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TS85 4 coil? #7137133
01/14/21 09:42 PM
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What 4 coil kit fits ts85 trap? Or how could I go about 4 coiling them?

Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7137773
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Stumped em!!!

Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7137857
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You could put #3 music wire coils on em. I wouldnt go any bigger than that. You would need setters then for sure amd it would hold a grizzly.


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7137874
01/15/21 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
You could put #3 music wire coils on em. I wouldnt go any bigger than that. You would need setters then for sure amd it would hold a grizzly.

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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138012
01/15/21 01:29 PM
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I PUT NUMBER #3 BRIDGER COLS ON THEM BECUASE THEY HAVE THE L SHAPPED LEVER ON THE LONGER AREM. THEY ARE INSTALLED INVERTED OR BACKWARDS SO THAT LONGER LEVER IS RAN UNBER THE CROSS FRAM AND THE SHORT ARM GOES ON THE TRAP LEVER, THAN I BEND THE L SHAPE BACK OVER THE TRAP FRAM CROSS FRAM SO IT CANT COME OFF. THEN I WELD 1/4 INCH SQUARE STOCK ON THE JAWS. ONLY ONE PULL OUT ON ABOUT A 50# BEAVER BACK FOOT CATCH. I RUN 10 FT CHAIN ON ALL MY TRAPS. SO

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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138130
01/15/21 02:42 PM
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You guys who 4 coiled these- have you had to re-enforce the frame to keep the extra torque from twisting it up?


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138139
01/15/21 02:48 PM
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No not on the TS-85....heavy base and cross frame

Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138149
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I don't normally comment on others mods for their steel,but having used the Ts-85 for beaver,which is what it was intended for,I don't know why you'd want to 4 coil it.A properly caught beaver is not going to get out with factory springs.Maybe a need for it if you're trying to make a wolf trap out of it.


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138153
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East tex on here, Rodney Jordan, mods a lot of those for lions. I can't imagine setting one like that in mud and water. I can set the lion one on dry ground, pretty easy, but in the mud, no way!


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138250
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Why are you thinking about 4 coiling them?


I tried those TS-85 traps and i had more sprung and empty traps then any other beaver trap. And I've heard the same from other trappers that used that trap.


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138259
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I SOLD ALL MY MB 750 AND SWITCHED TO TS 85 ONLY TO FIND OUT I EXPERIENCED MORE PULLOUTS IN FACTORY FORM SO I MODDED MINE. NOW I ONLY CATCH MAYBE10-20 BEAVER EVERY OTHER YEAR. THE PULL OUTS WERE HIND LEG CATCHES.

Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138328
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I four coiled some with standard #3 springs. They do really good. I did have to release my trapping partner from one. Be careful.

Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: Buck (Zandra)] #7138404
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Originally Posted by Buck (Zandra)
I don't normally comment on others mods for their steel,but having used the Ts-85 for beaver,which is what it was intended for,I don't know why you'd want to 4 coil it.A properly caught beaver is not going to get out with factory springs.Maybe a need for it if you're trying to make a wolf trap out of it.


Not the case. We had them empty at the end of the drowners more than once. There was a video on here once of a beaver getting caught in one high on the back ankle but the trap was empty when they checked it. If you look at the catch pictures of beavers in TS85's you'll often see where they were caught higher but the trap slipped down the foot, sometimes all the way to the toes.

4 coiling IMO is a good idea.

Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138650
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Beaver kick the trap off of a back foot with their other back foot. Those back legs are extremely powerfull, combined with a wedge shaped back foot, makes them hard to hold. That is why we used teeth on beaver traps, to keep the foot from slipping. Now days, we have our hands tied. Bodygrips are the best tool we have left for fur trapping.


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138676
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We can still use toothed traps In WI.


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Re: TS85 4 coil? [Re: ZAC] #7138715
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I only use ts 85s where there's a good chance of getting them ripped off. Otherwise its 750s fur me. Best beaver trap invented. So far. Now 4 coiling them might make them better??

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