Animal Control Pole - Tomahawk Live Trap

Animal Control Pole - Tomahawk Live Trap
Animal Control Pole
Features of Animal Control Poles
• long durable grip
Operating an Animal Control Pole
(Refer to back page for control pole part diagram)
1. H
old grip with one hand and with free hand pull back on the
release knob (2) allowing the cable (13) to slowly slide forward
through the palm and fingers. **(Releasing too quickly can result in
a whipping action from the cable.)**
• automatic locking mechanism,
• quick release knob
• coated and braided wire rope
• 360° kink resistant swivel head
2. P
lace the cable loop over the animals head or accessible area.
• Lighweight and very durable
Extra Features of Deluxe Animal Control Poles
• Lightweight and durable aluminum structure that is nearly twice as
thick as the standard poles for added strength.
3. P
ull hand loop (1) to tighten the cable loop around the animal.
The cable will automatically lock.
4. T
o release the animal, pull back on the release knob (2). For best
results do not pull away from the animal while trying to release.
• Larger noose for easier capture of animals.
Operating an Extension Animal Control Pole
Extra Features of Extension Animal Control Pole
1. H
old grip with one hand and with free hand pull back on the
release knob (2) allowing the cable to slowly slide forward through
the palm and fingers. **(Releasing too quickly can result in a whipping action from the cable.)**
• Extendable pole for adjustable length and easier storage.
2. T
o extend or retract the pole turn the chuck just below the green
tooth guard to the right to loosen the extension and pull the ends
away from each other.
3. W
hen extending the pole do not extend the pole past the red
mark or the two pieces may become separated. If they do become
separated simply release the locking device and slide the poles
back together.
4. T
o tighten the pole after the desired length is reached turn the
chuck to the right.
A N I M A L C O N T R O L P O L E F E AT U R E S
Release Knob for
Fast Release
of the Animal
Loop on end for easy
tightening, also
prevents rope slap
Long Foam grips provide
“Grip Everywhere”
performance
Long tooth guard prevents
tooth damage to animals
360° Swivel head
kink resistant
How to Use
a Control Pole
The next time a call comes in, whether it’s for a stray dog or a raccoon, remember that the Tomahawk Live Trap control pole is designed to
gently coax the animals to safety. Its use as a weapon is inappropriate and could easily endanger the animal and the animal control officer.
Remember that control poles should not be used on cats. The use of a net is the most humane and effective way to capturing a cat.
Lastly, quickly examine the control pole, making sure that cable and release mechanisms are operating smoothly. Be sure the loop retains a
rounded shape rather than a tear shape by storing the pole on a flat surface or using broom clips. Replace cables every 18-24 months as a part
of regular maintenance.
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2
Slow and Steady
Approach the dog slowly holding the control
pole directly behind you or to your side, with the
cable loop hanging loosely. Never approach a
dog with a control pole held high, like a weapon,
as this will set the tone for the entire encounter.
It’s About Control
Using both hands, slip the noose smoothly over
the dog’s head until the loop is around the animal’s
neck. Use one hand to pull the release cord to
tighten the cable until the loop fits snugly, but not
too tight. The pole is designed to maneuver the animal, so it is important to
never use the control pole to
choke the animal or force it
into submission.
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Ahead of the Game
Keep both hands a slight
distance apart on the pole.
Once the loop is secured
about the animal’s neck,
stand beside the dog and
slowly guide the animal
ahead. Most dogs will readily walk forward if you remain
in their field of vision, but in
some cases walking directly
behind them may prompt
them to move ahead.
INCORRECT
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INCORRECT
In the wild
It may be necessary to temporarily restrain wild animals using the
control pole. These animals should never be looped solely around the
neck or chest. Instead, the cable should be looped “bandolier-style”
around the neck and under one of the animal’s front legs, and the
animal should be guided in the manner described previously.
No pushing OR Pulling
Never drag, yank, pull, or lift a dog with
a control pole. Since dogs are often put
in a truck for transport, it’s a good idea
to bring a ramp (a piece of plywood will
do) to direct them into a cage. Then, just
loosen the cord, and while carefully closing the cage door with one hand remove
the control pole with the other.
A N I M A L C O N T R O L P O L E PA R T S L I S T
A N I M A L C O N T R O L P O L E F E AT U R E S
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1
10
8
12
13
Cable Assembly
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3
4
5
Locking Device Complete
Removing Locking Device
6
9
7
10
11
Complete Head Assembly
4. Unscrew head (11) from tube. (8)
5. Pull cable (13) out of the tube. (8)
1. Cut off hand loop. (1)
2. Release cable tension by pulling release knob. (2)
3. T
wist release knob (2) to line up the hole in the locking device
(6) with the hole in the aluminum tube. (8)
4. Insert a nail or similar object into the lined up holes. This prevents the locking device (6) from turning during the next step.
5. Unscrew release knob. (2)
6. R
emove retaining ring (3), step washer (4), compression spring
(5), locking device (6) and 3 ball bearings. (7)
7. To install new locking device reverse steps.
Replacing the Cable
1. Remove locking device per above instructions.
2. Remove C-Clip (9) just behind the collar. (10)
3. Slide collar (10) back to expose head. (11)
6. Unscrew head (11) from the cable spring. (12)
7. To install new cable reverse steps.
Replacing Head Assembly
1. Remove C-Clip (9) from just behind the collar. (10)
2. Slide collar (10) back to expose the head. (11)
3. Unscrew head (11) from the tube. (8)
4. Unscrew head (11) from the cable spring. (12)
5. To install new head assembly reverse steps.
Instructions For Storage
When storing for long periods of time the loop should be left partially open to put enough tension on the cable so it will not kink. Before
using again use a light machine oil such as WD40 in the holes on the
shaft just below the release knob (2).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE!
Please refer to this parts list for any repairs or replacement parts you may need to order.
If you have any difficulty or questions please call us at 715-356-4600
Call: 800-272-8727 | Online: www.livetrap.com
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