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Does anyone fix 550s? #7388689
10/26/21 02:05 PM
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Coon Duke Offline OP
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That have been driven over?


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388705
10/26/21 02:35 PM
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Buy MBís! Lol, get out the popcorn boys! whistle

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388707
10/26/21 02:35 PM
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I don't even buy 550's so no help here sorry. But I would think if its totally smashed just replace it and use what you can for parts later.


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388713
10/26/21 02:45 PM
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If Coon Duke can't fix it, it can't be fixed.


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it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388722
10/26/21 03:04 PM
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I fix my 550s all the time. The only thing i cant fix is broken metal or bushhogged traps. I prefer the 550 because i can unbolt the trap and get it apart and beat everything back straight and it bolts right backs together. Ive bent many jaws back and only had one crack. Ive fixed my traps hundreds of times by now. Tractors aim for my sets and old men old driving around get em all the time. If the traps i used were welded together i would have dozens by now that would be garbage instead i think ive lost one trap from unfixable stuff.


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: The Possum Man] #7388727
10/26/21 03:12 PM
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I fix them too. But it takes me 10 times longer than a conventional trap. I am inexperienced in putting them back together as well.

I am betting 99 percent of trappers do not attempt to fix them.


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388751
10/26/21 03:49 PM
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I have pretty good luck fixing them!

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388760
10/26/21 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Coon Duke
I fix them too. But it takes me 10 times longer than a conventional trap. I am inexperienced in putting them back together as well.

I am betting 99 percent of trappers do not attempt to fix them.



Todd,
I am slowly fixing every one I have. By selling them and replacing them. I will have more for sell soon. I have watched a lot of your videos.
If you have trouble tinkering them, just imagine the average guy.

I like a trap that can be adjusted with out bending the dog or filing it. Etc. Etc.

Mac



Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388766
10/26/21 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Coon Duke
I am betting 99 percent of trappers do not attempt to fix them.


I think you underestimate the "cheapskatedness" of your average trapper. laugh I've even see them spend lots of time fixing traps that weren't even good when they were new.

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388831
10/26/21 05:49 PM
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I,ve fixed all my mine

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: TC1] #7388868
10/26/21 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TC1
Buy MBís! Lol, get out the popcorn boys! whistle

This, I had a couple ran over just reset and go. One I had to re-level pan.

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388891
10/26/21 06:49 PM
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I have fixed all mine, except the one I hit with a lawn mower! Had six sterlings in a field one time, farmer said he was done in there. Two days later he spread manure, yep, got five out of the six. Fixed every one!

Jayme, are you talking bout me? lol


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388904
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Having never owned one, Iíve never had to repair one. Iíve repaired dozens, maybe hundreds of run over Northwoods 1.75ís and Bridger # 2ís. Iím guessing the 550s are made of much thicker, sturdier steel and thatís what makes them much more difficult to work on?


Eh...wot?

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Lugnut] #7388909
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Having never owned one, Iíve never had to repair one. Iíve repaired dozens, maybe hundreds of run over Northwoods 1.75ís and Bridger # 2ís. Iím guessing the 550s are made of much thicker, sturdier steel and thatís what makes them much more difficult to work on?


I find them harder to get back into ďspecĒ than traditional traps. I also donít enjoy putting them back together.


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7388976
10/26/21 07:45 PM
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I have only had a few run over but I took them apart and fixed them. I have even re-shaped the cast jaws and have not had one break yet.


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Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7389102
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They seem pretty easy to work on.

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7389723
10/27/21 02:09 PM
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I have to refurbish a few every year it seems. They do take time to dismantle and reassemble but I do it. I am cheap also. I can usually fix and bend the frame and such but always buy new jaws to have on hand. Did a coyote job last fall I had a young fella hit a few with a rock dog piece of machinery that were in an area that was supposed to be off limits for any work to be done on a pond dam. Oh well., Guess he didn't get that info.

Re: Does anyone fix 550s? [Re: Coon Duke] #7389799
10/27/21 03:19 PM
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If Coon Duke can't fix it, it can't be fixed. X 2.......jk


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