- 9.5" long
- Powder-coated metal
- Wrist lanyard keeps the applicator in your hand if a tag does not release. It also offers a convenient way to carry the applicator without setting it down and forgetting its location (something we’ve done all too often).
- Male pin pivots only after the handles are fully closed or fully open. Releasing only when a tag is correctly applied.
- Sliding lower jaw with quick release by pushes the female tag out after application.
- Tagger can be adjusted to accommodate slightly thicker-than-normal tags by adjusting the applicator restrictor (yellow switch on side of tagger). Push-out for easier handling of the thicker tags.
- Tagger can be locked into the closed position for storage.
How-to: Insert Ear Tags in Cold Weather
Plastic tags (all brands) are much easier to install if they are warm. Why? As the temperature drops below freezing, plastic becomes less flexible (more stiff). Forcing the male point of a tag through the female takes many more lbs. of pressure (because the female must expand).
So if you care about your hands it’s a good idea to keep the tags above freezing in very cold weather. It takes very little to do this. One method is to simply store them while tagging in a small bucket, cardboard box or tool box with a lid alongside a sealed pop bottle full of warm water. The warm water will keep both the air and the tags warmer in the container.
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Denita W from Oregon
I bought this applicator because the description said it works with all two part eat tags. I bought the mini scrapie ear tags. This applicator does NOT work with the mini tags! The applicator pin is too narrow for the tag and wants to fall off just when you try to put it on the ear. I had to use my old applicator (free from scrapie program). It worked fine, so this proxy was a total waste of money.