The New WTS #5 Rubber Jaw. The WTS traps are our new favourites (not just because they are own). We have designed a stronger trap with a greater effective pan area so you get more catches. This #5 model has the largest effective pan area out of all of our traps. It has a thicker/stronger pan that sits over the jaw when set - no more getting a bent dog (latch). This dogless pan also maximises the pan target area. By moving the pan hinge all the way to the back of the trap more of the pan area is useful target area. On most other trap models the hinge side of the pan needs a lot of pressure to be activated. Moving the pan hinge all the way to the back creates more leverage in the back of the pan effectively increasing the target area.(There is still a variance of pan tension between the front and back of the pan but in comparison with other traps it is greatly reduced). Means more dogs and less non-targets. The pan is also fully adjustable for pan tensioning.
The chain consists of 3 swivels, chain, and t-bar shock spring. These traps are ready to go out of the box. A good extra option is to have a double stake ring added to the end of the chain if you like using stakes. The jaws are rubber padded with the rubber pad material. These pads are replaceable - see rubber pad material in the accessories list.
95 x 75 mm pan. 178 x 178 mm inside jaw spread. 206 x 187 outside jaw spread.
WTS#5 Best Wild Dog Trap on the market Review by Bill Crisp
I am a professional trapper, I make my living from trapping wild dogs, as such, I get to spend an enormous amount of time with different gear across a lot of country, in different soil types and a vast variety of conditions. I play with a lot of different traps and see what other blokes are using, so I have a pretty fair idea of what works and what doesn't and have seen a lot of modifications done on traps as they have come out of America. These WTS #5 have been developed by the Team at Western Trapping, for Aussie conditions, they are an easy trap to bed and set, very little maintainence needed as they are a solid,well built trap. Fast and strong, they hang on to the biggest dog. Having the T Bar spring, swivels and chain already fitted is a bonus. Highly recommended and they are quickly becoming my main trap. (Posted on 8/03/2017)