This is an extremely fast rubber jawed trap, great for wild dogs and foxes. Featuring the WTS dogless pan system,and comes complete with a t-bar shock spring added to the chain. It has a thicker/stronger pan with a night latch for easy setting. This pan sits nice and flat straight out of the box and is also fully adjustable for pan tensioning. This dogless pan 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 now 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 is has been greatly reduced in comparison to other trap models).
We have then added extra welds for increased strength, the x-strong shock spring to the chain, and there is also a spring retainer on the smaller springs to prevent them being pulled off. They come ready to go out of the box. We think it is our best value trap for dog trapping. 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 offset 1/4 inch and laminated with a strip of steel to reduce closing impact pressure.
This is the steel offset laminated jaw model (not rubber jaw). What is offset? Offset jaws mean the jaws do not touch they have a gap when closed. In the WTS #3 they have a 1/4 inch gap. What is laminated? Lamination strips (steel strips) are welded onto the jaws to make them thicker. Why use offset laminated jaws? Offset laminated jaws have been proven to be more humane than standard steel jaw traps. By thickening the jaw and offseting them the impact pressure of the trap on the animals foot is much reduced while still providing the same holding ability.
92 x 57mm pan.
Steel jawed - so only available to Qld and WA customers due to state legislation. If you are in another state check out the WTS #3 Rubber Jaw model. Rubber does not mean they wont hold as well.
WTS3 Review by Zerky
The more dogs i catch in wts3's the more i like them . They are fast so good for trap shy dog i caught a dog that had pull his foot from other traps twice with out catching him , i changed to wts3's in the same area and caught the dog in a week by the toes .
(Posted on 15/07/2017)
WTS #3 Offset Laminated is the pick of them. Review by Col Lawrie
I've been trapping dogs on and off for 20 years now and started off using old Lane traps. Since then I have used various other brands of traps with mixed results. When I first saw the WTS #3 Dogless traps I liked the look of them straight away. I purchased 12 of them in May 2015 and had nothing but good results with them. I believe they are the best trap I have ever used. A very strong, fast trap with excellent holding pressure. Every dog I have caught in them has still had their foot touching the pan. Great value for money, and the prompt service and delivery from the team at Western Trapping Supplies was second to none. (Posted on 2/03/2017)