
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#3233697 - 07/19/12 07:18 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
trapper85 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/05/08
Loc: western KY
I think the 650 is dogless
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#3233813 - 07/19/12 08:30 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: ccary]
BlueRidgeTrapper Offline


Registered: 10/16/07
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: ccary
while we are making wish list.
How about a mb650 dogless or with the paws i trip like the 550's.
You guys do great work, look forward to seeing this new bridger


The 650 IS dogless...? Unless you meant something else?

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#3233989 - 07/19/12 09:49 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
ccary Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/26/08
Loc: tennessee
lol. I'm aware that it doesn't have a conventional dog, but it does operate off of 2 parts moving (the pan and the other thingy which i would call a dog?), i mean with a dogless style with the fulcrum farther from center. ts-85 style, jake style.

The dog has a "step-down" notch milled into it that gives you an audible click when you're lowering the pan. We've of course installed our MB Crunch Proof Swivels and heavy duty American-made chain to top it off. * The MB-650, designed by trappers for trappers with animal comfort in the forefront * MB-650 O.S. (with standard 1/4" O.S. Jaws):

that's off the mtp site description
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#3234542 - 07/20/12 09:23 AM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
CLT Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/28/08
Loc: st. lawrence county ny
When someone says a "dogless" trap they usually are talking about a trap that the dog doesn't go over the jaw.Whatever holds the jaw or releases it is technically a dog I suppose but when you say dogless most are assuming no dog over the jaw...
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#3236725 - 07/21/12 09:40 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
ccary Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/26/08
Loc: tennessee
i see CLT, my apologies
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#3237060 - 07/22/12 07:49 AM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
white marlin Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/04/07
Loc: SW PA
Originally Posted By: Tim Caven
The biggest problem that I see cost wise doing it here besides wages is all the "extra" costs of doing business in the USA. I have compared notes with the Bridger folks in Taiwan and they don't see how we can build anything here. It's the cost of workmans comp, unemployment, social security/medicare, liability insurance, etc. etc. Many of these things are irrevelent or non-existent in Asia. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy writing paychecks to my crew as they earn ever dime of it. I wish that I could pay them double what they're getting, it's the "other" costs that put us in a bind here in the states.


wait until you start paying for the "free health care"....
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#3241310 - 07/24/12 02:38 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
rosscoak Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/07/10
Loc: Southeast, AK
That's right and accurate.....obummer is really gonna make small businesses like mtp pay for the slackers to collect unemployment .....sad but true. Makes me wanna move to Canada.....atleast they get what they pay for.-

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#3242790 - 07/25/12 12:31 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
delgue with an e Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/03/11
Loc: iowa SE Central
mittabama say'he gi me mo money' an mo money and mo money--or like
Robin Hood sang-"steal from the rich, give to the poor"
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#3246828 - 07/27/12 06:47 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
Kirk Howes Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/14/10
Loc: Montana
Originally Posted By: Tim Caven


My son Rob made a management decision last week to have a second set of tooling made here to produce the Bridger #3 Dogless right here in the U.S.A.



Thank you!

I'll be interested in those made in USA
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#3248929 - 07/29/12 10:54 AM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
fur_minator Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/07/09
Loc: Corunna Michigan
Originally Posted By: Tim Caven

My son Rob made a management decision last week to have a second set of tooling made here to produce the Bridger #3 Dogless right here in the U.S.A. I don't know the cost yet, we will figure that out as we go. If we can build them at an acceptable price we will continue building the Dogless #3 here. Other options are to produce them here and abroad and let our customers choose.


I sold all of my Bridgers and switched entirely to MB traps for k9's because they are the best and made in the USA. If you make some Bridgers in the USA I will be interested in trying some.

Thanks-
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#3249199 - 07/29/12 03:21 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
yoteguts Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/08
Loc: central Illinois
Same here FM. All my yote iron is USA made (650's, Jakes,Victors). If this trap is made here I will be giving them a try. Come on Tim give us a peek. It's keeping me up at night.
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#3250759 - 07/30/12 07:36 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: yoteguts]
brianroberts Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Ontario Canada for now!
Tim, so glad here you bought the Bridger line,can't wait for the #3 dogless,your killin me here!I for one don't mind paying a little more for American made traps! So get them made and like YoteGuts said,give us a peek! Your Killin us here!.....B....
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#3256890 - 08/03/12 05:41 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Glad your making all the dogless folks happy. I will keep on using the dog on traps I bought from an American company, and be happy I contributed to their welfare. Tom

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#3256996 - 08/03/12 07:02 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
dadicted Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/30/10
Loc: south central nebraska
I had the pleasure of talking to tim and being able to hold one of the bridger dogless and all I can say is what a trap, I'm impressed.
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#3257232 - 08/03/12 09:27 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
scheide Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/09/11
Loc: nebraska
still waiting for some pics!

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#3257992 - 08/04/12 03:18 PM Re: Bridger #3 Dogless [Re: Tim Caven]
yoteguts Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/08
Loc: central Illinois
Ahh come on Nick. There's a brand new duke 1.5 in it for you. smile Your right though I'm sure he has his reasons for not showing the world just yet.


Edited by yoteguts (08/04/12 03:19 PM)
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