- 9.5" long
- Powder-coated metal
- 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 Use
- Separate female tags from male tags.
- Place the female cap of the tag completely under the spring fingers of the applicator. If numbered, the numbers will face down and the tag will extend away from the tagger. Slide the male tag over the metal pin. If numbered, the numbers will face up and the tag will extend away from the tagger.
- Before you try to insert the tag into the ear, gently squeeze the applicator together to ensure that both the male and female tags are properly aligned.
- Place the ear between the jaws of the applicator, positioning the male tag on the back side of the ear. Make sure the tag is correctly place.
- Grip the ear firmly at the proposed position of the tag. Place the point of the tag in contact with the ear close to your thumb. This allows you to feel the vein therefore avoiding it. Completely close the applicator until the tag is inserted through the ear and the female side of the tag.
When applying EID Tags, push the yellow Application Restrictor out (toward handles), to make application easier. For all other tags, have the restrictor pushed forward (toward jaws).
To lock the jaw in place for storage, push the applicator restrictor in the forward position, close the handles and depress the jaw lack button. Release the handles.
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.